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Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas Zaki
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PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Ibrahim Mudayris
Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Ahmed Qurei
Salam Fayyad
Issa Karake
Jibril Rajoub
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Sheikh Muhammad Hussein is PA Mufti and speaker at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the highest religious official in the Palestinian Authority. He was appointed by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

At an event celebrating the anniversary of the founding of Fatah, Hussein presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal. He cited the Hadith (Islamic tradition attributed to Muhammad) which states that the Hour of Resurrection will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them:

Moderator at Fatah ceremony: "Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith. Long Live Fatah!
[I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh."
PA Mufti, Muhammad Hussein: "47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution
of the Palestinian people’s history.
In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution,
since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE],
and continuing today, and until the End of Days.
The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad),
in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
'The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
"Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].'
Therefore it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies.
[Gharqad trees] surrounding, surrounding and surrounding.
That’s the Palestine we are talking about,
with the beginning of the Jihad and the continuation of the Jihad
with the struggle and the procession of the Martyrs."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 9, 2012]

This is not the only time that the Mufti has incited to murder and hatred against Jews in the name of Islam. At a funeral ceremony for terrorists, the Mufti promoted terror against Israel, saying that the terrorists’ souls “tell us to follow in their path.” [PA TV (Fatah), May 31, 2012]

He has preached on numerous occasions that Islam is at war with Jews and Israel. In a sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2010, he preached that the Jews are the "enemies of Allah." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 26, 2010] He has also repeatedly called on Palestinians to carry out Ribat (religious conflict/war) for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as in the following example:

"The Mufti of Jerusalem and speaker at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, praised the residents' response to calls to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to maintain Ribat (religious conflict/war)... His honor [Hussein] appealed yesterday to the Ribat fighters in the Al-Aqsa plazas and emphasized that the practical response to the threats of the occupation… against the Al-Aqsa Mosque is to remain there, in large numbers…”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2012]

The following section documents the PA Mufti’s hate speech against Israel, Israelis and Jews:
PA Mufti criticizes UN Sec-Gen’s statement on Jewish Temple: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque is a purely Islamic mosque and no one but the Muslims has a right to it" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Grand Mufti: Guterres’ statements are severe violations”
      “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque [and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem] Muhammad Hussein responded to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ statements regarding the connection between the Jews and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Guterres referred to the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, see below). [Hussein] emphasized in a statement yesterday [Jan. 30, 2017,] that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a purely Islamic mosque and no one but the Muslims has a right to it, and only they are allowed to intervene in its affairs. He also emphasized that the mosque has special significance for Muslims worldwide, and the decision to harm it is dangerous and deserving of condemnation by all standards. Regarding this, he mentioned the UNESCO resolution [of Oct. 13, 2016], according to which the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Muslims and the Israeli occupation has no connection to the mosque, its walls, its plazas, and what is underneath it. In addition, Hussein described Guterres’ statements as ‘severe violations’ and a violation of the international status quo regarding Jerusalem."
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PA mufti: "Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes encouragement of terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Mufti of Jerusalem: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes encouragement of terror”
     “[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories [and Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem, because this has a danger of instability and because it will increase violence and terror in the region and the entire world.
Hussein said yesterday [Jan. 23, 2017] in a radio interview: ‘The special religious, cultural, historical, and symbolic status of Jerusalem for the Arabs, Muslims, and Christians of the world does not allow transferring the American embassy to it.”


PA Mufti warns "Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent" on issue of embassy move; Abbas turns to Putin for help 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] mufti emphasized that the Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent if Trump takes this step – the [PA] president calls on Putin to aid in preventing the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem”
     "PLO Executive Committee Secretary[-General] Saeb Erekat said yesterday [Jan. 13, 2017] that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help prevent the US from transferring its embassy to Israel (sic., to Jerusalem). Erekat said that he passed the message from President Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he met with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Erekat said: ‘I passed a letter from President Abbas to Putin. Frankly, in it was a request for aid from Putin, after information reached us according to which US President-elect (Donald) Trump will transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, which as far as we are concerned is considered a red line and a serious matter…’
[PA] Mufti of Palestine Sheikh Muhammad Hussein yesterday condemned Trump’s plan to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He viewed it as an attack on Muslims worldwide.
In a Friday sermon that he gave at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Hussein said: ‘The promise of the president-elect [Trump] to transfer the embassy is not only an attack on the Palestinians, but rather on [all of] the Arabs and Muslims. The Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent when they see the aggression realized at the moment of the transfer of the embassy to occupied Jerusalem.’”
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PA PM at Martyrs' Day event: "On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: "The [PLO] National Gathering [of the Martyrs’ Families of Palestine] honored the Martyrs of the Egyptian and Jordanian armies and the first Martyrs of the homeland"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Palestinian Martyr (Shahid) has become a global symbol of liberation and freedom, and every Martyr’s name has become connected to a resolute struggle against the occupation and its tyranny, and to the eternal connection to the land and the homeland. Yesterday [Jan. 9, 2017] a ceremony was held to mark Palestinian Martyrs' Day in the hall of the Red Crescent organization in the city of El-Bireh...
Hamdallah said: [...] 'On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land and our comprehensive national identity, defenders of the homeland and the cause, whose giving constitutes the compass of the activity and the roadmap for bringing our national project to its inevitable fate - the end of the occupation of all of our land, the release of all of the prisoners, and the establishment of the independent State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, in the 1967 borders.'
He continued: 'We remember all of our righteous Martyrs who paved the path to freedom, independence, and the state with their sacrifice and struggle...'"
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PA Mufti: "Jerusalem and all of Palestine is Islamic land," the Palestinian people "will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 10, 2016


