Mahmoud Al-Habbash is the Supreme Sharia judge of the Palestinian Authority (PA). On August 15, he appeared on the official television channel of the Palestinian Authority with strong condemnation of the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Read more here at Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
– We will definitely not accept that betrayal. A grain of sand from the land of pure Palestine and from the land of the al-Aqsa Mosque is more valuable than our blood and our lives… What happened is treason… It is a failure. Not only against the Palestinian people, it is a denial of the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad… Are Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque goods that can be sold in the marketplace for political prostitution? [The United Arab Emirates] have sold Jerusalem, abandoned Jerusalem and are trying to market their betrayal by opening the doors for Muslims to come and pray in Jerusalem, Al-Habbash said.
But the Palestinian supreme leader does not want visits from Muslims coming from countries with a peace agreement with Israel.
– Everyone who comes to visit the al-Aqsa Mosque through the gates of Palestine: Welcome and we will rejoice with them… But everyone who comes through the Israeli gate is unwanted and we will see nothing but the shoe and the people of Jerusalem spitting in their face…
Read MIFF’s article: Saudi blogger visiting Israel attacked by Palestinians on Temple Mount.
– Normalization is treason. Normalization means accepting natural connections with your brother’s killer and your father’s killer, accepting natural connections with the Prophet Muhammad’s enemies.
This is not the first time Al-Habbash has spoken out highly controversially – read MIFF’s article with his statements in connection with International Women’s International Day – Palestinian leader: – We follow women’s convention when it does not violate Islamic law.
With a leadership position in the Palestinian Authority, Al-Habbash receives salaries funded by your and your family’s tax dollars.
The TV channel from which the message was spread is also financed by Danish and Norwegian aid.