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Abbas’ advisor: Allah chose us for Jihad, we’re protecting the sanctity of Jerusalem; Jews are deluded by myth that Jerusalem is theirs
Official PA TV, excerpt of sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the mosque in the PA headquarters in Ramallah; in audience: PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,...
Mar 2, 2018
PA Council head: The Western Wall is an Islamic holy site, Jews "have nothing", there are no Jewish archeological remnants on the Temple Mount
Headline: "Issa: The Al-Buraq is an Islamic waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law), and Israeli archeologists have not found any Jewish antiquities under the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "Expert on international law, [Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem..."
Dec 18, 2017
Head of the Supreme Muslim Councilresponds to US official's statement on Western Wall being part of Israel in future: The Western Wall "is an Islamic waqf that will remain as such until Judgment Day"
Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council: The Al-Buraq Wall is an Islamic waqf and will remain as such” “Head of [the independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council and [head] preacher in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri came out with a statement in response to what was reported in...”
Dec 18, 2017
Editor-in-Chief of official PA daily after US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: “Interference with its history or attempt to change its status… will lead to violence and an explosion of the region... this will open the gates of Hell”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the PA media campaign for Jerusalem Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Editor in Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija: “There is a very important slogan and we adhere to it: ‘If the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) passed, the Trump promise...”
Dec 17, 2017
Abbas’ advisor calls on all Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out Ribat there, and “protect its sanctity”
“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 that the occupation state is playing with fire when it attempts to change the status quo in...”
Dec 11, 2017
PA Security Forces spokesman on US decision on Jerusalem: The Palestinian people will defend Jerusalem “with all of its capabilities;” "Allah wanted us as Palestinians to carry out Ribat in Jerusalem”
“General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and [PA] Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri said that if the American administration transfers its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state...”
Dec 6, 2017
Fatah in Nablus calls on Palestinians to “come out… in force” against “any attempt to harm the holy city, Judaize it, and change its characteristics,” if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Headline: “Fatah in Nablus called for a popular uprising (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against Trump’s decision” “The Fatah Movement in Nablus today, Wednesday [Dec. 6, 2017], called to come out determinedly and in force against American...”
Dec 6, 2017
Hamas official: “Palestine, which is soaked in the blood of the Martyrs… all of Palestine is ours, and it is pure Islamic Palestinian land… we do not understand anything but the language of resistance and Jihad”
Headline: "Hamas: Our goal is to liberate Palestine and end the [Hamas-Fatah] rift" "The Hamas Movement in Khan Younes in the southern Gaza Strip and its military faction, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, held a military procession and press conference in order to announce the beginning of the..."
Dec 6, 2017
Abbas advisor: The Temple Mount will remain a “purely Islamic” mosque under Muslim sovereignty, despite Israeli “acts of falsifying history and distorting historical facts”
"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] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash… explained that the Palestinians in all of their varieties and leaders, and the Arabs and Muslims..."
Nov 26, 2017
Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: “Muslims have an absolute right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque” including all that it contains
“Imam and Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Yusuf Abu Sneineh said today [Nov. 10, 2017] during his sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque… that the Muslims have an absolute right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including all of the mosques, prayer sites, [and] plazas… that it contains.”
Nov 10, 2017
Abbas’ advisor on religion: All Muslims must visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat in it
“Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized the brotherhood between the Muslims in all countries of the world… Al-Habbash said this yesterday [Oct. 27, 2017] during a Friday sermon at the Mercies of the World...”
Oct 28, 2017
Fatah Facebook quotes Arafat on anniversary of his death: Palestinians will engage in “Ribat (religious conflict over Islamic land) until Judgment Day”
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text is a quote by Arafat: “This is my people, the people of giants, which is [engaged] in Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) until Judgement Day It is the [people] of which one of its boys or girls...”
Oct 24, 2017
PLO official: The Western Wall (i.e., Judaism's holiest site) “is an inseparable part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and a pure right of the Muslims” that will not be changed by Israel’s “illusions and acts of forgery”
Headline: “Qurei: The violations and dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque are dangerous and systematic” “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’… emphasized in a press release yesterday, Tuesday [Oct. 3, 2017], that the Al-Buraq Wall...”
Oct 4, 2017
PA religous official calls on Palestinians to "visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out constant Ribat there and not give the occupation and settlers an opportunity [to harm it]"
Headline: “The Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Religion called to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “Director-General of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Religion (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs) Sheikh Wafiq Alawi, during the monthly meeting of the imams and employees,...”
Aug 8, 2017
Fatah youth movement calls for “widening confrontations with the occupation,” if Jerusalem is “harmed” – “it means opening the gates of hell before the occupiers”
Headline: "The Shabiba calls for widespread participation in a Friday of Ribat as a sign of support for Jerusalem" "The Fatah Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a statement in which it saluted 'the resolve and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) of..."
Jul 27, 2017
Students in Gaza participate in Hamas night patrol with rifles, are educated in Ribat, in order to “plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls”
Headline: “Students of the Knights of Al-Aqsa [summer] camps participate [in Ribat] together with the Murabitin of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] for one night” “Approximately 200 students from among the students of the Knights of Palestine summer camps participated in a night patrol held by...”
Jul 25, 2017
Fatah proud of rioters in Jerusalem, vows to continue “popular resistance”
Headline: “Fatah: Jerusalem is our capital, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is our direction of prayer, and the [Fatah] Movement is leading those defending them” “[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement that we in Fatah are proud of our residents and our people who are carrying out...”
Jul 24, 2017
Fatah spokesman calls on Hamas to end the rift with Fatah and answer “the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the members of our people who are carrying out Ribat”
"In a press statement yesterday [July 22, 2017], Fatah Revolutionary Council member and [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi demanded that the Hamas Movement immediately heed the call of President Abbas and the leadership, answer the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and the [Arab]..."
Jul 23, 2017
Abbas’ religious advisor claims Israeli security measures on Temple Mount “constitute aggression against religious and political rights of Muslims”; Fatah claims Israel planning to “empty Jerusalem” of Palestinians
Headline: “Friday is a day of general high-alert and prayers will not take place except at the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash called on the international community to act before it will be...”
Jul 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
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
Fatah declares “day of rage” in response to metal detectors on the Temple Mount
Headline: “Fatah called for a day of rage on Wednesday and for mass movement towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “The Fatah Movement has announced several actions in the northern [West Bank] branches in light of the Israeli escalation against the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to metal detectors being placed at...”
Jul 17, 2017
Dean of Islamic schools calls on Muslims to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Official PA TV program Inside, on the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for two days after a terror attack was committed there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; hosting Dean of the Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine Sheikh Imad Hamato Dean of the Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine and...
Jul 15, 2017
Fatah official: Terrorist who tried to stab soldiers was “murdered… for no reason” by Israel; The “very act of Ribat on this land is Jihad"
Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Fatah Movement Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: "Allah said: 'And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of..."
Jul 13, 2017
PA religious council head: Israel is excavating a “network of tunnels” under the Al-Aqsa Mosque “to the point that its foundations are liable to collapse,” and “continuous Ribat must be carried out” there
Headline: "Issa: An archive must be established that deals with the holy sites in order to tie them to the nation's memory" "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa said… that the situation that Jerusalem is in is most difficult, and..."
Jun 29, 2017