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President Peres tells Justice Minister to act against PA Mufti, after PMW exposed Mufti's hate speech

Peres to Ne'eman:
Take action against Jerusalem mufti

by staff

President Shimon Peres met with Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman Monday morning and urged him to take legal action against Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammed Hussein for reciting a passage from Muslim scripture calling for the killing of Jews.

Peres told the justice minister, "The mufti's words are dangerous and are likely to bring about an escalation in Jewish-Arab relations, thereby endangering lives."

Ne'eman responded to the president's request, saying he would order his office to open a thorough investigation into the available legal options for addressing the issue, Army Radio reported.