The actions of Hamas are the actions of Islam! How do I know? Very simply, the Hamas Covenant of 1988 says so! Following are ‘copy and paste’ quotes from a few of the 36 Articles of their Covenant, i.e.in their own words. (https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp)
“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)”
Out of the midst of troubles and the sea of suffering, out of the palpitations of faithful hearts and cleansed arms; out of the sense of duty, and in response to Allah's command, the call has gone out rallying people together and making them follow the ways of Allah…”
“This Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), clarifies its picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims, speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and joining its ranks. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious.”
Article One:“The Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement's programme is Islam….”
Article Two:The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterized by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam…”
Article Five:“Time extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement: By adopting Islam as its way of life, the Movement goes back to the time of the birth of the Islamic message, of the righteous ancestor, for Allah is its target, the Prophet is its example and the Koran is its constitution.”
Article Six:“The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine…”
"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, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).”
Article Eight:“Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
Articles 6 and 7 make it perfectly clear that their objective is to wipe Israel from the map, which means to annihilate the Jew from existence! As a matter of fact, Article Six’ statement: “raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine…” is the obvious location from which the following ‘cute’ Palestinian chant was created: “from the river to the Sea, Palestine will be free.”
This is nothing less than the ‘spirit’ of Hitler’s January 30th 1939 Reichstag speech reborn “…the result will be not the Bolshevization of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe”
However, and to the contrary, Psalms 83 (NAS) speaks directly to Hitler, Hamas, and any other who would raise threats against Israel:
“3.They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
4.They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5.For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant:”
And then the Psalmist identifies those who would have the audacity to do such a thing:
“6. The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites;
7.Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8.Assyria also has joined with them…”
Notice one of the groups is the “Ishmaelites”, whose descendants are Arabs, and contemporary Palestinians!!
In verses 83:9-17 the Psalmist prays the ‘Prayer of Imprecation’, which means curse, or a prayer for God to judge perpetrators of evil. The end is the final verse of Psalms 83:18: “That they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth.” (NAS)
My prayer is not only for Israel’s victory; but more importantly that God will use this war to cause Israel to recognize her Messiah; and the Muslims to forsake Islam and bow their knee to the only true God (Jer10:10; Jn17:3) and Savior of mankind (Is43:11; Rom10:9,10) —the Lord Jesus Christ!
Bring light out of darkness, O Lord…as only You can do!
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." – George Orwell