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Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher: Palestinian women must not contact Israeli police about problems in the family

Headline: “An interrogation of Sheikh Sabri due to his call on women not to contact the police”


“The Israeli police released Head of the Supreme Muslim Council and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Ikrima Sabri today, Monday [Aug. 26, 2019], after his interrogation concerning things he said in a Friday sermon.

Attorney Hamza Quteineh said: ‘The police released Sheikh Ikrima Sabri after he was interrogated on accusations that in a sermon last Friday at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he advised women not to contact the occupation police regarding problems in the family.’

He added that ‘This great accusation confirms the occupation authorities’ harassment of Sheikh Ikrima and the Al-Aqsa Mosque preachers.’ …

Sheikh Ikrima Sabri said after his release: ‘In our opinion, the topic is not suitable for this noise [to be made], because the topic is family-related. We are dealing with it with our consideration, with the mediation skills that Allah gave us. We are mediating and have mediation committees to preserve the family and protect the children from [the family] breaking apart.’

He added: ‘There is no justification for this artificial noise, and there is no reason for an interrogation. This is an internal family-related topic, and we are obligated to preserve our families and not uproot and lose the children, because any defect [in the relationship] between the spouses affects the children, and we will not allow the breaking apart of the family.’”


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