Hamas Political Bureau member and former Minister of the Interior Fathi Hammad said on a December 1, 2023 show on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas – Gaza) that the Palestinians are preparing to establish an Islamic caliphate, with Jerusalem as its capital city. He said that the Palestinians cannot ask where the Arabs are, while some of them continue to take orders from the "traitor" Mahmud Abbas. Hammad called on Abbas to relinquish his control over the Palestinian Authority security forces and "side with his people." He asked the PA security forces whether they are "real men" who care about their people. Hammad called on the people in the Arab countries for help, singling out Jordan, which has a 400 km border with Israel. He said: "You must rise up, just as the Palestinians rose up."
Fathi Hammad: "The [Palestinian] people have been soldiers throughout history. They are now preparing to liberate Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and I am saying this loud and clear: [The Palestinian people] are preparing to establish the Caliphate, with Jerusalem as its capital city, Inshallah. Jerusalem will not only be the capital city of Palestine as an independent state – it will be the capital city of the Islamic Caliphate.
"This requires the following: First, the Palestinian people must unite under the banner of 'There is no god but Allah'. The pathetic president, [Mahmoud] Abbas, must not have a monopoly over a part of the Palestinian people, and have a hold on the weapons in the West Bank, where 70,000 AK-47s are pointed at our Palestinian people.
"We – as Palestinians – must rise up, and get rid of these elements of treachery and collaboration. With whom does [the Palestinian Authority] collaborate? With the Jews and Christians who are killing your people. This must not be allowed. We must rise up. Palestinian unity is required quickly.
"As Palestinians, we must not ask: 'Where are the millions of Arabs and Muslims?' while some of the Palestinians are still taking orders from that traitor, Abbas. Therefore, I am saying loud and clear: Abbas the traitor must side with his people, and he must relinquish his control of the [PA] security forces.
"As for the members of the [PA] security forces – what are you waiting for? I am not even talking in terms of being Muslims, but in terms of being noble. Are you not noble? Are you not real men?
"The second [thing that is required] is Arab unity. Where are the millions of Arabs? Where? Are you not noble? Where is your support? What about the people of Jordan? Four millions of you have Palestinian roots. Jordan's border with the West Bank is 400-kilometer long. Where are you? Why are you still fettered with chains of humiliation, shame and disgrace? You have to muster your power. What are you waiting for? Are you waiting for Gaza to be totally annihilated?
"Some people say that we must be grateful to the Arabs and Muslims. Grateful for what? I do not want to thank the Arabs and Muslims. It is time for your to rise up and march forward for the sake of Allah. You deserve no thanks. You have no excuses. You must rise up, just as the Palestinians rose up with their children, women, and elderly, with everything that they have sacrificed and are still sacrificing – for the sake of Allah.
"The Zionists enemy is negotiating with us under fire, whereas you are still living with disgrace. The Zionists enemy is negotiating with us with fire, with our body parts and our blood, whereas you are still living happily with your disgrace."