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PA official notes “danger” in “Talmudic” prayers on Temple Mount, Israel is declaring war on Islam

Headline: “Al-Habbash demands that the Fifth World Fatwa Conference support Jerusalem and protect the holy sites”

“[Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud] Al-Habbash discussed the recent developments in the State of Palestine, including occupied Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, with Grand Imam and Al-Azhar Sheikh Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb. He also discussed ways of fighting the escalation by the Israeli occupation state with him.

Al-Habbash said in a statement to [the official PA news agency] WAFA after the meeting… that he briefed the grand imam on the danger in Israel’s actions in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and on how it is not transferring the Palestinian money (refers to Israel’s Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terror salaries; see note below –Ed.), which is increasing our people’s suffering. He emphasized [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ determination to pay the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners in full.

Al-Habbash reviewed the leadership’s diplomatic efforts to thwart the so-called ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan). He noted the danger in the settlers’ Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the danger that the mosque is exposed to from this…

He emphasized that Israel’s actions are tantamount to a declaration of war and an outrageous blow to Islam and the Muslims, and added: ‘We are in an open confrontation with the occupation, a matter which necessitates Arab and Islamic support for the leadership’s decisions.’”

Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law - Israeli law stating that the PA payments to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists is a financial incentive to terror. The law instructs the state to deduct and freeze the amount of money the PA pays in salaries to imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA. Should the PA stop these payments for a full year, the Israeli government would have the option of giving all or part of the frozen money to the PA. The law was enacted by the Israeli Parliament on July 2, 2018. During the parliamentary vote, the law's sponsor Avi Dichter said: “The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee received much help in its deliberations... from Palestinian Media Watch who provided us with authentic data that enabled productive and professional deliberations, nuances that are very difficult to achieve without precise data.” [Israeli Parliament website, July 2, 2018] In accordance with the law, as of September 2021 Israel’s Security Cabinet had ordered the freeze of 1.857 billion shekels ($580.15 million) - the sum equivalent to the PA payments to terrorists in 2018, 2019, and 2020.