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PA Religious Affairs Ministry warns that Netanyahu visit to Hebron "will drag the region into a religious war", calls on Palestinians to "to defend the Ibrahimi Mosque"
"It reminds us of [Israeli Prime Minister] Ariel Sharon’s visit in Jerusalem (i.e., to the Temple Mount) in 2000, which ignited the Al-Aqsa Intifada."
Abbas' spokesman: Netanyahu visit to Hebron was "serious escalation... in the context of continued attacks on Christian and Muslim holy sites," warns of religious war
"We hold the Israeli government responsible for the dangerous escalation which aims at dragging the area into a religious war that no one can bear its consequences."
PA preachers call for all Muslims to carry out Ribat until “the liberation of all our holy sites,” Jews have “no connection” in “any way” to Temple Mount, Cave of the Patriarchs
"The Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ibrahimi Mosque will remain Islamic mosques with all of their territory and all of their parts, and the Jews have no connection to them in any way"
PA Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs: Palestinians must defend the Cave of the Patriarchs “from the occupation's ongoing plots to take it over”
"Al-Rub demanded that every Palestinian... continue to hold prayers at the holy Ibrahimi Mosque and defend it from the occupation's ongoing plots to take it over."
Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council warns against “attacks” against religious symbols in Jerusalem; “the Palestinian people will not stand idly by in the face of this colonialist cancer”
Headline: “The [Palestinian Supreme] Fatwa Council warned of the danger of attacks against the religious and national symbols in Jerusalem” “The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council warned of the danger of attacks against the religious and national symbols in occupied Jerusalem, and held the...”
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..."
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...”
PA Mufti adds impromptu prayer to prevent Jews exercising right to visit Temple Mount
Official PA TV, Holiday Morning Official PA TV reporter: "Viewers, we will now try to reach [PA Grand] Mufti of Jerusalem [and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein. Your Honor, Sheikh, could you explain for us-" Man: "We want to pray." Reporter: "They are now praying..."
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"
Palestinian officials condemn “attack” and “break-in” of Jews visiting the Temple Mount; Israel plans to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "Widespread condemnations of the settlers' break-ins into the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the holiday and calls to defend our people – holding the Israeli government responsible and calls to make it [honor] international law and stop its systematic attacks against the holy sites" "The break-in of..."
Israel is "playing with fire" at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and "will get burned," Jewish history on the Temple Mount is "false and fake," say Islamic institutions in Jerusalem
Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council and the Council of Clergy and Preachers in Jerusalem: Whoever plays with fire will get burned!” “[The independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council and the Council of Clergy and Preachers in Jerusalem published a statement yesterday [Aug. 5, 2019] in...”
Abbas’ advisor: “The liberation of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the basis for addressing all of the problems from which humanity suffers”
"Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash visited the International Islamic Sham Center for the war on terror and extremism… located in Damascus, the capital of Syria… During his meeting with the..."
Op-ed by Fatah official criticizes Hamas and Hamas official who called for genocide of Jews: “The noble culture of resistance has been infected by a disease of armed violence for the sake of violence alone, which we completely rejected”
"We are not fighting anyone due to religion, race, gender, or color; we are dealing in resistance in a dignified manner when the occupiers force us to fight"