A Kuwaiti cleric recently called on Hamas not to give up on its fight against Israel, and not agree to a ceasefire until Israel is erased.
The comments by Tareq Al-Suwaidan were posted to the internet on July 14 and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“We are in a conflict over our very existence with the sons of Zion,” he said, adding, “In geography as well as in history, the state of Israel is a deviant country. It is destined to be eradicated in its entirety.”
Al-Suwaidan continued, “Gone are the days when we would demand a ceasefire. I find it strange that some people are demanding a ceasefire. Absolutely not. The shooting and the launching of rockets continue. If you should be suffering – they are suffering as you are suffering.”
He went on to say that the rocket attacks on Israel have “paralyzed” it completely and that Israelis “all went trembling into their holes”.