Speech in front of PA top officials, PA ceremony marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad

PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Hussein: "We will establish the Palestinian state despite the doubts of the doubters, because the Palestinian people has the solid will, the Jihadi and combative will. This people of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) that will never leave the plaza of Al-Aqsa (i.e., the Temple Mount) and will never leave Jerusalem with all of its Muslim and Christian holy sites. Allah willing, it will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and at the gates of Jerusalem. The call of Monotheism, the call to prayer, will remain loud and heard in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, Jerusalem, and all of Palestine, because all of Palestine is Islamic land.”
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PA officials present at speech: PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash

PA Mufti denies Jewish rights on the Temple Mount: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque, with its gates, walls, plazas, and structures, is property of the Muslims alone, and… no one has the right to desecrate its sanctity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 21, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti condemns the summary execution crimes that the occupation authorities are carrying out”

“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the continuation of the series of incessant Israeli violations and attacks…

The mufti said yesterday [Sept. 20, 2016] in a statement: ‘The occupation authorities continue to execute young Palestinians in cold blood. (Palestinians killed during their attacks against Israelis –Ed.) They receive religious backing in addition to the political, legal, and security backing provided by the Israeli government of settlements and extremism’…

Sheikh Hussein condemned the brutal attack on the Hebron district. He clarified that the occupation is using the pretext that the young people are trying to stab, throw rocks at the occupation soldiers, or other worthless pretexts, which only reflects the determination of the occupation to continue the series of premeditated murders and aggression against the defenseless members of our people…

The mufti condemned the fact that radical right-wing Israeli Member of Parliament Yehuda Glick held religious ceremonies next to the Cotton Merchants’ Gate, one of the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque…
He clarified that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with its gates, walls, plazas, and structures, is property of the Muslims alone, and that no one has the right to desecrate its sanctity.”

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PA Mufti: “Israel has “systematic plan to obliterate everything that is Arab and Islamic in Palestine, and to replace it with a false Jewish alternative” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 9, 2016
Headline: "The Grand Mufti: What is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque heralds a dangerous religious war"

"[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the repercussions of the grave escalation in the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attacks against it and its visitors and workers…

He said: 'The blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subjected to a strong attack by the occupation authorities as part of the series of [acts] of extremism that they are carrying out in order to harm it through their ongoing attacks against it, while disregarding the international regulations, norms, and laws, and they are acting according to a systematic plan to obliterate everything that is Arab and Islamic in Palestine, and to replace it with a false Jewish alternative.'"

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

PA Mufti condemns memorial service held on Temple Mount for murdered 13-year-old as “criminal attack against the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 13, 2016
     Headline: " [PA] Grand Mufti [Sheikh Muhammad Hussein] condemned the holding of a Jewish memorial service at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza"
"[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the holding of a Jewish memorial service (memorial for 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel who was stabbed to death in her sleep –Ed.) at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, as several extreme settlers invaded the mosque plaza in order to participate in this service, under the supervision of the [Israeli] Jerusalem district police commander and senior officers…
The mufti said: 'This criminal attack against the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is nothing but one link in the chain of ongoing escalation, in preparation for imposing the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by areas and times, and it is part of a process to change its existing historical status.' …Likewise, he called to everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to invest every effort in order to visit it and strengthen the presence there in order to defend it, and emphasized the adherence of our people to their mosque, regardless of the cost and sacrifices required, until Allah inherits the land and everything in it."

