The Hamas Charter: extracts

Published: 15 January 2006
Briefing Number 165

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The ‘Islamic Resistance Movement’ – ‘Hamas’ - was created in 1988. The central theme of its charter is the rejection of Israel. Its thirty-six Articles also call for Muslims to educate the world about Allah, and to create “social solidarity”. Here are extracts from the Charter:

Eliminating Israel is an Islamic goal…..

[From the Introduction] “…. Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors. The Islamic World is burning. It is incumbent upon each one of us to pour some water, little as it may be, with a view to extinguishing as much of the fire as we can, without awaiting action by others…”

Islam is involved in a “wide-ranging battle” against the Jews….

[From the Introduction] “….. Our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails….”

The Islamic struggle is for “every inch” of Palestine….

[From Article 6] “….. The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinct Palestinian Movement which owes its loyalty to Allah, derives from Islam its way of life and strives to raise the banner of Allah over ever in inch of Palestine. Only under the shadow of Islam could the members of all regions coexist in safety and security for their lives, properties and rights. In the absence of Islam, conflict arises, oppression reigns, corruption is rampant, and struggles and wars prevail….”

Jihad is a religious duty….

[From Article 12] “…. Nothing is loftier or deeper in nationalism than waging Jihad against the enemy and confronting him when he sets foot on the land of the Muslims. And this becomes the individual duty binding on every Muslim man and woman….”

Peaceful solutions with Israel are contrary to Islam

[From Article 13] “… Peace initiatives, so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion….”

The Jews control vast wealth and control the media

[From Article 22] “……The enemies have been scheming for a long time, and they have consolidated their schemes, in order to achieve what they have achieved. They took advantage of key elements of unfolding events, and accumulated huge and influential material wealth which they put in the service of implementing their dream. This wealth permitted them to take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press, publication houses, broadcasting and the like….”

How the Jews engineered revolutions and run “spying organisations”

[From Article 22] “……The enemy used their wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the world in order to fulfil their interests and pick its fruits. They stood behind the French and the communist revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there. They also used this money to establish clandestine organisations which are spreading around the world in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests. Such organisations are: the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Bnai Brith and the like. All of them are destructive spying organisations….”

How the Jews are behind colonialism, and The First World War

[From Article 22] “…They also used the money to take over control of imperialist states and made them colonise many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread the corruption therein. As regards local and world wars, it has come to pass and no-one objects, that they stood behind World War 1, so as to wipe out the Islamic Caliphate…. They obtained the Balfour Declaration and established the League of Nations in order to rule the world by means of that organisation….”

How the Jews brought about The Second World War to “prepare for their state”, and use the United Nations to “rule the world”

[From Article 22] “…. They also stood behind World War 2, where they collected immense benefits from trading with war materials and prepared for the establishment of their state. They inspired the establishment of the United Nations and the Security Council to replace the League of Nations, in order to rule the world by their intermediary…..”

The moral corruption of the Zionist invasion, and its promotion of drugs

[From Article 28] “….The Zionist invasion is a mischievous one. It does not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfil its desires…. All its secret organisations, some of which are overt, act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck accountability, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam. It stands behind the diffusion of drugs and toxics of all kinds in order to facilitate its control and expansion….”

The Zionist desire for expansion, based on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

[From Article 32] “… Zionist scheming has no end, and after Palestine they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates [in Iraq – Beyond Images]. Only when they have completed digesting the area on which they have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion. Their scheme has been laid out in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what is said there. Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring curse on its perpetrators….”

Zionists are the successors of the crusaders

[From Article35] “… The current Zionist invasion had been preceded by a Crusader invasion from the West; and another one, the Tatars, from the East. And exactly as the Muslims had faced those invasions and planned their removal and defeat, they are able to face the Zionist invasion and defeat it….”

Source: The Palestine Center –

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The Hamas Charter remains in place.