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Abbas advisor salutes Ribat fighters who use “blood, arrests, attacks, and beating” to “protect” Al-Aqsa Mosque
Official PA TV News hosted Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Al-Ruweidi Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Al-Ruweidi: “The most dangerous thing is the building of a synagogue… The [Israeli] goal is to build a synagogue on the eastern part...”
Jul 26, 2015
PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs calls for Ribat in response to Jews visiting Temple Mount
Headline: “Jewish calls for widespread invasions of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], and Palestinian calls to go out against them” “The so-called ‘association of alleged Temple organizations’ called to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to celebrate its reopening to Jews by the occupation authorities… The...”
Jul 22, 2015
PA official: Israel has plans to "destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple on its ruins"
Headline: “Hanna Issa calls for Ribat at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] on the ‘anniversary of the destruction of the Temple’” “Secretary-General of the [Palestinian Authority’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places, Dr. Hanna Issa, stated that Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over...”
Jul 21, 2015
PA minister of Religious Affairs calls on Muslims to carry out Ribat to free Al-Aqsa Mosque and “protect Jerusalem from Judaization”
Headline: “Ida’is calls to visit Al-Aqsa and protect Jerusalem from Judaization” “Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is… reiterated his call to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to continuously carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there, and begged Allah to...”
Jul 6, 2015
PA Ministry of Information: Israel behind ISIS leaflets threatening Christians in Jerusalem
Article in response to the distribution of leaflets that threaten the Christians in Jerusalem signed in the name of ISIS. Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The sectarian strife is the satanic plant of the occupation” “The [PA] Ministry of Information stated that the desperate, dubious...”
Jun 30, 2015
Head of PA council for Jerusalem calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council calls to carry out Ribat” “The [PA's] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places congratulated the Arab and Islamic nation today [June 16, 2015] on the month of Ramadan… The Council’s Secretary-General, Dr. Hana Issa, said that this year the...”
Jun 16, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Islamic world to support Ribat against Israel in order to defend Islamic religious sites
Headline: “Ida’is: 126 attacks against Al-Aqsa and Al-Ibrahimi in April” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is renewed his call to the Arab and Islamic world to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to support its people, to come to know and to convey the suffering of our people who stands...”
May 4, 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: 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
Palestinian Sheikh: Girls returning from Al-Aqsa Mosque and killed in car accident are “Martyrs” who carried out “Ribat”
Headline: “Delegation from Jerusalem expresses condolences for the deaths of the female Martyrs (Shahidas) of Al-Aqsa.” “A large delegation from the Supreme Muslim Council and from among the traders of Jerusalem arrived in the township of Hura in the Negev to offer condolences to the...”
Feb 8, 2015
Israel detained Fatah leader due to call for religious war in defense of Al-Aqsa “whatever the sacrifice”
"On Nov. 17, 2014, the youth Yussuf Al-Ramouni died a Martyr’s (Shahid’s) death, after he was strangled by the settler herds (i.e., this refers to a busdriver who hanged himself, see below). During a condolence visit to [Al-Ramouni’s] home, Ghaith said: ‘We congratulate you on this Martyrdom..."
Dec 2, 2014
PA Minister of Religion praises and rewards Martyrs, prisoners, and those who carry out Ribat
“Fatah’s Jerusalem branch, under the patronage of the Qatannah Association for Development and Strengthening, honored [PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is for his efforts in [ensuring] the success of the season of the pilgrimage to Mecca for the year 1435, according to the Islamic...”
Dec 1, 2014
Ramallah Governor: Al-Aqsa Mosque has been “desecrated” by the “longest occupation humanity has ever known”
“District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam stressed that Jerusalem would continue to be proud of its residents, who, despite the severe conditions, insist on carrying out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the ‘national gate to heaven,’ (i.e., the...”
Nov 30, 2014
Abbas expresses zero tolerance for attacks on any holy site, including Jewish ones
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We told the world: Israel is attacking the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it is the Palestinian nation in Jerusalem that is protecting Al-Aqsa. Some call them Murabitin (those who carry out Ribat, religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic). Who are the Murabitin? They...”
Nov 30, 2014
PA leader: Palestinian nation must “carry out Ribat in defense of Palestine”
Official PA TV program Personal Encounter hosted senior PA leader Nabil Shaath: Senior PA leader Nabil Shaath: “First of all, the Palestinian nation is taking responsibility. First, it is taking responsibility for Palestinian land in general and Jerusalem in particular, and it is still – today was...”
Nov 29, 2014
PA daily praises Palestinians carrying out Ribat in Jerusalem
The Fatah Advisory Council held a meeting on Nov. 23, 2014, during a period of high tension in Jerusalem. In the months of October and November alone, six terror attacks took place that claimed the lives of 11 (see note for details). The Fatah council referred the terrorists who were killed in...
Nov 23, 2014
Abbas' advisor blesses Jerusalem terrorists, calling them “those who carry out Ribat”
Abbas' advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein: "Peace be upon you, oh children of Jerusalem. Oh, those who carry out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the plazas of the first direction of prayer of Allah (i.e. the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the name..."
Nov 19, 2014
Abbas: “We must all carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Official PA TV Live broadcast PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the opening of the 14th session of the Fatah Revolutionary Council PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “For a while now, Jerusalem has been subjected to the attacks of the settlers, who are aiming to divide the holy compound according to...”
Nov 18, 2014
Abbas: “We are all Murabitin (i.e., those who carry out Ribat) along with the children of Jerusalem”
Official PA TV broadcast a repeat of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech on the 10th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death: PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The Israeli leadership is making a big mistake if it thinks history is reversible and that they can establish facts on the ground and divide the...”
Nov 11, 2014
PA TV song: "Massive armies are advancing on Jerusalem.. May our convoy die as Martyrs"
Yasser Arafat: "Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem! Oh Lord, let me become a Martyr among the Martyrs of Jerusalem." Singer: "Massive armies are advancing on Jerusalem. They do not fear the attackers May our convoy die as Martyrs to redeem the forlorn Al-Aqsa... Jerusalem is shouting ‘O..."
Nov 9, 2014
Abbas advisor: Palestinians must go to Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israel has to deal with the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat)
Official PA TV News report on the demonstrations in Hebron in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque PA Chairman Abbas’ advisor on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein: “This (i.e., demonstrations in support of Al-Aqsa) reflects the setting out to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which the...”
Nov 7, 2014
PA daily glorifies Palestinians who carry out Ribat to protect Al-Aqsa
Headline: “The Murabitin (those who carry out Ribat, religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) continue to protect Al-Aqsa” Images showing demonstrations, riots and clashes in East Jerusalem, damage caused to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during riots, and injured people. For more images, click...
Nov 6, 2014
Abbas' advisor on terror murders: "We are behind them in every movement, in every action and every deed"
Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Abbas' advisor, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “First of all, allow me to say that we kiss every forehead, every hand and even every foot that carries out Ribat (religious conflict/ war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem... I am not talking about...”
Nov 5, 2014
Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]"
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have...”
Nov 4, 2014
Qalqilya governor: Palestinians are carrying out “campaign of Ribat” under Abbas’ orders
In a speech on Oct. 17, 2014, Mahmoud Abbas called on all Palestinians to "carry out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from being "defiled" by Israel. PA TV broadcast that specific part of Abbas' speech 19 times in 3 days. In the same vein, the..."
Nov 4, 2014