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Sudan vows no retreat from supporting Hamas in aftermath of Israeli “aggression”


October 25, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The speaker of the Sudanese parliament, Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Tahir, declared on Thursday that the Israeli attack on Al-Yarmook arms factory will not deter his country from continuing its support to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (R) welcomes Hamas’s political chief Khaled Meshaal before a meeting in Khartoum March 6, 2011. REUTERS

During an emergency meeting of the parliament’s affairs committee in the capital Khartoum, Al-Tahir stressed that the “Israeli aggression” will not prevent Sudan from fulfilling its duties towards the causes of the Arab and African people.

“If Israel is targeting Sudan because of its stand on the side of the Palestinian resistance, then Sudan will continue down that road as dictated by the religion, history and fate it shares with the Palestinian people” he added.

Israel neither denied nor confirmed responsibility for the airstrike that Sudan says caused the destruction of Al-Yarmook military factory in the capital Khartoum at the midnight of Tuesday, 23 October. But it is known that the Jewish state sees the predominantly Muslim east African country as an ally of its arch enemy Iran as well as a conduit for arms smuggling activities toward the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Al-Tahir warned that by this attack Israel has rendered itself in “a state of war” with Sudan and that the latter will respond in kind. The parliament later issued a statement condemning Israel for “using high-tech[nolegy] to execute a criminal deed that violated all laws”.

For its part, Hamas issued a statement on Thursday condemning the alleged Israeli attack saying it proves that Tel Aviv “continues to violate international laws and international norms, and to exercise state terrorism not only against Palestinian people.” The statement reiterated Hamas’s support to the people and government of Sudan, and praised their backing of Palestinian people and their rights.

In a related development, Sudanese authorities alleged on Thursday that the attack, which Khartoum says was executed by four fighter jets that used high-technology to jam the country’s radars and violate its airspace, could have had worse effects if it was not for their quick response.

The commissioner of Khartoum State, Omer Nimir, said that the competent authorities managed to contain the damage inflicted on the factory and defuse many bombs before they exploded.

Meanwhile, Sudanese officials continue to fulminate against the attack, which Khartoum alleges killed two people.

Sudan President Omer Al-Bashir, in a speech before the emergency meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday, accused Israel of targeting Sudan because of its position against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

He also said that the attack’s aim was to weaken Sudan’s defense capabilities and stop its progress in the field of military production.

Sudan claims the factory was only used for the production of light weapons. The country’s media minister Ahmad Bilal Osman said on Wednesday that Israel attacked the factory based upon false intelligence that it was being used for the production of nuclear arms.

A Sudanese opposition daily was shut down in 2010 after it published a report alleging that a military factory in Khartoum was being used to manufacture and supply arms to Hamas, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Al-Shabab in Somalia. Sudan and Iran signed a military cooperation agreement in 2008.

Al-Yarmook is affiliated to Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation whose website says it also runs two other military factories, both located in Khartoum. MIC claims its products conform to the international civil and military standards.

The Sudanese President acknowledged that Sudan will not be able to import defense systems to prevent jamming of its radars or counter the high technology with which the attack was carried out. He however said that the only hope is to continue their reliance on “local minds” and support of scientific research in order to develop high-level military technology.

Al-Bashir promised that the authorities will compensate the citizens who lost properties as a result of the attack, and lauded the joint stand of Sudanese people against the attack that targeted their gains and those of the country as a whole.

Vice-President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha told a gathering of supporters in front of the cabinet building in Khartoum following Wednesday’s meeting that “it’s time for this state [Israel] be put in her place”.

The leadership bureau of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) also held an emergency meeting that lasted until the early hours of Thursday under the chairmanship of President Omer Al-Bashir.

Following the meeting, the NCP issued a statement urging world powers and friendly states to condemn the attack in the strongest terms and apply international law against the perpetrators.

The statement maintained that Sudan reserves the right to respond to the attack and called on the government to wage an international outreach campaign to condemn it.


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  • 26 October 2012 08:17, by George Bol

    Toothless Sudan can not intimate mighty Israels for their own power failure.What can you do? just cry louder. Again! you cry louder. If S.Sudan/SPLM contained you for decades than you should fold your arms and say what can I do to my superior. Amen!

