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Abbas’ advisor vows to "continue the holy Ribat” - religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic - against Israel

“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash… emphasized in a press release that ‘The Israeli crimes against our people will not press us to submit, we will continue the holy Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) in our holy land, and we will resist the occupation until it leaves our land.’”



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.