Hamas: 'Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it'
Last updated 11/29/2023 at 11:03am
Over a month after Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel and her people, both parties have agreed to a deal on hostage and prisoner exchanges, and a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. While civilians will receive food, water, and emergency care amid the exchange negotiations, Hamas’ radical indoctrination of antisemitism will continue to spread.
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: O’ Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him,” reads the Hamas Covenant that outlines a path to the group’s goal of destroying Israel through jihad. This mantra, riddled with blatant hate, was clearly reflected when the terrorist group broke an ongoing ceasefire with its attack on Israel on October 7 that prompted this wave of conflict. Footage of Israeli citizens being shot while driving their cars, children being murdered in their bunk beds, and families hunted in their own neighborhoods brings this atrocity of a covenant to the public eye.
As calls for ceasefire continue to flood the media, and cases of antisemitism and islamophobia are on the rise in our communities, there is a common misunderstanding of what a “ceasefire” means, and that there had already been a ceasefire in place — which Hamas broke. Many believe that it means both parties shake hands and agree not to throw stones, when in reality it positions the terrorist group to relocate additional resources—within civilian residential areas—and prepare for the next attack their covenant blatantly calls for. No country can be expected to stand down when its opposition has enshrined its complete destruction in their manifesto, and if given the chance, would see to the end of its very existence as a nation.
While the intentions of peace and safety associated with the idea of a ceasefire are fair in nature, the reality is that Hamas would only grow towards its next brutal attack, prompting a guaranteed retaliation by Israel.
Hamas—often referred to as a “political” or “militant” group—has been a member of the U.S. State Department’s list of designated foreign terrorist organizations since October of 1997 and have a storied history of tying Islam to radical jihadists. Even after the attacks last month in Israel, Hamas leaders cited their commitment to advancing their hate-filled agenda to The New York Times, and how the carnage on both sides is a “great act” that promotes “putting the Palestinian issue back on the table.” One leader claims that a success from the attacks is that now no one in the region is “experiencing calm” and that he hopes “that the state of war with Israel will become permanent on all the borders…”
While there is no end in sight for this radical ideology, there is support for our most reliable partner in the Middle East. This month, the House passed a bipartisan Israel aid bill that now awaits action in the Senate.
We must remain vigilant against groups that promote, incentivize, and execute this magnitude of hate and evil. As the hostages are returned, and prisoners exchanged, I applaud those that are delivering aid to civilians in Gaza, and I hope they are thankful that only one party in this conflict takes Americans hostage.