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PA Minister of Religious Affairs, PA Mufti warn of “invasions” at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and “Israeli plots”, including excavations under the Mosque searching for “alleged remains” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2016
     Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs"
"[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the danger in the sharp rise in the rate of invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza during the blessed month of Ramadan.
These statements were made during the meeting of the minister of religious affairs with the mufti in the Ministry of Religious Affairs' headquarters.
The two emphasized that the dangerous Israeli plots against Jerusalem – that are increasing and are expressed in the continuation of their attempts to interfere in the matters of Jerusalem's Noble Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount), with intensive excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the pretext of searching for alleged remains, and in the widespread settlement plans in Jerusalem – are nothing but an attempt to change the status quo at Jerusalem's Noble Sanctuary."
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The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

PA Mufti calls on Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it and the worshippers there from Israeli “attacks” and “violations” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 26, 2016
Headline: "The grand mufti called to increase the visits to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein called on everyone who can to come to occupied Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to go to them in order to stand up to the Israeli occupation that is doing as it pleases with Jerusalem and attacks those worshipping at [the Al-Aqsa Mosque]. Sheikh Hussein said: 'The invasion of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by occupation forces, their attack on those worshipping at it, and their aggression against those guarding it, teachers of the law, and those working in its environs, are nothing but an expression of aggressive policy and Zionist intransigence against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its visitors.' He added that this stage is very dangerous, and warned of the consequences of these violations that offend Muslim sensibilities throughout the world. He called on our people to come out against these violations, whatever the price may be, and clarified that only Muslims have a right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
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The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

PA Mufti presents study refuting Jewish claims to the land, "particularly everything regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 18, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti participated in the Refutation of the Legal Errors of the Extremists and the Takfiri Summit in Jordan”
     “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein participated in the Refutation of the legal Errors of the Extremists and the Takfiri (i.e., Muslims who accuse other Muslims of heresy) Summit held by the Jordanian Dar Alaftaa (i.e., the central authority for Fatwahs) in the Jordanian capital Amman… His Honor [Muhammad Hussein] submitted a study to the summit titled The Jews’ Claims in the Land of Palestine – Display and Refutation in which he discusses the virtues of Jerusalem and Al-Sham (Greater Syria – including Syria, Lebanon, Israel and part of Jordan –Ed.), and refutes the Jews’ false claims, and particularly everything regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs.”

PA Mufti: Israel endangers Al-Aqsa Mosque, which belongs to Muslims alone, and “Judaizes” Jerusalem and destroys Islamic antiquities 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 10, 2016
     Headline: “The Mufti and the [Higher] Presidential Committee of Churches’ Affairs [in Palestine] condemned the installation of new security cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza”
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the fact that the occupation authorities have installed security cameras in the Bab Al-Ghawanmeh area in the northwest corner of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza.
The Grand Mufti stated in a press release that… the occupation authorities and settlers do not stop at excavating tunnels, which at the moment pose a real danger to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but are also acting to place security cameras [in it] in order to document what happens there. Likewise, he emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to the Muslims and it is forbidden for non-Muslims to interfere in its matters. The Mufti called on the local and international bodies and organizations to act to rein in the occupation authorities, who are changing the character of the holy city, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Islamic antiquities, Judaizing and destroying them, and called to the leaders and countries of the Islamic world to fulfill their responsibility and defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

PA and PLO launch campaign to nominate terrorist imprisoned for 5 life sentences for Nobel Peace Prize 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: "National campaign for the candidacy of the prisoner Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize"
     "At the press conference, Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, head of the Fatah parliamentary faction Azzam Al-Ahmad, Coordinator of the National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District and Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners' Affairs Issam Bakr, and Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein spoke one after the other, while Secretary-General of the People's Party and head of the Al-Badil list Bassam Al-Salhi gave a speech in the name of the national forces... Al-Salhi called to increase the efforts and widen the scope of the campaign through the launch of a popular campaign to gather as many signatures as possible in support of Marwan Barghouti's candidacy for the prize, out of an understanding of its significance in refuting the false Israeli version which attempts to define Barghouti and the prisoners as criminals."
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PA Grand Mufti calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque “to stop those [i.e., Israelis] who wish to defile and attack it” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 23, 2016
Headline: "The grand mufti called to increase the visits to the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein called on everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially from Jerusalem and its surroundings and from among the Palestinians of 1948 (i.e., Palestinians living in Israel), to do so, in order to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and pray there in order to stop those who wish to defile and attack it. This is due to the measures being taken by the occupation against it and those who visit it, and the ban on those [Palestinians who are] 50 and under to enter it."

