All of the world’s problems, including the Coronavirus, are because of Israel says Abbas’ religious advisor, claiming that Allah is punishing Israel and its supporters for "injustice" against Palestine
Official PA TV, broadcast of Friday prayers and a sermon by PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash at a mosque in Ramallah
PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “After Abu Bakr (i.e., founder of the Rashidun Caliphate) was appointed to be Caliph of the [Islamic] nation [in 632], following [the death of] Prophet [Muhammad], he stood before the Muslims one day on the pulpit of Allah’s Messenger and said: ‘I heard Allah’s Messenger say: If the people see the oppressors and do not protest against them, they are liable to all be included in the punishment.’ In other words, Allah is liable to bring down punishment on everyone, on all the people who are silent facing injustice, agree with injustice, and defend the oppressors…I think that today we are seeing the realization of this Hadith (i.e., sayings and practices attributed to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad) as reality. All of humanity, from one end of the earth to the other, is being included in one punishment, in this disaster [of the Coronavirus] that has befallen humanity…
Is there a greater injustice than the injustice directed against us? Our land was stolen, our people were expelled, our holy sites were desecrated, and not only is the entire world silent facing the oppressors but they are also blaming the victim. [They say:] Victim, why are you shouting? You are disturbing the oppressor! The guy wants to sleep! He wants to rest! Shouting is also forbidden. Talking is forbidden. They talk about all kind of things, the entire world, Arabs and non-Arabs. By the way, in the West and in the East everyone behaves politely towards the oppressors and defends the oppressors at the expense of the victim. Afterwards we ask:
Where did this disaster come from? The answer: As a result of your actions! This is what the prophet warned about…
The punishment that is befalling all of humanity – the rise in prices, economic collapse, epidemics, climate change, global warming – everything that is happening in the universe is because of the injustice. Disaster in the sea and on the land appears because of people’s actions. When they carry out injustice and lies, disaster appears in all areas of their lives.”
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.