Nov. 25, 2015
Hamas Looks Beyond Jerusalem…to Rome and Beyond – Pinhas Inbari
Europe is in no hurry to equate global terrorism and Palestinian terror. But a careful examination of the roots of the Palestinian struggle reveals that it is geared towards the eventual takeover Europe. As senior Hamas leader Dr. Yunis Al-Astal proclaimed in 2008, “We will conquer Rome, and from there continue to conquer the two Americas and even Eastern Europe” (Al-Aqsa TV, April 11, 2008, via MEMRI TV).
While Al-Astal is a Hamas member, there was not a word of disapproval or disagreement from Fatah. There is a deep division between Fatah and Hamas, and they do not hide points of disagreement between them, yet the words of a senior Hamas official about the conquest of Europe apparently is not one of them. (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)