Hamas denies any link to far-right US group Boogaloo Bois

Armed members of the Boogaloo Bois march with Black Lives Matter protesters on July 25, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia [Eze Amos/Getty Images]
Armed members of the Boogaloo Bois march with Black Lives Matter protesters on July 25, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia

Palestinian resistance group Hamas has denied any link to the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois in the United States, reports Anadolu Agency.

American and Israeli media reported that two members from Boogaloo Bois group were arrested by US authorities and charged with conspiring to support Hamas.

Media reports said that the US Justice Department accused both Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of providing material support to a “foreign terrorist organisation”.

“We decry the US administration attempt to link Hamas to any member of this group,” the Palestinian movement said in a statement.

“This is a desperate attempt to discredit the movement at the request of Israel or its extremist leadership,” it added.

Hamas said that it is a “Palestinian national liberation movement whose struggle is only directed against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and does not interfere in the internal affairs of any state around the world”.

The Boogaloo Bois is a far-right US group that is hostile to the US public institutions and the government, and allegedly say they are preparing for a second American Civil War which they call the “boogaloo”. The group members appeared carrying arms in the protests in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd under the knees of a US police officer.

(Source / 06.09.2020)

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