In front of a jubilant crowd, Hamas spokesman, Mushir Al-Masri, declared on October 9, 2015, the war against Israel has begun. In his hand, he brandished a dagger.
„The Jerusalem Intifada has been launched, and Allah willing, it is irreversible. We must all join the Jerusalem Intifada – all the Palestinian fractions. Was the pure blood not blessed? Were the proud arms not blessed? Were the holy stones not blessed? Were the blessed knives not blessed? We say today to Netanyahu and to all the leaders of the occupation: this is our choice. The knife is our choice. The knife symbolizes the battle of the West Bank and Jerusalem.”
Accordingly, Hamas intends to violently implement Articles 7, 13 and 32 of its founding charter.
„The time of judgment and peace will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.“
„[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement.“
„Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring a curse on its perpetrators.“
Fatah joins in this chorus by calling for the murder of Jews. After several days of Jews being stabbed simply for being Jews, Mahmoud Abbas declared:
”We salute every drop of blood spilled for the sake of Jerusalem. This blood is clean, pure blood, shed for the sake of Allah. Allah willing, every martyr will go to Paradise, and all the wounded will be rewarded by Allah.”
Also on October 9, 2015, the cleric Muhammad Salah „Abu Rajab“ held the following sermon at the Al-Abrar Mosque in Rafah:
„Brothers, we must constantly remind the world, and everyone who has forgotten… The world must hear, via these cameras and via the Internet: This is Gaza! This is the place of trenches and guns! This is the West Bank! This is the place of bombs and daggers! This is Jerusalem… Jerusalem is the code word… This is Jerusalem… Much can be told about Jerusalem. This is where the soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are. This is the grace of Allah. The soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are here. Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews. We recall what He did to them in Khaybar. My brother in the West Bank: Stab! My brother is the West Bank: Stab the myths of the Talmud in their minds! My brother in the West Bank: Stab the myths about the temple in their hearts! (…) Oh people of Al-Abrar Mosque and the people of Rafah – from this mosque of yours, you have the honor of delivering these messages to the men of the West Bank: Form stabbing quads. We don’t want just a single stabber. Oh young men of the West Bank: Attack in threes and fours. Some should restrain the victim, while others attack him with axes and butcher knives.”
It’s crystal clear; this is not merely a declaration of war against the State of Israel, but is a call for total war against all Jews worldwide. This is a call for genocide against the Jews!
Facing this existential danger, anyone who denies Israel the right of self-defense, calls for a boycott of Israeli products, plays down murder as “resistance”, refuses to take a clear position against genocide, blames Jews for anti-Semitism, asserts Israel is escalating the violence when attempts are made to counteract the planning and execution of mass murder, is complicit to genocide.
Under these circumstances, it’s ludicrous to ask what you would have done when the Nazis called for the murder of Jews. The question is: Where do you stand now?
(Translation: William Wires)