“You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers to be the Jews…” — Qur’an 5:82
“Hamas official: Abbas tantamount to a Jew,” Times of Israel, October 1, 2016:
A top Hamas official said Saturday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was tantamount to “a Jew” for his participation in the funeral of former president Shimon Peres, Channel 2 News reported.
Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior leader in the Gaza Strip, told Iranian TV: “This man who claims to represent Palestinian public opinion is by religious standards a Jew. For the millionth time: He doesn’t represent us, he is a creation of Israel and I hope he joins Peres in hell.”
There were unconfirmed claims earlier in the day that shots had been fired at Abbas’s Ramallah home in protest of his actions. But Palestinian and Israeli security sources said the reports were false and the result of rumors.
Earlier Saturday a senior PA official said Abbas had “no regrets” over his decision to attend Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, despite coming under criticism for the move.
The unnamed official told Israel Radio that Abbas himself made the decision to attend due to his esteem for the ninth Israeli president, and not because of any external pressure to do so….