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Aug 14, 2015
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Hamas Friday Sermon in Gaza: Our People Hate UNRWA the Most, It Is Corrupt

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Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

On August 14, Hamas MP sheikh Marwan Abu Ras slammed the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) during a Friday sermon which was delivered live on Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV. Sheikh Abu Ras accused UNRWA of corruption, and stated that this agency is what Palestinians hate the most. Recently, UNRWA announced that it would cut it services due to financial difficulties.

Following are excerpts:

Sheikh Abu Ras: We must always say to the world: No matter what you do, what pressure you exert, and what plots you hatch against us,and no matter how much you turn yourselves into a spearhead of our enemy,we, the Palestinian people, will adhere to our rights. Palestine will remain our land - all of Palestine. Palestine will remain our land - all of Palestine. We will not heed the defeatists, the conspirators, the criminals, the traitors, the collaborators, the schemers, from among our own flesh and blood,who have been rejected by most of our people. Most of our people rejected them, and they have become like a tumor in the body of our nation. Our nation and our cause await the right moment to get rid of it, because it is a disease in this otherwise pure body.


There is a global conspiracy, which began at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. How can the world of injustice plant a people on the land of another? How can this unjust world expel one people from its land and replace it with another? It is the greatest of crimes. It is unprecedented.


They brought over the scum of humanity, the scum of humanity! They wanted to get rid of them - from their traps, their deceit, their malice, and their conspiracies against peoples and countries.They brought the criminal Jews to our land of Palestine. They planted this filthy seed, this rootless seed, this false seed, in our land, to replace our own people. Then they recognized them as a state.


Then along comes this so-called "United Nations." "United Nations." "United Nations." What were these nations united on? We, the Palestinian people, must ask: What were these nations united on? Were they united on oppressing the Palestinians, and increasing their torture and suffering? Don't these united nations have anything better to do than deal with our cause?


The United Nations conspired against us, and established the so-called UNRWA.


One crime after another was perpetrated by this agency, which has become a spearhead in support of all those fighting our people.


The money you spend on yourselves exceeds anybody's imagination. You should know that there is an advisor working for UNRWA, whose daily salary is $1500. He is a mere advisor. Just imagine the cost of all their offices, cars, and salaries of those foreigners. Unreal salaries! Legendary expenses! Financial corruption! This is a conspiring United Nations. These countries have washed their hands of the Palestinian people.


By Allah, we do not want your agency. The thing our people hate the most is UNRWA. We do not want your agency. But we say to you: You are part of our tragedy. If you wanted to get rid of us, restore us to our land.


Before we return to Palestine - to Jaffa, Acre, Ashkelon, Beersheba, to the Galilee, to our beloved Safed, to all of Palestine!... We will never accept this last link in the chain of conspiracy.


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