Is Hamas Rhetoric of 'Kill All Jews" a Natural Outgrowth of Israel's Genocide?

The Hamas charter, widely cited by defenders of the Israeli siege on Gaza, contains some passages that are hard to reconcile for many allied with Palestinian liberation. Specifically, the charter states: “The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: ‘The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’” According to Kash Nikazmrad of Students for Justice in Palestine, one should view passages from the Hamas charter like the one above as hyperbolic political rhetoric meant to stoke a political base, and not, he says, as something to be taken literally. The focus, he says should be on... read more
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Is Hamas Rhetoric of 'Kill All Jews" a Natural Outgrowth of Israel's Genocide?