Middle Eastern Islamic council declares ‘fatwa’ against Hamas

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An Islamic legislative body in the Arab world made a historic decision on Thursday by issuing a “fatwa,” which is a legal opinion, against the Islamist militant group Hamas.

The ruling described Hamas’ treatment of the millions of Palestinians residing under its rule in the Gaza Strip as “inhumane.” It urged the terrorist organization and its supporters to lay down their arms, come to the negotiating table, and strive for peace, Fox News reported.

The Islamic Fatwa Council, a non-governmental body of Shiite, Sunni, and Sufi clerics headquartered in the Iraqi spiritual capital of Najaf, published an unprecedented declaration on Thursday.

The statement denounced Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, for its treatment of millions of Palestinians living under its rule in the Gaza Strip, calling it “inhumane.”

It also urged the terrorist organization and its followers to immediately lay down their arms and engage in peace talks, as reported by Fox News.

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