Last week at Birzeit University near Ramallah, Hassan Yousef, one of the founders of Hamas, spoke to students and promised them that Hamas will soon and surprisingly bring the violence and terror of Gaza to Judea and Samaria.
Hamas won 20 seats on the Birzeit student council.
“Despite the reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority, the oganization will continue to fight Israel… we will bring the resistance [terror] to Judea and Samaria… They say that Hamas is not in Judea and Samaria… Everyone will be surprised… We are sprouting underground, and growing a resistance [terror] that no one can stop… You are our seedlings…You are the next phase which is coming soon. We will respond soon… Just like you won [the elections] we will see victory.”
In the background, the Ramallah students can be heard chanting “Ya Kassam”, the name of Hamas’s military wing.
Yousef was arrested last night by the IDF as part of the search to find Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel, who were kidnapped in Gush Etzion by Hamas.
Partial translation by NRG