Recent quotes from Rantissi
Recent quotes from Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi, who was assassinated on Saturday by Israel.
“We knew that Bush is the enemy of God, the enemy of Islam and Muslims. America declared war against God. Sharon declared war against God and God declared war against America, Bush and Sharon. ... The war of God continues against them, and I can see the victory coming up from the land of Palestine by the hand of Hamas.” - Last month, after the United States vetoed an U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel for assassinating Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin.
“We will be unified in the trenches of resistance. We will not surrender, we will never surrender to Israeli terror.” - Last month, after being selected Hamas leader in Gaza after Yassin was killed.
“Yassin is a man in a nation, and a nation in a man. And the retaliation of this nation will be of the size of this man. ... You will see deeds not words.” - Last month, after Yassin’s assassination.
“We will all die one day. Nothing will change. If by Apache or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache.” - Last month, after Yassin’s assassination
“This operation, whoever is behind it, is a natural reaction for the bloody aggression against our people.” - Last September, after deadly suicide bombings at a bus stop crowded with Israeli soldiers near Rishon Letzion and five hours later at a Jerusalem nightspot.
“They think that targeting leaders will stop Jihad (holy war). They are mistaken. ... All of us in Hamas from top to bottom are looking to become like Abu Shanab.” - Last August, after Israel killed Yassin aide Ismail Abu Shanab.
“The word cease-fire is not in our dictionary. ... Resistance will continue until we uproot them from our homeland.” - Last June, as Egypt tried to work out a truce.
“The Zionists will pay an expensive price for all of their crimes.” - Last June, from his hospital bed after a deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem that followed Israel’s attempt to kill him. —AP