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

PA Grand Mufti: “Settlers” are trying to “steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites,” in order “find their fake history under them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti condemned the continuation of the Israeli excavations under the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)”
     “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the continued excavations that the settlers are carrying out under the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. He announced yesterday [March 7, 2016] that the settlers are acting, under the cover of their racist government, to steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites, and to paint them in colors fitting their barbaric Zionist beliefs. Likewise, they are trying in vain to find their fake history under them, similar to the destructive excavations taking place under the walls of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

PA Mufti venerates Martyrs who "ascended to Heaven" and asks Allah to receive them "alongside the Prophets, the righteous" 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 3, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti led a meeting of district Muftis in Dar Alaftaa, (i.e., the central authority for Fatwas)”
     “Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher His Honor Sheikh Muhammad Hussein and the [Palestinian] district muftis condemned the executions being carried out by the Israeli occupation in the field in unprecedented barbarity against our unarmed young, girls, and children. Likewise, they expressed their sincere condolences to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) who have ascended to Heaven throughout the homeland, which is proud of its people who have sacrificed what is dear to them for the homeland, their holy sites, their honor, and their freedom. Along with this, they again condemned the fact that [Israel] holds the Martyrs’ bodies, an example of the most despicable crime committed against mankind, ethics, religion, and law in our modern world, and they asked of Supreme, Almighty Allah that He receive the Martyrs alongside the prophets, righteous, Martyrs, and those who speak the truth.”


PA Mufti: Western Wall is "an inseparable part" of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and it "belongs only to the Muslims" 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 7, 2016
Headline: “The Mufti and Waqf demand the cessation of the excavations in the national palaces and Al-Buraq )i.e., the Western Wall), and that they be returned to them”
    “The CEO of the Islamic Waqf and the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza demanded of Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib in the name of the Jordanian Waqf, which has authority and sovereignty over the Islamic and Christian holy sites, to cancel the implementation of the decision made by the Israeli government last Sunday [Jan. 31, 2016] to create prayer platforms for the liberal Jews at the expense of waqf land (a waqf is an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and some of the [other] Islamic endowments in the Mughrabi Gate area, next to the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Western Wall)… The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories [Muhammad Hussein] said that the attempts to attack the Al-Buraq plaza and its division into Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) places of prayer for the Jews are nothing other than aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and the Islamic endowments. Likewise, he emphasized that the Al-Buraq Wall is the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, and is an inseparable part of the mosque, and everything facing this wall from the west, north or south is no other than an Islamic waqf that belongs only to the Muslims.”

PA Mufti: Murabitin who fight Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa Mosque are "fulfilling their obligation" and protecting mosque from "those who seek to harm it" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2015
     “At least 20 Palestinians were injured yesterday [Sept. 28, 2015] during confrontations that broke out after the break-in to the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the special forces of the occupation, which attacked the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic) and worshippers with stun grenades and rubber bullets… About 80 young people have closed themselves in and carried out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa Mosque since two nights ago... Dozens of masked people were seen throwing rocks at the occupation forces. A number of them succeeded in reaching the roof of the museum and the Mughrabi Gate Mosque (i.e., the mosque on the eastern part of the Temple Mount) and throwing rocks on soldiers and Jewish citizens under the [Western] Wall. Likewise, the police surveillance cameras recorded the throwing of Molotov cocktails at the biblical garden near the Mughrabi Gate…
[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the severe consequences of the repeated break-ins of the settlers to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza under protection of the Israeli occupation forces, and [of the consequences of] the attacks against worshippers and Murabitin there. He saluted the protectors of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its Murabitin for fulfilling their obligation by protecting the place to where their Prophet [Muhammad] traveled, and urged everyone who can to come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and carry out Ribat and pray in it, in order to deter those who seek to harm it. He emphasized that the occupation’s actions are fuel to the destructive fire that will come.”

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount a "break-in."

PA Mufti praises Ribat fighters for preventing Jews from “defil[ing]” Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 25, 2015
Headline: “The Mufti condemned the intention of the occupation to consider the Al-Aqsa Ribat fighters an ‘illegal organization’”
     “General Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the occupation authorities’ intention to consider the Al-Aqsa Ribat fighters (Murabitin - i.e., those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) an ‘illegal organization,’ in order to deny them the honor of carrying out Ribat, and to allow the Jewish extremists to invade it [the Al-Aqsa Mosque] and defile it. Likewise, he praised those who carry out Ribat, investing their efforts in fulfilling their obligation to protect the destination of their Prophet’s [Muhammad] Night Journey… Hussein called to increase presence and Ribat at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and to pray there a lot, in order that it overflow with people and those who love it.”

Head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem claims Israel planned the al-Aqsa Mosque arson in 1969  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2015
Headline: “The occupation continues its efforts to Judaize the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], and calls for a popular uprising in support of the Mosque”
      “Head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem [Sheikh] Ikrima Sabri stated: ‘The Islamic public throughout the world remembers the burning of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] on Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 1969, committed by the criminal Michael Denis Rohan, and planned by the despicable Israeli occupation…’
Regarding this, Fatah’s Spokesman in Jerusalem Raafat Alayan stated: ‘Our steadfast people will continue to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in its homeland, and to protect the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] until Judgement Day, regardless of the cost.’”
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Note: Michael Denis William Rohan - deranged Australian Christian who set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.
The Supreme Muslim Council was the institution in charge of Muslim affairs during the British Mandate. It was reestablished in 1967. The Council is not an institution under the PA but an independent organization.