Everything Al-Astal says is based strictly on the Qur’an. It would be refreshing, therefore, for a moderate Muslim spokesman to explain exactly how Al-Astal is misunderstanding and misinterpreting the Qur’an, and to show why he is wrong on Islamic grounds. That is, however, one thing we can count on not happening.
“Hamas MP Al-Astal: We Must Massacre Jews, Impose Jizya Poll Tax on Them,” from MEMRI, March 6:
In a recent address, Hamas cleric and MP Yunis Al-Astal said that the Koran indicates that “we must massacre [the Jews]… to prevent them from sowing corruption in the world.” Al-Astal further said: “We must restore them to the state of humiliation imposed upon them… They must pay the jizya security tax while they live in our midst.” The address was aired on March 6, 2014, on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV, broadcasting from Gaza.
Following are excerpts:
Yunis Al-Astal: In today’s show, we will discuss the demand that the Palestinian people recognize [Israel] as a Jewish state, so that the occupation will graciously hand them out scraps. I would like to begin by quoting what Allah said about them: “The worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who disbelieve. They are the ones with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time.” […]
That’s Qur’an 8:55-56.
The obvious question is: What is the solution to this gang of people? The Al-Anfal chapter of the Koran provides us with the answer. After He said: “They are the ones with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time,” Allah added: “If you gain mastery over them in a war, use them to disperse those who follow them that they may remember.” This indicates that we must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world. They are the ones who still spark the flame of war, but Allah has taken it upon Himself to extinguish it. […]
“If you gain mastery over them in a war, use them to disperse those who follow them that they may remember” is Qur’an 8:57.
We must restore them to the state of humiliation imposed upon them. They should be dhimmi citizens. This status must be imposed upon them by war. They must pay the jizya security tax while they live in our midst. […]
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29
However, in Palestine, where they are occupiers and invaders, they cannot have the status of dhimmis.
This is because they are considered to be kuffar harbi, infidels at war with Islam, and thus must simply be killed.