JUSTICE - No. 71

27 Spring 2024 and resistance movement. Its goal is to liberate Palestine and confront the Zionist project. Its frame of reference is Islam, which determines its principles, objectives and means.” Article 3 “Palestine is an Arab Islamic land.” Article 18 “The establishment of ‘Israel’ is entirely illegal and contravenes the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and goes against their will and the will of the Ummah.” Article 20 “Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.” Article 23 “Resistance and jihad for the liberation of Palestine will remain a legitimate right, a duty and an honour for all the sons and daughters of our people and our Ummah.” Article 32 “Hamas affirms the responsibility of the Arabs and the Muslims and their duty and role in the liberation of Palestine from Zionist occupation.” This, as I mentioned, does not replace the original Charter but is the sanitized public relations supplement to the Charter. The genocidal intent of Hamas is manifest not only in its Charter but also in statements by Hamas representatives: Ahmed Yassin (The founder of Hamas): “I say that Israel will be gone in the first quarter of the next [21st] century, inshallah. To be precise, I say that by 2027, there will be no Israel.” Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar), June 5, 1999. Sami Abu Zuhri, head of the political department of Hamas abroad: “We are convinced that we will not only purify Gaza, but also return to Jerusalem.” Hamas Leader abroad Khaled Mashal: We have nothing to do with the two-state solution. We reject this notion, because it means you would get a promise for a [Palestinian] state, yet you are required to recognize the legitimacy of the other state, which is the Zionist entity. This is unacceptable. I believe that October 7 has enhanced this conviction, has narrowed the disagreements, and has turned the idea of liberating Palestine from the River to the Sea into a realistic idea that has already begun. It is not something [merely] to be expected or hoped for. It is part of the plan, part of the agenda, and we are standing on its threshold, Allah willing. Amar Taqi's Podcast, January 18, 2024. Hamas children’s TV programs feature cute, cuddly dolls that teach children the importance of killing all the Jews. Hamas has publicly declared for years that sacrificing innocent Palestinian civilians is a central element of its strategic doctrine. In a speech delivered on February 29, 2008, Hamas official Fathi Hammad said: “for the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land.”2 A handwritten note was found in the pocket of a commander of the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, who was one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack and massacre on October 7, 2023. He wrote it for his subordinates, and it was apparently written to encourage them before the attack. The note reads: Oh, descendants of Khaled and al-Zabir, Allah has designated you and given you the honor to participate in jihad; know that your enemy is a disease which has no cure except beheading and removing their hearts and livers. Hamas spokesperson Ghazi Hamed confirmed the organization’s genocidal intent in an interview with the LBC television network in Beirut on October 24, 2023.3 Hamed warned that the October 7 attack was only the beginning, and that Hamas would continue to strike Israel until it killed every Jew and destroyed the country. In an intercepted message, a Hamas terrorist was recorded proudly informing his family that he had “killed Jews with his own hands.” 2. Howard Adelman, “Research on the Ethics of War in the Context of Violence in Gaza,” 7 J. ACADEMIC ETHICS 93, 110 (2009). 3. Gianluca Pacchiani, “Hamas Official Says Group Will Repeat Oct. 7 Attack ‘Twice and Three Times’ To Destroy Israel,” TIMES OF ISRAEL, Nov. 1, 2023, available at https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hamasofficial-says-group-will-repeat-oct-7-attack-twice-andthree-times-to-destroy-israel/