PA Prime Minister: "Jerusalem is our eternal capital and it is an occupied city, the arrogance of power will not grant sovereignty over it"
Headline: “Shtayyeh: Jerusalem is our eternal capital and it is an occupied city, the arrogance of power will not grant sovereignty over it”
“[PA] Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh condemned the settlers’ [Jerusalem Day flag] march and their attacks against the residents in occupied Jerusalem. He warned against the dangerous consequences of this march…
Shtayyeh praised the courage of the male and female [Arab] residents of Jerusalem who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) in their defense of the site where Prophet [Muhammad] traveled [in his Night Journey].
He said: ‘Jerusalem has been the State of Palestine’s capital throughout the years, and it will remain [so] forever. Its face, heart, and tongue are Arab, and the attempts to change its features and impose an imaginary sovereignty on it will not last against the facts of religion, history, and sanctity, as it contains the first direction of Muslim prayer, the site where Prophet [Muhammad] traveled, the site of his Ascent to Heaven, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.’”