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PLO chief negotiator Erekat threatens ending peace process if US embassy moved to Jerusalem
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat yesterday, Saturday [May 20, 2017], said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem means ‘the end of the peace process.’ During a meeting on peace at the World Economic...”
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 accuses Israel of promoting “invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to... Judaize the holy city [of Jerusalem],” calls on Palestinians, incl. those “in the Palestinian Interior occupied in 1948” to carry out Ribat
“In its weekly meeting held yesterday [April 18, 2017] in the Jenin district… the [PA] government condemned the racist policy of oppression that is being implemented against the worshippers and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), men and women...”
Apr 19, 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
Abbas’ advisor: Non-Muslims have no right to Temple Mount, including the Western Wall
Headline: "Al-Habbash in response to the statements of Erdan: Non-Muslims have no right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is Islamic property that..."
Feb 15, 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
Fatah: US embassy move "will open the gates of hell"
Headline: “Fatah: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will open the gates of hell” “The Fatah Movement said that if the American embassy is transferred to East Jerusalem (a Jerusalem location for the embassy has not yet been specified –Ed.), the gates of hell will open in the region and...”
Jan 15, 2017
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
Fatah official: US embassy move will be "a sign of the end of the world"
Headline: "Zaki: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will absolve us of all the agreements and turn Palestine into a war zone" "Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not allow the transfer of the American embassy, and will be absolved..."
Jan 12, 2017
Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs: If the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem it is “a declaration of war on all Muslims”
Friday sermon in presence of PA Chairman Abbas Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "The new American administration intends to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. In a simple, calm, and rational manner, in clear words that need no explanation and which are..."
Jan 6, 2017
Mother of PA police officer-turned-terrorist proud of son: “[He is] a crown on my head... Jerusalem demands this”
Mother of PA police officer terrorist Muhammad Turkeman: "It's difficult, true, but I'm proud of him. Praise Allah, his brother became a Martyr before him. I have two Martyrs, not one. I'm proud of them - a crown on my head - my whole life. Praise Allah. Palestine demands this. Jerusalem demands..."
Dec 24, 2016
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 government calls on Palestinians "in the Interior" (i.e., Israel) and "everyone who can" to "carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas in order to respond to every attack against it"
Headline: "The [PA] government: Israel has chosen to perpetuate its settlement project and international society stands helpless" "In its weekly meeting led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah that was held in Ramallah... the [PA] government expressed appreciation for the positions of our men and..."
Dec 7, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to "carry out Ribat continuously at the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Headline: “Ida’is: Over 95 attacks and violations against the holy sites and houses of worship last month” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque stands before an unprecedented Israeli escalation in light of the rise in the rates of invasions by...”
Dec 5, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: The role of the Palestinian woman in the “national struggle” is the “symbol of the Ribat and resolve in Palestine, and she is the defender of the holy sites”
Headline: “Ida’is: The Palestinian woman is ‘the symbol of the Palestinian Ribat and resolve’” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Honorable Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the important role of the Palestinian woman in the path of the national struggle and liberation constitutes the symbol of the...”
Nov 4, 2016
Fatah: Israeli “searches for the remains of their [Jewish] alleged Temple herald[s] the impending collapse of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Western Wall is Islamic
Headline: "The Jerusalem branch [of Fatah] warns of the impending collapse of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement noted that 2,495 settlers have invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of this month [October 2016]. It said that the rate of the settlers'..."
Oct 25, 2016
Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs: The entire Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza has always been a purely Islamic property. Not even the Jews ever claimed ownership of it
Friday sermon in presence of PA Chairman Abbas Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Throughout history the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall), its plaza, and all of its facilities, the area of the Dung Gate, and the entire Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the..."
Oct 21, 2016
Daughter of terrorist who shot 2 to death in Jerusalem: My father “loved the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “sacrificed his soul for it”
Headline: “Musbah, lover of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, separated from Jerusalem as a Martyr before he was supposed to turn himself in to the occupation’s police” “Yesterday morning [Oct. 9, 2016] young Musbah Abu Sbeih, 39, died as a Martyr (Shahid) during an armed clash with [Israeli] security forces...”
Oct 10, 2016
Fatah official calls on Palestinians and Israeli Arabs to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat there because of Israeli “invasions” on Jewish holidays
Headline: "Alayan: The occupation is carrying out a policy of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem" “Official Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan… called on the Palestinian people in general, and the people of the holy city (i.e., Jerusalem) and our people in the '48 territories (i.e., PA...”
Sep 28, 2016
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month” “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish...”
Sep 1, 2016
PLO official claims Israel wants “religious war,” is “burning” the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the “alleged Temple"
Headline: “Qurei calls for Arab and Islamic coordination in order to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Judaization and division” “Head of the PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs [and PLO Executive Committee member] Ahmed Qurei warned of the dangers and consequences of the cruel and unprecedented...”
Aug 22, 2016
Abbas’ advisor: “Jerusalem is Arab Palestinian land“ and “Jews have no right” to the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount)
“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that… Jerusalem is Arab Palestinian land, and only Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians have a right to...”
Aug 17, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is a completely Islamic site, a Muslim waqf, and no one shares their right to it.”
Headline: "Ida'is: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is at the heart of the Palestinian and Jordanian leaderships' interest" "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a completely Islamic site, a Muslim waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic..."
Aug 17, 2016
PA government calls on Palestinians of the "Interior" to carry out Ribat at Al-Aqsa
“In its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Aug. 16, 2016] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, … the [PA] government expressed appreciation for the heroic stand of our people who pray and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), from...”
Aug 17, 2016