Qassam Brigades statement, December 13, 2018

“From the heroic Barkan operation to the Ofra operation, the Qassam Brigades are undertaking a new battle.” Adam Rasoon, “Hamas spokesman praises ‘heroic’ West Bank terror attack,” Times of Israel, December 13, 2018,

Abdelatif al-Qanou, spokesman, December 13, 2018

“The heroic Silwad operation is a response to the Zionist occupation‘s crimes and behavior in the occupied West Bank. The West Bank‘s youth and men will remain rebels against the occupation and continue to clash with it until it is banished.” (Tweet) Adam Rasoon, “Hamas spokesman praises ‘heroic’ West Bank terror attack,” Times of Israel, December 13, 2018,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, August 15, 2018

Address marking the 12-year anniversary of the end of the 2006 war with Israel:

“No one should threaten us with wars. If someone will go to war [with us] they are welcome. We are not afraid, we are prepared and if God is willing, we will win.”“Hezbollah at its strongest, Nasrallah warns Israel,” Daily Star (Beirut), August 15, 2018,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 20, 2018

“The resistance has precision and non-precision missiles in their possession. If Israel wages a war on Lebanon, they will face a situation they would have never expected.”“Nasrallah warns Israel: The resistance has evolved,” Daily Star (Beirut), September 20, 2018,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, March 2008

“A call to help our people in Gaza”:

“[Muslims should] attack the interests of the Jews and the Americans. Select your targets, collect the appropriate funds, assemble your equipment, plan accurately and then charge towards your targets. There is no place today for those who claim that the battlefield with the Jews is limited to Palestine. Let us hit their interests everywhere.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011,

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, 2004

“[To then-President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh:] I do not work against you, I appreciate you and what you do tremendously, but what I do is my solemn national duty against the enemy of Islam… America and Israel.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 121,

Houthis slogan

“God is great! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!”Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, “‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’ Say Houthis in Yemen,” Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2015,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, June 2016

“We are open about the fact that Hezbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, are from the Islamic Republic of Iran.” …

“As long as Iran has money, we have money… Just as we receive the rockets that we use to threaten Israel, we are receiving our money. No law will prevent us from receiving it.”Agence France-Presse, “Hezbollah brushes off US sanctions, says money comes via Iran,” Times of Israel, June 25, 2016,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, March 21, 2016

“There will be no ceiling, limits or red lines. We can strike any target we want inside occupied Palestine.”“Hezbollah chief warns Israel there will be ‘no red lines,’” Associated Press, March 21, 2016,

Sami Abu Zuhri, spokesman, March 8, 2016

“Hamas congratulates the three heroic operations this evening, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Jaffa, and considers this proof of the failure for all these theories to abort the Intifada (uprising), which will continue until the realization of its goals…Hamas celebrates the martyrs that have ascended through these operations, and confirms that their pure blood will, God willing, be the fuel for escalating the Intifada.”Jack Moore, “Hamas Hails Surge of Israel Attacks That Left U.S. Tourist Dead as ‘Heroic,’” Newsweek, March 9, 2016,