PA TV preacher: Israel’s “end is near”
Unidentified preacher: "The occupation (i.e., Israel) has Judaized the holy sites and defiled them… This is a warning to the occupation that its end, Allah willing, is near… It has stolen our lands, robbed our land, and defiled our holy sites that we believe in, preserve, and hold onto with all our might, even if it costs us that which is most precious… The divine religions and the international conventions and customs – they all allow us to defend ourselves. Everyone must know that we are not oppressors, not attackers, and not terrorists. This classification has been ascribed to us. The oppressed -he is allowed to defend himself… There is no option but to take initiative. Let us not just pray and say: “The occupation will pass thanks to the prayers.” Let no one understand me thus. There is no choice but to take all the types of initiative. “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power” [Quran 8:60] ... We say to the occupation that all the types of power are permitted for the Palestinian people in order to defend itself, to defend its land, to defend the [Jordan] Valley, to defend Jerusalem, to defend Al-Aqsa, to defend the holy sites, to defend the water, to defend the tax money that is being held, to defend all our stolen rights."
The entire Quran verse from which the preacher quoted is a call for war:
“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.”
[Quran 8:60, Sahih International translation]
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