November 8, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10945

Poem In Qatari Daily Glorifies The Hamas Attack On The Jews, Who 'Turned Into Apes And Swine Already In The Days Of Their Forefathers'; Thanks The Attackers: 'We Were Parched And You Brought Us Abundant Rains'

November 8, 2023
Qatar, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 10945

In the context of Hamas' deadly October 7, 2023 attack against Israel, the Qatari daily Al-Sharq published, on November 1, 2023, a poem by journalist and poet Ali Al-Mas'oudi which glorifies the "heroic" fighters who attacked the Jews and urges them to keep fighting in order to attain Paradise.  Calling the Jews enemies who are "steeped with innate treachery" and who "turned into apes and swine already in the days of their forefathers," the poem commends the fighters for considering death "but a trifle" compared to the Al-Aqsa mosque, and promises that victory will be theirs.

It should be noted that the Qatar has for years been financing Hamas' military buildup and harboring its leaders, and the Qatari media has served as a mouthpiece for the movement's messages. Since the October 7 attack the Qatari media has consistently expressed unreserved support for Hamas and its attack, and blaming Israel for the escalation and the suffering of the Gazans. [1]  As part of this, the Qatari press has published two other poems glorifying the Hamas attack.[2] 

The poem in the Qatari daily Al-Sharq

The following is a translation of the poem:[3]

"Aim [your weapon] at the neck of the enemy who comes in ways of deception.

He approaches you with a soul steeped in innate treachery.

Paradise is ready for you,

It is gazing, yearning for your arrival, and the cursing enemy shall be disgraced.

Stand fast, for the nations whom you inspire

Follow you as an emblem of towering leadership.

You shall break every arrow they shoot at you.

Draw your sword and stand tall, you are the hero.

Death is but a trifle in your eyes, compared to the liberation of our mosque.

How great our joy, this is the way to act.

Oh staunch supporter of Truth, our qibla [Jerusalem]

Has been saturated with a gracious rain that you inspired.

We were parched and you brought us abundant rains.

May Allah illuminate the face of the pleader.

But the Jews, they turned into apes and swine already in the days of their forefathers.

Cleave to the guidance of the Prophets.

The people of the diaspora [i.e., the Jews] came to us in gangs

They will all be defeated, for the days bring change:

The Deal of the Century was stillborn,

And the conquerors, Allah willing, have arrived. "


[3]  Al-Sharq (Qatar), November 1, 2023.

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