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    • 26 October 2012 08:53, by Hardball

      Sudan vowing no retreat from supporting Hamas! Really! Sudanese must be crazy and out of their mind. Well, let’s hear no complain anymore, you openly admitted support for Hamas. Israelis can now do any strike amenably and no question asked, because Sudan pliably admitted to be the enemy of Jewish people. This is just a statement any reasonable country would never say. Well, Sudanese, goodluck!

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      • 26 October 2012 16:50, by Force 1

        Sudan dipping its foot on Palestinian Hamas terror and Iranians secret weapons development is not going to be like dodging ICC arrest. Israelis clandestine operation is not going to be dodged like the ICC!

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    • 26 October 2012 10:29, by South South

      Israel did it again. crying, crying and crying, that is the only thing Sudan can do now. Fake Black Arabs, it is your time to die now. Israel is superior and like God to Arabs. No one can touch Israel from Arab countries, can you take God to the court ? Of course not. Enjoy your death fake black Arabs.

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      • 26 October 2012 11:45, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        crying crying? your a bitch speaking big, what did you do when we used to bomb you?

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        • 26 October 2012 11:50, by Robot

          Northern sudanese,
          Defeat is the ultimate answer, why can’t you say/ask how many times have we defeated you??, pathetic enough, there is no land captured from the sky. real fighters meet on the ground, were you always get unforgettable lessons. South Sudan is capable and has always been doing this, we will silence you forever, time is coming and don’t panic.

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        • 26 October 2012 13:26, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          Sorry, I know you are crying because of Israel bombing Khartoum, when you used to bombed us we fought back very hard and the world can tell you that. We Captured many towns in South Sudan and in North Sudan. We captured Kormuk in blue Nile. We forced NCP to withdraw from South Sudan and accepted referendum which led to South Sudan independence. What more can you say.

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        • 26 October 2012 13:32, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          It is your turn now, tell me what did Sudann do when bombed by Israel ? Weak, weak and weak, that is the only word people can used to describe Sudan today. Don’t you feel ashame to your weak country. And you know what, we invited Israel to South Sudan and this means in near future Israel will build very strong military base in South Sudan. Watch out penguins !!!!!

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        • 26 October 2012 16:00, by zulu

          North Sudaneses
          YOu fagot. You bitches cry for world peace and ask UNSC to condemn Israel and SS. Well, this hypocrcy will be found out soon. We will reneg now on security deal and vow to support Darfur and SPLA-N rebels and see who will make more noices, bitches or fagots.

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        • 27 October 2012 22:55, by al10579

          wow big man you are, sit there and brag about killing unarmed innocent people you piece of garbage,
          The world should have moved in and whooped all your asses for what you did to those people

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    • 26 October 2012 11:25, by Dinkawarrior

      "Sudan will continue down that road as dictated by the religion, history and fate it shares with the Palestinian people”
      WOW!!! Unbelievable! Keep beating the Drum of War but don’t be surprise if the Mighty Israel responding! They’re ready to dance with you or whoever when to confront them. I do realy believed that the SPLA-N is also ready to share with you and even the main SPLA is watchful!!!

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    • 28 October 2012 07:39, by mathem jech amer

      Traitors you are coming to your senses now. Sudan had been denying support to Hamas, and lastly, it has accepted.
      Soon you accept when Kadugli fell into the hands of SPLA-N that you have been bombing South Sudan. Bashir will soon die or assassinated before 2013.

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  • 26 October 2012 08:32, by George Bol

    If Sudan is a friend to IRAN, IRAQ, YEMEN, SOMALIA, PALESTINIAN, CHINA, AND RUSIA then what do you think about Sudan?Sudan is a terrorize nation by what he does- killing Nubians, blue Nile citizens, and darfur let alone what they did to South Sudan for 50 years.

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    • 26 October 2012 09:44, by Robot

      Israel was labelled enemy number two after South Sudan.... i thought this strike is accurate and Israelis technology is indispensable.. who can counter it??, Americans tried to counter their advance technology but they failed. who is then Sudan.. talk, talk, talk... soon to come is South Sudan.

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  • 26 October 2012 09:42, by michael coma

    My dear brothers from Kartuom bear in your minds that fighting Israelis is like commiting sucide.Can you imagine how they blocked your radar and defecating anyhowly in your airspace.

