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“Hamas’s true objective in Operation Protective Edge – and negotiations that may follow – is in “liberating” Jerusalem from the Jews,a Hamas spokesman stated earlier this week.”
“The time has come for us to say that the true war is not aimed at opening border crossings,” Sami Abu Zuhri said. “Our true war is aimed at the liberation of Jerusalem, Allah willing.” His words were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.
“He then chanted “Khaybar, Khaybar al Yahood,” an Arabic phrase meaning that Allah will return to expel (or kill) the Jews. Khaybar was a Jewish village north of Medina, Saudi Arabia, which was conquered by Islamists in 629 CE. Crowds waving Hamas flags cheered him on.” (Tova Dvorin, Israel National News)
Here Hamas comes out with their true objective which is to conquer Jerusalem. This has allays been the main objection of the Palestinian effort to remove Jewish presents from the Land of Israel. The “freedom fighters” battle has not been about land or occupation but rather anti-Jewish and mostly anti-Zionist. I can recall every Palestinian home that I’ve been in always has a picture of the Dome of the Rock and propaganda slogans like “Al-Quds”, which is to say “we have our sights on Jerusalem”. You even have an Al-Quds University that promotes anti-Semitic education to it’s students right in Jerusalem. Here is an excerpt of one of the type of demonstrations that take place at the university:
“”The Nov. 5 demonstration on the Al-Quds campus involved demonstrators wearing black military gear, armed with fake automatic weapons, and who marched while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute. The demonstration took place in the main square of the Al-Quds campus, which was surrounded by banners depicting images of “martyred” suicide bombers.” (Brandeis Uneversity Website)
The fight is for Jerusalem and the means is through terrorism, ironically the Qur’an has no mention of Jerusalem as a holy place for Islam yet for the Jewish people both historically and spiritually this is the most holy place on earth and that is a fact.
At the end of the day we need to decide if we will let the Hamas and friends bully us off of our most holy place on earth or will we stand up and declare that we are not afraid to say Jerusalem is the Jewish capital and in the heart of the capital is our most holy place on earth The Temple Mount and we are not willing to give it up to a bunch of bullies that are trying to dominate the neighborhood.