Hamas terror chief openly supports civilian deaths in Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, who lives in Qatar, said "we need this blood" to strengthen "resolve"


Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh has said that his terror group needs the "blood of the women, children and elderly" of Gaza in order to "awaken... resolve".

Appearing on on Lebanon's Al-Mayadeen television, he called on the "free people of the world" to stop the bombing of Gaza, which he referred to as the "new Holocaust"

In the footage, originally published by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the Hamas leader went on: "The blood of the women, children and elderly […] we are the ones who need this blood, so it awakens within us the revolutionary spirit, so it awakens with us resolve."

Israel's demise is "inevitable," said Haniyeh, adding that preparations must be made for the "post-occupation" phase.

Ismael Haniyeh is the head of Hamas's political bureau but lives in Qatar. He has an estimated fortune of at least $5 million and purchased one of the most sought-after beachside areas in Gaza for $4 million.

Haniyeh also owns several properties, many of which are in the names of his 13 children. He has also acquired a Turkish passport for his son, who makes property investments in Turkey.

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