Hamas, the Palestinian political organization, has issued a global call for a “general mobilization” on Friday, October 13. The day is being marked as a day for “sacrifice, heroism, and dedication” to their cause.
A Call for Mass Rallies
Hamas has called for mass rallies throughout the Muslim world in support of its fight against Israel. The group has hailed the achievements of its armed wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam, and called on young Palestinians in the West Bank to “rise up and go out in roaring crowds,” and clash with settlers and soldiers in the area.
Appeal to Palestinians and Arab Israelis
Hamas has also addressed Arab Israelis, asking them to gather at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound, the Temple Mount, to prevent Jews from “desecrating it” and “building on it”. The group has extended an appeal to Palestinians in the diaspora, as well as “the free people of our Arab and Islamic nation all around the world,” to gather in “the closest point to Jerusalem” in order to show their solidarity with the group and stop the “Israeli plans to Judaize Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa”.
No Specific Threats Reported
Despite the call for mobilization, Skokie police have stated that they are unaware of any credible threats to the village or the Chicagoland area following the attacks on Israel launched by Hamas.
The global community is closely monitoring the situation. The events of October 13 will undoubtedly have significant implications for regional stability and international relations.