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EXTRACTS FROM THE HAMAS COVENANT 1988
THE COVENANT OF THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT

18 August 1988

The word “Hamas” means “zeal”. It is also an acronym for Islamic Resistance Movement It was created as an armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza in 1988, and adopted this Covenant, and after its success at the elections in 2006, it formed the government of the Palestinian Authority.

“In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah …
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory)… 


Article Seven:

... 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. Only the Gharkad tree would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim)."


Article Eleven:

The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.

This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement…


Article Thirteen:

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavours. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith: 

          “The people of Syria are Allah's lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them  
          against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves.”

Article Fourteen:

…“I swear by the holder of Mohammed's soul that I would like to invade and be killed for he sake of Allah, then invade and be killed, and then invade again and be killed.” (As related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).


Article Seventeen:

 …That is why you find them [our enemies] giving these attempts constant attention through information campaigns, films, and the school curriculum, using for that purpose their lackeys who are infiltrated through Zionist organizations under various names and shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups and others, which are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs. These organizations have ample resources that enable them to play their role in societies for the purpose of achieving the Zionist targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve the enemy. These organizations operate in the absence of Islam and its estrangement among its people. The Islamic peoples should perform their role in confronting the conspiracies of these saboteurs. The day Islam is in control of guiding the affairs of life, these organizations, hostile to humanity and Islam, will be obliterated.


Article Twenty-Two:

For a long time, the enemies have been planning, skilfully and with precision, for the achievement of what they have attained... With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the world with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here and there. With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests. With their money they were able to control imperialistic countries and instigate them to colonize many countries in order to enable them to exploit their resources and spread corruption there.
            
You may speak as much as you want about regional and world wars. They were behind World War I, when they were able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate, making financial gains and controlling resources. They obtained the Balfour Declaration, formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state. It was they who instigated the replacement of the League of Nations with the United Nations and the Security Council to enable them to rule the world through them. There is no war going on anywhere, without having their finger in it.
 
              “So often as they shall kindle a fire for war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall set  
              their minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not the corrupt doers.” (The Table - verse 64).


Article Twenty-Eight:

…We should not forget to remind every Moslem that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the threshold of the Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that "Mohammed is dead, and his descendants are all women."
              
Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. "May the cowards never sleep."


Article Thirty-One:

…Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism - to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are the best witness to that.

It is the duty of the followers of other religions to stop disputing the sovereignty of Islam in this region, because the day these followers should take over there will be nothing but carnage, displacement and terror…


Article Thirty-Two:

 …Today it is Palestine, tomorrow it will be one country or another. The Zionist plan is limitless. After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.
               
Leaving the circle of struggle with Zionism is high treason, and cursed be he who does that.

"for who so shall turn his back unto them on that day, unless he turneth aside to fight, or retreateth to another party of the faithful, shall draw on himself the indignation of Allah, and his abode shall be hell; an ill journey shall it be thither." (The Spoils - verse 16)…

Translation by the Avalon Project, Yale University. Full text at http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/hamas.htm


STATEMENTS BY HAMAS GOVERNMENT LEADERS 2006

"No to negotiations with Israel, no to recognition of Israel and no to surrender of Palestinian rights" (Khaled Mashal, Al-Rai Al-Aaam, March 26, 2006).
             
"One of the basic principles of the new government is not to surrender to international threats and to refuse to recognize Israel" (Ismail Haniya, Al Sharoq newspaper, March 1, 2006).
             
"I will not meet with the leadership of the occupation, and we have those who will represent us in the visits of the prisoners" (Wasfi Kabha, Minister for Prisoner Affairs, March 28, 2006).
             
"The Palestinian security framework is not amenable to political negotiations, This is certainly not on my agenda" (Said Siam, Minister of the Interior, Press Conference in Gaza, April 2, 2006)..

 

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