Footage of a condolence visit paid by members of the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in the Shuafat refugee camp, Jerusalem, was posted on the Internet on October 12.
Following are excerpts:
Speaker: "Our sons, our brothers, and our people in the Shuafat refugee camp, the refugee camp of bravery and sacrifice, the refugee camp of steadfastness, at a time when real men and dignity are hard to come by... We salute you the salutation of the great Islam, and the salutation of the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades.
The perfumed scent of the rose of martyrdom and the musk-scented blood will never stop enshroud our steadfast refugee camp, until Al-Aqsa has been liberated. Our message to you will be very brief. (As the poem goes :) 'As for the art of speech, I prefer to remain silent and let the rifle do the talking.' The first of the four messages is to the families of the martyrs, who were honored by Allah and chosen by him to live with Him in the highest heavens.
We will never forget you (martyrs) and will never forget your fathers and mothers. We hold them in the highest regard and have the highest respect for them. Subhi (Abu Khalifa) hastened to sacrifice himself in order to avenge (the honor) of the whole women of Al-Aqsa. But Allah wanted Wisam (Jamal Faraj) to become a martyr.
So Subhi will get his reward for carrying Jihad and Wisam will eventually get its reward for his martyrdom. Allah choses whoever he wants for martyrdom. Do not think that martyrdom is something of little value. Allah choses only the best for it. (The Quran says :) '(Allah may) take from himself from among you martyrs.'"