Advisor To Hamas Government In Gaza: Israel Must Disappear MEMRI
In an October 8, 2012 article in the Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, Kana'an 'Obeid, an advisor to the Hamas government in Gaza, urged this movement to refrain from emulating the PLO in making political concessions and adopting pragmatist policies. Instead, he called upon Hamas to declare that it was created to eliminate the state of Israel.
The following are excerpts from the article:
"The deterioration of the Palestinian cause occurred in a series of steps. Initially, there were slogans such as 'eliminating Israel' or 'bon appétit, oh fish in the sea!', and the PLO slogan, 'we will not relinquish one single grain of sand.' Then there was the consent to [UN Security Council] Resolution 242, the recognition of Israel, and the freezing of the caduque PLO Charter. After that, Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas] declared that Israel is here to stay..."
Former PA Minister Hassan Asfour Boasts: Many Israelis Killed Since PA Established
Following are excerpts from an interview with former PA minister Hassan Asfour, which aired on Mayadeen TV on September 13, 2012.
Hassan Asfour: "The Palestinian entity embodied by the PA constitutes an historic achievement for the Palestinian people.
"In addition, since the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority, the Palestinian struggle has taken on a new dimension. Suffice to mention that the number of Israelis killed from the establishment of the PA until the killing of the leader Yasser Arafat was many times greater than in the previous period."
Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras: The Jews Are Behind Every Catastrophe On Earth
Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras, member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on September 12, 2012.
Marwan Abu Ras: "The Jews are behind each and every catastrophe on the face of the Earth. This is not open to debate. This is not a temporal thing, but goes back to days of yore. They concocted so many conspiracies and betrayed rulers and nations so many times that the people harbor hatred towards them."