As many as 73% of Palestinians believe a Qur’anic prophecy that says Israel will collapse by June this year. As nonsensical as this sounds, this belief is worrying, given the religious zeal that undergirds the psychology and behaviour of Palestinians, as the jihad against Israel is constantly reinforced by the Palestinian leadership.
Anti jihad activist Robert Spencer’s website says, “Take, for example, Iran’s growing presence in Syria (Russia has been swapping out its forces in Syria for Iranians because of its war in Ukraine), the current escalation at al-Aqsa mosque (reminiscent of last May), the call of the Islamic State to escalate attacks, particularly in light of its more recent influence, and the turbulence now taking place in the fragile Israeli coalition government, which includes the Arab Joint List.”
“Prominent Palestinian West Bank Islamist scholar, Dr Bassam Jarrar, a longtime Hamas spiritual leader and a YouTube icon, with almost 700,000 subscribers” is propelling the doomsday view, which a majority of Palestinians are lapping up. Jarrar also preaches about Jews the Qur’anic view that “Allah turned them into apes and pigs,” and stated this about Hitler: “In 1933, he took power. Back then, there were five million unemployed people in Germany. Within two years — from 1933 to 1935 — he put all those five million to work.”
Over the past few weeks, Israeli authorities have had to remove almost 6,000 social media posts encouraging more attacks on Jews. It is Ramadan; PA Supreme Sharia judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who is also Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor, reminded Palestinians that “Ramadan is a month of jihad, conquest and victory.” It was nothing more than an incitement to murder by a respected Palestinian official.