The Arab Campaign to Destroy Israel

The Arab Campaign to Destroy Israel

July 16, 2001 - Palestinian suicide bomber kills 2 in Israeli coastal town of Binyamina.

August 2, 2001
Muslim leaders again deny that there is any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
The temple of our lord Solomon is not to be found underneath Al-Aqsa Mosque as the Jews claim... The Israeli claims are false and aim at misleading world public opinion." Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, top cleric of Al-Azhar, the most influential body in Sunni Islam, Cairo, as reported by Agence France Presse

August 3, 2001
Palestinian religious leaders call on Muslims to kill Jews.

The Koran is very clear on this: The greatest enemies of the Islamic nation are the Jews, may Allah fight them…. Whoever can fight them with his weapons, should go out [to the battle]; whoever can fight them with a machine gun, should go out; whoever can fight them with a sword or knife, should go out: This is our destiny.… In several years, Allah willing, we will enter Jerusalem as conquerors. To Haifa as conquerors, to Ashkelon as conquerors.
Sheik Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheik 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza during the Friday sermon broadcast on Palestinian Authority TV, "Blessings to whoever saved a bullet to stick it in a Jew's head," MEMRI translation, August 7, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001 - Suicide bomber kills 15, wounds 130 at the Sbarro pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem.

August 9 and 15, 2001
More pride in suicide bombings.

I am a mother and I was sad to lose him.… At the same time, according to our religious teachings, my son is alive in God's company.… Because Shadi became a martyr, I was proud.… Subhia Al-Kahlout, mother of deceased suicide bomber Shadi Al-Kahlout, as reported by Mike Hanna, "Suicide bombers win public honor; parents grieve in private," CNN.com, August 9, 2001

It is something people have begun to take pride in.… We are not second to Nablus or Gaza in struggle [as the source of suicide bombers]. Ramadan Bitta, Jenin district governor, as reported by Daniel Williams, "Where Martyrs Are Groomed," The Washington Post, August 15, 2001

"We have to get rid of the Jews from around us." Ahmed Masri, father of Izzedin Masri, suicide bomber who blew up Jerusalem Sbarro pizzeria, as reported by Daniel Williams.



Aug. 12, 2001 - Islamic Jihad suicide bomber injures at least 20 people in a suburb of Haifa.

August 19, 2001

The Arab world financially supports the violence against Israel.
$442.5 million from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Algeria, Oman, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan and Sudan has been deposited into the accounts of the Islamic Development Bank, for the Al-Aksa and Intifada funds that support the Palestinian Authority.
Ward Pincus, "Arab States Give $442.5 million to Intifada," The Jerusalem Post

August 19, 2001
Syrian officials participate in offensive recasting of historic record, meant to incite violence.

"Israel has surpassed Nazi Germany in its evils." Syrian Vice-President Mohammed Zuhair Masharqah, during an interview with the Saudi newspaper Okaz, as reported by the Associated Press, August 20, 2001

August 20, 2001
Anti-Semitism is used by Iraqi government to incite violence.

We demand from the Islamic and Arab nation to rise quickly to expel the sons of monkeys and pigs, strangers on the land.
Izzat Ibrahim, Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, representing President Saddam Hussein, at an international conference of 350 Islamic clerics in Baghdad, reported to have been sponsored by the Iraqi government to urge Arab countries to open their borders for volunteers wanting to fight Israel, as reported by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Reuters, August 21, 2001

Sept. 4, 2001 - Palestinian suicide bomber, disguised as an Orthodox Jew, injures 16 Jews in front of hospital.

Sept. 9, 2001 - Suicide bomber kills three at train station in the Israeli coastal town of Nahariya.
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