Speaking at a May 15 "Nakba Day" rally in the Gaza Strip, Hamas Political Bureau member Fathi Hammad said that the final hours, months, and years before the liberation of Palestine have come. He said Palestine will be liberated in "no more than a few years," and he addressed the "Zionist enemy," saying: "The day of your slaughter, extermination, and annihilation has drawn near… You should search for a place in Europe, or in Hell, or in the ocean, or in the Bermuda Triangle, because there is no place for you in [here] or anywhere." Hammad's speech aired on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza).
Fathi Hammad: "We have come here today to let the whole world know that we are very close to liberating our land. We hereby declare: These are the final hours, the final months, the final years… No more than a few years… We have come to say to the Zionist enemy – to its men, to its army, to its government, to the Knesset: Get away from us. The day of your slaughter, extermination, and annihilation has drawn near. Each and every one of you should search for a place in Europe, or in Hell, or in the ocean, or in the Bermuda Triangle. There is no place for you in Palestine. There is no place for you in Jerusalem, or in Al-Aqsa's yards, or in Jaffa, or in Haifa, or in Acre, or anywhere."