In a December 15 rally in Nablus, which aired live on Iran's Al-Alam TV, Hamas official Nasouh Al-Ramini blasted U.S. President Trump, in the wake of the latter's Jerusalem declaration. Al-Ramini referred to President Trump as a "modern-day Hulagu Khan," and said that he was leading to a third world war. He sarcastically thanked President Trump for giving Jerusalem "to the descendants of apes and pigs," a measure that, according to Al-Ramini, "united our people and our nation."
Nasouh Al-Ramini: "With your permission, I would like to deliver four messages. From here, the capital of 'the Mountain of Fire' [Nablus], from the only city in Palestine to fight with Saladin against the Crusaders, in the year of 583 AH. I send my first message to the modern-day Hulagu Khan, the Hulagu Khan of America, who, by his stupidity and his recklessness, will lead the planet to World War III. I say to him: Thank you for your oppressive declaration, in which you gave Jerusalem to the descendants of pigs and apes. You have disgraced yourself, Hulagu. The Lord has registered [Jerusalem] for the nation of Islam. Oh Hulagu, the Crusaders had occupied Palestine and Jerusalem for 200 years, but then it returned to the nation of Islam. Thank you for your oppressive statement, because you have united our people and our nation with your injustice and tyranny."