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PA Religious Affairs Minister: Israel is planning “the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the establishment of their [Jews’] alleged Temple;” PA Mufti: Israel wants to “Judaize” Jerusalem
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is said that the occupation’s actions in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are a dangerous violation… the last of which being the excavations that the occupation institutions are conducting underneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Israel does not excavate...”
Jul 18, 2018
PA Mufti: Selling land in Jerusalem and in Palestine to Israeli “infidels” is heretical, and "treason" against Allah
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hussein emphasized the prohibition on facilitating the transfer of ownership of any part of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies. This is in light of the occupation...”
Jul 10, 2018
Palestinian officials: “Judaizing” Festival of Lights in Jerusalem’s Old City is part of a “plan to erase its Arab, Islamic, and Christian nature, and to give an impression that the city is Jewish”
“Jerusalem sank into the darkness of the Judaizing Festival of ‘Lights’ (i.e., the Jerusalem Festival of Light) that the Jerusalem Municipality organized over the past week… Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) representative Attorney Ahmed Al-Ruweidi said that ‘What is happening in Jerusalem...”
Jul 5, 2018
PA Mutfi and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council: “Selling lands to enemies means joining the side of the infidels… and whoever does this betrays Allah”
“The Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council called on the Arab and Islamic nations to be careful not to cooperate with the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which has not been published yet –Ed.), which the American government is attempting to pass. The...”
Jun 29, 2018
PA Mufti: Prosecute everyone who eats in public during Ramadan
Headline: “The [PA] grand mufti calls to honor the sanctity of the month of Ramadan” "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman Muhammad Hussein called to preserve the sanctity of the month of Ramadan (i.e., Muslim month of..."
May 15, 2018
PA Mufti: Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Palestine are "an Islamic waqf until Judgment Day," and forbids selling or relinquishing it to "enemies"
"[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has forbidden easing the transfer of ownership of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies. The mufti stated yesterday [April 12, 2018]: 'Palestine, that includes within..."
Apr 13, 2018
PA religious officials: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is "being subjected to an unprecedented attack… and actions to divide it," Israel has "plots to destroy it and build the alleged Temple on its ruins"
“His Honor the [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories [and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, His Honor Acting Jordanian Supreme Shari’ah Judge Dr. Wasef Al-Bakri, Director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, and Deputy District Governor...”
Apr 3, 2018
PA Mufti calls on Palestinians to come to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque, “regardless of the price and sacrifices that this will require”
Headline: “The [PA] mufti warned against the consequences of the attack on the sanctity of the mosques and churches” “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against the dangerous consequences of desecrating the...”
Mar 1, 2018
PA Mufti warns of “disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability” in region following US embassy move to Jerusalem, urges Palestinians and Muslims to “sacrifice all that is dear to them”
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against the severity of the American administration’s decision on transferring its embassy to occupied Jerusalem,...”
Feb 26, 2018
PA Mufti on Pence visit to Western Wall: The Wall is “an inseparable part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it is an Islamic site”
Headline: “A strike throughout Jerusalem and Palestinian flags wave above the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Pence’s visit” “The [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Islamic (sic., Palestinian) Territories [and Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of...”
Jan 24, 2018
PA Mufti: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a “reckless step, which will create a state of anarchy and instability in the region”
Headline: "Occupied Jerusalem yearns for those who love it" "The dangers to which Jerusalem has been subjected lately are not hidden from anyone's eyes, especially [in light of] the news items that speak about US President Donald Trump’s intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the..."
Dec 4, 2017
Unusual statement by PA Mufti, contrary to usual demonization of Israel and Jews, the Mufti announced Israel had not stolen anything from the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "The [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem: There are no signs of theft of the contents of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Muhammad Hussein emphasized that a damage assessment committees’ check of the Al-Aqsa Mosque after the attack of the settlers and..."
Aug 20, 2017
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
PA officials blame Israel for terror attack on the Temple Mount, following Israeli “policies against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem," including "securing the settlers’ daily invasions” of the Mosque
“Today, Sunday [July 16, 2017], popular bodies and figures and Jerusalem institutions opposed all of the recent Israeli steps that the occupation forces are attempting to force [through] within the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the plazas of the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount), and the Old City in...”
Jul 16, 2017
PA Mufti calls on PA security forces to arrest those who eat in public on Ramadan
Headline: "The Grand Mufti calls to respect the sanctity of the blessed month of Ramadan" "The [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Chairman of the [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Sheikh Muhammad Hussein blessed the Islamic nation in general and the Palestinian..."
May 21, 2017
PA Minister of Religious Affairs claims Cave of the Patriarchs is "only ours, Palestinians' and Muslims', and the Jews have no right to it"
Headline: “Thousands marked the Anniversary of the Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven at the Ibrahimi Mosque” “The plazas and passageways of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) were filled yesterday [April 24, 2017] with thousands of civilians and visitors from various districts...”
Apr 25, 2017
PA Grand Mufti states that supporting prisoners is a religious obligation: "They are the spearhead of this honorable people, which is carrying out Ribat"
Headline: “The [PA] Grand Mufti calls to support the prisoners’ [hunger] strike” “Thousands of residents of occupied Jerusalem, its suburbs, its towns, and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) prayed the Friday prayer yesterday [April 21, 2017] at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas… During the Friday...”
Apr 22, 2017
PA Mufti, other religious figures: Supporting the Palestinian prisoners is a religious obligation
Headline: “The Fatwa Council: Supporting the prisoners is a religious obligation” “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Chairman of the [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Sheikh Muhammad Hussein and the muftis of the districts called on the members of the Palestinian...”
Apr 13, 2017
PA Mufti: “Extremist Jewish Temple organizations” are carrying out attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which heralds “religious war”
Headline: “The [PA] grand mufti warned against the call to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque and defile it” “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against the calls of those who are called ‘the extremist Jewish Temple...”
Apr 3, 2017
PA Mufti’s religious ruling: The Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Muslims by divine right and therefore can’t be negotiated
Headline: “A fatwa emphasizes that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to all of the Muslims” “A fatwa (i.e., Muslim religious ruling) signed by [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Muhammad Hussein, Chairman of the Islamic Waqf Council Abdul Azim...”
Mar 20, 2017
PA Minister of Religious Affairs warns that Muezzin Law is "liable to lead to a religious war that will burn the whole region"
Headline: "The grand mufti condemned the limiting of sounding the Muezzin" "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned what is called the Muezzin Law, which was approved by the Israeli occupation authorities in..."
Mar 9, 2017
PA Mufti: The Al-Aqsa Mosque “which belongs only to the Muslims, and [is] not a holy site for the Jews… is being subjected to daily attacks by the settlers”
Headline: "The mufti: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is an Islamic mosque that belongs only to the Muslims" "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an Islamic mosque, which belongs only to the Muslims, and not a holy site for the..."
Mar 1, 2017
PA Mufti criticizes UN Sec-Gen’s statement on Jewish Temple: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque... no one but the Muslims has a right to it", calls to defend Jerusalem
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Muhammad 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...”
Jan 31, 2017
PA mufti: "Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes encouragement of terror"
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...”
Jan 22, 2017
PA Mufti threatens "severe complications" if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “We say in light of the things that Jerusalem is suffering from, such as declarations and plans, like the plans of US President [Donald Trump] who promised during his election campaign to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem... We must say that keeping this promise...”
Jan 20, 2017