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PA’s annual libel festival: An “extremist Jew” burned Al-Aqsa in 1969, Israel “deliberately prevented” the fire from being extinguished
As is the way of the PA, a grain of truth is turned into a grand libel. Once a year, the PA illustrates the anatomy of a libel in all clarity when it commemorates the arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969.
Sep 9, 2020
PA Religious Affairs Ministry: Israel plans to take control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is “a purely Islamic waqf”
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs condemned the clearing of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and called to stop the attack against it" "The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs condemned the fact that the occupation forces removed the worshippers and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious..."
Aug 15, 2019
Abbas’ advisor: Temporarily closing the Al-Aqsa Mosque following a stabbing attack there “is a declaration of war against Islam,” calls on Muslims to carry out Ribat there
Headline: “Al-Habbash: Closing the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a declaration of war against Islam and the Muslims” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that the fact that the Israeli occupation...”
Aug 15, 2019
Abbas’ advisor calls on Muslims worldwide “to defend the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Israeli occupation's plots and its barbaric attacks”, Jews visiting the holy site are “terrorist colonialists who are desecrating” it
"Al-Habbash calls on Muslims to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the occupation and its terrorist colonialists"
Aug 11, 2019
Abbas advisor warns of “desecration” of music performances against Cave of the Patriarchs; demands Palestinians “defend their holy sites, carry out Ribat in them" and punish Israel for "the crimes and acts of forgery of the culture and history”
Headline: “Al-Habbash warned against the consequences of the Israeli attack against the Ibrahimi Mosque” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash warned of the desecration and attack against the sanctity of...”
Jun 22, 2018
PA Supreme Fatwa Council: UNESCO resolution “denies the existence of any religious connection of the Jews” to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall; We salute those carrying out Ribat
Headline: “The Supreme Fatwa Council: Non-Muslins have no sovereignty over the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “The [PA] Supreme Fatwa Council in Palestine emphasized that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem have an Arab identity and belong to the Islamic world. It expressed opposition to the imposure of...”
Jul 20, 2017
Abbas’ advisor: Metal detectors at Temple Mount entrances are “a blatant blow to the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… a purely Islamic site, to which non-Muslims have no right,” Israel is “pushing the whole region towards… a religious war”
Headline: “Al-Habbash: Israel has no right to interfere in the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized…...”
Jul 20, 2017
PA minister calls people to come to Al-Aqsa for “constant Ribat” – continued religious conflict
Headline: “Ida’is: Over 100 Israeli violations against the places of worship in May 2017” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said… ‘The facts on the ground show that the occupation and its settlers are making concentrated attempts to empty the Al-Aqsa Mosque of its people, in...”
Jun 4, 2017
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to "carry out Ribat continuously at the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Headline: “Ida’is: Over 95 attacks and violations against the holy sites and houses of worship last month” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque stands before an unprecedented Israeli escalation in light of the rise in the rates of invasions by...”
Dec 5, 2016
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month” “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish...”
Sep 1, 2016
PLO official claims Israel wants “religious war,” is “burning” the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the “alleged Temple"
Headline: “Qurei calls for Arab and Islamic coordination in order to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Judaization and division” “Head of the PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs [and PLO Executive Committee member] Ahmed Qurei warned of the dangers and consequences of the cruel and unprecedented...”
Aug 22, 2016
Abbas advisor call on Palestinians to carry out "continual Ribat" at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron
Headline: "Al-Habbash was updated regarding the suffering of the citizens in the Old City of Hebron" "Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] advisor on religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash today, Wednesday [Aug. 10, 2016], described the steps of the..."
Aug 10, 2016
Fatah: Israel is executing young Palestinians
Headline: “Assaf: ‘The time has come to get rid of the occupation, and we are willing to pay the price’” “Official Fatah Spokesman Ahmad Assaf stated: ‘The time has come to get rid of the occupation and obtain freedom and independence,’ and emphasized that our people, which has made heavy...”
Oct 4, 2015
Fatah spokesperson: "Those carrying out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] are heroes and a source of pride for all Palestinians"
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: 'Those carrying out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] are heroes, and the settlers are terrorists'" "Fatah Spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi said that those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque are heroes, and a..."
Sep 20, 2015
PA Mufti praises Ribat fighters for preventing Jews from “defil[ing]” Al-Aqsa Mosque
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...”
Aug 25, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is stated that the increased Arabic and Islamic presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque stops the plans of the occupation government and the settlers at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and in the holy city, and prevent their implementation. In an interview to the...”
Jul 28, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: All Muslims should support and aid Ribat fighters
“During his meeting with the preacher and great scholar and Islamic thinker Dr. Muhammad Rateb Al-Nablusi in Amman, Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is called on all Muslims in the world to act quickly to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to talk about Jerusalem and its importance in their Friday...”
Jul 27, 2015
Fatah spokesman: “We will defend [Al-Aqsa] to our last breath,” praises “Ribat fighters who … protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque with their bare chests”
"Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf warned of the inherent danger of the plans of the Israeli occupation state, which are aimed against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and intended to take it over, in the shadow of Arab countries’ preoccupation with their internal affairs. He emphasized that the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is an..."
Jul 27, 2015
PA calls for joint radio and TV broadcasts to show “blood, destruction, and Israeli rampaging at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: Urgent call in late broadcast...” “In view of the savage attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the [PA] Ministry of Information called urgently to the television and radio stations to combine their broadcasts tomorrow [July 27, 2015], from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00...”
Jul 26, 2015