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PA: There is no doubt” that Israel will fall and Palestine “will prevail” with “Jerusalem as its capital” when Palestinians turn their ideals into “concrete actions”

Headline: “On the international day of solidarity with our [Palestinian] people: Calls to translate the solidarity into a reality and concrete actions” 


“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, said that the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is proof of the world’s opposition to the historical injustice that was inflicted upon the Palestinian people more than seven decades ago, when the UN passed the partition resolution for Palestine on Nov. 29, 1948 (i.e., UN Resolution 181; see note below). 

The supreme Shari’ah judge added that the partition resolution expropriated the Palestinian people’s right to its land, and gave it to foreigners who arrived from all ends of the earth to occupy a land that  is not theirs and to which they have no right. 

Al-Habbash emphasized that various states and nations conspired in the historical injustice that was inflicted upon the Palestinian people, which will only reach its end when the occupation (i.e., Israel) is removed from the land of Palestine, and when the State of Palestine, whose capital is Jerusalem, is established on the Palestinian people’s historical land, so that peace, security, and stability can prevail. He added: ‘We are convinced that the night of occupation and aggression will pass in the end, of this there is no doubt, and then the believers will rejoice in Allah’s victory.’” 

Mahmoud Al-Habbash also serves as Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice. In August 2019 PA Chairman Abbas dismissed all his advisors by Presidential decree. It is unclear what their status is today.

UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it, and launched a war to destroy Israel.