Abbas’ religious advisor warns that violent Arab Jerusalem riots will turn into a full-blown “religious war”
Headline: “Al-Habbash warns of a religious war if the aggression of the occupation and its settlers against Jerusalem does not stop”
“Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash warned of a religious war if the aggression of the Israeli occupation and its settlers against Jerusalem does not stop.
In a letter that he sent yesterday, Friday [May 7, 2021], to [Grand] Mufti of Russia Sheikh Rawil Gaynetdin for the last Friday of the blessed [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan, Al-Habbash said that what the occupation has been carrying out is a real war against peace, justice, humanity, and the international laws.”
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.