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PA Mufti warns "Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent" on issue of embassy move; Abbas turns to Putin for help
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..."
Jan 14, 2017
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"
Headline: "The [PLO] National Association [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..."
Jan 10, 2017
PA Mufti: “Jerusalem and all of Palestine is Islamic land,” encourages Palestinians to continue religious conflict: The Palestinian people “will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]”
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..."
Dec 10, 2016
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”
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...”
Sep 21, 2016
PA Mufti: “The Al- Aqsa Mosque is subject to a systematic Zionist attack to divide it according to areas and times and to destroy it in order to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins”
“In accordance with the regulations of the [PLO] Popular National Conference of Jerusalem, Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, as head of the PLO Executive Committee, issued a presidential order through which he appointed Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Deputy...”
Aug 17, 2016
PA Mufti: “What is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque heralds a dangerous religious war"
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..."
Aug 9, 2016
PA Mufti calls on Palestinians to come and defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque “regardless of the cost and sacrifices required”
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..."
Jul 13, 2016
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”
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...”
Jun 29, 2016
PA Mufti calls on Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it and the worshippers there from Israeli “attacks” and “violations”
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..."
Jun 26, 2016
PA Mufti presents study refuting Jewish claims to the land, "particularly everything regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs”
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...”
May 18, 2016
PA Mufti: Israel endangers Al-Aqsa Mosque, which belongs to Muslims alone, and “Judaizes” Jerusalem and destroys Islamic antiquities
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...”
May 10, 2016
PA and PLO launch campaign to nominate terrorist imprisoned for 5 life sentences for Nobel Peace Prize
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..."
Apr 13, 2016
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”
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..."
Mar 23, 2016
PA Grand Mufti: “Settlers” are trying to “steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites,” in order “find their fake history under them”
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...”
Mar 8, 2016
PA Mufti claims Israel carrying out "unprecedented barbarity against our unarmed young, girls, and children"
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...”
Mar 3, 2016
PA Mufti: Western Wall is "an inseparable part" of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and it "belongs only to the Muslims"
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,...”
Feb 7, 2016
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"
“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...”
Sep 29, 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
Fatah spokesman in Jerusalem: Palestinians "will continue to carry out Ribat... regardless of the cost"
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...”
Aug 22, 2015
PA Mufti and Islamic council warn: Israel's "continued offensive against the Al-Aqsa Mosque" can spark "religious war"
“The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council condemned the escalation of Israeli calls to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque and hold Talmudic ceremonies (i.e., Jewish prayers) in its pure courtyards... In addition, it stressed that the Israeli plan to Judaize Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] or to lay a hand...”
Jul 24, 2015
PA Mufti and PA Minister: Israel trying to “invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “take it over”
“The [PA] Minister of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, and [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, warned against the danger of what has been reported in the media regarding the intentions of those called the alleged Temple organizations to more...”
Jul 21, 2015
PA Mufti calls on Islamic world to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from “continuing attacks” and “desecration,” warns of “impending religious war
This article was published by WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency) on July 13, 2015, and on Al-Ayyam on July 14, 2015. Headline: “PA Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein calls to increase visits to Al-Aqsa” “PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa...”
Jul 14, 2015
PA Mufti: Israel’s goal is to “eradicate… [Jerusalem’s] Arab and Islamic identity" by "spreading [the idea of] the alleged Temple and biblical fantasies”
Headline: “Seventeen million dollars and six new laws for the Judaization of Jerusalem, and a call to take the planners of the settlement [enterprise] to international courts” “The ‘Hana Al-Quds’ network for social communication held a press conference yesterday, Monday [June 1, 2015], at the...”
Jun 2, 2015
PA Mufti lays wreath on grave of Nazi collaborator Hajj Amin Al-Husseini
“The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, met today, Tuesday, with a number of religious leaders and figures in Lebanon and laid a wreath of flowers on the grave of Haj Amin Al-Husseini.” Haj Amin Al-Husseini was the...
May 19, 2015