Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s adviser on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations and P.A. Islamic judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash repeated the libel that Israel seeks to harm all Muslims by destroying the Al-Aqsa mosque.

According to a report by Palestinian Media Watch on Tuesday, Habbash described the duty of the Palestinian to “defend” not only itself, Jerusalem and  Al-Aqsa, but nothing less than “Islam, the Koran and the entire Islamic nation” from Israel.

“Jerusalem is in the most complicated and difficult situation in its history, as the occupation (i.e., Israel) wants to change its identity and character so that it will be a city without the Al-Aqsa mosque and without the Dome of the Rock,” he said, as quoted in the official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.

Habbash, according to PMW, “added that Jerusalem will only be the capital of Palestine and emphasized that Jerusalem will again be free, and that Allah’s victory is approaching.”

Habbash was quoted on official P.A. TV in April describing the month of Ramadan as “not a month of laziness but rather a month of activity, effort and hard work, and as it also was in the life of the prophet, a month of jihad, conquest and victory.”


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