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  • 26 October 2012 11:35, by hard liner

    Dear sudan, Barking only will not help to resolve your allegations, just retaliate since you said you have evidence that israeli planes bombed your military factory you will surely face the music, stop grambling and looking for support, you have been claiming to be the best in military capabilities..! Go ahead and respond as you said you will! Hahahahah..!

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  • 26 October 2012 11:49, by Northern Sudanese

    We aren’t a nation with military technology such as Israel, but we will retaliate sooner or later. First of all Israel won’t exist anymore in a few years time, Secondly why are you south sudanese laughing all the time? what did you do when we used to bomb you every week? i wouldn’t laugh because your bloodline is going through our territory and you eat from ’’our’’ food. Israel, payback coming

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    • 26 October 2012 13:00, by Badi Malawi

      North sudanese; we are laughting as you said but if your fucken country headed by that sultan bashir can not change from war lovers israel will demolish u in this second bombing

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    • 26 October 2012 13:23, by australian

      "We" used to bomb you...wow, such boasting. Were you there flying the Antonovs? And the "bloodline" you talk of: your grandfathers’ Southern Sudanese slaves? Do you really think you have anything to boast about?
      Israel has done nothing to hurt Sudan. You are stuck head-down in your Koran and can’t move.

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    • 26 October 2012 13:57, by mohamed mahgoub

      NS.south sudanese not the only ones who r laughing, many ordinary ppl in the streets of khartoum hiding their laughters from ur security agents coz for them that means reducing the aggressive nature of a brutal regime from murdering more innocent citizens,

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    • 26 October 2012 15:51, by Ruach

      Who authorizes you to produce light or weapons in the world?

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    • 27 October 2012 14:54, by Mike

      The so called northern shit.
      i never knew there were some useless creatures God wasted his time to bring them to existence.
      listen careful the profensity of cries your people will never stopped Israel from paying back your evil practices, wicked people and nothing you can do the useless Arabs,and pertaining your food we are buying cos what we are doing to sustain your people.

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    • 27 October 2012 22:00, by Big G

      Northern Sudanese
      By then u denied that bombing us, because u people scare the way we react. How can u compare urselves with Israel? We dig ur asses don u remember, we don compare ourselves with.

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  • 26 October 2012 12:46, by Badi Malawi

    Hahaha; to heard that voice of satanic saying they will support palestine but i dont think that God and satan can fight .since God is mighty father

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  • 26 October 2012 13:14, by MKee

    Look like khartoumers are just insects to be crashed!!!Does that sound good?

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    • 26 October 2012 14:35, by telfajbago

      The only solace the Israeli government can gives to the mecrable IDPs in the Camps in Darfur is to help oust the terroists of Sudan from power; the case of all Sudan’s problems.Until when the International Community will continue to pay the reciepts of Khartoum’s Islamists in term of humanitarian assistances, medicines,peace monitoring forces, refugees,supporting International terrorism....etc.

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      • 28 October 2012 00:21, by australian

        Telfabago: I wish I could say you are wrong, but you are right: the international community, the UN, the West (especially the US), DOES support terrorism. How shameful. But getting rid of the terrorists in Khartoum is only dealing with a symptom: the root of the terrorism is the religion of Islam. And the West is too scared to confront it.

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  • 26 October 2012 18:10, by Frank Man

    Isaiah is an Isreali prophet who prophesised about punishment for Sudan by God. God was patiently waiting for the Christian Southerners to gain indipendence from the terrorists in the north be4 fulfilling the prophesy. Isreali is on a HOLLY MISSION OF GOD.Isreal!!..... Keep to your mandate!!!

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    • 26 October 2012 19:19, by Ruach

      Frank man: It is a frank.I told you two weeks ago that we are working with Israeli spying the Khartoum terrorists and destroy their facilities! Am still here and many more destructions are coming and you will be updated sooner than lated!The Israeli inteligents and I have a secrete roads to destroy Khartoum!

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      • 27 October 2012 11:34, by Ruach

        Folks:These gays called Arabs have no hero heroiness as they their religion taught them through violences! According to them,a terrorist like Bin Ladden is a Hero for them there!

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  • 26 October 2012 19:50, by 4Justice
  • 27 October 2012 15:53, by Ming Dhal

    The fucking gov’t of Bashir will do nothing like re treatment rather than keeping on losing their powers soon.

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