Mahmoud al-Zahar, a member of Hamas’s political bureau and one of the leaders of the terrorist organization, spoke at a ceremony in memory of two Hamas terrorists killed in an IDF attack a few days ago.
In his speech, Zahar said that Hamas would continue the path of resistance "in order to liberate every inch of Palestine from the filth of the occupation."
"The promise of Allah will come true in the security system of the world to come, in which Al-Quds is linked to the Al-Aqsa Mosque," Zahar was quoted as saying by the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper.
In a message to Israel, Zahar said, "Beware of the power of Hamas and the power of the [Al-Qassam] Brigades.”
U.S. President Donald Trump, he said, “does not understand the course of history and the instructions of Allah, and he openly fights us. But we tell him that the promise of Allah will come in the world to come."
In reference to the stalled reconciliation initiative with Fatah, Zahar said that "reconciliation does not mean that we will give up on even one inch of Palestine and does not mean that we will give up one of the rifles of the Al-Qassam Brigades."
Zahar regularly and openly threatens Israel. Last year he vowed to remove all the Jews from “Palestine”.
At the time, he praised "the young people who are standing in front of tanks holding a rock and a knife” before declaring, "We will remove the Jews from our land; this is a divine promise that will take place."
Earlier this year he declared that "removing the Jews from the land they occupied in 1948 is an immutable principle" in the Koran.
"Our position is: Palestine in its entirety, and not a grain of soil less," stressed Zahar.