In his latest sermon, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs stated that “all our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine… our ancestors’ legacy – all of it will return to us even if it takes time.” Since the Palestinian Authority claims historical rights to all of Israel, by referring to “our ancestors’ legacy” returning, Abbas’ advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash is assuring Palestinians that Israel’s demise is assured.
Palestinian Media Watch reported that Al-Habbash gave a speech about the same them in October, when he taught that accepting Israel’s existence is “prohibited” under Islamic law:
“The entire land of Palestine (i.e., includes all of Israel) is waqf (an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and is blessed land… It is prohibited to sell, bestow ownership or facilitate the occupation of even a millimeter of it.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2014]
In the current sermon, he explained that violence is one of the tools that the PA will use against Israel: “In terms of resistance – all options are on the table.”
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs gave this Friday sermon in the presence Abbas. The following is the selected text:
“All of this land will return to us, all our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine – our state, our people’s heritage, our ancestors’ legacy – all of it will return to us even if it takes time. Patience is the key to victory, and we are patient. In terms of resistance, all options are on the table, and in terms of diplomacy as well.” [Official PA TV, Dec. 12, 2014]