ISRAEL - Hamas Official Calls to Kill Jews

Arno Froese

A senior member of Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas has encouraged Palestinians across the globe to kill Jews, drawing outrage from both Israeli and Palestinian officials as well as a UN envoy.

In video from a speech to participants of weekly protests, Fathi Hamad, a member of the movement’s top political body, can be seen calling on Palestinian Arabs across the globe to carry out attacks.

“If this siege is not undone, we will explode in the face of our enemies, with God’s permission. The explosion is not only going to be in Gaza but also in the West Bank and abroad, God willing,” Hamad said.

He continued: “Seven million Palestinians outside, enough warming up, you have Jews with you in every place. You should attack every Jew possible in all the world and kill them.”

Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union and others.

“Now you know why we protect the border with Gaza from Hamas.” Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, condemned Hamad’s comments.

“The just values of the Palestinian cause include love for freedom, justice and equality. The repugnant statement of Hamas leader Mr. Fathi Hamad about Jews doesn’t represent any of them,” he tweeted.

United Nations envoy Nickolay Mladenov also condemned the comments, labeling them a “dangerous, repugnant and inciteful statement! It must to be clearly condemned by ALL.”

The Hamas charter refers numerous times to the Muslims’ struggle against the Jews. Article 28 of the charter states: “Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people.”, 15 July 2019

Arno's commentary

One would think that Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north, would have learned not to tangle with Israel militarily. Yet, apparently, hatred has gotten the upper hand.

But such and other statements are helpful for Israel, because this shows to the world that Israel’s defense mechanism must be implemented against any threat from within or without.

The first time Gaza is mentioned in the Bible is in the genealogies of Noah and his three sons. Of Ham, it says in Genesis 10:19: “And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.”

The New Testament mentions Gaza in Acts 8:26: “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.” Philip preached the gospel to a treasurer of Ethiopia, who testified after he heard Philip explain: “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (verse 37b). Based on that testimony, Philip baptized the Ethiopian, and verse 39 reports: “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.” What Gaza needs, everyone else in the world does too, and that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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