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October 12, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10855

Hamas Calls On The Entire Islamic Nation To Join The Jihad Against Israel, Declares Friday, October 13, 2023 'Day Of General Mobilization' For Al-Aqsa

October 12, 2023
Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 10855

On October 10, 2023, Hamas leader abroad Khaled Mash'al published an announcement calling on the entire Islamic ummah (nation) to join the jihad battle for Al-Aqsa Mosque and to provide economic aid to the Gaza Strip. He stressed that this call was addressed first and foremost to all the Arab countries closest to Israel, with an emphasis on Jordan.

Hamas political bureau member Husam Badran also published an announcement, on October 12, calling on all those with weapons in the West Bank, and even on all its residents, to join the war against Israel and to "make the ground burn under the feet of the [Jewish] settlers." Badran stressed that the West Bank is the main arena from which Hamas anticipates aid, before it requests it from other elements – hinting at Hizbullah and the other terror elements in the pro-Iran axis.

These statements are a continuation of Hamas's October 10 announcement calling on the Palestinians, Israel's Arabs, and the Arab and Islamic nation to mount a widescale uprising and to advance en masse towards the borders of Israel on Friday, October 13 (see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10849, Hamas Declares Friday, October 13, As General Mobilization Day For 'Al-Aqsa Flood Operation,' Urges West Bank, Jerusalem Palestinians To Join Massive Rallies And Confront Israeli Soldiers, October 10, 2023).


Khaled Mash'al (left) and Husam Badran (Source: Palinfo.com, October 10 and 12, 2023)

The following are translated excerpts from both announcements:

Khaled Mash'al Calls For Convoys Of Jihad Fighters To Advance Towards Palestine And For Demonstrations On Friday, October 13

On Yemen's Al-Mahriah TV, Khaled Mash'al said on October 10, 2023: "We should take to the streets and the city squares in Arab and Islamic cities, as well as in cities everywhere where there are [Islamic] communities. There is a call [for demonstrations] this Friday – the Al-Aqsa Deluge Friday.

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"From these city squares, send a message of rage that we stand with Palestine, Gaza, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem, and that we are part of this battle. That is the first thing.

"Secondly, Gaza is calling for your help – aid, money, whatever you have. Anyone who can make a donation – [know] that this is the moment of truth. This is Jihad with money, and it is like the jihad they wage, sacrificing their lives. Donate for Gaza, its resistance, and its heroes.

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"This is the moment that the [Islamic] nation must join the battle. We should fight with them.

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"First of all, I address the countries neighboring [Israel] – Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. I appeal to all of the people, the men and women there – both on the official and popular level. Your duty is greater than that of others because you are the closest to Palestine.

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"I appeal to the tribes of Jordan, the people of Jordan, my brothers and sisters in Jordan, from all directions, from everywhere: This is the moment of truth, the border is close to you. You know what your duty is. This applies to all the nations.

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"By Allah, when the world, America, the West, and the Zionists see that the nation has come to the support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that convoys of mujahideen are on their way to shed their pure blood on the land of Palestine, the battlefield will change, the balance of power will change."

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Husam Badran: All Those In The West Bank With Weapons Must Act Immediately

An announcement from Hamas official Husam Badran stated: "The [West] Bank is the front most capable of aiding Gaza, before we request aid from outside... I say to the sons of the [West] Bank: Act, because every day of delay gives the occupation a chance to kill more sons of our people in Gaza... Anyone who has a weapon in the West Bank in an official capacity [i.e. in the Palestinian Authority security apparatuses] or in the resistance squads [i.e. in the terror militias and organizations] – you must act immediately."[1]

Badran also said to "make the ground burn under the feet of the [Jewish] settlers."

Hamas poster calling on its supporters to advance to Israel's border on Friday (Source: T.me/hamasps, October 12, 2023)

Hamas Announcement Calls For Widescale Uprising And Advancing En Masse Towards Israel's Borders On Friday, October 13

As noted, these statements are a continuation of Hamas's October 10 announcement calling on the Palestinians, Israel's Arabs, and the entire Arab and Islamic nation to mount a widescale uprising and to advance en masse towards Israel's borders on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Calling October 13, 2023 a day of "general mobilization," it called on Palestinians in the West Bank and within Israel to participate in mass demonstrations and for Palestinians, Israel's Arabs, and the entire Arab and Islamic nation to hold large-scale rallies and to confront Israeli soldiers at every opportunity.

The announcement also called on the entire Arab and Islamic nation and the Palestinians among them to advance en masse towards the borders of Palestine, that is, Israel (see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10849, Hamas Declares Friday, October 13, As General Mobilization Day For 'Al-Aqsa Flood Operation,' Urges West Bank, Jerusalem Palestinians To Join Massive Rallies And Confront Israeli Soldiers, October 10, 2023).

 

[1] Palinfo.com, October 12, 2023.

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