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May 14, 2022
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Hamas Founder Ahmed Yassin In 1999 Al-Jazeera TV Interview: Based On The Quran, There Will Be No Israel By 2027

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

On June 5, 1999, Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin said in an interview with Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour that Israel would be "gone" by 2027. He said that Israel was founded upon injustice and plunder and it is destined to be destroyed. Yassin continued to explain that he had come to this conclusion by studying the Quran. Ahmed Yassin was killed by an Israeli airstrike in 2004. Mansour, who is still with Al-Jazeera, uploaded the interview to his YouTube channel on May 14, 2022. In December, 2023, Canadian psychologist and imam Ayman Taher recommended that parents show their children this interview. For more information, see MEMRIV clip number 10789.

Ahmed Mansour: "As someone who witnessed the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and now that this state has existed for 50 years – how do you see its future?"

Ahmed Yassin: "I say Israel was founded upon in justice and plunder. Any entity founded on injustice and plunder is destined to be destroyed."

Mansour: "Even if it has power that allows it to survive?"

Yassin: "The power of no one in the world lasts forever. You start as a child, then you become a teenager, and a young man, and then you become an aged man, an elderly man, and then it’s over. The same is true of countries. They progress little by little until they become extinct. This cannot be helped."

Mansour: "At what stage is Israel now?"

Yassin: "I say that Israel will be gone in the first quarter of the next [21st] century, inshallah. To be precise, I say that by 2027, there will be no Israel."

Mansour: "Why that [specific] date?"

Yassin: "Because I believe in the noble Quran. The Quran tells us that the generations change every 40 years. During the first 40 years, we had the Nakba, in the second 40 years, the Intifada started, with confrontations the fighting, and the bombs, and the third [group of] 40 years, will see [Israel’s] end, inshallah."

Mansour: "So this estimate..."

Yassin: "This is a Quranic conclusion."

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