Hamas Threatens to 'Burn' Israel

Senior Hamas politburo official vows 'awful punishment' for Duma arson while hinting at new intifada, demands Israel rebuild Gaza.

Dalit Halevy,

Mahmoud Al-Zahar
Mahmoud Al-Zahar
Reuters

Hamas continues to call for terror while accusing Israel for the murder of an Arab infant at Duma village in Samaria last Friday, even though police have admitted they need clues despite their early claims Jewish extremists may have committed the arson.

Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a member of the Hamas politburo and a senior official in the terrorist organization, gave an open threat on Wednesday concerning the arson.

"Those who burned the innocent child and his mother and family, those who burned them, must anticipate to receive from us something similar to their attack on us, in an awful punishment," he said in a not-so-subtle threat to burn the perpetrators.

The Hamas leader continued by saying that "sons of Zion (Jews) are contaminating" the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on the Temple Mount which is the holiest site in Judaism.

"When Al-Aqsa Mosque is harmed, our honor is harmed, and when Al-Aqsa is harmed, our Koran is harmed, and therefore we must warn those who are trying to harm Al-Aqsa."

Al-Zahar pointed out that the lethal 2000 Second Intifada terror war, or Oslo War as it was alternatively known, broke out after the visit of then-MK Ariel Sharon to the Temple Mount, in a threat of a new terror intifada.

Just this week Jewish activist and attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef launched a 1 billion shekel class-action lawsuit against Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA), and the radical Islamic Movement in Israel for their discrimination against Jewish rights on the Mount.

Al-Zahar also addressed the reconstruction of Gaza, which was greatly damaged in the terror war that Hamas launched against Israel last summer in its third such attempt to destroy Israel to date.

He claimed that the responsibility to rebuild damaged homes rests on the "Israeli occupation" because it "committed the crime," and therefore it must transfer all the materials needed to rebuild.

His statement ignores how Hamas intentionally embedded its terrorist infrastructure in the civilian population, and how it has been siphoning off construction materials to rebuild its terror attack tunnels into Israel.




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