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Imam on PA TV: Jews on Temple Mount defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Itamar Marcus  |
  • Imam’s antisemitic call: “Allah liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the defilement of the evil Jews”

The Palestinian Authority is continuing its policy of fanning the flames of religious hatred and Islam-inspired terror.

For years, the PA political and religious leadership have told their people to prevent Jewish presence on Judaism’s holiest site - the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was built on the Temple Mount precisely because it was the holy site for the Jewish people. Now that the mosque is there, the PA’s Islamic teaching is that Jewish presence on Judaism’s holy site defiles the nearby mosque.

The following is the most recent PA-Islam based hate incitement by the PA:

Official PA TV prayer for Ramadan by unnamed Imam: “Allah, grant victory to the Jihad fighters in this land and the rest of the Muslim lands. Allah, strengthen them and grant them your support, O Mighty One… And take revenge on those who desire to harm Islam and the Muslims… Allah, have mercy on our Martyrs, heal our wounded, and release our prisoners, Allah liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the defilement of the evil Jews.”

[Official PA TV, April 8, 2022]

The call of the Imam is blatantly antisemitic since, as Palestinian Media Watch recently noted, even when Jews do go on to the Temple Mount, they do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Nonetheless, in order to inflame hatred and deny Jews the right to visit Judaism’s holiest site, the Palestinian Authority has redefined the entire Temple Mount complex, dubbing it all “the Al-Aqsa Mosque”. Having done so, the PA then promotes the vile allegation that Jews visiting the Temple Mount “invade” and “defile” the site.

Significantly, these are not the crazed ravings of one isolated imam, but rather they are reflective of the views of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who declared that “the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours (i.e. Palestinian)” and that the Jews “have no right to defile [the holy sites] with their filthy feet”:

“We bless you, we bless the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), we bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah. The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they have no right to defile them with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.”  

Official PA TV, Sept. 16, 2015]
[and official website of PA Chairman Abbas, Sept. 16, 2015

Abbas’ antisemitic message has also been repeated by children, PA TV, and additional religious figures.

Palestinian Media Watch has exposed that the PA is constantly inciting and calling for terror and fanning the flames of the current riots and confrontations in Jerusalem.

The prayer was given for Ramadan in a mosque in Kafr Aqab in East Jerusalem and broadcast on PA TV.

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