In a message posted to the Hamas official website, yesterday, September 12, 2005, the group denounces the ?horrendous slaughtering? in Tal Afar, allegedly committed by the American Forces, and deems it a ?crime against the Arabic and Islamic nation and against humanity.? Hamas believes that it is the duty of the provincial Iraqi government to protect against such ?aggression? and that the only option to remove the American presence is to maintain resistance and galvanize the Iraqi people to ?stand together and face the foreign occupation.?
A full translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.