Israeli media is reporting that Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal hod told a government-endorsed rally in South Africa that the stabbing attacks against Israelis would continue. According to the Times of Israel report:
October 22, 2015 Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal told a government-endorsed rally in South Africa on Wednesday that the wave of stabbing attacks against Israelis would continue.
Referring to the terror attacks as ‘the Jerusalem intifada,’ Mashaal told a crowd of several hundred supporters waving Hamas’s white-and-green flag in Cape Town that ‘the uprisings shall continue until freedom is achieved and the land is for Palestine and its people.’
He compared the Palestinian cause to the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
‘South Africa, you have achieved your freedom, the people of Palestine are aspiring to attain their freedom,’ he said. ‘Do not expect that they should stop with the uprising, do not expect that they should stop with the resistance.’
Hamas is an Islamist terror group that openly seeks the destruction of Israel.
The GMBDW reported last week that South Africa’s ruling party’s was hosting a senior delegation of Hamas leaders in the capitol Pretoria that included Khaled Meshaal. As that posted noted, there is a long history of Hamas activities in South Africa including those of the Al-Aqsa Foundation that in 2013 had its banking facilities with two South African banks suspended over concerns that it was helping to fund Hamas.
Khaled Meshaal (aka Khaled Mishal) is the long time political leader of Hamas in exile.
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