PA Mufti venerates Martyrs who "ascended to Heaven" and asks Allah to receive them "alongside the Prophets, the righteous"
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.”