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Al-Aqsa Mufti: Teaching Israel’s syllabus is ‘haram’

Palestinian students are seen into a classroom of a primary school named Khan al-Ahmar which faces Israeli demolition on the grounds that being unlicensed during a visit of the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (not seen), in Jerusalem on March 02, 2017. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Palestinian students are seen into a classroom of a primary school named Khan al-Ahmar which faces Israeli demolition on the grounds that being unlicensed during a visit of the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (not seen), in Jerusalem on March 02, 2017. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )

The Mufti of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ekrema Sabri said yesterday that teaching Israeli books in the Palestinian schools in occupied Jerusalem is “haram”, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

“Anyone who teaches the Zionist syllabus, agrees to teach it or send their sons to the schools which teach it is sinful,” Sabri said during the Friday sermon.

The Israeli occupation authorities are insisting to impose the Zionist syllabus, which contradicts our religion, values and history. They offer privileges to those who teach it to our pupils.

Meanwhile, the Sheikh condemned the Israeli occupation’s demolition of Palestinian homes and villages in Jerusalem, calling this “terrorist, inhumane and revengeful acts”.

Read: Jerusalem schools strike as Israel curriculum imposed on them

He also denounced the Israeli occupation’s razing of Al-Shuhada Cemetery, which is adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque from the eastern side, noting that cemeteries are sacred places in all religions.

The Sheikh reiterated that the Israeli occupation’s aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque has never stopped and stressed that no particle of sand of Al-Aqsa Mosque is negotiable.

He reiterated that all Muslims reject the decision issued by the Israeli court to close Al-Aqsa’s Al-Rahma Gate.

The Israeli court does not have jurisdiction over Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said, stressing that Al-Rahma Gate is one of the prayer places of Al-Aqsa Mosque and it is an inseparable part of it.

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  • Helen4Yemen

    I think it is about time that the white man goes back to his grandma’s hometowns of Lithuania, Hungary, Germany.
    The holocaust is no more and there is no reason for the Ashkenazi to linger on stolen land. Palestine is not
    his grandma’s land.

    • Jack

      I think it’s about time that the Jihadist Helen4yemen, will go back to her home in Yemen to the Houthi killers she admires so much, that slaughter those days innocent civilians.

  • Mark Simons

    I was just reading two minutes ago that Naphtali Bennet believes the Jordan Valley (presumably the west side but who knows?) is an inseparable part of Israel. Hey ho! I suppose inseparable is flavour of the month in this part of the world and peaceful coexistence doesn’t seem to be on anyone’s agenda.

    • Helen4Yemen

      Please tell me why the Ashkenazi Europeans cannot peacefully coexist with their European brothers? What have the Arabs got to do with a conflict that was totally European? Tell me what the Ashkenazi bases his claim to that piece of Arab land?

      • Mark Simons

        Arab land? WTF?

        • Helen4Yemen

          a) 50% Europeam … 50% Israelite
          b) 75% Europeam … 25% Israelite
          c) 25% Europeam … 75% Israelite
          d) 99% Europeam …. 0% Israelite
          e) 0% Europeam …. 99% Israelite

          Only one is the correct answer. Which one?

          • Mark Simons

            You are a racist, aren’t you? IMHO people are people.