Following are excerpts
from a public address delivered by Hamas Leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, which
aired on Al-Aqsa TV on November 5, 2010:
On this occasion, dear brothers and sisters, we cannot but recall the
crimes of these criminal [Jews] throughout history. Today, we present
the world with a bunch of questions, and we challenge it to answer them
honestly, for today, interests overshadow moral values, elections overshadow
principles, and Zionism has overshadowed the truth.
We ask the people of
the world today: Why did France, in 1253, expel and uproot the Jewish
entity, which was represented by the ghetto? Why did they expel them?
Because they sucked the blood of the French, because they shed the blood
of the French, slaughtered them, stole their money, and conspired against
them. At the end of the day, the French had no choice but to expel them
The [Jews] fled north,
to Britain, and lived there for only 27 years, until the English realized
the criminality of these people, who murdered them, sucked their blood,
and stole their money. So they slaughtered hem, and expelled them in
We ask the French and
the British: Why did you expel them? We ask Germany of pre-Hitler times:
Why were the [Jews] expelled in 1384? We ask the [Jews] why France expelled
them a second time, in 1360, why Hungry expelled them in 1360, and why
Belgium expelled them in 1370.
This was not something
new – it started even before 1253, on the day that Pharaoh the tyrant
expelled them because they had shed the blood of the Egyptians, and
had conspired with their enemies against them. So [Pharaoh] expelled
them, after they lost their religion, after the time of Joseph.
Was this series [of explosions]
anything new? No. After the Czechs expelled them in 1380. Austria expelled
them in 1420, Holland in 1444, and Spain in 1492. Russia expelled them
after they conspired to assassinate the Czar in 1882, and Germany expelled
them once again in 1945.
The series of expulsions
continues to this day. Blood continues to be shed, martyrs continue
to fall, our sons continue to hoist the banner high, and Allah willing,
their expulsion from Palestine in its entirety is certain to come. We
are no weaker or less honorable than the peoples that expelled and annihilated
the Jews. The day we expel them is drawing near.
The nation that opens
up its doors, its hearts, and its homes to the [Jews] who were expelled
from all corners of the earth was the Islamic nation.
We extended our hands
to feed these hungry dogs and wild beasts, and they devoured our fingers.
We have learned the lesson – there is no place for you among us, and
you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to