A Gaza university dean this week urged “military operations and bombings” against all Israelis, including women and children.
In an interview on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV, Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, ‘, declared that “The Jews of Palestine are fair game today — even the women.” He claimed that “every single Jew in Palestine is a combatant — even the children,” and said Israelis “breastfeed them on hatred for the Palestinian people.”
Therefore, said Al-Yaziji, “bombings should be carried out in the very heart of the enemy, in Haifa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv and Hadera, as was the case in the past, because that is what hurts the Jews.”
The clip, broadcast on October 16, was translated and posted Thursday by the watchdog group MEMRI.
Al-Yaziji’s call for attacks on Israeli civilians was mirrored by a series of cartoons published by Fatah in recent days urging Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets.
Palestinian Media Watch highlighted several cartoons published on Fatah’s Facebook page and other Palestinian media outlets. The cartoon below, showing a Jew with a knife in his shoulder, was posted on Fatah’s Facebook page on October 4, PMW said. “The Palestinian flag is on the blade of the knife and in the background is Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock. The text in Arabic and in Hebrew on top of the image says: ‘Here is Jerusalem, you crazies, beware!’,” PMW said.
Earlier this week, MEMRI highlighted a video posted by a Jordanian-Palestinian teacher on Facebook showing his young daughter holding a large knife and declaring, “I want to stab a Jew.” Abdulhaleem Abuesha, a teacher in the Madaba refugee camp in Jordan, posted the clip on Friday.