Amid a wave of terror attacks against Israelis, the Palestinian terror organizations – Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (the military wing of Fatah, the ruling party in the Palestinian Authority) – have been waging an intensive incitement campaign on social media, praising the terrorists and calling for further attacks. This incitement takes the form of messages, videos and graphics on social media calling to kill the Jews by every means, such as stabbing, car-ramming, shooting and bombing. Some of the posts are accompanied by Quranic verses about fighting the infidels.
The following are examples from the recent days:
"Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – Beit Ummar" Telegram Channel: "The Time Come To Kill The Jews"
A September 4, 2023 message on the Telegram channel "Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – Beit Ummar" called to kill Jews by stabbing them, running them over, etc. The message starts with a verse from the Quran (8:17): " And you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them. And you threw not, [O Muhammad], when you threw, but it was Allah who threw that He might test the believers with a good test. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing." This is followed by a "brief military announcement from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade," stating, "O heroes of the [West] Bank, stab [them]. O heroes of Hebron, run [them] over. O heroes of Jenin, bomb [them]. O heroes of Jerusalem, the land is your land, what are you waiting for[?] The time has come to kill the Jews. Avenge our women in Hebron and Al-Aqsa. Chop off the hand extended [to harm us], strike them in the depth [of their territory]. Beware of having mercy on any of them. Fight the enemies of Allah."
The post on the "Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – Beit Ummar" Telegram channel
A post on the "Pulse of the Brigades" Telegram channel, identified with the PIJ, also included the words "What are you waiting for? The time has come to kill the Jews." It was accompanied by a video showing footage of shooting and stabbing attacks, with text saying, "The time has come for you to carry out your attack… Strike and have no mercy. Strike now, do not wait for tomorrow."
Screengrab from the video posted on the PIJ-affiliated Telegram channel. The accompanying text says, "What are you waiting for? The time has come to kill the Jews"
Screengrabs from the video posted on the PIJ-affiliated Telegram channel: footage of shooting and stabbing attacks
Video Posted On Telegram Channel Of Hamas Mouthpiece: Carry Out Attacks, "Do Not Wait For A Decision From Anyone"
On September 6, 2023, the Telegram channel of Hamas' mouthpiece Al-Risalah posted a video featuring excerpts from an April 30, 2022 speech by Hamas official Yahya Al-Sinwar and footage of several recent attacks." In this speech Al-Sinwar called on the Palestinians to attack Israelis by all possible means, saying that whoever doesn't have a gun can use a knife or meat cleaver instead. He also encouraged the terrorists to act on their own initiative, as "lone wolves," and said, "Do not wait for decision from anyone."
Screengrab from the video on Al-Risalah's Telegram channel: Sinwar says, "Do not wait for a decision from anyone"
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Screengrabs from the video on Al-Risalah's Telegram channel: footage of various shooting, stabbing and car-ramming attacks