On Nov. 16, 2018, Sheikh Hussein Abu Ayada, head of the Tribes and Reconciliation Department at Hamas Ministry of Interior, delivered a Friday sermon in Rafah, dressed in military fatigues. Addressing Hamas and Islamic Jihad military wings, Sheikh Abu Ayada shouted: “Tie me to a missile and fire it at Tel Aviv … Enough with the humiliation.”

Abu Ayada also criticized the Gulf states, claiming that they oppose the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation and “support the Jews in the destruction of Gaza.”

The sermon was filmed by Haidara Al-Sharif and excerpts from it were posted by Jihad Al-Sharif on his Facebook page. Audio and video effects of fire and missile were included in the original.

Hussein Abu Ayada: Oh Al-Qassam Brigades, Oh Al-Quds Brigades, tie me to a missile and fire it at Tel Aviv. I am ready. Tie me to a missile. Enough with the humiliation and the disgrace!

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The Jews got used to being able to go to the UAE and kill Al-Mabhouh, to go to Tunisia and kill Al-Zawari, to go anywhere they want. …  But when they came to the town of Bani Suheila, they left in body bags! When they came to the town of Abasan, they left in body bags!

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Our “brother,” the Gulf emirs oppose the Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation. They support the Jews in the destruction of Gaza. They do not want people in Gaza to memorize the Koran. They want them [to be addicted] to hashish and opioids.

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We have a score to settle with the Jews. The Prophet Muhammad promised victory for us.