One of the founders of Hamas’s military wing, Muhammad Nazami Nasser, issued a surprisingly candid message on his Facebook account where he apologized to his fellow Palestinians for his terror activities, while calling Hamas “the devil” for bringing destruction and hatred to the Palestinian people, the Times of Israel reported.
In an emotional, incoherent and sometimes rambling Facebook post on Wednesday, Nasser apologized to dozens of Palestinian factions and leaders, including “Palestinians within and outside [of Palestine], the immortal Palestinian president Yasser Arafat,” as well as Fatah, the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, among many other groups.
Nasser went on to apologize for the “horror of hatred that lived within me toward you [the political factions],” and for his “relentless work so that you would not have a geographical or political place on the national map.”
He went further saying, “I ask God to forgive me for this [deception] from the Devil [i.e., Hamas], that this hatred would bring me to the highest height of Paradise. O God, O God, O God I have been deprived of the blessing of diversity… My homeland has been destroyed because I couldn’t comprehend the acceptance of others. And what is worse, I thought I was working with religion.”
Nasser helped to found the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, and was directly involved in terror attacks against Israel, including the 1989 murder of Israelis Avi Sasportas and Ilan Saadon. Nasser currently lives in the Gaza Strip and is a member of a group called “Wataniyyin” that works to reconcile Palestinian factions. Nasser has never apologized to Israel for his terrorism.