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Representative of PA Ministry of Religious Affairs: Defend Jerusalem with "sacrifices and blood"

"Many religious scholars and clerics have emphasized the importance of revitalizing and uniting the efforts and means on the local, regional and international levels for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [compound], and to protect it [Al-Aqsa] from the occupation. In addition, they noted that the defense of Jerusalem would not be carried out with declarations, announcements and the publication of religious rulings (Fatwas), but by rushing towards Al-Aqsa and through sacrifice. These statements were made at a conference for Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa held yesterday [Nov. 13, 2014] by the Ministry of Religious Affairs [in the Gaza Strip], under the patronage of [PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida'is and with the participation of numerous religious scholars, clerics and public personalities.
Ministry of Religious Affairs representative Hassan Al-Saifi gave a speech in which he addressed the suffering of the residents of Jerusalem and the continuing Israeli desecration of Al-Aqsa. In addition, he noted that Jerusalem has no need of declarations or religious rulings, but rather needs the religious scholars in particular to fulfill their duty, rush to Jerusalem and offer sacrifices and blood. In addition, he called on the religious scholars to remove their turbans, be present on the ground, and revitalize the role of the youth in defending Al-Aqsa."
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