Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
December 2, 2002
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"We shall knock on heaven's doors with the skulls of Jews" - Hamas
By Itamar Marcus
The Palestinians have reported that recent talks between the Palestinian
Authority and the Hamas have led to a strengthening of cooperation. Indeed
numerous terrorist attacks have been executed by joint Hamas - PA terror
teams. Given the increased PA cooperation, the political messages of the
Hamas take on greater significance. The following two items now appear on
the Hamas website. The first describes the killing of Jews as the way to
Islamic heaven and the second deals with the religious question as to
whether a woman terrorist may dress without the traditional Islamic garb
when the Islamic garb hinders her ability to commit terror acts.
1. A picture on the "art page" carries the title: "We shall knock on
heaven's doors with the skulls of Jews".
Below these words, an ax is crashing down on the words "the Jews". On the ax
are the words "Al-Kassam" the name of the Hamas terrorist unit. The face is
of arch terrorist Immad Akkel, who planned and executed more than 13
Web address of Hamas "art" page:
2. Religious law question in the "Religious Law Corner"
"Must the female suicide seeker [Istishehadiya -Palestinian term for
suicide bomber] about to execute an operation, dress in accordance with the
Sharia [Moslem religious law], knowing that if the operation is to be in an
Israeli area... the woman will be exposed?"
Answer: "The question of the hijab [woman's head-covering] is not open to
discussion. This is a commandment and obligation a Jihad warrior may not
forgo. A second point is that in our streets and cities, occupied by the
Jews [all of Israel is considered 'occupied'], our sisters may walk about
dressed in their Shar'i clothes, even with veils on their faces and wearing
gloves. The third point, and it is very significant, is that our sisters,
the Jihad warriors, can deceive the Jews by wearing clothes of the type worn
by the so-called religious Jewish women which is acceptable under the
Sharia. Onward the Shahid [Death for Allah] convoy!"