In an October 23 Friday sermon in Gaza, Abu Hamza 'Ashur raised an explosives belt in the mosque, saying: "The next martyrdom-seeking operations will be carried out with explosives belts... By Allah, we will annihilate you with it. We will turn you into lifeless corpses and into scattered body parts." The sermon was posted on the Internet.
Following are excerpts:
Abu Hamza Ashour: The time for demonstrations and rallies is over, and so is the time for pleading for help. It is now the time to harvest, the time for operations, the time for swords, bloodshed, and the puling of the trigger. Oh son of the West Bank rage! By Allah, only rage will liberate this land. Oh people of the West Bank, kill them! Poison your daggers, and then stab or slaughter them. Blow them up, shed their blood, pounce on them, dismember them, paralyze them, make the earth quake under their feet, trample on their heads.
The next martyrdom-seeking operations will be carried out with explosives belts.
Abu Hamza Ashour holds up an explosives belt
This is what awaits you. This is what is being prepared for you. This is your nightmare. This is what the mujahideen are preparing for you.
By Allah, we will use it to turn you into body parts, and we will send you messages written in blood. By Allah, we will annihilate you with it. We will turn you into lifeless corpses, and into scattered body parts, Allah willing. This is what will liberate our land, Allah willing.