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Senior PA religious official: Religious war in Jerusalem must continue

“Preacher in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and First Deputy of the Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, Sheikh Yousuf Jum’a Salameh, participated in the international congress organized by the Muslim World League in Mecca… Sheikh Salameh delivered a speech at the congress in which he explained what is happening in Jerusalem: … [including] excavations beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque and an attempt to divide it and to destroy it in order to build the alleged so-called Temple in its place. Sheikh Salameh called upon Muslims to oppose these Israeli steps and to act to stop them. He said that the residents of Jerusalem must be helped to continue the Ribat [religious war] over their land, since they contend with these Israeli measures daily, on behalf of the Arabic and Islamic nation.”