PA Mufti glorifies terrorists as "noble souls"
Official Palestinian Authority TV - June 6, 2012

 
PA TV religious program Religion and the World
Topic: The Martyrs (Shahids) who had been buried in numbered graves in Israel and whose bodies were returned to the PA. 
     Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories: "We ask of Allah that he let them dwell with the prophets, the speakers of truth, the Martyrs (Shahids), and the pious… Our Palestinian people received these bodies with great honor. The President's Office, and of course the President [Abbas] at its head, received these Martyrs with great honor, and likewise the entire Palestinian leadership and our people, in Ramallah and in all the regions. Every mayor came from his region, along with a group of residents of the region. They took these bodies, celebrated [their arrival] and made a large and dignified reception for them – each Martyr in his region. In truth, this is proof of our Palestinian people's interest in its Martyr sons and its prisoner sons. We say that Allah will have mercy on the Martyrs, because they died for the sake of tremendous goals. Preserving this homeland, and preserving the dignity of the Palestinian people are among the most important aims for which they died. They gave the most exalted thing that a person can give in this world – life. Giving one's life is the greatest giving. They gave up their souls. These noble souls were given for the sake of Allah, for the sake of dignity, for the sake of the homeland, for the sake of all the important values which are embodied in the struggle, the Jihad and the sacrifice of the Palestinian people."