A Hamas spokesman, translated by MEMRI:
Iraq must train convoys of martyrs in belief, and this will be possible only by [studying] the Koran. The Koran is the most energizing [book] for heroism and honor, and there is no room in it for weakness and laxness. ‘Fight them; Allah will punish them at your hands, and will humiliate them, and will heal the hearts of the believers’ [Koran 9:14]. Those knowledgeable in the Koran can, by Allah’s will, as is happening in Palestine, shock the foundations of the enemy, whatever its strength. They can, with Allah’s help, defeat it, however cruel it is. How great is the difference between those who seek martyrdom and those who seek [the life of] this world!