Hamas MP and member of Board of Trustees of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Marwan Abu Ras, said that it is a religious duty, according to the shari'a, for the Islamic nation to help the Palestinians massacre their enemy. He made these remarks on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) on June 5, 2021. Abu Ras said that because the Palestinians are weak, the Islamic nation must come to its aid and fulfill the "divine order" of massacring the "absolute" enemy of the Islamic nation, and they must "strike their necks". He explained that many injuries, casualties, blood, and sacrifice are necessary to make the enemy think "a thousand times" before it engages in a full-scale confrontation. For more about Marwan Abu Ras, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 7355, 7332, 6041, 5846, 5664, 5633, 5046, 4769, and 3598.
Marwan Abu Ras: "Allah ordered that we always strive to liberate and redeem our land. [The Quaran says:] 'They will enter the mosque as they entered it the first time.' How will they enter the mosque? How did they enter it the first time? 'They ravaged the homes' [as is written in the Quran]. In other words, there must be injuries and killing, there must be..."
Marwan Abu Ras: "Yes, there must be sacrifices and blood. At the time of the Crusader wars, the blood reached the necks of the horses in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We know full well that this is not a trivial matter. And if it will not be a trivial matter for us, then it will not be so for them either. Therefore, they will think a thousand times before [engaging in] a wide confrontation.
"Thus, my dear brother, massacring this enemy is a divine order. [The Quran says:] 'So strike them upon the neck and strike from them every fingertip.' Striking the necks of this enemy is a duty according to the shari'a. Anyone who can massacre this enemy should not neglect this duty, because this enemy is the enemy of the Islamic nation [in its entirety].
"It is our enemy, first and foremost, but it is also the absolute enemy of the Islamic nation in its entirety, first and foremost. There is no second place. It is our destiny to be on this land and carry out this duty. But at the same time, it is also the duty of the Islamic nation [in its entirety], because we are weaker than the enemy.
"Therefore, the Islamic nation must reinforce us, so that we can emerge victorious and liberate [the land], that belongs to the Islamic nation and not to us alone. Palestine does not belong to the Palestinians alone. Rather, Palestine is an Islamic waqf land. The entire Islamic nation will be held to account over this issue on the Day of Judgment."