Hamas: Our wrestle is barely in opposition to the occupation, not Jews elsewhere – Arab-Israeli Battle


Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who were killed in an explosion, in

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Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who have been killed in an explosion, within the central Gaza Strip Could 6, 2018.
(picture credit score: REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA)

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“These remarks don’t replicate the official stances of Hamas and its coverage,” acknowledged Hamas on Monday in response to Hamas official Fathi Hamad who on Friday informed Palestinians worldwide to “assault each Jew on planet Earth.”

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Within the assertion on their web site, Hamas harassed that it is stances and coverage “state that our wrestle is barely in opposition to the Israeli occupation which occupies our land and desecrates our holy locations.”

“In the event you do not raise the siege, we are going to explode within the faces of our enemies, Allah prepared,” threatened Hamad on Friday, based on MEMRI. “And the explosion will not simply be in Gaza – it can even be within the West Financial institution and overseas, Allah prepared. Our brothers overseas are nonetheless making ready. They’re warming up.”

“Oh, you seven million Palestinians overseas, sufficient warming up! There are Jews in all places! We should assault each Jew on planet Earth – we should slaughter and kill them, with Allah’s assist. Sufficient warming up!” added Hamad.

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“Our wrestle just isn’t with Jews elsewhere or with Judaism as a faith. Hamas has condemned and continues to sentence any assaults in opposition to the Jews and their worship homes worldwide,” added the Hamas assertion.

“And I say to these within the West Financial institution: How lengthy will you sit in silence? You should buy knives for 5 shekels! How a lot is the neck of a Jew price to us – is not it price 5 shekels, and even much less?” acknowledged Hamad on Friday, based on MEMRI. “By Allah, [the Jews] might be killed by our [explosive] belts, Allah prepared! There are new factories for [explosive] belts and they’re up and operating. Anyone who desires one can wait his flip… you’ll be able to have one, and also you, and also you… Go!”

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In response to Hamad’s remarks, Hamas official Ahmed Yussuf acknowledged earlier on Monday that Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh “must stress that our battle is with the occupation military, and never Jews from all around the world,” based on KAN.

“These phrases don’t characterize Hamas,” Yussuf claimed, and known as on Hanyieh to emphasize that the struggle just isn’t in opposition to all Jews, however solely in opposition to the occupation military.

UN Particular Coordinator for the Center East Nickolay Mladenov responded on Twitter to Hamad’s assertion, claiming that such phrases should “be clearly condemned by ALL.”

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Israel and Palestine Director on the Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir additionally reacted to Hamad’s phrases on Twitter, claiming that “Calls to kill primarily based on one’s faith don’t have any place in a freedom motion.”

Hamad’s phrases have been mentioned after the IDF “mistakenly” killed a Hamas member on Friday.

The person, recognized as 28-year-old Mahmoud Ahmad Sabri al-Adham, was shot by troops as he approached the border fence within the northern Gaza Strip.

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Israel later apologized for the incident, saying it was a “misunderstanding” and that troops had fired on him after he had been “misidentified.”

Anna Ahronheim contributed to this story.

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