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PA official conveys Abbas’ condolences over terror attack in Egypt

Headline: "Al-Habbash leads a delegation of condolences over the victims of the attack at the Coptic Cathedral"

"Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash expressed condolences to Egypt's Ambassador in Palestine Sami Murad, over the victims of the terror attack against the [Coptic] St. Mark's Cathedral in the Abbasiya neighborhood of Cairo (sic., St. Peter's Church was bombed on Dec. 11, 2016, and 25 were killed. The church is not Coptic; it is located next to the Coptic Christian St. Mark's Cathedral). This was while leading a delegation of Muslim and Christian clergy, which also included District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam.

Al-Habbash expressed the condolences of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to his Egyptian counterpart, [Egyptian President] Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and to the Egyptian people. He emphasized that the Palestinian leadership and people stand alongside sister Egypt against the terror, which has targeted the unity and consolidation of the Egyptian people. He noted that those perpetrating these acts of terror are not affiliated with any religion and do not represent any faith, and that the ideology of Satan and crime rules over them."

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