Dubai’s Former Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim Calls for Hamas to Be Dissolved

Back in June, I posted how Dubai’s former police chief Dhahi Khalfan had changed his tune on Israel, going from hater to pro-normalization.

It now gets even better.

Dubai’s former police chief Dhahi Khalfan attacked all the Palestinian parties for slamming the UAE’s normalisation with Israel, saying Gaza-based group Hamas needs to be dissolved.

In a series of tweets, Khalfan criticised Palestinian groups and called for “dissolving” the enemies of the UAE, claiming that his country’s step to normalise with Tel Aviv will enhance Palestinian-Israeli talks.

Khalfan lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and his chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, saying that they have “outdated mentalities”.

He called for Hamas to be dissolved and the integration of all forces under the banner of Fatah, with the “youth” assuming the leadership – an apparent reference to ex-Fatah leader and UAE ally Mohamed Dahlan.

Khalfan, known for his constant promotion of normalisation with Israel, and his constant attack on Palestinians, especially Hamas, considered that “dialogue with the Jews in the presence of peace will be more beneficial to the two-state solution”.

Khalfan deplored Hamas, saying: “When the Palestinian cause turns into an Islamist party that carries all the tools of demolition for the Arab governments… the case is lost for the sake of a party… and this is what al-Mishaal al-Mutfi did,” mockingly referring to the movement’s former political bureau chief Khaled Meshal.

From getting angry at us for trying to dissolve a Hamas-hole, to now calling for the dissolving of Hamas. Dhahi Khalfan has come a long way this last decade!


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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