Speaking on his Al-Aqsa TV show, Hamas cleric and TV host Iyad Abu Funun declared: “We must return to [our land]—above ground, underground, by means of demonstrations, bombs, weapons, explosives, explosive belts. … We must return to our land.”

The show included an animated film in which Palestinian men are shown attacking Israeli towns in the West Bank with rifles, missiles and hand grenades, torching homes, and leaving the land barren and in flames.

The show aired on April 5 against the backdrop of the “March of Return” protests.

The following is a transcript:

Iyad Abu Funun: “If our generation today makes a decision—and indeed, we are making this decision, and all our people’s generations need to make this decision. … Our hijra must come to an end. We have a right to our land, and we must return to it. We must return to it—above ground, underground, by means of demonstrations, bombs, weapons, explosives, explosive belts. … We must return to our land.”

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[Animated footage showing Palestinian men attacking Israeli towns in the West Bank with rifles, missiles and hand grenades, torching homes, and leaving the land barren and in flames]

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