Hamas leaders criticized for lavish comfort while Gaza burns

Israel Radio’s Gal Berger reports on Twitter that some Arab voices are expressing anger at Hamas leaders, especially those living overseas who are urging and ordering continued rocket fire on Israel without suffering the consequences of Israeli strikes being felt by ordinary Gazans.

This tweet reads: “A website affiliated with Hamas was hacked and pictures were uploaded showing Khaled Mashaal sprinkling olive oil” — with the unspoken implication: “while Gaza burns.”

Berger quotes a caption accompanying the photo: “This is the true face of Hamas’s leadership.”

In this tweet, Berger quotes an Egyptian journalist, Ahmed Moussa, bitterly complaining about the relative comfort in which Mashaal and Hamas’s former prime minister Ismail Haniyeh are weathering the conflict.

“Here — this is their jihad,” Moussa writes, according to Berger.

Moussa continues, speaking about Mashaal: “Sits in a luxurious hotel in Qatar and slathers olive oil. If he’s a man, let him come to Gaza and join Haniyeh in hiding.”

The Egyptian television clip from which the criticism is taken is here:

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