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PA Minister of Religion: Cave of the Patriarchs is only Islamic

Headline: “The occupation prohibited the sounding of the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) 51 times during the past month”
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is… stressed that the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) is purely an Islamic mosque, with all its parts, and no one else is connected to it. Likewise, he emphasized that all measures taken against it are null and inacceptable…
Ida’is stated that the occupation is striving to forcibly impose an Israeli hegemony on the mosque and convert it into a Jewish synagogue, and called to visit it, to carry out continuous Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, and to prevent the occupation and its arms from harming it."