Anti-Israel

Ziad al-Nakhalah, January 27, 2023

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Jan. 27, 2023
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Statement in response to a January 26 Israeli raid in Jenin that killed at least 10 Palestinians, including several PIJ fighters:

“This is a day of jihad and a day of the Palestinian people who did not stop fighting and resisting, and the martyrs today are leading the ranks and shaping our future with their unity, blood and fighting.

“We will not be broken and we will not back down, despite the pain, and our flags will remain raised and our guns ready to fight and defend the Palestinian people and their sacred goals.”“Palestine Islamic Jihad Movement condemns Israel massacre in Jenin refugee camp,” Middle East Monitor, January 27, 2023, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20230127-palestine-islamic-jihad-movement-condemns-israel-massacre-in-jenin-refugee-camp/.

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Yahya Sinwar, Gaza political leader, December 14, 2022

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Dec. 14, 2022
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During a Gaza City rally marking Hamas’s 35th anniversary:

“We have to give the chance to ignite the resistance in the West Bank.”“Hamas marks anniversary, predicts confrontation with Israel,” Associated Press, December 14, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-gaza-strip-mahmoud-abbas-hamas-cec0332942c787a9ecdccf2402eeec6d.

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Hamas statement, December 14, 2022

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Dec. 14, 2022
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Statement in honor of Hamas’s 35th anniversary:

“On this anniversary, Hamas states the following:

“First: Palestine, from the river to the sea, is our land and we will hold tightly onto it and onto our legitimate right to defend and liberate it with all possible means, including armed struggle until liberation and return.

“Second: Occupied Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque are the core of the freedom struggle against the Israeli occupation, and there is no legitimacy nor sovereignty for the Israeli occupation over them.  The Israeli occupation’s Judaisation attempts are doomed to failure.

“Third: We salute the free Palestinian detainees and their families and express pride in their steadfastness and sacrifices in the face of the Israeli occupation. Hamas reiterates that liberating them tops Hamas’s priority.

“Fourth: Establishing a true national partnership based on a unified struggle program is the only way to confront the Zionist occupation, and that would only be achieved by implementing the Algerian Declaration and the preceding agreements and understandings. This would pave the way for the rearrangement of the Palestinian house.

“Fifth: Hamas emphasises that the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their lands from which they were forcibly displaced is inalienable and all resettlement projects are rejected. It also calls on all states and organisations to protect them and enhance their steadfastness until their return.

“Sixth: We renew our faith in the Arab and Muslim world as a strategic backer of the Palestinian people's struggle for liberation and return. We call for keeping the Palestinian cause and freedom struggle high on the agenda of every forum and on every occasion and for working on rejecting, criminalising, and boycotting all attempts to integrate the Israeli occupation into the region through normalising ties with it or whitewashing its heinous image and policies.

“Seventh: We urge the United Nations and the international community to work to achieve justice for the Palestinian people and their cause and endorse their rights to end the occupation, self-determination, and establish their independent state. We call for an end to double standards and bias in favour of the Israeli occupation against the just Palestinian cause and legitimate Palestinian rights.”“Statement on 35th anniversary of Resistance Movement Hamas,” Hamas, December 14, 2022, https://hamas.ps/en/post/4446/Statement-on-35th-anniversary-of-Resistance-Movement-Hamas.

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Hamas statement, December 8, 2022

Date
Dec. 8, 2022
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Statement commemorating the anniversary of the first Palestinian intifada:

“On this occasion, hamas states the following:

“First: The circumstances that led the Palestinian people to revolt against the Israeli occupation 35 years ago are still ongoing and continue to escalate in light of the Israeli occupation’s crimes in the West Bank and Jerusalem, attempts to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

“Second: We confirm that Hamas adheres to comprehensive resistance against the Israeli occupation in defence of our land and holy places. We reiterate our rejection of making compromises, security collaboration, and normalisation of ties with the Israeli occupation, which is a threat to the Palestinian people and the Arabs’ security and stability.

“Third: We salute the Palestinian people in the West Bank and across Palestine who revolt against the Israeli occupation.

“Fourth: We hail the steadfastness of the Palestinian people across Palestine who continue their freedom struggle against the Israeli occupation and those in the diaspora who uphold their right to return to their hometowns and villages from which they were expelled in 1948 by Zionist gangs.

“Fifth: We call on the Arab and Muslim Ummah, along with the free people of the world, to continue their solidarity with and support of the Palestinian people and their just cause. We also urge the international community and all human rights organisations to expose Israeli occupation's crimes and hold Israeli leaders accountable for their violations against the Palestinian people. They should also support the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination, resistance, and liberation.”“Remembering First Intifada, Hamas calls for supporting Palestinians’ right to self-determination,” Hamas, December 8, 2022, https://hamas.ps/en/post/4436/Remembering-First-Intifada-Hamas-calls-for-supporting-Palestinians-right-to-self-determination.

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Hamas statement, November 2, 2022

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Nov. 2, 2022
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Statement on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration:

“On the 105th anniversary of the so-called "Balfour Declaration", Hamas states the following: 

“First: The ‘Balfour Declaration’, which was followed by political injustices, massacres against the Palestinian people and infringement upon their rights and historical homeland amid the continuous US bias towards the Israeli occupation and the double standards adopted by some Western nations against the Palestinian rights, will neither succeed in perpetuating the Zionist settler-colonial project nor will it wipe out the just Palestinian cause.

