Dr. Subhi Al-Yazji, who is the Dean of Quranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza, said that while the Palestinians in Gaza are capable of carrying out military attacks in Tel Aviv, simply firing a missile can achieve the same result and doesn't require sending people to be "martyred." He added that the Gazans should adopt an "eye-for-an-eye policy" and that killing an Israeli for every Palestinian killed is not enough. Rather, he suggested that they should bomb a synagogue or school every time Israel bombs a mosque or school. Dr. Al-Yazji was interviewed on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) on November 18, 2018. To see more statements by Dr. Al-Yazji, see MEMRI-TV clips 4318 and 6290.
Subhi Al-Yazji: I heard, even on this TV channel, people asking: “Where are the military operations in Tel Aviv?” We are capable of carrying out such attacks, but why should we send two or three people to be martyred? Aren’t our children dear to us? We can now simply fire a rocket at Tel Aviv and get the same result. But when should this happen? The Quran says: “[Allah] cast terror into their hearts.” The armed resistance in Gaza should adopt an eye-for-an-eye policy. It’s not enough to kill [an Israeli] for every [Palestinian] killed, or to fire a missile for every [Israeli] missile. Many of our mosques and homes have been destroyed. If they hit a mosque – why shouldn’t we hit a synagogue? If they hit a school [in Gaza], we should hit a school [in Israel].