Israel stands in “stark contrast” to everything China stands for, but the Palestinians share “unlimited interests” with China, a senior Hamas stated.

Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, warned China to “stay away” from Israel, MEMRI reported.

Addressing a conference about China and the Palestinian cause that was organized by the Istanbul-based Asia Middle East Forum, in which various Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations participated, Abu Marzouk said that relations between Israel and China might have short-term benefits but will eventually become a “source of concern and a threat” to China’s interests.