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Jerusalem - IN PICTURES: Hamas Shows Off Its Weapons In Military Parade Marking Anniversary

Published on: December 14, 2014 08:53 AM
Last updated on: December 14, 2014 10:39 AM
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Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade burn symbolic coffins with Israeli flags and effigies depicting Israeli settlers during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement's creation, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90 Jerusalem - Hamas held a military rally in Gaza on Sunday in which convoys paraded signs of the organizations military prowess through the streets of the coastal territory.

The military parade, which featured long range missiles mounted on trucks and Kassam Brigade fighters and naval commandos brandishing weapons, marked 27 years since the founding of Hamas.

The parade also featured Hamas members burning an effigy of a Jew and the Temple. In addition, they carried around coffins with photos of the murdered Rabbis in the Har Nof attack.

At the parade, a senior Hamas leader reaffirmed the Islamist movement’s founding charter’s pledge to destroy Israel.

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“This illusion called Israel will be removed. It will be removed at the hands of the Qassam Brigades,” said Khalil al-Hayya, a top Hamas leader, referring to the movement’s armed wing.

Abu Ubaida, the brigades’ spokesman, said another confrontation with Israel might be inevitable unless tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed in the Gaza Strip in last summer’s conflict are rebuilt soon.

“We will accept no less than the rebuilding of everything that was destroyed by the savage Zionist aggression,” said the masked spokesman, whose group is shunned by the West as a terrorist organization.

Addressing a crowd of several thousand in the rain, Abu Abaida praised Iran for supplying Hamas with money and weapons. Relations with Tehran have been strained by Hamas’s hostility toward Iran’s closest regional ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade take part during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 14, 2014. (Credit: Flash90)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made drone during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made drone during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
A Palestinian member of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, displays a weapon during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)A Palestinian member of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, displays a weapon during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh holds a weapon during a military parade by al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City December 14, 2014. The parade was held to mark the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding.  (Credit: Reuters)Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh holds a weapon during a military parade by al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City December 14, 2014. The parade was held to mark the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, ride a motorcycle during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, ride a motorcycle during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made rocket during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made rocket during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, descend while being harnessed to zip lines during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, descend while being harnessed to zip lines during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, pray before a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, pray before a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
People watch as Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)People watch as Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made rocket during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a home-made rocket during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
People watch as Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)People watch as Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
People watch a military parade by members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City December 14, 2014. The parade was held to mark the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding.  (Credit: Reuters)People watch a military parade by members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City December 14, 2014. The parade was held to mark the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, rappel from a building upside down during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, rappel from a building upside down during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display home-made rockets during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display home-made rockets during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, hold weapons as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, hold weapons as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, descend while being harnessed to zip lines as smoke engulfs a building during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, descend while being harnessed to zip lines as smoke engulfs a building during a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2014.  (Credit: Reuters)


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 Dec 14, 2014 at 09:12 AM Anonymous Says:

Now that they are all out of there hiding places it's a perfect time to bomb them all and get rid of them ALL once and for all

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 09:58 AM norduni Says:

Looks like they're burning a model of the beis hamikdosh in the top picture.

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM Mind boggling Says:

Someone please tell me how they get away with this?

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM sandymoos Says:

Israel had its chance and just didn't get it done. All that weaponry is for one purpose only...the country needs real leaders...never again!

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM Upset Says:

King David wrote in Psalms, "There are those who rely on chariots and there are those who rely on horses, but we (the Jews) on the Name of Hashem we mention!"

Hashem says in the book of Isaiah that all of the humans on earth look like little grasshoppers to Him.

Again, King David said in Psalms, "I fear no evil because You (Hashem) are with me!"

We, the Jewish do not fear these cockroaches. In the end all the enimies of Hashem will all be annihilated like the Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and many others.

Am Yisroel Chai!!!!!

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 11:16 AM efraim Says:

Interesting! Huh? I thought the Palestinians were saying the Jews made up the concept of their Temple, and it never happened, so they'd be able to claim the Temple Mound. But now I see they're agreeing with Jewish History by recognizing the Beis Hamikdosh and burning it down symbolically. They're classic anti Jewish. I can't call them anti Semites, because they are Semites. They're in the same league as all the other Jew haters throughout history. They want to kill us and annihilate the history of Jews world wide.

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 02:53 PM efraim Says:

Interesting! Huh? I thought the Palestinians were saying the Jews made up the concept of their Temple, and it never happened, so they'd be able to claim the Temple Mound. But now I see they're agreeing with Jewish History by recognizing the Beis Hamikdosh and burning it down symbolically. They're classic anti Jewish. I can't call them anti Semites, because they are Semites. They're in the same league as all the other Jew haters throughout history. They want to kill us and annihilate the history of Jews world wide.

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 03:32 PM Sociologist Says:

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sandymoos Says:

Israel had its chance and just didn't get it done. All that weaponry is for one purpose only...the country needs real leaders...never again!

And how do you propose to control them? Occupy Gaza? Do you have any idea how the peace will be maintained? Do you understand the cost in lives? dollars?

Real leaders make balanced decisions. Failed messiahs react to emotions.

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 04:40 PM mikeetg Says:

Interesting to note that the marching paraders have children with them....their 'protection'

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 Dec 14, 2014 at 08:27 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

How odd, didn't they read Bibi's statement that Israel won the war in Gaza?

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