Gush Emunim

The whole of this country is ours. It belongs absolutely to all of us and it cannot be given over to others ... It is the inheritance of our father Abraham, "To thy seed will I give this land" (Exodus 12,7).
Therefore there can once and for all be no possible doubt that there are no Arab territories and Arab lands here, only Jewish lands, the eternal inheritance of our forefathers, on which others came and built without our permission or presence. And we never left or were separated from the inheritance of our forefathers, we everlastingly continued ... to protest against their cruel and artificial control of the land. So we are commanded to liberate our lands and never to relinquish them.
This whole land, according to all the Biblical borders, belongs to and comes under the rule of the people of Israel.

An extract from the writings of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook, the spiritual father of Gush Emunim, in his book Lenetivot Yisrael (For the Paths of Israel) written in the summer of 1967. This message became the platform of Gush Emunim.


Article Seven

Despite all the obstacles created by those who are pro-Zionism, the Day of Judgment will come, and Moslems will fight the Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will try to hide behind the rocks and the trees, but the rocks and the trees will cry out: "0 Moslem, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."

Article Eleven
The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf (Holy Possession), consecrated in the name of the future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. Accordingly, no one has the right to give away any part of Palestine.

Article Thirteen
The so called peace initiatives contradict the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement, because giving away any part of Palestine is the equivalent of giving away part of the faith.

These are excerpts from the Hamas Charter issued August 18, 1988