Anti-Israel

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, October 2009

“We do not recognise Israel as a legitimate entity within this region and see it as an invading body that was cultivated in this area as a representative of Western interests and colonial powers.” “‘Two-State Solution Is a Disaster,’” Al Jazeera, October 14, 2009, http://www.aljazeera.com/focus/2009/10/2009101451842607440.html.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, October 2009

“I consider that the entire land of Palestine is ours and that the Israelis have no right to build so-called Israel as a Jewish state on that land… I do believe that Israel is an alien entity and they have no right to live as a legal part of this region.”“‘Two-State Solution Is a Disaster’,” Al Jazeera, October 14, 2009, http://www.aljazeera.com/focus/2009/10/2009101451842607440.html.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, October 2009

“First of all, we do not believe in negotiations with Israel. We do not recognise Israel as a legitimate entity within this region and see it as an invading body that was cultivated in this area as a representative of Western interests and colonial powers. Israel is an occupier and they expelled the indigenous people of the land—the Palestinian population who are now living as refugees throughout the world… We do not trust the so-called peace process. From our point of view, nothing has been achieved since the Madrid conference and the Oslo Accords signed by Yasser Arafat, the late Palestinian president, in 1993.”“‘Two-State Solution Is a Disaster’,” Al Jazeera, October 14, 2009, http://www.aljazeera.com/focus/2009/10/2009101451842607440.html.

Younis al-Astal, Hamas spiritual leader, August 2009

Adding the Holocaust to UNRWA’s curriculum in Gaza would be “marketing a lie and spreading it… I do not exaggerate when I say this issue is a war crime, because of how it serves the Zionist colonizers and deals with their hypocrisy and lies.”Diaa Hadid, “Hamas Leader Denies Holocaust, Objects To UN Plan To Teach Gaza Children About Holocaust,” Huffington Post, August 31, 2009, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/hamas-leader-denies-holoc_n_273078.html.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, August 2009

Abu Zuhri objected to adding the “so-called Holocaust” to Gaza’s curriculum. “We think it's more important to teach Palestinians the crimes of the Israeli occupation.”Diaa Hadid, “Hamas Leader Denies Holocaust, Objects To UN Plan To Teach Gaza Children About Holocaust,” Huffington Post, August 31, 2009, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/hamas-leader-denies-holoc_n_273078.html.

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, July 2009

“Our rockets have the precision capabilities to target all the Israeli nuclear sites.”Elisabeth Bumiller, “Gates, in Visit to Israel, Will Find Iran Looming,” New York Times, July 26, 2009, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9407E6DF173DF935A15754C0A96F9C8B63.

Krisztina Morvai, February 2009

Called Israel’s operation in Gaza a “mass murder” and “genocide of the Palestinian people.” Said she “rejoiced” upon hearing of Israel suffering casualties in Gaza. “The only way to talk to people like you is by assuming the style of Hamas. I wish all of you lice-infested, dirty murderers will receive Hamas’ ‘kisses.’” “Yehuda Lahav, “Hungary far-rightist: I rejoiced at news of IDF deaths in Gaza,” Haaretz, February 5, 2009, http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/2.209/hungary-far-rightist-i-rejoiced-at-news-of-idf-deaths-in-gaza-1.269519.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, January 30, 2009

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”“Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them – 'Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers,” MEMRI, February 3, 2009, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/802/3062.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, January 28, 2009

“To conclude my speech, I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom.”“Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler On the Jews to Punish Them – 'Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers,” MEMRI, February 3, 2009, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/802/3062.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, January 9, 2009

“Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people… do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.”“Muslim Brotherhood Ideologue Incites Violence Against Jews and Israel,” Anti-Defamation League, February 2, 2009, http://archive.adl.org/main_terrorism/qaradawi_gaza_threats.html#.U4lMhZRdXMd.