“Second: Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are the core of the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation, which is trying to impose a new fait accompli at the Muslim sacred site through desecration and provocative raids. The Palestinian people, however, will continue to defend the mosque at any cost.    

“Third: All massacres, killings, and displacement schemes targeting the Palestinian people and their homeland since the "Balfour Declaration" will not be forgotten with the passage of time. We call for serious and effective international action to put an end to Israeli crimes and prosecute the Israeli occupation leaders as war criminals at the international court.

“Fourth: The right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland, from which they were forced out, is an unwavering legitimate and legal right. We renew our call for protecting Palestinian refugees everywhere and providing them with a decent life by granting them their humanitarian rights until they return to their towns and villages in historic Palestine. 

“Fifth: Reversing the effects of the ‘Balfour Declaration’ is a renewed historical responsibility and a national duty that the Arab and Muslim nations and the free peoples of the world have to take on. They have to put an end to the Israeli occupation’s terrorism and isolate it internationally, and back the Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle until ending the occupation and establishing a fully sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

“Sixth: We renew our rejection of all forms of normalisation with the Israeli occupation. We urge all parties that have normalised ties with the Israeli occupation to backtrack on this wrongful move and support the Palestinian people and their legitimate fight to defend their homeland and holy sites. 

“Seventh: We call on the Palestinian people everywhere to keep up their freedom struggle against the Israeli occupation with all means possible and to hold on to their homeland, rights, holy sites, and national identity. We also urge the Arab and Muslim world to boost their support for the Palestinian people and their fight for their lands and right to self-determination.”“Statement on 105th anniversary of ill-fated Balfour Declaration,” Hamas, November 2, 2022, https://hamas.ps/en/post/4374/Statement-on-105th-anniversary-of-ill-fated-Balfour-Declaration.

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Hamas statement, May 4, 2022

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May 4, 2022
Name of Author
Hamas
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“We renew our call for the Palestinian people to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and be on high alert in Jerusalem in order to defend their identity, religion, and first Qibla. The Israeli occupation must know that all attempts aimed at dividing the Al-Aqsa compound temporally and spatially and Judaising Muslim holy sites will not pass and will not achieve its malicious goals.”“Hamas warns Israeli occupation against allowing Israeli settlers to storm Al-Aqsa,” Hamas, May 4, 2022, https://hamas.ps/en/post/4021/Hamas-warns-Israeli-occupation-against-allowing-Israeli-settlers-to-storm-Al-Aqsa.

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Yousef al-Hasayneh, senior PIJ member, April 7, 2022

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Apr. 7, 2022
Name of Author
Yousef al-Hasayneh
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Following a terror attack in Tel Aviv that killed at least three and wounded seven:

“This heroic operation deep in Tel Aviv confirms how frail [Israel] is, how susceptible it is to being broken."Aaron Boxerman, “Islamic Jihad praises attack, doesn’t claim responsibility,” Times of Israel, April 7, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/islamic-jihad-praises-attack-doesnt-claim-responsibility/.

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Hamas statement, April 7, 2022

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Apr. 7, 2022
Name of Author
Hamas
Body

Following a terror attack in Tel Aviv that killed at least three and wounded seven:

“The continuing terrorism of the occupation and its crimes, attempts to Judaize Jerusalem and to perform sacrifices in the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build its so-called ‘Temple’ during what they call ‘Passover’ — against it stands blood and bullets.”Aaron Boxerman, “Palestinian terror groups praise ‘heroic’ Tel Aviv attack, but don’t claim credit,” Times of Israel, April 8, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-terror-groups-praise-heroic-tel-aviv-attack-but-dont-claim-credit/.

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Hamas statement, March 31, 2022

Date
Mar. 31, 2022
Name of Author
Hamas
Body
“The continuous crimes of the occupation portend a total explosion, which will be still more powerful and more painful and miserable [than those that preceded] and which our people will join in every part of our occupied land.”Aaron Boxerman and Emanuel Fabian, “Hamas threatens to ramp up violence after Palestinian gunmen killed in IDF raid,” Times of Israel, March 31, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-threatens-to-ramp-up-violence-after-palestinian-gunmen-killed-in-idf-raid/.
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Saleh al-Arouri, West Bank leader, March 2022

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Mar. 2022
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“Any measure towards the legitimization of this [Zionist] entity, normalization of relations with it, or cooperation with it constitute an aggression against our people, our nation, our holy places, and our Jerusalem. Whoever goes to that entity, sits with them, coordinates with them, and cooperates with them represents an aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and all of Palestine.”“Saleh Al-Arouri, Deputy Chairman Of Hamas Political Bureau: The Recent Terror Attacks Constitute A New Level In Our Confrontation With Israel; Arab States Should Support, Arm Us Like The West Supports, Arms Ukraine; Instead, They Normalize With Israel,” MEMRI, March 28, 2022, https://www.memri.org/tv/hamas-politbureau-deputy-chariman-arouri-beersheba-hadera-confrontation-israel-arabs-ukraine-normalize.

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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So you go to India, and if you see a Hindu walking down the road you are allowed to kill him and take his money, is that clear? Jews should be killed ... as by Hitler. People with British passports, if you fly into Israel, it is easy. Fly into Israel and do whatever you can. If you die, you are up in paradise. How do you fight a Jew? You kill a Jew. In the case of Hindus, by bombing their businesses.

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