At Police Academy Commencement, Hamas Minister Fathi Hammad Vows To Liberate Cities In Israel, Including Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Akko, Lod, and Ramle
Following are excerpts from footage of a Gaza police academy graduation ceremony, in which Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad delivered an address. The footage aired on Al-Aqsa TV on June 13, 2012.
Announcer: “Now that we have heard the song of the men, here is a little Palestinian girl, a flower of Jerusalem, who insisted on participating in this ceremony. Rawan is the daughter of one of the officers at the Palestinian police academy. Please welcome Rawan Khilla, who will recite what she has to say, the words on which she was raised.” […]
Rawan Khilla: “Glory explodes in your bodies, and eternal life is guaranteed for martyrdom-seekers.” […]
Fathi Hammad, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security: “Allah says: ‘Prepare for them what force and steeds of war you can.’ The Prophet Muhammad says: ‘Prepare for them what force you can. Force means shooting.’ The Prophet Muhammad also says: ‘Lands shall be thrown open to you, and Allah will protect you, but none of you should give up playing with his arrows.’
“None of you should give up playing with all the tools of force and equipment, which will bring us closer to our aspirations: Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Haifa, Akko and Jaffa. […]
“From this place, I bring you glad tidings: The officers of the class graduating today will become the Police Chief of Jaffa, the Police Chief of Haifa, the Police Chief of Akko, the Police Chief of Lod, the Police Chief of Ramle, and of all other places.
“Therefore, from this place, we declare to all those who usurped our lands that they must prepare to leave, because we have prepared for Jihad. You are going to leave, while we are summoned to battle. We are the owners of this land. […]
“We say: There shall be no reconciliation with secularism. There shall be no reconciliation with any path other than that of Islam. […]
“This is an opportunity for you to study at our academy how to defend our battlefront and how to be soldiers of Allah. We will not be the soldiers of the U.S., of the Zionists, or of the hypocrites. We are determined to proceed along the path of Allah.
“Therefore, dear brothers, we speak with conviction. Some might say: You are talking as if victory is imminent. Yes, victory is imminent. Victory is ours, and disgrace will be the lot of all the hypocrites, who agreed to be the shoes on the feet of the Zionists and the Americans.
“Indeed, victory is coming. Victory is imminent.” […]
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