Top Hamas Official Calls for the 'Slaughter' of 'Every Jew on the Globe'
Leader speech comes after Hamas member was shot by Israeli soldiers
A top Hamas leader called on his Palestinian brethren across the world to "attack every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and killing."
Senior Hamas leader Fathi Hammad went on a tirade during a rally at the Israel-Gaza border:
"Our patience has run out.
"We are on the verge of exploding.
"If this siege is not undone, we will explode in the face of our enemies, with God's permission and glory.
"The explosion is not only going to be in Gaza, but also in the [West] Bank and abroad, if God wills.
"But our brothers are still preparing.
"They are trying to prepare."
"They are warming up," he continues.
"A long time has passed with them warming up.
"All of you 7 million Palestinians abroad, enough of the warming up.
"You have Jews everywhere and we must attack every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and killing, if God permits.
"Enough of the warming up."
Hammad's blood-curdling speech came following the death of a 28-year-old Hamas member, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after reportedly being "misidentified."
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Israel later apologized for the incident, according to a report from The Jerusalem Post.
The official's remarks went to the extreme, even for his own Islamic militant group.
His comments were condemned by the group with an official statement Monday.
Another Hamas official called the leader's remarks "personal statements that do not represent Hamas," according to the Washington Examiner.
Hammad attempted to walk back his comments by issuing his own statement on the group's website clarifying that he supports "Hamas's consistent, adopted a policy of limiting its resistance to the Zionist occupation that usurps Palestine's land and defiles its holy sites," The Times of Israel reported.