More than 100,000 Hamas supporters gathered yesterday in Gaza City's al-Katiba park, celebrating the 24th anniversary of its creation.
Hamas, designated as a terrorist entity by the US, UK, EU and Israel, calls for the complete destruction of the State of Israel since its founding in 1987.
In the 24 years of its existence, Hamas has implemented a variety of terror attacks, carrying out dozens of suicide bombings against Israeli citizens and striking Israel with more than 11,000 Hamas-made projectiles over the past decade alone.
The following are excerpts from the official Hamas Charter:
- Article 13: "There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except Jihad. Regarding the international initiatives, suggestions and conferences, they are an empty waste of time and complete nonsense."
- Preamble: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
- Article 7: "The day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight Jews and kill them."