In a rant over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a young Palestinian child was filmed at a Hamas rally in Gaza earlier this month threatening “Trump the idiot” and “Netanyahu, son of a Jewish woman,” in a clip that has been widely shared on Palestinian social media.
The video, translated Thursday by MEMRI Middle East Media Research Institute, was from a December 15 rally in support of the Hamas terror group, which rules the coastal enclave and seeks to destroy Israel.
The child, Ahmad Idriss, who wore military uniform, including a face covering, had a message for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump.
“This is a message to Trump the idiot. You idiot, your promise to Israel will not be successful. You idiot, Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine for all eternity,” Idriss screamed for the camera.
In an address earlier this month from the White House, Trump declared that — after repeated failures to achieve peace — a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.
The move was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.
“I say to that idiot Benjamin Netanyahu, you son of a Jewish woman, you don’t know your own origins,” the child can be seen saying. “Here in Gaza, we will trample the heads of your soldiers underfoot, like we did in Nahal Oz.”
In a July 2014 attack, Hamas gunmen emerged from a terror attack tunnel near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, infiltrating an Israeli army base and killing five soldiers, during Operation Protective Edge.
The Gazan boy continued to repeatedly chide Netanyahu by calling him an “idiot” and “son of a Jewish woman.”
“Here in Gaza there are men who do not fear death. Get it, you son of a Jewish woman? You have no source in history. Get it, you son of a Jewish woman?” he said. “Jerusalem is ours, it is our capital. We will not relinquish a single inch of the land of Palestine. Get it, you son of a Jewish woman? Get it, you son of a Jewish woman?”
He denied that Jews were even a historical entity, and threatened violence, before ending incongruously with blessings of peace.
“You have never existed in history. Get it, you idiot?” he said. “If you don’t get it, we, the children of Gaza, will trample you underfoot until you get it. Get it, you son of a Jewish woman? Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings upon you.”
Hamas has repeatedly called for a new intifada against Israel, urging Palestinians to confront soldiers and settlers. It has allowed thousands of Gazans to confront Israeli troops at the Gaza border fence regularly since the announcement. Its leader, Ismail Haniyeh, has praised the “blessed intifada,” urged the liberation of Jerusalem, and made plain that the group was seeking to intensify violence against Israel.
The interviewer also spoke to a woman who had brought her baby with her to the rally.
She said that she had brought him to the rally so that he would come “to love Hamas and the Al-Qassam Brigades,” referring to the armed wing of Hamas. “We bring our small children to teach them to love Hamas. No matter what the Jews or the Arab world do to Hamas, we will support it,” she said as her baby screamed.