Hamas on Saturday denounced the Israeli call to recognize the suffering of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and their material claims the same way it acknowledges the plight of displaced Palestinians, Ma'an News Agency reported on Sunday.

Following the special gathering at the UN before Israeli officials, foreign diplomats, activists and journalists, to raise the issue of Jewish refugees, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that “those Jews are criminals rather than refugees."

He added: "They were actually responsible for the displacement of the Palestinian people after they secretly migrated from Arab countries to Palestine before they expelled the Palestinians from their lands to build a Jewish state at their expense.”

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