Speaking at a Gaza rally, former Hamas interior minister Fathi Hammad said that Allah had created Man "only to wage Jihad, only to move forward, only to plunge the knives in the chests and bellies of the enemies." His address aired on the Hamas Al-Aqsa TV channel on October 19, 2015.
Following are excerpts:
Fathi Hammad: Allah took upon himself an irreversible pledge: to persecute the Jews – the slayers of the Prophets, the bloodsuckers, the killers of the martyrs and of anyone who sacrifices himself.
This Intifada and this Jihad will never stop, despite the security coordination… In order not to have to elaborate on the security coordination, we have an opportunity now to repent, to return to Allah, to Jihad, to the people, to the blood, to sacrifice. C'mon, there are 70,000 guns in the West Bank and 70,000 Palestinians. If you are true Palestinians, you will see these weapons not to carry out detentions, not for destruction, and to bury the Intifada alive. If any Islamic, Palestinian, Arab, Jihadi blood runs in your veins, you will turn [them against Israel].
A Muslim must not become "Zionized" or "Judaicized," or serve the shoes of the Jews and the Christians… Never mind Christians… Crusaders! This is impossible. Muslims were born to be mighty. [The Quran says:] "I have created Jinn and Man only to worship Me," only to wage Jihad, only to move forward, only to plunge their knives in the chests and bellies of the enemies.
We convoy all our love to you, our soldiers, who are loyal to the path of the martyrs, and the path of the killers of the slayers of the prophets. Allah willing, we continue on the path. The TV channels… All the TV channels, and above all the glorious Arab Al-Jazeera TV… Al-Jazeera TV sponsored all the channels of Arab rebellion and progress. We also salute the radio and the press, as well as the new media. We salute the Facebook of Jihad, the Twitter of Jihad, the Whatsapp of Jihad. We salute anything with Jihad in it.