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Mufti of Jerusalem condemns Israel settler attacks on Islamic sites

November 21, 2022 at 3:31 pm

Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein conducts a sermon (Khutbah) during the Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem on 4 January 2019 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, who is also the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, condemned the escalation of attacks by Israeli occupation forces and extremist Jewish settlers on sacred Islamic sites, especially mosques, the latest of which was Saturday’s attack on the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

In a statement issued yesterday, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein denounced the attack by extremist Jewish settlers on the Bab Al-Zawiya and Al-Siddiq Mosques in Hebron under the protection of occupation forces. The mosques were left with their windows broken.

Hussein added that, through these attacks, the occupation authorities aim to prevent Palestinian citizens from performing their religious rites in their mosques. He warned of the danger of these practices, noting that they may drag the entire region into a religious war that will harm the whole world, not only Palestine.

The Palestinian scholar said that these violations and attacks come against the backdrop of the shameful silence of the international community.

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