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Abbas advisor claims “occupation” has been going on “for over 70 years,” compares Israel to ISIS

Headline: “Al-Habbash participates in the World Peace Forum in Indonesia”

“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 participated in the discussions of the seventh session of the World Peace Forum leading an official Palestinian delegation as the representative of [PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas. The forum is convening in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, between the 14th and 16th of this month [August 2018].
Al-Habbash said that the [Palestinian] cause, and particularly the cause of Jerusalem and the holy sites, will be on the agenda of the conference, at which the ways to protect world peace against collapse and bodies that threaten world peace – prime among them the occupation – will be discussed…
He added that today the world is required to protect the values of freedom, justice, and peace between peoples, and to stand against the force of tyranny and injustice – the occupation, which has continued for over 70 years without the occupation state receiving any kind of punishment from the international community…
Al-Habbash noted that the occupation state represents the height of ISIS-ness, because it burns people as happened to child Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir from Jerusalem and the Dawabshe family (see notes below –Ed.), destroys homes over the heads of those sitting in them, and expropriates lands and property. He added that the international community should not limit its campaign so that it will be against a particular type of ISIS members, while it lets other ISIS members (i.e., Israelis/Jews) sow destruction and set the State of Palestine on fire.”

Muhammad Abu Khdeir - Palestinian teen kidnapped and murdered by Israeli extremists in Jerusalem on July 2, 2014, in revenge for the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel in the West Bank on June 12. Following Abu Khdeir’s murder, Palestinians took to the streets of East Jerusalem in violent and continuous protests. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers immediately condemned the revenge murder in the strongest terms. Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6 of whom three confessed to murdering Khdeir. One of the murderers, Yosef Ben-David, is serving 1 life sentence and an additional 20 years. His two accomplices, both unnamed minors, are serving 1 life sentence and 21 years respectively.

Duma arson attack - On July 31, 2015, two Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Duma were ‎set afire by Molotov cocktails thrown through their windows. 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was murdered in ‎this attack, as was his father, Saad Dawabsheh and mother, Reham Dawabsheh, who both died of their injuries later. The ‎only survivor of the attack was the couple’s other son, 4-year-old Ahmad, who suffered burns on 60% of ‎his body and was treated in Israel. Israeli leaders and citizens from all sectors of society condemned ‎this attack, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that all ‎Israelis were disgusted by the crime, adding, “We will not countenance terrorism of any kind.” He ordered ‎the security forces "to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to ‎justice forthwith." Israeli Police has treated the attack as a nationalistic crime carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for Palestinian terror attacks. In ‎early December 2015, Israeli police arrested several Jewish extremists who were believed to have been ‎involved in the attack, and in January 2016, Israel indicted 21-year-old Amiram Ben Uliel, a member of the ‎radical Jewish group “Hilltop Youth,” with three counts of murder, attempted murder, arson and ‎conspiracy to commit a nationalistically-motivated crime. Ben Uliel confessed to police that he carried out the attack in revenge for the murder of Malachi Rosenfeld, an Israeli who was shot and murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank. Ben Uliel's defense has claimed that his confession was made under torture and suspicions have been raised that the arson and three other subsequent arson attacks against other Dawabshe family members are part of a family feud. The trial of Ben Uliel and a minor whose name remains under a police ‎gag order are still pending.