LEAFLET NO. 1

Harakat al-muqawwamah al-Islamiyyah - The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

January 1988 In the name of Allah the merciful and compassionate


"The infidels will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from religion, if they can. And whoso becomes a renegade and dies in his disbelief such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and in the Hereafter. Such are rightful owners of the fire: they will abide therein." (Qur'an, Sura II:217)

O murabitun on the soil of immaculate and beloved Palestine: O all our people, men and women. O our children; the Jews - brothers of the apes, assassins of the prophets, bloodsuckers, warmongers - are murdering you, depriving you of life after having plundered your homeland and your homes. Only Islam can break the Jews and destroy their dream. Therefore, proclaim to them: Allah is great, Allah is greater than their army, Allah is greater than their airplanes and their weapons. When you struggle with them, take into account to request one of two bounties: martyrdom, or victory over them and their defeat...

Liberation will not be completed without sacrifice, blood and jihad that continues until victory.

Today, as the Muslim Palestinian people persists in rejecting the Jews' policy, a policy of deporting Palestinians from their homeland and leaving behind their families and children - the people stress to the Jews that the struggle will continue and escalate, its methods and instruments will be improved, until the Jews shall drink what they have given our unarmed people to drink.

The blood of our martyrs shall not be forgotten. Every drop of blood shall become a Molotov cocktail, a time bomb, and a roadside charge that will rip out the intestines of the Jews. [Only] then will their sense return.

To you our Muslim Palestinian people, Allah's blessing and protection! May Allah strengthen you and give you victory. Continue with your rejection and your struggle against the occupation methods, the dispossession, deportations, prisons, tortures, travel restrictions, the dissemination of filth and pornography, the corruption and the bribery, the improper and humiliating behavior, the heavy taxes, a life of suffering and degradation to honor and to the houses of worship...