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PA police arrested 31 for gambling and eating in public during Ramadan
Headline: "An uproar in Ramallah after the police arrested people who broke the fast in the daylight hours of Ramadan" "The Palestinian police operation in Ramallah against people who broke the fast during the daylight hours of Ramadan provoked many responses, for and against, on social media. [PA]..."
Jun 6, 2018
PA Mufti: Prosecute everyone who eats in public during Ramadan
Headline: “The [PA] grand mufti calls to honor the sanctity of the month of Ramadan” "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman Muhammad Hussein called to preserve the sanctity of the month of Ramadan (i.e., Muslim month of..."
May 15, 2018
Preacher in Al-Aqsa Mosque: “The enemies of the Muslims are America, Russia, Britain, and the Jews, the lowliest creatures that Allah created… Allah, destroy all the Jews”
Al-Aqsa Calls YouTube channel, speech by Salafist preacher Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Salafist preacher Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad: “Yesterday [ July 17, 2017], after the attack in Barcelona (i.e., refers to two-pronged terror attack, 16 murdered), the rulers of the tiny crime states...”
Aug 20, 2017
PA Minister of Religious Affairs encourages Palestinian students to join Islamic religious schools
Headline: "Ida'is calls on students to join the Shari’ah schools" "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida'is noted the great effort that the ministry has invested since the approval of the Shari'ah track as one of the high school tracks in the framework of Government Decision No. 21 of Oct..."
Aug 4, 2017
PA Deputy Attorney General: Palestinians caught eating in public during Ramadan will be imprisoned for a month
Headline: "Ramallah's lawsuit – a month of imprisonment for anyone who breaks the fast in public during Ramadan" "[PA] Deputy Attorney General Alaa Al-Tamimi said that anyone who is proven to have broken the fast in public during the days of [the Muslim fasting month of] Ramadan will be punished..."
Jun 29, 2017
Three Palestinians arrested for eating in public by PA for ‘desecrating the sanctity’ of Ramadan
Headline: "The arrest of three people on charges of breaking the fast in public in Hebron" "The police today, Sunday [June 18, 2017], arrested three people for publicly breaking the fast in the [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan while they were on a public street in Hebron. The notice of the police..."
Jun 18, 2017
PA religious authority: "Breaking the Ramadan fast in public is one of the greatest sins"
Excerpt of an op-ed by Rafiah District Mufti and member of the PA's Supreme Fatwa Council Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Jaber, in his regular column in the official PA daily's religion section for the month of Ramadan. This article has been reprinted several times in previous years: "Breaking the Ramadan..."
May 30, 2017
District Governor of Jenin forbids eating in public on Ramadan
Headline: "District Governor Ramadan issued a notice about the month of Ramadan in which he called to guard the sanctity of the blessed month" "District Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan issued a notice for the approaching blessed month of Ramadan, in which was stated: ...‘It is absolutely..."
May 25, 2017
PA Mufti calls on PA security forces to arrest those who eat in public on Ramadan
Headline: "The Grand Mufti calls to respect the sanctity of the blessed month of Ramadan" "The [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Chairman of the [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Sheikh Muhammad Hussein blessed the Islamic nation in general and the Palestinian..."
May 21, 2017
Islamic Jihad summer camps in Gaza blend terror and Islam
Text and photos posted on the Facebook page of Shehab, a Palestinian news agency in Gaza The photos show young children being put through military drills. Posted text: “#In_my_lens The culture of weapons, tunnels, first aid, religious studies, sermons about Prophet Muhammad’s life, blessing and...”
Jul 12, 2016
Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: “Allah, protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the impurity of the Jews. Allah, annihilate all of the Jews”
A sermon by preacher Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque leading up to the month of Ramadan. Ali Abu Ahmad: "Allah, protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the impurity of the Jews. Allah, annihilate all of the Jews. Allah, place their heads in our hands.” For more details click on "full article"
May 20, 2016
PA Minister: Mosques are subordinate to the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the sermons should "spread Islamic discourse based on moderation"
Headline: “Ida’is: We are striving to invest in the Waqf lands and we will make sure that the preachers’ pulpits will continue [to preach] for the consolidation and unity of the nation” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is emphasized… during his meeting yesterday [March 23, 2016]...”
