Hamas leader says Jerusalem is occupied Islamic land whose liberation is at hand
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Mar. 9, 2011

 
Headline: “Al-Zahar warns: We will turn the Knesset plaza into Tahrir Square”
     “Mahmoud Al-Zahar, senior Hamas leader, threatened to turn the plaza of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) into ‘Tahrir Square’ (i.e. square in Cairo where Egyptian demonstrations against leadership took place). He said that he believed the liberation of Jerusalem to be near. Participating in the Jerusalem Conference in the Sudanese capital, Al-Zahar said: ‘The liberation of Palestine is a Quranic fact…’
At the closing session of the Jerusalem International Institution’s eighth conference in the capital [of Sudan], Khartoum, two nights ago, Al-Zahar added: ‘We emphasize that we do not intend to give up until the flag [with the slogan] ‘There is no God but Allah’ is raised over all of the occupied Islamic land and oppression is removed from upon it.’ He continued: ‘We emphasize that the liberation of Jerusalem is closer than people think…’ Al-Zahar greeted the residents of Jerusalem ‘from whom emerged the great man Sheikh Raed Salah, the chief defender of Palestine and Jerusalem. At the same time, he greeted the residents of the West Bank.
He also greeted Gaza, ‘which lost its sons and daughters, but still grasps its weapons.’ [He said,] ‘They will enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque and turn the plaza of the Zionist Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) into the next Tahrir Square, Allah willing.’”