Israeli report: Palestinian mufti openly incites at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

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The Mufti of “Palestine” delivered a sermon at Al-Aqsa Mosque on March 4 that incited against Israeli “settlers and Jewish organizations.”

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein
Sheikh Mohammed Hussein

“The occupation continues to kill Palestinians and execute them without trial, on the pretext that they were trying to carry out operations against the soldiers of the occupation or against settlers,” Sheikh Mohammed Hussein said in the sermon that was attended by thousands, including Muslim residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, as well as Israeli Arabs.

According to a Palestinian media report, Hussein called on the worshipers to bolster their ties with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and drive out the “settlers and Jewish organizations,” who he said are trying to impose their will at the holy site.

Hussein’s sermon followed several instances in which Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas incited against Israel, including his call for Palestinian Arabs to “liberate” the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Jews and their “filthy feet.”

Meanwhile, Israel reportedly has backed down from its demand for security cameras that are to be installed on the Temple Mount also be placed inside mosques. The move came after pressure from Jordan.