by Itamar Marcus
Two of the most senior Hamas leaders appeared on Hamas TV yesterday saying that Hamas loves death like Israelis love life.
A recorded statement by Hamas Chief of Staff Muhammad Deif, prepared during the current Gaza war, announced:
“Today you [Israelis] are fighting divine soldiers,
who love death for Allah like you love life,
and who compete among themselves for Martyrdom
like you flee from death.”
Hamas TV also chose to broadcast yesterday a statement former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in the past:
“We love death like our enemies love life!
We love Martyrdom, the way in which [Hamas] leaders died.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014]
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Palestinian Media Watch reported last week that Hamas TV claimed Palestinian civilians who died in the current conflict were privileged to have died as Martyrs.