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Saudi pro-MBS cleric: Palestine 'main issue of all Muslims'

The Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah, Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudais on 11 June 2004 [ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images]
The Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah, Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudais on 11 June 2004 [ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images]

A prominent Saudi cleric, who is a supporter of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS), said in his Friday sermon that Palestine "is the issue of all Muslims", Rai Al-Youm reported.

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, imam and khateeb of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, conveyed: "The issue of the first Qibla and the third mosque – Al-Aqsa Mosque – must remain in the heart of every Muslim."

He called for every Muslim not to "accept conceding or giving a blind eye" to the issue of Al-Aqsa Mosque and to support Palestine "even if only with prayers".

Al-Sudais reiterated that Palestine "is the issue of every Muslim" and to pray for it and Al-Aqsa Mosque to be liberated from the occupiers.

The sheikh, who holds the rank of a minister, hailed the kingdom's efforts to deescalate tensions and solve conflicts in different parts of the Muslim world.

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