(October 31, 2018 / Palestinian Media Watch)
Abbas’s Fatah Movement endorses the P.A.’s fatwa, or religious edict, prohibiting the transfer or selling of land to Israelis/Jews and encourages Palestinians not to violate it.
Fatah has announced that selling land to Israelis/Jews constitutes “high treason against the religion, the homeland, and the people.” Thereby, the movement repeats the P.A. mufti’s ban on selling land documented by Palestinian Media Watch.
Fatah, which is supposedly a secular movement, also used religious language, warning that violating this prohibition would even have implications after death, in “the world to come.”
A Fatah official went even further, stating that “the occupation’s contemptible agents” who sell or transfer land to Israelis/Jews are “bats of the night” and the opposite of those Palestinians “who are sacrificing their lives for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque”:
Earlier this month, the P.A.’s Fatwa Council again emphasized this prohibition on selling land to “the Israeli occupation,” also referred to as “the enemies,” and stressed that the land is considered “Islamic property”:
Read full report at PMW here.