Supreme Shari’ah Judge says silent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount "opens the door wide to a dangerous and destructive religious war, which will not stop at the borders of Palestine and the region”
Headline: “Ramallah: Speakers call on the world to stand against the aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
“Religious clergy and political leaders called on the world to stand against the Israeli belligerence and aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. This was during a press conference held yesterday, Thursday [Oct. 7, 2021], by Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine Mahmoud Al-Habbash and [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Muhammad Hussein… on the consequences of the ruling by the occupation court in occupied Jerusalem allowing the Jews to pray at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to a Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court ruling that Jews do not violate police instructions by silently praying at the Temple Mount, which was later overturned by a Jerusalem District Court ruling -Ed.)…
Al-Habbash said that this is a most dangerous ruling, a new aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a blatant violation of international law.
Al-Habbash added: ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque is a pure Islamic right, and regardless of which court [of law] it is, they have no right or authority to interfere in the mosque’s affairs, to give permits, or to annul them.’
He again expressed opposition to the Israeli behavior that is opening the door wide to a dangerous and destructive religious war, which will not stop at the borders of Palestine and the region.”
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.
Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.