Last Tuesday, the terrorist group Hamas issued a “Declaration of General Mobilization” for this Friday, October 12, which some experts cited by the Daily Signal called an “unequivocal call to arms” in “Support of Jihad-Waging Gaza.”
According to a transcript of the statement, whose English translation was published by the site Middle East Media Research Institute, Hamas declared October 12 as “‘The Friday of the Al-Aqsa Flood,’ as a day of general mobilization in our Arab and Islamic world and among the free people of the world.”
“We call upon our rebellious youth throughout the West Bank, in its cities, villages, and uprising camps, in the streets and neighborhoods of Jerusalem, and at the squares of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, to rise up, join massive demonstrations, and shake the ground beneath the feet of the Zionist invaders and their settler gangs,” the terrorist group’s statement continues. “Engage with their soldiers and cowardly army in every place, affirming the unity of destiny and the path towards Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, liberating them from the defilement of the Zionist occupation.”
The statement was published on the fourth day of the war in Israel, which began last Saturday when Hamas stormed across the Gaza border, murdering and kidnapping hundreds of Israeli civilians. Some experts, such as Robert Greenway, director of the Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation, warned that this call from the terrorist group could cause bloodshed in several countries, including the United States.
“It is an unambiguous global call to arms,” Greenway said. “It will be heeded. There will be blood.”
Other experts, such as Orthodox Rabbi Tuly Weisz, founder of the Israel365 news outlet, told the Daily Signal that Hamas’ announcement is a sign of the terrorist group’s desperation.
“They’re posturing. There won’t be Hamas by Friday,” said Weisz, who also noted that the organization intends to mobilize its militants out of Gaza because they are losing the war.
According to Rachid Hammami, a former Moroccan Muslim converted to Christianity, in addition to the statement released Tuesday by Hamas, the group’s founder, Khaled Mashal, also made a televised speech echoing key points of the statement.
According to Hammami, Mashal called on Hamas militants around the world to show “anger, especially next Friday, in Muslim countries and also among Muslim diaspora around the world; he called it “the Friday of Al-Aqsa flood,” he said this will send a message of rage to Zionists and to America.”
Khalid Mashal the leader and founding member of Hamas gave a speech today asking Muslims all around the world to do the following:⁰⁰1. To show anger, especially next Friday, in Muslim countries and Also among Muslim diaspora around the world; he called it “the Friday of Al-Aqsa… pic.twitter.com/koJ42DRFMy
— Brother Rachid الأخ رشيد (@BrotherRasheed) October 11, 2023