Hamas official reportedly urges people to ‘cut off the heads of Jews’

 Fathi Hammad called on the people of Jerusalem to behead Jewish people.Hamas official reportedly urges people to ‘cut off the heads of Jews’

A senior Hamas official has reportedly called on Jerusalem residents to buy “five shekel knives” to “cut off the heads of Jews” in a recent video.

“People of Jerusalem, we want you to cut off the heads of the Jews with knives. With your hand, cut their artery from here,” Fathi Hammad, Hamas Political Bureau member and former interior minister, says in the clip, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“A knife costs five shekels [about $1.50]. Buy a knife, sharpen it, put it there, and just cut off [their heads]. It costs just five shekels. With those five shekels, you will humiliate the Jewish state,” he said.

“The Jews have spread corruption and acted with arrogance, and their moment of reckoning has come. The moment of destruction at your hands has arrived,” Hammad added.

Several people cited the Hamas honcho’s call to arms in the context of his militant group’s firing of rockets into Israel and the clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli forces in Jerusalem, the Jewish Journal reported.

Fathi Hammad, a senior Hamas official, reportedly urges people in Jerusalem to buy a knife and decapitate Jews.

“This week’s events are part of a wave of terror led by the terrorist organization Hamas, resulting from reckless and irresponsible incitement to commit violence,” Dov Hikind, a former Democratic New York assemblyman from Brooklyn and head of Americans Against Antisemitism, said in a tweet.

Smoke billows from an Israeli air strike on the Hanadi compound in Gaza City, on May 11, 2021.

“Senior members of the terrorist organization Hamas have made public calls for violence,” he added.

Palestinian Civil Defence extinguish a fire at the Sheikh Zaid residential tower in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 12, 2021.

Maurice Hirsch, a lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces reserves who serves as head of legal strategies for Palestinian Media Watch, tweeted: “These are the people who were going to take part in, and win, the PA elections. #SheikhJarrah is a subterfuge!”

Palestinians mourners carry the body of Hussein Attieh Al-Titi, who was killed during clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army.

Sheikh Jarrah is the neighborhood in East Jerusalem where four Palestinian families could be evicted, the purported impetus for the unrest in the capital city, according to the Jewish Journal.

Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 12, 2021.

Michael Dickson, executive Israel director of right-wing pro-Israel group StandWithUs, also shared the inflammatory video and wrote: “Hamas = ISIS.”

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