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)…
… 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).”
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…
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.”
…“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).