Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, Summer 2010

“[H]ow many have the Zionist allies killed from the sons of Palestine with the support of these bloodthirsty beasts?” “Interview with Shaykh Abu Basir: the Head of al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula,” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 16.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, January 31, 2015

Hamas statement in response to an Egyptian court decision banning the Qassam Brigades:

“We reject the Egyptian court's decision against Qassam Brigades. It is a political, dangerous decision that serves only the Zionist occupation.”Michael Georgy, “Egyptian court bans Hamas’ armed wing, lists it as terrorist organization,” Reuters, January 31, 2015,

Naim Qassem, Deputy Leader, January 25, 2015

“It is a Zionist attempt to lay the foundation for a new [military] equation in the framework of our struggle with them and achieve by these [January 18, 2015] strikes what they could not achieve in war… But Israel is too weak to be able to draw new steps or new rules… We will continue our jihad and we will be where we should be without [allowing] anything to stand in our way.”Mariam Karouny, “Hezbollah says Israel wants to set 'new rules' with Syria raid,” Reuters, January 25, 2015,

Abu Imad al-Rifai, PIJ representative in Lebanon, January 19, 2015

“When the Syrians see that there is a war between Israel and the (Syrian) regime, a large part of the opposition will stand alongside the regime, and fight the Israeli enemy… We are part of the resistance, and we will be at the middle of the fighting with the Israeli enemy if it breaks out. Within 72 hours, half of the Galilee will have fallen into the hands of the resistance, because the Israeli army’s ability to stand ground has been corroded.”“#4739 - Palestinian Islamic Jihad Representative: In a Future War, Half the Galilee Will Fall within 72 Hours,” MEMRI TV, accessed March 2, 2015,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, January 16, 2015

“We are busy in Lebanon, in Syria and probably in other places. But our utmost priority remains to stay ready to confront Israel.”“Nasrallah warns Israel against any "stupid" moves in Lebanon, Syria,” Al Akhbar, January 16, 2015,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, January 15, 2015

“If the Israelis think that the resistance is weakened or exhausted ...then they are mistaken.”“Hezbollah Says Assad’s Allies Have Right to Respond to Israeli Attacks in Syria,” Reuters, January 15, 2015,

PIJ statement on a terrorist attack in which four rabbis were murdered in a synagogue, November 18, 2014

“The operation in Jerusalem was a natural reaction to the crimes committed by the Israeli Occupation Forces and Zionist settlers.”“Two Palestinian storm Jerusalem synagogue, kill four Israelis,” Al Akhbar English (Beirut), November 18, 2014,

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, November 2014

“[Israeli officials are] legitimate targets for the resistance.” “Hamas Says Israeli Leaders Are ‘Legitimate Targets’,” Times of Israel, November 21, 2014,

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, November 2014

In reference to the November 18, 2014 terror attack at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem in which four Jews and one Druze policeman were killed: “The operation in Jerusalem is a response to the murder of the martyr Yusuf Ramouni and to the series of crimes by the occupier at Al-Aqsa and Hamas calls to continue these operations. Hamas calls for more operations like it.” Lazar Berman, “Hamas spokesman said to have harassed female foreign reporter,” Times of Israel, December 7, 2014,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, November 2014

“The Israelis imagined that the developments in the region, particularly in Syria, will weaken the resistance... and would distract it from preparations [for a future war] and would drain it. I tell you today, that the resistance is stronger than before and is more developed and has more experience.”Mariam Karouny, “Hezbollah Chief Says Ultra Hardline Sunni Militants Will Be Defeated,” Reuters, November 4, 2014,