Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi (Middle East Times)
Speaking of Islamikazes, Hamas official Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi has announced that “Bodies of Qassam men (Hamas suicide bombers) will continue to blow up in the depth of the Zionist entity.” He said this before what Reuters described as “a cheering crowd in Jabalya refugee camp.”
Hamas, “sworn to the Jewish state’s destruction, has led the three-year-old Palestinian uprising. It views with suspicion the U.S.-led ‘road map’ to peace calling for steps leading to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza, alongside Israel. ‘We will not allow any of those burnouts to sell out Palestine,’ Rantissi said in an apparent allusion to Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie, who on formally taking office last month vowed to restart the stalled plan if Israel reciprocated.
“Rantissi also railed against the ‘Geneva Accord,’ a symbolic peace initiative calling for most Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza to be dismantled and for Israel to have the right to decide how many Palestinian refugees to take back. ‘I tell those that signed the Geneva Accord that Palestine (Israel and the occupied territories) will never be Jewish,’ Rantissi told a crowd including dozens of gunmen. . . .
“Scores of Hamas militants on Israel’s wanted list turned out for today’s rallies, having spent months dodging Israeli helicopter-gunship strikes and special forces. ‘I tell the Palestinian people not to be deceived by the relative calm,’ Rantissi said. ‘Jihad is coming and Sharon and his Zionist gangs will realize Palestine has its own fighters.'”