After Kissing Ground Upon Entry Into Gaza for First Visit Hamas Terror Chief Promises Conquest of Jerusalem, Haifa (VIDEO)

December 7, 2012 9:49 am 4 comments

Hamas chief kisses the group upon entry into Gaza.

On his first visit to the Gaza Strip Hamas terror chief Khaled Mashal did not strike a conciliatory tone with Israel.”Today Gaza, tomorrow Ramallah and then Jerusalem, Haifa and Jaffa,” he said at a press conference, according to Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.

Mashal, whose family left the West Bank after the 1967 war, and who grew up in Kuwait and moved to Qatar this year after abandoning his longtime base in Syria, crossed into Gaza through the Egyptian border. Tearful, he kissed the ground upon his arrival.

Meshal said that the visit to Gaza was his “third birth” and, further explaining, said his “first birth” was his literal birth,  the second, his survival of an Israeli assassination attempt. He said his “fourth birth,” would take place “when the whole of Palestine is liberated.”

Mr. Meshal was expected to visit the house of Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated in 2004 by Israel. He is also expected to visit the home of Ahmed al- Jabari and the house of the Dalu family, which lost 10 members during Operation Pillar of Defense.

The press conference was held in tandem with Ismail Haniyeh, the de facto leader of Hamas in Gaza. He called Mashaal’s visit “a historic moment for the Palestinian people and a victory for our people.”

The three-day visit is meant to coincide with Saturday’s 25th anniversary celebration of the founding of Hamas.

According to The Times of Israel Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Thursday that Israel has no say over who enters Gaza from Egypt. “We have no position on different individuals within Hamas,” he said when asked about the Meshal visit. “Hamas is Hamas is Hamas.”

A video of Mashal’s arrival can be viewed below:

4 Comments

  • What is even worse is the support these people get from the ‘good people’ of Europe. Only the Czech Republic learned something when the UN voted to upgrade the status of the Palestinian terrorist.

  • Fredric M. London

    It is a shame that Israel does not wipe this vermin off the face of the earth.

  • I find it repulsive that Hamas, the entity at large, is offended when on the world stage is referred to as a terrorist organization…..yet this hate monger Khaled Mashal, proudly accepts the title “Hamas Terror Chief”. A blatant display of hypocrisy!

    How can anyone truly believe PEACE is any part of their agenda? What a joke.

  • The HAMAS CHARTER calls for the murder of six million Jews..ss does the PLO CHARTER ( now FATAH) …as does the HESBOLLAH CHARTER…Every Muslim who supports these murderous gangs supports their charters and is equally sociopathic..All of these Muslim sociopaths are emulating Muhammad who in true sociopathic fashion had 900 unarmed Jews decapitated at Quaraza.

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