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Hamas preacher waves knife: ‎‎"The truth of Islam is coming... go out… attack"

Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas  |

Sheikh Muhammad Salah Abu Rajab, Al-Abrar Mosque in Rafah, Gaza Strip:‎
     ‎“’Khaibar, oh Jews!’ (i.e., village where Jews were killed by Muhammad's army in 628). The army ‎of Muhammad has begun to return from Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Saudi Arabia... My brother on ‎the West Bank, stab! ... Paradise is adorned with spears and daggers... The men of Gaza are digging in ‎the ground, taking out what is in it, and have crossed the borders. They have taken their revenge, O ‎Messenger of Allah. People of the West Bank, you saw how the soldiers ran away... Today is the day. ‎‎[Jews are under] curfew. Curfew, curfew... You won't find anything in our land but slaughter. You ‎won't find anything in our land but slaughter and stabbing... The truth is coming, the truth of Islam... ‎Young people of the West Bank, go out in threes, fours, attack. Some will hold the [Jews'] hands, and ‎the others will stab with axes and cleavers.‎
‎[Sheikh quotes lyrics from popular song:]‎ ‎‘I'm coming towards you, my enemy.‎ From every house, neighborhood and street, I'm coming towards you, my enemy with cleavers and knives. From every house, neighborhood and street...’‎
Men of the West Bank, in [your] next attack, attack in groups - three, four, five together. Cut [the ‎Jews] to pieces.”‎

Note: Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. ‎Many Jews were killed in the battle, which marked the end of the Jewish presence in ‎Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against ‎Jews. At extremist gatherings and rallies, this slogan is often chanted as a threat to ‎Jews, implying that they should expect to be defeated and massacred again by Muslims.


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