A Gaza preacher promised that the next terror attacks will include suicide missions that will “turn [Israelis] into lifeless corpses and scattered body parts.”
In a sermon on Friday posted by watchdog group MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), the cleric identified as Abu Hamza Ashur praises the current wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces and calls on Palestinians living in the West Bank to “shed their blood, pounce on them, dismember them, paralyze them, make the earth quake under their feet, trample on their heads.”
Waving what appears to be a suicide vest during the sermon, Ashur claims that the “next martyrdom operations will be carried out with explosive belts.”
“This is what awaits you. This is your nightmare,” he threatens. “We will use it to turn you into body parts, we will annihilate you with it, we will turn you into lifeless corpses and scattered body parts.”
“The time for demonstrations and rallies over. Only rage will liberate land,” he goes on.
Nine Israelis have been killed in over 50 stabbing, car-ramming and shooting attacks since October 1 in Israel and the West Bank. The attacks occur on a near-daily basis.
Earlier this month, a Gaza-based cleric waved a knife during a sermon at a Rafah mosque calling on Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank to “attack in threes and fours” and “cut them into body parts.”
“My brother in the West Bank: Stab! My brother is the West Bank: Stab the myths of the Talmud in their minds! My brother in the West Bank: Stab the myths about the temple in their hearts!” Sheikh Muhammad Sallah cries out while wielding the knife and making stabbing motions, according to a translation made available by MEMRI which also provided a video of the sermon.
“We don’t want just a single stabber. Oh young men of the West Bank: Attack in threes and fours. Some should restrain the victim, while others attack him with axes and butcher knives, he said.
“Do not fear what will be said about you. Oh men of the West Bank, next time, attack in a group of three, four, or five. Attack them in groups. Cut them into body parts,” he went on.