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The Palestinian grudge against Israel is not just a political one, but a religious one as well. So says Director of Palestinian Media Watch, Itamar Marcus in his recent report and at a recent oral presentation at Tel Aviv University's Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies. In his paper entitled "Islam's Mandatory War Against Jews and Israel," Marcus documents Islamic holy leaders declaring Jews to be "the eternal enemies of Allah," and the killing of Jews to be Allah's will. Palestinian Media Watch monitors the Palestinian media and issues regular reports, which can be had by emailing

The Palestinians have redefined the conflict from one over borders, in which compromise may be a solution, into a religious war for Allah in which compromise is heretical," Marcus explains. Religious leaders in the Palestinian Authority who lead Friday services in mosques continuously emphasize the following eight points:

  1. Jews are the enemy of Allah
  2. The killing of a Jew is a religious obligation
  3. All agreements with Israel are temporary in nature
  4. Islam is fighting a religious war against the Jews
  5. Palestinians are the vanguard in this war against the Jews, but all of Islam is obligated to assist them
  6. All the of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is Islamic trust and any Muslim who relinquishes his land is damned to hell
  7. Allah will replace Muslims who shirk their duty to fight Israel
  8. The ultimate destruction of Israel is a certainty

    Marcus notes a number of horrifying quotes straight from the mouths of Palestinian Authority religious leaders that make the above points, including the following:

We the Palestinian nation, our fate from Allah is to be the vanguard in the war against the Jews until the resurrection of the dead, as the prophet Muhammad said:   "The resurrection of the dead will not arrive until you will fight the Jews and kill them…"
- - Dr. Muhammed Ibrahim Madi, Palestinian Television, 30 March 2001

The Jews are the Jews... They are all liars… They are terrorists. Therefore it is necessary to slaughter them and murder them, according to the words of Allah… it is forbidden to have mercy in your hearts for the Jews in any place and in any land. Make war on them any place that you find yourself. Any place that you encounter them, kill them. Kill the Jews and those among the Americans that are like them… The Jews only understand might. Have no mercy on the Jews, murder them everywhere…
- - The preacher Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiah, a member of the Palestinian Sharianic (Islamic religious law) Rulings Council, and Rector of Advanced Studies, the Islamic University, Palestinian Television, 13 October 2000

Blessed is he who fights Jihad in the name of Allah, blessed is he who [goes on] raids in the name of Allah, blessed is he who dons a vest of explosives on himself or on his children and goes in to the depth of the Jews and says: Allahu Akbar, Blessed be Allah. Like the collapse of the building upon the heads of the Jews in their sinful dance-hall, I ask of Allah that we see the Knesset collapsing on the heads of the Jews.
- - Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Madi, Friday Sermon, Palestinian TV, June 8, 2001

The Day of resurrection will not come without the victory of the believers over the descendants of the monkeys and pigs and with their annihilation.
- - Sheikh Muhammed Abd Al Hadi La'afi, Responsible for Religious Teaching and Instruction in the Office of the Wakf in the official P.A. newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, 18, May 2001

The above was reported by Israel's Channel 7 July 19, 2001.




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