China denies providing weapons to Hamas in Israel-Gaza war

by Seong Hyeon Choi at

  • For the first time since conflict began, Beijing rejects allegations that it is arming Palestinian militant group
  • The denial comes after Israeli military reportedly discovers ‘massive’ stockpile of Chinese-made weapons being used by Hamas

China has “never provided any weapons” to conflict areas, including in the Israel-Gaza war, the Chinese defence ministry said – the first time Beijing has denied arming Hamas militants since the conflict began.

Colonel Wu Qian, the ministry’s spokesman, said on Thursday that China had provided food, medical and other emergency aid to the Palestinians but had never provided any weapons or equipment to conflict areas.