November 29, 2014


Indonesia Rejects Hamas Request for Jakarta Office

Filed under: General,Indonesia — No To Terror @ 8:17 am

The Indonesian government opposes Hamas’s efforts to open up a separate stand-alone office in Jakarta, because it “does not differentiate between factions in Palestine,” according to Hasan Kleib, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s director general for multilateral affairs (inset)

Hassan Kleib

Hassan Kleib

According to a report in The Jakarta Post, the fact that Indonesia doesn’t differentiate between different Palestinian factions was the reason for the refusal.

Hamas, however, has been trying to lobby Indonesia politicians to change their minds.

Hamas deputy head for political affairs Abu Umar Muhammad, along with six other members of Hamas, reportedly, lobbied members of Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Friday, including Setya Novanto, deputy speaker Fadli Zon and a number of additional legislators.

According to Hamas’s Muhammad, the terrorist organization also has its own separate offices in in India, Russia and Germany.

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