October 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Presidential assistant and deputy chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), Nafie Ali Nafie said on Sunday that Sudan will not stop its support to its "brothers in Palestine" after an air attack on an ammunition factory in Khartoum last week.
Sudan accused Israel of bombing a military plant in Khartoum on Tuesday 25 October, but Tel Aviv refused to acknowledge the attack and termed Sudan as a "dangerous terrorist state". The former accuse the latter of backing Hamas which carries regular rocket attacks on Israeli settlements in Gaza strip.
In remarks delivered at the party premises in Khartoum, Nafie described the assault "as one of the tribulations experienced by Muslims in Sudan and other countries," stressing it motivates them to move forward in the implementation of the Islamic project.
Reports from Khartoum in the past years speak about Nafie as the one who defends Sudan’s support to Hamas which is considered by the E.U., U.S., and Canada as a terrorist group. The Islamist organization control Gaza strip since 2007.
Israeli jet fighters attacked different times the eastern part of the country allegedly to intercept convoys smuggling weapons to Gaza through Egypt.
Nafie who was speaking in reception organized on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha attended by leaders of allied parties, praised the Sudanese people and political forces for their "steadfastness and determination" to face "challenges and conspiracies" against Sudan and aiming to destroy its "comprehensive project", as he said
Analyst agree that the attack serves Khartoum’s propaganda of "external enemies" aiming to arouse nationalist feelings and rally popular support despite its repressive policy and the different internal wars.