In a startling revelation, an official document recently published by the supposedly “moderate” Palestinian Authority is shown to outline explicit calls for the murder of Jewish individuals, as it calls on imams to incite violence against Jews in Friday sermons, citing a religious text for Muslims to “fight the Jews” and “kill” them all.
The document, published Friday by the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, provides comprehensive instructions for imams to incite violence in their weekly religious sermons, including inflammatory rhetoric and a message to “kill” the Jews.
The English version in full: pic.twitter.com/vjBhDDGvyb
— Regavim (@RegavimEng) October 21, 2023
Imploring the Palestinian populace to uphold the preservation of public and personal property, framing it as a religious, moral, and national duty, it advocates for continued resistance.
“We call upon our Palestinian people … despite the pain and tragedies, [we] cannot raise a white flag until the occupation is removed and the independent Palestinian state is established with Jerusalem as its capital,” it reads.
The text then cites the Hadith (the Islamic oral tradition) that incites the murder of Jews.
“The time will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them; until the Jew hides behind the stones and the trees, and the stones or the trees say, ‘O Muslim, O servant of God, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,’” it continues.
The document was exposed Friday by the research departments of Hakol Hayehudi news site and the Regavim Movement NGO, who likened its statements to a virtual “declaration of war.”
The disturbing development indicates that the supposedly “moderate” Palestinian Authority (PA) appears to endorse a perspective paralleling that of Hamas, with both groups unified in their animosity toward Jewish communities, thus dispelling any illusions of a fundamental distinction between the two.
It has also ignited concerns over potential escalations in violence against Jews, especially given the dangerous implications of granting control over territories like Gaza to such entities.
The explicit calls for violence found in the document have yet to receive a response from the global community, though President Joe Biden recently declared a $100 million humanitarian aid package for the Palestinians currently under the authority of the PA and Hamas despite having been snubbed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week.
Biden announces “$100 million of new U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance in both Gaza and the West Bank” pic.twitter.com/6S2p1c4Lo9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2023
The move has seen Republicans on Capitol Hill warning against the aid package and its potential to end up in the hands of terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority, headed by Abbas, is set to disburse roughly $2.8 million to the families of dead Hamas terrorists, as reported by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a media monitoring NGO.
This payout is part of the “pay-for-slay” initiative, officially termed the “Martyrs’ Fund,” wherein financial rewards are granted for carrying out terrorist attacks, with higher compensation for more destructive acts.
The PMW highlights that a terrorist’s family stands to receive an initial sum of roughly $1,500, followed by a lifelong monthly stipend of about $353.
Families related by marriage to the terrorists are slated to receive even larger payments.
Additionally, the report disclosed that around 50 newly imprisoned Hamas members will receive a collective sum of $17,590 this month.
The Palestinian Authority will be rewarding the Hamas terrorists and their families with $2,807,000 – already this month. The PA has not only expressed support for the Hamas terror attacks, but under PA law it will be rewarding the terrorists.
— Pal Media Watch (@palwatch) October 15, 2023
Last year, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled the Palestinian Authority can be held liable for terrorism and sued by the families of those killed in terror attacks as a result of its “pay-for-slay” policy.
Last month, governments and leaders across the globe voiced outrage over “horrifying” remarks concerning Jews and Adolf Hitler expressed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to the leadership of his supposedly Fatah party.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: Hitler Fought the European Jews Because of Their Usury, Money Dealings, It Was Not about Antisemitism; Jews from Arab Countries Did Not Want to Emigrate, But Were Forced to Do So by Israel #Antisemitism @PalestinePMO pic.twitter.com/k75UmycuyM
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) September 6, 2023
The comments of the long-serving Abbas — who has remained president for 18 years despite a four-year term limit — were part of a speech he delivered in which he claimed Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was not an antisemite, and that the Jews of Europe during his era were not killed due to their Jewish identity, but due to their “role in society,” including “usury.”
In April, a violence-themed musical was broadcast on Palestinian Authority television calling to fight Israelis “everywhere” with “blood and stones.”
1/2 Palestinian Authority TV Airs Gaza Musical Encouraging Palestinians to Fight the “Enemy” In All of Israel with Machine Guns, RPGs, Daggers, and Bomb pic.twitter.com/EbqFZJbkyP
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) April 10, 2023
Performed in the Gaza Strip, the musical featured young men in military outfits carrying mock weapons, dancing and singing about combating the “enemy” through the use of machine guns, RPGs, daggers, rifles, and bombs, throughout the Jewish state.
The men are later joined by a group of children who dance alongside them.
Last week, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Iraq Amad Rwaidy, who was appointed last month by Palestinian Authority President Abbas, argued that Israeli civilians killed in Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel earlier this month were not innocent.