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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Israel is carrying out “daily invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… to storm the Mosque and completely take control of it”
Headline: "Ida'is condemned the occupation's policy at the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is condemned the fact that the occupation forces (i.e., Israeli forces) invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque… Ida'is added that the occupation is attempting – through daily..."
Jun 26, 2016
PA Minister of Religion: Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., Temple Mount) “belongs only to Muslims”
Headline: “Tens of thousands of civilians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza” “Around 100,000 worshippers held the first Friday prayers of the blessed month of Ramadan yesterday [June 10, 2016] in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, amid increased restrictions around...”
Jun 11, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls settlements “cancer”
Headline: “Ida’is consecrated the Al-Sahabah Mosque” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is consecrated the Al-Sahabah Mosque yesterday [June 5, 2016] in the village of Farkha in the Salfit district… He said: ‘The mosque’s message is really the message of Islam, monotheism, guidance on...”
Jun 6, 2016
PA Minister of Religion rejects term “Temple Mount” and claims Israel “attacks Palestinian antiquities, especially in Jerusalem” and tries to “steal” Palestinian antiquities and “customs, traditions, and food”
Headline: “Ida’is: UNESCO’s use of the term ‘Al-Aqsa’ is a victory for religious and historical legitimacy” “Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the United Nations Educational Scientific, Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) decision to use the term ‘Al-Aqsa’ and reject [the...”
May 18, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger from “Israeli plots” to destroy, divide, or replace it with the “alleged Temple”
Headline: "Ida'is: More than 109 attacks and violations against the holy sites during the months of January and February" "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is stated… ‘The occupation has turned the occupied city of Jerusalem into a military base through widespread and increased..."
Apr 1, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Al-Aqsa Mosque is in “grave and immediate danger” from Israeli plans to divide it or build the “alleged Temple”
Headline: “Ida’is: 109 Israeli violations…” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is stated… that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is in grave and immediate danger, and that this danger increases with every passing day. He noted that this requires the consolidation of a method of action on the...”
Mar 2, 2016
PA Minister of Religion: Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, including Western Wall, “belong only to the Muslims” and “Jews have no connection to it”
Headline: “Ida’is warns of the occupation’s allocation of a mixed prayer plaza for Jews (i.e., Jewish men and women) south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is... noted that the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza is part of the faith of the Muslims’, and that all of its...”
Feb 1, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron “is a pure, Arab and Islamic mosque, and the Israeli occupation is not entitled to use it and defile it”
Headline: “Ida'is called on the Arabs and Muslims to hold a special meeting on the Ibrahimi Mosque” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is called on the Arab and Islamic nations to hold an urgent and immediate meeting in order to stop the blunt attacks by the occupation and its...”
Jan 4, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs is purely Islamic
Headline: "Ida'is: The Ibrahimi Mosque is an Islamic Waqf, and the Israeli presence will not change that" "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is said that the Ibrahimi Mosques (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) is a pure Islamic Waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic..."
Dec 31, 2015
PA Minister of Religion spreads libel that Israel is taking steps to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
Official PA TV program The Palestinian Situation Topic: Freedom of religion Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is, says that Israel wants to destroy the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], and that it sent Denis Rohan in 1969 to burn down the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is: “Ever...”
Sep 19, 2015
PA Minister of Religion: Israel has “evil plot” to build “alleged Temple in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “every Palestinian will forego his right to life to protect the holy sites”
Headline: "Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is to Al-Quds: 'The Arab countries must make strong decisions to save the Al-Aqsa Mosque'" “Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, Minister of Religious Affairs in Palestine, called on the Arab countries to make strong active decisions to save Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the...”
Sep 10, 2015
PA Minister of Religion: Cave of the Patriarchs is only Islamic
Headline: “The occupation prohibited the sounding of the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) 51 times during the past month” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is… stressed that the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) is purely an...”
Sep 2, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Israel is trying to “Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “attack the Ribat fighters,” Jews have nothing to do with the Temple Mount
Headline: “Ida’is: ‘The daily actions of the occupation at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] are preparing the ground for its takeover” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is called attention to the danger of the recurring calls by extremist Jews to carry out extensive invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque…...”
Aug 4, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "The Israeli occupation’s goal is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque… and to establish the alleged Temple in its place"
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is: "The Israeli occupation’s goal is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque using rabbis and groups of extremist Jews, and to establish the alleged Temple in its place... Israel challenges and provokes the feelings of Arabs and Muslims. When Israel attacks..."
Jul 26, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Israel is carrying out “evil plan to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and establish the alleged Temple”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is: ”Indeed, the Israeli establishment insists on carrying out its evil plan to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and establish the alleged Temple. This is [done] by establishing facts on the ground, for the Muslims, so they will accept the inevitability...”
Jul 8, 2015
PA Minister: Israel is trying to "seize" and "distort… the Islamic character" of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron
Headline: “Ida’is condemned the pit dug by the occupation at the Ibrahimi ‘Haram’” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is condemned the fact that the occupation dug a pit in ‘Bab Al-Ghar’ near the Saladin Al-Ayyubi’s pulpit at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in...”
Apr 10, 2015
Israel has built "an entire city beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
“Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said that Israel had allocated 17 billion dollars for the Judaization of the Holy City [Jerusalem], and noted that the occupation had succeeded in building an entire city beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque,...”
Jan 27, 2015
PA Minister voices libel that Israel seeks to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque and build "alleged Temple"
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is: “All that Israel wants is to Judaize the Holy City, take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, destroy it and build the alleged Temple. Under Jerusalem there is a city of tunnels belonging to Israel. Yesterday, I was told that Israel has an underground...”
Dec 3, 2014
Fatah says killing of murderers of 3 Israeli teens was a "cowardly execution"
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were...
Sep 23, 2014
PA cleric promotes libel that a Jew set fire to Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 and warns that Israel plans to destroy it
Headline: "Ida'is calls for the convening of an Arab-Islamic summit to address the Israeli plans against [the] Al-Aqsa [Mosque], and the Ministry of Information calls to maintain the Arabness of Jerusalem" "President of the Supreme Islamic Court and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Law,..."
Aug 23, 2012
PA daily quotes Sheikh: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, the Jews have no right to Jerusalem
Headline: "Calls to head for Al-Aqsa [Mosque] in order to thwart the attempt to invade it; the occupation turns Jerusalem into barracks" "Occupation forces reinforced their military and police presence in the city of Jerusalem last night… in the wake of an announcement by members of the Likud..."
Feb 12, 2012
PA Chairman of Council for Shari'ah law defends PA Mufti hate speech following PMW exposure
Palestinian Media Watch exposed a speech by the PA Mufti citing the Islamic tradition (Hadith) that anticipates the killing of Jews by Muslims. The Mufti faced international condemnation for the speech. In response, PA Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Law, Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is, defended...
Jan 24, 2012
Mufti of Jerusalem: "Carry out Ribat" to stop "Israeli attacks and Judaization" of Jerusalem
Headline: “Our people’s religious leaders are calling for help in order to save Jerusalem” “The office of the Chief Religious Justice of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice held a press conference yesterday at the governmental information center at the Ministry of Information in Ramallah, in...”
Feb 17, 2011