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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
PA Mufti calls for Ribat at Al-Aqsa Mosque in response to Jews visiting and praying at the site
Headline: “The General Mufti condemned the Jewish parties’ call to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian [Territories] and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the call of Jewish parties, organizations and various public figures to...”
Apr 21, 2015
PA Mufti glorifies terrorist who stabbed 2 soldiers
Headline: “The General Mufti expressed his condolences for the death of Martyr Karakra” “PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein expressed his condolences on the death of Martyr Muhammad Jassem Karakra from Sinjil, while...”
Apr 15, 2015
PA Mufti: Muslims have religious obligation to "liberate Palestine"
"The State of Palestine participated in the discussions of the 22nd session of the conference of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kuwait. Palestine was represented at the meeting by the Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and President..."
Mar 23, 2015
PA religious council calls on Muslims to "use all means available" to protect holy places from "Judaization"
“The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council warned of the sparking of a religious war in Gaza, which would consume everything in our region and several other regions of the world, as a result of the increase in the rate of attacks and violations [committed] against the Palestinian people and...”
Mar 5, 2015
PA Mufti warns of "the dangerous consequences" of Jews visiting Temple Mount and called on Muslims "to defend" Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "Jewish calls to hold celebrations marking the Purim holiday at Al-Aqsa tomorrow" "Jewish groups acting under the umbrella of the alleged Temple organizations called for mass participation on the part of their supporters in intense invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque they are to lead..."
Mar 3, 2015
PA Mufti: Israel “tried to lay the cornerstone for Solomon’s alleged temple”
“Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Holy Lands [Sheikh] Muhammad Hussein stressed that the [Al-Aqsa Mosque’s] prayer halls, domes, gates, passageways, stone benches, and auxiliary structures form an inseparable part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque... He [Sheikh Muhammad Hussein] noted that they [Israel] had...”
Feb 17, 2015
PA Mufti warns of "Israeli plan to Judaize Jerusalem" and "steal" its "Islamic character" via "falsification of facts"
Headline: "Grand Mufti warns of the naming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque 'Temple Mount'" "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned about the placement of a sign by the occupation [Jerusalem] municipality near the..."
Feb 12, 2015
PLO official: “Every inch of the Holy City is the property of Muslims”
“Headline: PA Mufti and Qurei warned of attempts to infringe on the ownership of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “PA Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the attempts to infringe on the ownership of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which...”
Jan 15, 2015
PA Mufti warns of Israel’s "policy against Al-Aqsa Mosque" and urges Palestinians to protect it
“Over 55,000 [Palestinian] citizens, including 200 elderly worshippers from the Gaza Strip, held the Friday prayer in the plazas of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, emphasized during the Friday sermon that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is for...”
Dec 20, 2014
PA Mufti calls for defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque “whatever the price… until Allah inherits the land”
“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the severe consequences for the entire region of the intensification of the attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the increasing invasions of its premises. In...”
Dec 12, 2014
PA mufti demands return of bodies of synagogue murderers, calls them Martyrs
“At a press conference at the mourners’ tent in Jabal Mukkaber on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Muhammad Hussein called on the occupation authorities to return the bodies of the Martyrs (Shahids) to their relatives and the members of their village quickly, so that they...”
Dec 2, 2014
PA Mufti and Supreme Fatwa Council: "Anyone selling Palestinian real estate to the enemy" is "a traitor to Allah"
PA TV newsreader: "The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council stressed in its meeting, chaired by the Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the prohibition on selling lands and clandestinely transferring real estate property to enemies. This came following the occupation..."
Oct 23, 2014
PA Shari'ah Judge calls on the world to “halt the occupation’s plots” against Al-Aqsa Mosque
“The [PA’s] Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that if Israel will realize its threats and plans of dividing the Al-Aqsa Mosque physically and according to time, the PLO will be exempted from all commitments with the occupation, and will turn to the International Criminal Court and the...”
Aug 6, 2014
PA Mufti accuses Israel of acting to build “the alleged Temple” over Al-Aqsa Mosque
“The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the occupation authorities’ intention to allow settlers and foreign tourists to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Cotton Merchants’ Gate… The Mufti said that this attack is an integral part of the...”
Jan 20, 2014
PA Mufti: “The blessed land needs our sacrifice, even if it be our lives”
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “We are a nation whose position on this land is [one of] two things: It's either to live in honor and glory on this land, or to be under it as Shahids (Martyrs), just like the first generations of Muslims and Shahids of our nation. Yes, this path and course was chosen for...”
Jan 17, 2014
PA Mufti: While we call for peace, we adhere to our rights and we will defeat our enemies
Palestinian Authority Mufti Muhammad Hussein gave a Friday sermon. In the congregation were numerous Palestinian Authority dignitaries, including Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah; Advisor to Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee Member Sultan Abu Al-Einein; Minister of the...
Jan 17, 2014
PA Mufti: Terrorists "moons that light the skies of Jerusalem and Palestine," not murderers
A reception was held in Jerusalem for released Palestinian prisoner Bilal Abu Hussein. The reception was attended by Fatah Central Committee member Othman Abu Gharbieh, District Governor of Jerusalem and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ representative Adnan Al-Husseini and PA Mufti Muhammad...
Jan 5, 2014
Rally under auspices of Abbas honors terrorists, promotes violence for children
Palestine Live TV broadcast a rally held in honor of released terrorists from Jenin, which was attended by many PA officials. A large sign announced that the event was held under the auspices of Abbas. During the event, a singer sang songs praising the prisoners, including “Mother, marry me off,”...
Nov 4, 2013
PA Mufti: Palestine, “from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea”
Palestine Live TV broadcast a rally held in honor of released terrorists from Jenin, which was attended by many PA officials. A large sign announced that the event was held under the auspices of Abbas. Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Muhammad Hussein: “Oh, people from all...”
Nov 4, 2013
PA Mufti: Israeli officials call to invade Al-Aqsa Mosque "to build their alleged Temple"
The following article was published in the context of a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site. The PA Mufti’s response was...
May 7, 2013