A senior Hamas official put out a general cry to Palestinians around the world to kill Jews anywhere they find them.
In a speech on Friday at a protest on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Fathi Hammad said the Palestinians have run out of patience and will “explode in the face of our enemies.”
“The explosion is not only going to be in Gaza, but also in the [West] Bank and abroad, if God wills,” he said “But our brothers [in the diaspora] are still preparing. They are trying to prepare. They are warming up. A long time has passed with them warming up. All of you seven million Palestinians abroad, enough of the warming up. You have Jews everywhere and we must attack every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and killing, if God permits. Enough of the warming up.”
Islamic radicals are famous for saying they don’t have a problem with Jews or Judaism, just Israelis. Just the BDS movement claims and other anti-Israel groups and politicians like Ilhan Omar. But Hammad reveals the true face of radical Islam, which is to kill Jews everywhere. Now the heat (or heat seeking missile) is on the senior Hamas official.
Hammad is now trying to walk back those statements and even the terror group Hamas, which calls for the destruction of Israel, said that Hammad’s comments did not represent its official policy.
“…Our conflict is with the occupation, which is occupying our land and sullying our holy sites, and not with Jews around the world or with Judaism as a religion,” Hamas said in an official statement posted on its website.
Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, said Hammad’s statements made him sick. He told The Times of Israel he wants “to vomit.”
“The just values of the Palestinian cause include love for freedom, justice and equality. The repugnant statement of Hamas leader Mr. Fathi Hammad about Jews doesn’t represent any of them,” Erekat tweeted. “Religion shouldn’t be used for political purposes.”
So you are not fooled. Saeb Erekat works for the PLO which names streets, schools and squares are terrorists who have killed hundreds of Israelis. He just hates Hamas as much as he hates Israel. So this is an opportunity for him to appear “outraged” by the barbarism that he himself embraced by working for Yasser Arafat.
Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations special coordinator to the Middle East peace process, joined the chorus of denouncers.
“A dangerous, repugnant and inciteful (sic) statement! It must to be clearly condemned by ALL. There can be no complacency with such rhetoric. Ever!” he said in a tweet on Monday.