MEMRI has translated excerpts of a Hamas TV puppet show in which the characters accused “Zionists” of attempting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to the MERI translation:
Following are excerpts from a Hamas TV puppet show, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV, on December 2, 2010:
Storyteller: My dear children, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being defiled. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is groaning. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is crying, my dear children. Do you know why? Because the Zionists have defiled it. The Zionists have changed… what do they change? They change its characteristics, in order to make it theirs.
My dear children, the Zionists’ plot – so that you will know what is going on – is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Therefore, my dear children, every day the criminal Zionists scheme and ponder how to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Absolutely. Do you know why? In order to build their false temple in its place. The truth is that at first, we were united. At first, our hearts were joined as one. We wanted the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and we conducted demonstrations against the Zionist entity.
Therefore, my children, the criminal Zionists are digging tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Do you know why? Of course, I’ve already told you – it is because the Zionists want to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This is part of what I am telling you.
My dear children, after I have taught you about the Al-Aqsa Mosque in brief, and after I have told you what the enemies of Allah are doing to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and what their schemes are, I will give you some advice, for the sake of Allah – you must take action, strive, plan, and contemplate how to save the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Accusations that Israeli archaeological work near the mosque are intended to destroy it are commonplace in the Global Muslim Brotherhood.
The Hamas charter states that it is ” is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an Israeli TV station has reported that in 2008, Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. An earlier media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. Last June, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons.