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Hamas Condemns Charlie Hebdo Attack

The Islamist militant group Hamas has condemned the deadly attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying "differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder."

In a statement on January 10, Hamas also rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments, in which he compared the Paris attack to Hama firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at civilians in Israel.

It said there is no connection between "the resistance of our people on the one hand and global terrorism on the other."

Meanwhile, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said President Mahmud Abbas had called France's Francois Hollande to express condolences.

Malki also said a delegation of Palestinian Muslim and Christian clerics would pay a solidarity visit to France "in the coming days."

Based on reporting by AFP and Le Monde