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Editor’s note: Below is the latest profile of Frontpage’s new series, “Voices of Palestine,” which will illuminate the core beliefs, in their own words, of leading figures in the Palestinian death cult. Click the following to view the profiles of Ahmad Bahr, Mahmoud al-Zahar, Ibrahim Mudayris, Yasser Ghalban, Haj Amin al-Husseini, Wafa al-Bis, Mahmoud Abbas, Ahlam Tamimi, Yassir Arafat (Part I and Part II), Abdallah Jarbu, Sheik Ismail Aal Radhwan, Abdel Aziz Rantisi and Yunis Al-Astal.
The terrorist organization Hamas’s disregard for all manner of human life is evinced not merely by its genocidal campaign against the Jewish people, but also by the organization’s use of Palestinian children and women as both suicide bombers and human shields. While most may find the practice repugnant, it has found a staunch champion in Fathi Hamad, interior minister for the Hamas-controlled Gaza government since 2009.
As interior minister, Hamad has described his role as one in which he directs Hamas’s terrorist policy, saying, “We routinely meet and coordinate with the commanders of all the factions of the resistance in Gaza… to protect them and make it easier for them to carry out every aspect of their jihadist missions.”
In addition to being a terror facilitator, Hamad’s professional resume also includes being head of the Hamas Public Affairs Department, Network Director of Hamas-controlled Al Aqsa TV and a former member the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Apart from his professional work, Hamad’s charitable work includes being head of the Gaza charity Waad, which in November 2009 offered a $1.4 million bounty to any Arabs living in Israel who kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Hamad has always placed a high value on the torment of Jews, having once said in a speech given in September 2008, “That by the grace of Allah, killing a single Jew is the same as killing 30 million.”
Given his political and professional background, Hamad has used his role as Hamas jack-of-all-trades to spread the terrorist organization’s message of violence and death in the pursuit claiming “Palestine” in the name of Allah. Hamad has said that Hamas “will not rest until we destroy the Zionist entity,” and, in a 2009 speech, predicted that Israel “would disappear by 2022.”
When Al Aqsa TV was launched in 2006, Hamad said the television station’s mission was “to establish Islamic culture and an ideological, scientific and political vision that is in tandem with the spirit of Islam, and to spread information about important issues.” To this end, Hamad began to produce children’s programs that promoted terrorist activity and hatred of Jews and Israelis; shows such as “Tomorrow’s Pioneers” and “Brilliant Children.”
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