Hamas political leader and designated terrorist Fathi Hammad called on Palestinians in Jerusalem on Friday to buy cheap knives in order to behead Jews. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to cozy up to the Gaza terror group while condemning Israel for responding to attacks against it and calling to end or condition aid to the Jewish state.
In public remarks during an address which aired on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV on Friday, Hammad called for the beheading of Jews.
“People of Jerusalem, we want you to cut off the heads of the Jews with knives,” he said, clarifying to “cut their [carotid] artery” as he demonstrated doing so with his hand.
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) May 10, 2021
The Hamas leader then bragged that the act could be accomplished with little cost.
“Buy a knife, sharpen it, put it here [against the neck], and just cut off [their heads],” he said. “It costs just five shekels [roughly $1.50].”
“With those five shekels you will humiliate the Jewish state,” he added.
Explicitly noting that “Jews” are the enemy, and not merely “Israelis” or “Zionists” — which have become euphemisms to avoid charges of antisemitism, Hammad quoted the Islamic Quran in claiming that Jews are most hostile.
“You shall find the strongest in enmity towards the believers to be the Jews and the polytheists,” he said.
Hammad added that Jews are guilty of other evils and that their demise is at hand.
“The Jews have spread corruption and have acted with arrogance, and their moment of reckoning has come,” he said. “The moment of [their] destruction at your hands has arrived.”
In September 2016, Hammad was designated as a terrorist by the U.S. State Department.
In July 2019, Hammad urged the millions of Palestinians worldwide to kill Jews wherever they are.
“Oh, you seven million Palestinians abroad, enough warming up!” he said. “There are Jews everywhere! We must attack every Jew on planet earth. We must slaughter and kill them, with Allah’s help.”
Many viewed the rhetoric from Hamas as perfectly in line with the terror group’s regular stances.
“If you want to understand why 30 years after Oslo [Peace Accords] and 16 years after Israel’s complete withdrawal from Gaza there still isn’t peace, this here is a good starting point,” wrote Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute (TAI).
If you want to understand why 30 years after Oslo and 16 years after Israel's complete withdrawal from Gaza there still isn't peace, this here is a good starting point: https://t.co/OxbEsTzZCy
— Daniel Schwammenthal (@DSchwammenthal) May 10, 2021
“Hamas is: a Palestinian terrorist organization committed to destroying Israel; bankrolled & armed by Iran; using the people of Gaza as human shields for hiding & firing weapons,” wrote the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Hamas is urging Palestinians to buy knives and "cut off the heads of the Jews" in Jerusalem.
❗️ a Palestinian terrorist organization committed to destroying Israel
❗️ bankrolled & armed by Iran
❗️ using the people of Gaza as human shields for hiding & firing weapons https://t.co/IPOuvYvFlH
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) May 10, 2021
“This is what Hamas (who is funded by Iran) does every single day,” wrote Bryan Leib, the executive director of Iranian Americans for Liberty. “They incite violence and encourage their supporters to murder Jews.”
“Hamas is not a government. They are a terrorist organization,” he added.
This is what Hamas (who is funded by Iran) does every single day. They incite violence and encourage their supporters to murder Jews.
Hamas is not a government. They are a terrorist organization. https://t.co/ON2cYkQT1d
— Bryan E. Leib (@Bryan_E_Leib) May 10, 2021
“Here’s what a #Hamas politburo member had to say about Jerusalem and ‘the Jews,’ on Hamas TV during the day on Friday…,” wrote the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington Director for International Affairs David Weinberg.
— David A. Weinberg (@DavidAWeinberg) May 11, 2021
“Same Fathi Hammas of Hamas who said in 2008: ‘For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry. We desire death like you desire life,’” wrote international human rights lawyer and political analyst Arsen Ostrovsky, adding a link to the 2008 speech.
Same Fathi Hammas of Hamas who said in 2008:
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) May 10, 2021
“Let’s say there truly are ‘two sides’ in the ‘Israeli-Palestinian’ conflict,” suggested former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D).
“You get to choose between the side that calls for ‘cutting off the heads of Jews’ and the side that doesn’t call for anyone to be decapitated,” he continued. “Choose wisely, and reap what you sow…”
Let’s say there truly are “two sides” in the “Israeli-Palestinian” conflict.
You get to choose between the side that calls for ‘cutting off the heads of Jews’ and the side that doesn’t call for anyone to be decapitated.
Choose wisely, and reap what you sow… https://t.co/6e77Jmu1lU
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 10, 2021
“Peaceful protesters,” mocked political commentator Ian Miles Cheong.
Many, sharing the clip of Hammad calling for attacks on Jews, also noted the support the Hamas terror group receives from progressive Democrats.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 10, 2021
“Friend of Bernie, Warren, Tlaib, Cortez, Harris Biden…,” wrote conservative writer David Horowitz.
“Democrats are supporting Islamic Nazis who express goal is a second Holocaust of the Jews,” he added.
Friend of Bernie, Warren, Tlaib, Cortez, Harris Biden… Democrats are supporting Islamic Nazis who express goal is a second Holocaust of the Jews. https://t.co/4e6oRmm2M7
— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) May 10, 2021
Avoiding condemnation for Hamas attacks, several Democratic lawmakers blasted Israeli reprisals against Hamas terror in recent days.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), while declining to meaningfully condemn Hamas attacks on Israel, slammed Israeli reprisals as an “act of terrorism.”
Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.
Palestinians deserve protection.
Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.
It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid. https://t.co/vWWQfMqBkT
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 10, 2021
In response, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote that Omar is “acting as the press secretary for Hamas.”
Why is a Member of Congress acting as the press secretary for Hamas?
Does Biden agree? https://t.co/kjZG1HO0RD
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 10, 2021
On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) called to end all aid to Israel. “Enough is enough,” she wrote.
American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations. Congress must condition the aid we send to Israel, and end it altogether if those conditions are not followed. Statements aren't working @SecBlinken.
Enough is enough.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 10, 2021
Last week, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) head Morton Klein slammed several far-left Democrats, including Omar and Tlaib, after the Democrats lambasted Israel and called to cut all U.S. aid to the Jewish State.
In an exclusive statement made to Breitbart News, the ZOA, the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization, called out the Democrats for their “absurd” depictions of Israel.
“Anti-Israel Jew-hating Reps. Omar, Tlaib and some others, have disgracefully not only supported boycotting America’s closest ally Israel but absurdly called Israel ‘evil,’ ‘racist,’ and an ‘apartheid state,’” Klein wrote.
Follow Joshua Klein on Twitter @JoshuaKlein.