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New York terror lawyer says he has ‘Hamas on the phone’

A New York lawyer infamous for defending terrorists said he is providing legal aid to Hamas members in Gaza and elsewhere.

“I continue to represent various Palestinian movements and individuals. I have since 1995,” said Stanley Cohen, a self-described radical attorney whose website boasts he has “Hamas on the phone.”

“I speak with representatives of Hamas on an as-needed basis for legal advice and in matters pending in international courts,” said Cohen, 70, who has also repped members of Hezbollah and Al Qaeda.

The attorney claims he’s recently communicated with Hamas members in Gaza and abroad but declined to specify when, with whom, or about what.

Hamas leaders are known to live in plush compounds in friendly host nations.

Former Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal called for an international day of Jihad this week from his hideaway in Qatar.

Cohen was raised as an Orthodox Jew but has left the faith.


Stanley Cohen has raised eyebrows and made enemies as a lawyer for Hamas and other infamous terror groups.
Cohen has raised eyebrows and made enemies as a lawyer for Hamas and other infamous terror groups.
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“I walked away long ago as the effort to conflate a 120-year-old European colonial project with a 3000-year-old faith took hold,” he said.

Last week Hamas fighters stormed into Israel from Gaza, killing 1,300 and taking at least 150 people hostage.

Among the victims were dozens of babies, some of whom were burned alive and decapitated.

Among the dead were 27 Americans.

Cohen was unrepentant.


Cohen represented Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2014 for conspiring to kill Americans.
Cohen represented Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2014 for conspiring to kill Americans.
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“Do I agree with the notion that Palestinians have a right to armed struggle, I do,” he said, calling Israeli “settlers” and soldiers “legitimate targets under international law.”

On Thursday he posted on X that a “dear friend” had

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