Rantisi: Hamas' Hardline Leader

(Jerusalem Post) Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi has a long history of orchestrating terror against Israel. He is considered the most vocal opponent of a ceasefire and one of the more ardent supporters of continued attacks against Israel. In January, he urged the Iraqi people to stage suicide attacks against the U.S. "I call on Iraq to establish an army of future martyrs (suicide bombers) and to prepare tens of thousands of explosive belts. Explode next to American soldiers....Scorch the earth that the Americans walk on in every Arab capital city." On the Hamas Web site, Rantisi called "to establish a suicide army that will strike fear in the hearts of the enemy. There is no choice but to set up thousands of secretly operating suicide cells with thousands of explosive belts."

2003-06-10 00:00:00

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