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PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash lies, saying the PA wants peace and a two-state solution

Headline: “Israeli directors, artists, and writers emphasize their opposition to the continuation of the occupation”






“Members of a delegation that included dozens of Israeli directors, artists, and writers emphasized their opposition to the continuation of the Israeli occupation and having the current situation remain as is forever.

During a meeting held with the [PA] Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society in Ramallah yesterday [Aug. 14, 2021], members of the delegation announced that they believe that there is a Palestinian peace partner…


Chairman of the Committee for Interaction [with Israeli Society] and Fatah Movement Central Committee member Muhammad Al-Madani called on the Israeli intellectuals and artists to fulfill a role in the activity for the sake of a just peace that is based on the two-state solution, while finding a fair and agreed upon solution for the problem of the Palestinian refugees in accordance with UN Resolution 194 (see note below -Ed.) and as was noted in the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative…


Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that the delegation’s arrival is a right step at the right time, and that our people is interested in peace based on the two-state solution.He noted that the problem is on the Israeli side, which is continuing to evade the demands of a just and comprehensive solution in accordance with the relevant decisions of the international institutions and the UN


He explained that normalization with Arab states (refers to Abraham Accords; see note below -Ed.) will not bring peace, because peace begins from Palestine and it is impossible to make peace without recognizing our people’s right to self-determination and to establish its independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem in the June 4, 1967 borders.


The visit of the Israeli artists in Ramallah took place as part of the struggle that is taking place between the Palestinian narrative and the Israeli narrative. The Palestinian narrative must not disappear. It must be held onto and conveyed to the depths of Israeli society.





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 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."


Israel-UAE peace agreement (Abraham Accords) – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Pursuant to the agreement, the countries will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”