A Hamas lawmaker who is also an Islamic cleric says the Palestinians must “massacre” the Jews, humiliate them, impose a special tax on them and relegate them to the status of second class citizens in order “to prevent them from sowing corruption in the world.”

In a recent program on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hamas cleric and MP (member of parliament) Yunis Al-Astal cited the Quran in guiding Muslims to “massacre” the Jews.

He said, “We must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world. They are the ones who still spark the flame of war, but Allah has taken it upon Himself to extinguish it.”

In his talk, Al-Astal asserted that Allah considers Jews who made a “covenant” with God to be “the worst of beasts.”

Hamas cleric and Member of Parliament Yunis Al-Astal (Screenshot: MEMRI)

Hamas cleric and Member of Parliament Yunis Al-Astal (Screenshot: MEMRI)

“The worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who disbelieve. They are the ones with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time,” he said.

From there, he said that the Koran “provides us with the answer” which is to “massacre them.”

“We must restore them to the state of humiliation imposed upon them. They should be dhimmi [second class] citizens,” Al-Astal said. “This status must be imposed upon them by war. They must pay the jizya security tax while they live in our midst.”

“However, in Palestine, where they are occupiers and invaders, they cannot have the status of dhimmis,” he added.

Watch excerpts from the March 6 broadcast here courtesy of MEMRI:

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