Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras delivered a Friday sermon in Gaza, in which he said that throughout history, "the Jews were the most abhorred of people," and that Hitler hated the Jews "because they are a people of treachery and betrayal." Criticizing PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who "places his people under siege in order to please the Jews," Abu Ras said: "We strive to liberate Palestine in its entirety,... from Ras Al-Naqoura [Rosh Ha-Niqra] to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat]." The sermon was posted on the Internet on April 21.
Marwan Abu Ras: History attests that in every era, the Jews were the most abhorred of people. Throughout history, the most hated race was the Jewish race.
There is no race that people hate as much as the Jewish race. In the modern era, when Hitler emerged - even though he was a criminal and a tyrant - the people he hated the most were the Jews. Why did he hate the Jews? Because they are a people of treachery and betrayal.
Therefore, we can never accept the Jews, even if it costs us our blood and souls. Anyone who accepts the Jews should prepare for the Day of Gathering [Judgment Day], because he will be gathered along with Rabin, his beloved Peres, and Sharon. [Mahmoud Abbas] used to inquire about the wellbeing even of [Sharon's] goats. Our president once said to Sharon: "I recall that on my last visit [to your farm], you had a sick goat. How is it doing? I hope that Allah has cured it." He used to inquire about the wellbeing of Sharon's goats, and now he places his people under siege in order to please the Jews.
He issues grave threats against Gaza. What crime did Gaza commit? Gaza is steadfast. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to live in glory and honor. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to conduct resistance against the Jews and to cling to its weapons. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to make its people and the Arab and Islamic nations proud. Is that a crime? If Gaza committed these crimes, we are proud of these crimes, we are honored to commit them and we will keep on committing them. We will hang onto our weapons and never give them up, because they are our honor and glory and they are what enrages our enemy. If someone is enraged by the weapons of our resistance, that can mean one thing only: He is on the side of our enemy. He is our enemy. He hates us just like our enemies hate us.
We do not strive to defend Gaza alone. We strive to liberate Palestine in its entirety, from Safed... Sorry, I mean Ras Al-Naqoura [Rosh Ha-Niqra], to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat]. That is Palestine. It will return to the folds of the Arab and Islamic nation.