Following are excerpts from a Hamas cartoon promoting the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on October 11, 2013:
Narrator: "As I have told you, there were times when the Al-Qassam Brigades had to work hard to obtain the means to oppose the occupation and inflict heavy losses upon it. There were only a few Al-Qassam cells, and their weapons were primitive and sparse. They even had to move some weapons between areas because there were so few.
"Today, things have changed – the Hamas of yesterday is not the Hamas of today, and the Hamas of tomorrow will be even stronger militarily.
"The well-organized Al-Qassam army is mightier and more effective. [Hamas used to have] stones, slingshots, knives, and very few pistols, but today, the Al-Qassam Brigades possess missiles, which undermine the Zionist security theory. Their capabilities transcend geographical borders.
"Today, the Zionist occupation knows who the Izz Al-Din Al-Qaassm Brigades are, and it knows that thousands of young fighters are prepared to be martyred for the sake of Allah, until this land is liberated. The Al-Qassam army is well-organized, new young recruits join and weapons are developed.
"The battle of the minds shows that Al-Qassam is a powerful tenacious rival, whose men are heroes, educated in the mosques and possessing the spirit of Jihad.
"It should be noted, however, that the Al-Qassam Brigades are not alone. The various groups of society stand alongside them. Everybody – old and young – helps and supports them. The courageous Al-Qassam Brigades are the knights defending the homeland." [...]