Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, the recently chosen leader of Hamas, gives a speech in Gaza in which he declares that God has declared war on the United States.
Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi tells people:
"Bush is the enemy of God, the enemy of Islam, an enemy of Muslims. ...
America declared war against God. Sharon declared war against God and God declared war against America, Bush and Sharon. The war of God continues against them and I can see the victory coming up from the land of Palestine by the hand of Hamas"
One of the original founders of Hamas, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi will be killed in less than a month by a targeted Israeli strike.