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Muslim Brotherhood: Palestine, Jerusalem are Arab and Islamic

Headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt [File photo]
Headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt [File photo]

Palestine and Jerusalem are Arab and Islamic and we will never waive an inch of their soil, Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson, Talaat Fahmi, said yesterday.

“Palestine will remain an Arab and Islamic country, and we won’t give up on any inch of its soil,” Fahmi said in an official statement.

He hailed the Palestinians’ Great March of Return which called for mass protests along the Palestinian-Israeli border to support the rights of the Palestinian people.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, nearly 100 Palestinians have been killed as a result of Israel’s use of live ammunition, while nearly 5,000 have been injured. The protests are due to culminate today as Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day, when nearly one million were forced out of their homes to make way for the formation of the state of Israel in 1948.

READ: Palestinian outrage as US embassy opens in Jerusalem, 70 years since Nakba

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