On August 29, 2014, Sheik Iyad Abu Funun delivered a Friday sermon at the Huda Mosque in Gaza. During the sermon, he brandished a gun, and declared that weapons were the Palestinians’ only means to establish a caliphate. Sheik Abu Funun was released to the West Bank as part of the Shalit prisoner swap deal in 2011. He was arrested again, and was sentenced to complete his 10-year term in prison. In July 2013, after threatening to go on a hunger strike, he was released and deported to Gaza.