Abbas promotes violence quoting Quran: "Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought"
Abbas' quoting the Quran at the end of this speech - “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory” - was interpreted by his constituents as a sign to take to the streets. This speech sparked Palestinian rioting in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We went to the Arab Republic of Egypt and held talks with the President and the relevant Palestinian factions - Hamas and the [Islamic] Jihad. Then we turned to Turkey and Qatar, where we continued working with the leaderships of the two countries and met with brother [Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal in order to end the Israeli aggression and reach a cease fire, and then progress towards ending the siege, opening the [border] crossings, ending all forms of aggression – including honoring fishing rights in the sea – abrogating the so-called border separation zones (i.e., buffer zones), [bringing about] the release of the fourth phase of veteran prisoners [arrested before the Oslo Accords] and the [PA] Parliament (Legislative Council) members [held in Israeli prisons], acting immediately to bring in humanitarian aid, and holding an international donor conference for the purpose of rebuilding the Gaza Strip.”
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbas concluded the speech with a quote from the Quran: “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.” [Sura 22:39, trans. Sahih International]
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