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Oct 06, 2022
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Official Samir Zaqout: Arafat Helped Fund the Resistance “Under the Table”; The Israelis Have Brought Depravity and Homosexuality to the Blessed Holy Land

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Source: Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Palestine - Islamic Jihad)

Samir Zaquot, who is head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, said in an October 6, 2022 show on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Islamic Jihad – Gaza) that the "heroic martyr" Yasser Arafat used to finance and help Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) "under the table," despite Israeli plans to "wipe off" the organization. He further praised PA security service members who prepared and carried out attacks against Israel. Zaqout said that the "blessed and holy land" cannot accept the "depraved" Israeli "foreigners" and that Israel has the most homosexuality organizations and institutions of "economic destruction." He continued to say that the "American empire" is the "biggest criminal empire to appear in history" and that former U.S. President Trump boasted that Americans do not respect moral values, and therefore voted for him, even though he ran casinos and brothels.

Samir Zaquot: "Israel was hoping to wipe off the Islamic Jihad. The Oslo [Agreements] were an attempt to eliminate the resistance, but the late president, the heroic martyr Yasser Arafat, Allah's mercy upon him, was helping the resistance under the table, and funding it. Today, we must remember some of the heroes, like Dr. Mahmoud Sabawi, who helped the resistance. He would assemble bombs, that were used by the resistance to attack the occupation and the Israelis. We must also mention..."

Interviewer: "We must mention Abu Jandal as well, from Jenin, in the occupied West Bank."

Zaquot: "Today, we must also mention the men of the [Palestinian] security services, who opened fire toward the Jalame checkpoint, and other checkpoints in the West Bank."


"This blessed and holy land cannot accept those Israeli foreigners. They have come from all over the world, with all their depravity.

"Most of the organizations of the homosexuals and most of the institutions that bring about economic destruction are to be found in that foundling of a country.

"This is a 'function state.' If the [American] country of aggression and crime comes to an end... The biggest criminal empire in history... We speak about the Tatars, but the American empire is worse. The American empire... Its boss, its president, Trump said: 'America elected me president, even though I run casinos and brothels. We do not respect moral values, only interests. This is why I was elected president of that country.'"

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