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Hamas leader writes for the Guardian

Hamas is an organisation dedicated to killing Jews. Its charter:

“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.

Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. “May the cowards never sleep.”

The Islamic Resistance Movement consider itself to be the spearhead of the circle of struggle with world Zionism and a step on the road. The Movement adds its efforts to the efforts of all those who are active in the Palestinian arena. Arab and Islamic Peoples should augment by further steps on their part; Islamic groupings all over the Arab world should also do the same, since all of these are the best-equipped for the future role in the fight with the warmongering Jews.

Hamas calls for the death of Jews and Christians:

This is why Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh is met with chants of “kill the Jews“, when he travels abroad.

Hamas claim that Jewish children around the world are legitimate targets for them to kill.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in the Guardian:

As a people we have been historically wronged and subjected to dozens of massacres; tens of thousands of us have lost our children for no other reason than that we demand our rights as clearly stipulated under international laws.

I would like to reiterate on behalf of my people our sincere desire to live in security and stability, without wars and bloodshed; we hope that the world will help us in this venture. We extend our hand to all those who seek a just peace to work seriously to end the occupation and help us establish our state, which the world has already recognised. […]

We do not want more blood. We want help in achieving justice for our people who lost their land and freedom decades ago, and in providing security for a region that has long endured oppression and suffering. This is a responsibility no one should evade.

Here is a select list of Hamas terrorist attacks since 2004, via the ADL:

  • September 1, 2010: Two Israelis were wounded, one seriously, when Hamas terrorists ambushed their car as as the couple was driving near Kochav Hashachar.
  • August 31, 2010: Four Israelis, including a pregnant woman, were murdered when terrorists ambushed their car as they were driving near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, which coincided with the restarting of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
  • August 28, 2005: A suicide bombing outside the Central Bus Station in Beersheba severly injured two security guards who stopped the bomber from entering the bus station.
  • January 13, 2005: Six Israelis were killed and five other civilians were wounded in a double suicide bombing at the Karni crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The two suicide bombers used a very large explosive device to blast through a defensive wall that separates the Israeli and Palestinian sides at the crossing. Following the blast, the bombers crossed into the Israeli side, carrying explosives on their bodies, which they detonated. 
  • August 28, 2004: Sixteen people, including a 3 year old, were killed and about 100 injured when two buses in Beersheba were attacked within minutes of each other by suicide bombers.
  • June 28, 2004: A Kassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip struck near a nursery school in the northern Negev town of Sderot, killing an Israeli man and a 4-year old Israeli child.

From Hamas TV:

But don’t worry.

The Guardian does take anti-Semitism seriously.

Take this recent article about Euro 2012, where the Guardian acknowledged:

A BBC Panorama programme on Monday broadcast brutal footage of “fans” on the terraces of Ukrainian and Polish club teams involved in criminal, racist acts. Hooligans were filmed attacking non-white fans as police stood by; others unfurled giant anti-Semitic banners; some fans including those of the local team Karpaty Lviv whooped monkey noises at black players while others appeared to give Nazi salutes during matches.

Guardian writer Hadley Freedman is also aware of anti-semitism. She tweets this morning about a Daily Mail article which delves into racist tropes about Jews:

Rhinoplasty was once customary around bat’mitzvah time.” Man, all I got at my bat’mitzvah was a buffet lunch… Honestly, the Mail can kiss my ‘defining feature’ – my tuchus http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2156077/Nose-jobs-decline-rhinoplastys-biggest-fans-longer-fear-defining-feature.html

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