Palestine-Israel Conflict

Columnist Mustafa Al-Sawwaf: “Israel’s disappearance is a necessity according to the Koran – that is a truth since the first intifada”


Advisors and members of Hamas have over and over again declared their ‘demand for freedom’ arguments are merely strategies and clever plans to persuade the West to view Palestine as a “victim”, and to try and install some form of guilt on the Western world for allowing Israel to exist.

The purpose of Hamas is solely the conquest of Israel, the genocide of the Jews and the complete destruction of all Christian and Judeo history from the region. The same aim is planned for Andalusia and the Vatican, the territories which Muslims invaded in the Middle Ages and which Muslims still consider “theirs”. Any land which has occupied a Muslim population, which has housed mosques is “theirs” and theirs to be at some point in the future. That is the Islamic belief.

There existed no Palestine or Palestinian people and this creation had only the intent to persecute Jews. In pre-1948 Israel under British mandate the area was a no-man’s land, surrounded by illegal immigrants from around neighboring Arab countries who had gathered with early attempts to congregate to war against the British. Before that plan was even put in motion, Israel had been granted to the Jews which gave an even greater excuse to continue the persecution of Jews.

In March 1977, Zahir Muhsein, an executive member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), said in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw: “The ‘Palestinian people’ does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel.”

The Arabs who now claim to be natives of the Holy Land have migrated to Palestine through illegal immigration after 1917, from neighboring Arab countries, predominantly from areas now known as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.

The British Governor of the Sinai (1922-36) reported in the Palestine Royal Commission Report: “This illegal immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria.”

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill noted the Arab influx. Churchill, a veteran of the early years of the British mandate in the Holy Land, noted in 1939 that “far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population.”

Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist acknowledged the lie he was fighting for: “Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? … we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians. They removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag.”

PA President ‘Abbas: Israel Was Founded In Order To Remain; Hamas: ‘Abbas Must Resign

On August 27, 2012, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud ‘Abbas met in his Ramallah office with a delegation of rabbis headed by former Israeli minister Michael Melchior. After expressing hope that war would not break out between Israel and Iran, ‘Abbas said: “Israel was founded in order to remain and not in order to vanish, [but] its continued [existence] should not be at the expense of the absent Palestinian state.” He stressed the importance of dialogue among the monotheistic religions as a way to attain peace with security and stability for everyone.[1]

‘Abbas’s meeting with the rabbis[2]  
‘Abbas’s statements angered Hamas, which accused him of trying to be more Israeli than the Israelis.

The following are excerpts from responses by Hamas officials and a Hamas columnist. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that ‘Abbas’s statements came as “a shock to the Palestinian people,” adding: “We have condemned such statements coming from Israeli leaders, so we must certainly [condemn them] when made by a Palestinian.” He also took the opportunity to challenge ‘Abbas’s legitimacy, stating that his term as president had ended and that there was no consensus over his remaining in office.[3]

Hamas political bureau member ‘Izzat Rishq urged ‘Abbas to retract his statement because “Israel is a satanic seed and a usurping and occupying entity that is destined to disappear.”[4] Another bureau member, Khalil Al-Hayya, said: “Israel was founded in order to vanish and not in order to remain. We are planning for the day of victory and for the day of its disappearance.”[5]

Yousuf Rizqa, an advisor to Hamas Prime Minister Isma’il Haniya, said that if ‘Abbas could not speak properly, he should be silent. Commenting on his remarks about Iran, he said: “Leave [the issue of eliminating Israel] to Iran, and do not set yourself up as another Israeli Knesset member defending Israel’s future… The Palestinian yearns for Israel’s disappearance because he wants his rights back, whereas the Israeli works to wipe the Palestinians off the map. Smart diplomacy does not mean that the Palestinian must masquerade as an Israeli and speak his language. As a leader, [you must] consider the feelings of your people and represent their conscience and the conscience of the martyrs. If you are unable to speak [for them, remember that] silence is golden.”[6]

Mustafa Al-Sawwaf, columnist for the Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, wrote that ‘Abbas’s statements disqualified him from being the leader of the Palestinian people and advised him to resign: “Israel’s disappearance is a necessity [according to] the Koran – that is a truth that we have learned and that we have been teaching since the first intifada, which was the Palestinian people’s first step towards ending the usurpation of Palestine by the Jewish gangs… Israel was established by force, and a usurper cannot forever control [the land] he has usurped. The usurpation of [Palestine] occurred in a moment of weakness and disintegration due to the imperialist hegemony over the Arabs, the Palestinians and the Muslims. Therefore, Israel’s disappearance [likewise] depends on the disappearance of the circumstances that led to its existence on Palestinian soil… Mr. Mahmoud ‘Abbas, Israel was not founded in order to remain, for its presence is an anomaly… We are convinced that its disappearance is necessary. That lies beyond any doubt. It is a disgrace that you call yourself the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people…  and a disgrace that you [even] belong to this people.”Al-Sawwaf advised the Palestinian public to remove ‘Abbas from office: “Put a stop the contemptuous [behavior] of this man who says, publicly and needlessly, that Israel was founded in order to remain. It is he who should not remain in politics, but should resign or be impeached, so he can turn to some other field that is not political.”[7]


[1], August 29, 2012.

[2], August 29, 2012.

[3], August 30, 2012.

[4], August 30, 2012.

[5] Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), August 31, 2012.

[6], August 29, 2012.

[7] Al-Risala (Gaza), September 3, 2012.