Sudan does not fear Israel

2012-11-04 16:03

Khartoum - Sudan does not fear Israel and will stand by the Islamist Hamas movement, a vice president said on Sunday, after Khartoum denied links between Hamas and a military factory Sudan accused Israel of bombing.

"We announce that we will support Hamas... and we will not fear Israeli aggression," Vice President Al-Haj Adam Youssef said, according to an SMS news alert from the official Radio Omdurman.

Khartoum accused Israel of sending four radar-evading aircraft to strike the Yarmouk military factory, which exploded and burst into flames in the heart of Khartoum at midnight on 23 October.

Israel refused all comment on Khartoum's allegations about the blast.

But Israeli officials have expressed concern about arms smuggling through Sudan and have long accused Khartoum of serving as a base of support for Hamas militants.

Sudan's foreign ministry has accused Israel of trying to spread "fabricated information" to provide reasons for its "aggression".

"This includes talk about claimed relations between the Al-Yarmouk compound and Iran and Syria, and the Hamas Islamic struggle movement in Palestine, and Hezbollah in Lebanon."

Ismail Haniya, head of the Hamas government in Gaza, has condemned "the Zionist terrorism behind the bombing of a [military] factory in Sudan".

Haniya visited Sudan last December and held talks with President Omar al-Bashir. The talks were part of the Hamas leader's first official regional tour since the Islamists' 2007 power seizure in the Palestinian enclave.

In April last year, Sudan said it had irrefutable evidence that Israeli attack helicopters carried out a strike on a car south of Port Sudan.

That incident mirrored a similar attack by foreign aircraft on a truck convoy reportedly laden with weapons in eastern Sudan in January 2009.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-11-04 16:29

    What a joke.

  • jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-04 16:36

    So if the Sudan does not fear Israel then why are they yelping so much when they get klapped ?. And why is Sudan making weapons anyway instead of tractors and irrigation pumps. More big klaps on the way if they continue with this 'solidarity' with Jew hating freaks.

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-05 08:13

      Israel is not a rogue state... it is you that is rogue Patrick. The free world will stand by Israel and against Islamic fundamentalists like you until the day Israel is given the right to exist by racist Muslims around the world.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-04 16:45

    They should do. They may think that they are too far away but they need to recall Entebbe.

      cameronrh1 - 2012-11-04 17:43

      Operation Entebbe, just read up about it. A rather amazing rescue.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-05 18:39

      Your opinion Lesego, is worth nothing. You are the weakest link - goodbye.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-04 21:28

    Israel has become a first class nuisance, like a fly at a company picnic, constantly buzzing around the potato salad just when people want to sit down to eat. The Sudanese are trying to reconcile with their Southern neighbours after years of civil war. Israel, STOP your state terrorism before the only place Israelis are safe in is behind their big wall in their military compound.

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-05 08:20

      Fidel has become a first class nuisance, like a fly at a company picnic, constantly buzzing around the potato salad just when people want to sit down to eat. The Sudanese are sending bombs to Hamas in order to kill Israelis – I wish South Africa took care of our own country as much as Israel takes care of their own. The Arab world needs to stop funding and supporting terror against Israel and terror against Christians in Iran, Nigeria, Iraq and Egypt. Right now Israel has to build big walls - when the religion of peace start acting like their 'name' the walls will come down and there will be peace. The problem is not Israel – rather is is Arabs wanting an apartheid like “Muslim only” policy in the Middle East and Israel does not fit into their goals.

  • scholesss - 2012-11-05 07:34

    sudan stop misleading your people and build a better country. people are suffering while busy worsting money in weaponary

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-05 07:52

    Israel you continue to do what you must do to protect yourselves.

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