Less than 24 hours after the July 7 terrorist bombings in London, a Palestinian Authority (PA) television sermon called for the extermination of every single infidel: “Annihilate the infidels and the polytheists! Your [i.e., Allah’s] enemies are the enemies of the religion! Allah, disperse their gathering and break up their unity and turn on them, the evil adversaries. Allah, count them and kill them to the last one and don’t leave even one”
(Suleiman Al-Satari, PA TV, July 8, 2005).
Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei said Israel’s planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip would eventually lead to its surrender of the Jews’ ancient capital, Jerusalem. “We are telling the entire world: Today Gaza and tomorrow Jerusalem. Today Gaza and tomorrow an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” Qurei said while reviewing PA security forces in Gaza.Continue Reading »
Our “rockets have forced Israel to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, and they will end the occupation in the future,” said Mahmoud Zahar, referring to Hamas’s stated goal of “liberating” all lands west of the Jordan River from Jewish control. Zahar stressed that it was terrorist aggression, “and not…negotiations, that brought about the end of the occupation.” -Gaza-based Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar July 18, 2005.Continue Reading »
Speaking at a conference in April, Israel’s outgoing army chief of staff warned not to “expect the Messiah to come with” Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon warned that terror will increase significantly after the pullout, particularly in the Samaria area of the West Bank where four Israeli communities are being evacuated.Continue Reading »
Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-sponsored television broadcast a sermon in April that accused Israel and the United States of seeking to conquer the Arab world.
“Our enemies want to occupy Arab and Islamic lands under their leadership,” Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris declared in his weekly sermon. The imam (Islamic preacher) is on the payroll of the PA, according to Hebrew University Professor and Arab affairs expert Dr. Michael Widlanski, who translated the sermon.Continue Reading »
Israel’s plan to retreat from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria proves that unrelenting Islamic terrorism has weakened the Jewish state in a way that five full-scale wars failed to do, a senior Hamas official said.
“The painful and qualitative blows which the Palestinian resistance dealt to the Jews and their soldiers over the past four and a half years led to the decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip,” Ahmed Al-Bahar, a top Hamas leader, was quoted as saying. “The suicide attacks…have taken their tolls on the Jews, both psychologically and economically, in addition to the high number of casualties,” he continued.Continue Reading »
The Palestinian people should carry on with the intifada, and the death of Yasser Arafat should not signal the end of the “resistance” against Israel, Marwan Barghouti, the jailed Fatah leader, said in November, after Arafat's death.Continue Reading »
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