(November 18, 2018 / MEMRI) On November 16, 2018, Sheikh Hussein Abu Ayada, Head of the Tribes and Reconciliation Department at Hamas Ministry of Interior, delivered a Friday sermon in Rafah, dressed in military fatigues. Addressing Hamas and Islamic Jihad military wings, Sheikh Abu Ayada shouted: "Tie me to a missile and fire it at Tel Aviv … Enough with the humiliation."
Abu Ayada also criticized the Gulf states, claiming that they oppose the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation and "support the Jews in the destruction of Gaza." The sermon was filmed by Haidara Al-Sharif and excerpts from it posted by Jihad Al-Sharif his Facebook page. The audio and video effects of fire and missile were included in the original.
Hussein Abu Ayada: Oh Al-Qassam Brigades, Oh Al-Quds Brigades, tie me to a missile and fire it at Tel Aviv. I'm ready. Tie me to a missile. Enough with the humiliation and the disgrace![…]
The Jews got used to being able to go to the UAE and kill Al-Mabhouh, to go to Tunisia and kill Al-Zawari, to go anywhere they want … But when they came to the town of Bani Suheila, they left body bags ! When they came to the town of Abasan, they left in body bags![…]
Our "brother", the Gulf emirs oppose the Fatah-Hamas]reconciliation. They support the Jews in the destruction of Gaza. They do not want people in Gaza to memorize the Quran. They want them [to be addicted] to hashish and opioids.[…]
We have a score to settle with the Jews. The Prophet Muhammad promised victory for us.