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June 10, 2018
Clip No.
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London Quds Day Rally: We Will Wipe Israel off the Map, Kick Zionists Out; Jews Put Bacteria in Water to Drive Palestinians Away

During the 2018 Quds Day rally in London, Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour of the Islamic Centre of England sent a message "to the Jewish people of Palestine": "You can be sure that the resistance will come, free Palestine, and wipe Israel off the map." Sheikh Bahmanpour added that this would not be done through genocide. "Your days are numbered," he added. "Either you go by yourselves, or we will drive you away. We will kick you out of Palestine, and that is a promise." Activist Sandra Watfa spoke about her father's family, which left Acre when the city was "ethnically cleansed in 1948." Watfa said that "the Zionist force put typhus bacteria into the water that ran straight into the town." The rally was held on June 10 and a video of it was posted on social media by the Ahlebait TV network on June 12.

Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour: "My message to the Jewish people of Palestine is that the British government, several decades ago, and in America, used you to wipe Palestine off the map. And you can make sure that the resistance will come and free Palestine and wipe Israel off the map. But they don't wipe it off the map by genocide, by shedding blood, by killing children, by ethnic cleansing. They do it honorably. They don't fight the civilians; they fight an army, which armed up to the teeth by America, by Britain, and by all forces, great forces, in the West. We will do that, and you will see it.

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"My message to the Zionist bunch, who are occupying Palestine, your days are numbered, either you go yourself or we will try, we will drive you away. We will kick you out of Palestine, that is a promise. I may be old, and I may not see that day, but I promise the young people who are here, you will one day see that day and you will march into Al-Quds."

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Sandra Watfa: "My father is from Acre, in Palestine. Acre was ethnically cleansed in 1948, but Acre was well situated to defend itself against the Zionist invaders, so what the Zionist forces did was put bacteria in the spring that fed the town. The spring was called Capri and it ran from the north. The Zionist forces put typhus bacteria into the water that ran straight into the town. The people got sick, and the town fell to the Zionist forces. Those that weren't slaughtered became refugees. My father left his home, my father's town of Acre is now called Acre, that is terrorism. The terrorist holding that flag, the flag they hold is Israeli flag, and if you want to ban any terrorist flag, that is the flag to ban. Victory to the resistance! Free Palestine!"

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Aryan Tavakkoli: "The late imam Khomeini, who named today as Al-Quds day, due to his recognition of the imperialistic and greedy nature of the Zionist regime had mentioned a few decades ago. Israel will not settle for these agreements for it regards the Arab domination over territories from the Nile to the Euphrates as usurpation. Therefore, we believe that negotiations with Israel will not lead to peace and freedom for Palestinians. We believe that the only solution for Palestine is resistance."