Wed, Nov 10, 2010 | The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
Hamas: No Place For Israel Among The Nations
Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, again proclaimed that “Palestine belongs to the Palestinians and there is no place in it for Israel.” He called on the Palestinian Authority not to rely on the United States because President Obama, especially after the midterm Congressional elections, “is weak and cannot do anything for the Palestinians.” He called for the “resistance” (i.e., terrorism) as an alternative to negotiations. He appealed to the United States, claimed that the “resistance” (i.e., the terrorist organizations) would not wait for the Americans, but “will restore Palestine with their own muscles, their strength and their reliance on Allah” (Al-Jazeera TV, November 5, 2010).
Senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar gave an anti-Semitic speech entitled “The Jews have no future among the nations [of the world].” He claimed that the Jews were expelled from Europe because “they betrayed, stole and corrupted” the European counties and that “just as the European peoples tore the Jews up by the roots, so will the Palestinians expel the Jews from all their lands until they disappear.” He called on the Palestinians to close ranks and “together, with blood, we will be able to liberate our lands and holy places” (Al-Aqsa TV, November 5, 2010; Jerusalem Post, November 6, 2010).
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Gaza
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spent a number of hours in the Gaza Strip. He was not reported to have met with representatives of the de facto Hamas administration. After his visit he denounced the closure of the Gaza Strip and called for it to be lifted, saying that it “strengthened the extremists and weakened the moderates.” He said that Germany supported the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip and that the European Union wanted the Gaza Strip to be able to import and export goods. However, he noted that Hamas “is not a partner” for the German government (dw-world.de website, November 9, 2010).
Following the visit, senior Hamas figure Ayman Taha called on the German foreign minister “to turn his calls for an end of the siege into action.” He said that the European delegations’ visit to the Gaza Strip was “proof of positive international involvement in the events in the Gaza Strip and of the [good] attitude toward the Hamas movement” (Qudsnews website, November 8, 2010).
During the visit, Hamas administration deputy foreign minister Ahmed Yussef called on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit the Gaza Strip, because, he said, “such a visit will be of utmost importance” (Fars News Agency, Iran, November 8, 2010).
 The title is taken from a book written by him entitled No Future among Nations. It was issued in 2008 by the Algerian publishing house Dar al-Khaldunia.