The following are excerpts from a Gaza Friday sermon, which aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on July 16, 2010. It is noteworthy that Al-Aqsa TV continues to broadcast on Eutelsat's Atlantic Bird 4A satellite. Last month, Al-Aqsa TV was banned by the CSA, the French media regulator, which instructed Eutelsat to remove Al-Aqsa from the satellite. Al-Aqsa moved to another frequency, which is also on Atlantic Bird 4A, and uses the old frequency, from which it was removed, to broadcast the Seraj Al-Aqsa channel, which airs the same programming as the banned Al-Aqsa TV itself.
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Preacher: "Dearly beloved, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is subjected to a vicious campaign of Judaization and defilement, at the hands of the filthiest creatures made by Allah – the Jews. [...]
"Today, we see the brothers of apes and pigs destroying homes with their occupants still in them, uprooting trees from their land, and killing women, children, and the elderly. [...]
"A levy of blood will be paid for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Our people will never relinquish the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Palestine. We will redeem it with our souls, with our blood, with our sons, with what is most dear to us – regardless of the sacrifices we will have to make – until it is liberated, with the grace of Allah, and until this holy land is purified from the filth of the Jews. [...]
"Brothers in faith, the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains under oppressive occupation. The Jews continue to defile it with their filth. The only way to liberate it is through Jihad for the sake of Allah. [...]
"Jihad today is an individual duty, incumbent upon each and every Muslim man and woman. According to the Islamic legal principle, when an enemy invades a Muslim country, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Muslim man and woman. A son should set out on Jihad even without the permission of his father, a wife should set out even without the permission of her husband, and a slave should set out even without the permission of his master." [...]