PA Mufti "wished for the quick release" of imprisoned Palestinian terrorists "so that they can be in the streets of Jerusalem defending it"
Headline: “Jerusalem: Fatah held a vigil of support for the capital, the leadership, and prisoner Al-Ghadanfar”
“During a vigil of solidarity with hunger-striking prisoner Al-Ghadanfar Abu Atwan (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes -Ed.) and as a sign of support for the [PA] leadership, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and the [Jerusalem] neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan (refers to protests over eviction notices served to Arab squatters illegally living in Jewish owned properties; see note below -Ed.)… [PA] Mufti [Muhammad Hussein] emphasized that the true compass for redeeming our people and its unity is the one that points towards Jerusalem, and any compass that does not point to Jerusalem is a treasonous compass.He also emphasized that the prisoners are our people’s compass and wished for their quick release so that they will be in the streets of Jerusalem and will defend it.”
Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.
The Sheikh Jarrah protests – Israeli courts have ruled that four Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem are to be evicted because they are living illegally in properties owned by Jews who were expelled in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. The Palestinian residents were offered to stay if they would pay rent, but they refused and instead appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court. In April 2021 the planned eviction led to clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police, which continued into May and served as one of the pretexts for further violent rioting during the Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021. A hearing scheduled by the Supreme Court for May 10, 2021, was postponed following intensified Palestinian riots and unrest both in Sheikh Jarrah and in East Jerusalem in general.