Mar 24, 2016
PA university expels student for hugging his fiancée on campus
Headline: “Video: A hug at Kadoorie University in the West Bank leads to a student being expelled” “The administration of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (a PA government university –Ed.) decided to expel one of its students from the university due to conduct contradicting campus...”
Mar 21, 2016
Hamas bans New Year celebrations in Gaza
Headline: “Hamas bans New Year celebrations in Gaza” “The Palestinian police which is managed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip announced the ban on holding New Year celebrations in restaurants, hotels, and coffee houses in order to protect the ‘religious traditions and values,’ and in solidarity with the...”
Dec 31, 2015
Fatah cartoon mocks ISIS suicide terrorists
Cartoon shows a threatening man handing someone a car key labeled "car bomb," saying: "Congratulations, you've been chosen because you're the only sucker willing to carry out this mission!" Text on the man's beard: "ISIS" Text on key chain: "Car bomb"
Jul 9, 2015
PA daily op-ed: ISIS, regional unrest part of American-Israeli plot to tear apart Arab nation
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily Headline: “The leaflet of Israeli ISIS” “In the city of Jerusalem and in occupied area C that is under full Israeli security and administrative control, a leaflet was distributed with the signature of the Takfir (i.e., the act of...”
Jul 1, 2015
PA daily op-ed criticizes Islamic State as "the lowest of the low" who are "distorting" Islam
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: "The ISIS experts in Islamic law permitted taking Christian and Yazidi women captive, and their sale as servants and slaves, and also the taking of women from among their Muslim opponents captive... This question is directed to..."
Jun 30, 2015
ISIS leaflets in Jerusalem threaten Christians to leave or be driven out
Headline: “ISIS distributed another leaflet threatening to drive the Christians out of Jerusalem” “ISIS activists distributed a second leaflet in the Beit Hanina area in Jerusalem, threatening the Christian presence in Jerusalem and its surroundings and pledging to drive the Christians out...”
Jun 29, 2015
Fatah cartoon mocks Islamic suicide bombers: "Remember, the more victims, the more virgins"
Cartoon ridiculing radical Muslim groups who persuade suicide bombers - the aspiring "Martyrs" for Allah – to carry out attacks with the promise of being rewarded with the 72 Dark-Eyed Virgins in Heaven. In the cartoon, a satanic figure encourages a suicide bomber wearing explosives with the...
Jun 27, 2015
Palestinian man detained by PA police for eating during Ramadan, according to law
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosted Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat. [PA] Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat: "[PA] Police caught a man yesterday [June 21, 2015] who was eating in public in the Salfit area, while the policemen were engaged in routine work of maintaining the order and..."
Jun 22, 2015
PA police arrest man for eating in public during Ramadan
Headline: “The police caught a man who desecrated the holiness of the month of Ramadan in Salfit” “The [PA] police caught a man today [June 21, 2015] who broke the fast in public in the Salfit district. In an announcement of the police’s public relations and information department, it was noted...”
Jun 21, 2015
PA daily op-ed criticizes Catholic and Muslim clergy who commit crimes claiming "divine" knowledge
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida “Anyone who allows himself – God forbid! – to take the place of God in Heaven and Earth and to grant Shahada (Martyrdom) to whomever he pleases and refuse to grant it [Shahada] to whomever he pleases, is a sinner. This brings us...”
Apr 28, 2015
PA TV report on Islamic State rally in Gaza
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Ahmed Jamil Azzam, lecturer in International Studies at Birzeit University Official PA TV host: “Dr. Ahmed, there is a difference. ISIS in Iraq and Syria and Al-Qaeda in Somalia and other countries [are] fighting against their governments. The...”
Jan 21, 2015