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Hamas leader Ismail Haniya

Hamas Leader: ‘Women, Children, Elderly’ Must Die in Gaza to Help Our Fight Against Israel

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for Palestinian civilians to die in Israel’s strikes against Hamas terrorists inside of Gaza. The remarks come as Hamas commits war crimes by using civilians as human shields and lies about events that have unfolded during the three-week war, including its false claims that Israel bombed a hospital.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) captured remarks that Haniyeh made during an address on Thursday, October 26, in which he falsely claimed Israel was committing a “new holocaust” against the Palestinians inside Gaza.

“This brutal aggression must stop. This new holocaust must stop. I have said this before, and I say it time again: The blood of the women, children, and elderly… I am not saying that this blood is calling for your [help],” he said. “We are the ones who need this blood, so it awakens within us the revolutionary spirit, so it awakens within us resolve, so it awakens within us the spirit of challenge, and [pushes us] to move forward.”

Israel’s strikes come after Hamas terrorists massacred more than 1,400 Israelis, wounded at least 5,400, and took 239 hostages during the unprecedented attack on October 7. Children were beheaded, babies burned alive, and women raped so violently that their dead bodies were discovered to have broken pelvises. (DW / VFI News)

“God, we ask for Your comforting hand during this tormenting period. We pray for peace and we ask that You spread Your protection over every citizen residing in Israel. We pray for the families of the people who have been murdered and kidnapped and we pray that You comfort them and bring an end to their suffering. We pray that the war will end quickly and for the elimination of all terrorists who have wreaked havoc in our country.”

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