Eh, just in case there are still those who believe that it’s just a political ‘squabble” over how much land goes to whom, this should remove any doubt whatsoever.
This is Fatah, the supposed ‘secular’ branch of the PLO that the West loves to fawn over and crow about (which is much like the West’s fawning over the states of Malaysia and Indonesia as proof of ”moderate Islam”), and they’re as hardline (Islam 101) as Hamas.
Islam is a supremacist colonialist ideology that cannot suffer any other religious group to hold power in what’s deemed as ”Muslim land”. The Maronite Christians in Lebanon serve as a recent stark reminder of what happens when Muslims gain the upper hand, over 80-90% of the 11 million Lebanese in the diaspora, are Christian.
PA Mufti, the PA’s top religious leader:
Muslims have religious obligation
to “liberate Palestine”
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The Mufti of the Palestinian Authority Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, appointed in 2006 by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the position of most senior religious leader in the PA, told a conference of “Muslim scholars and delegations from over 46 countries” that Israel must be destroyed in the name of Islam:
“The land of Palestine is waqf (i.e., inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law). It must not be relinquished nor must any part of it be sold… It is the duty of the leaders of the [Islamic] nation and its peoples to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 23, 2015]
This statement – that according to Islamic law “Palestine is waqf… and must not be relinquished,” but should be “liberated” – imposes prohibitions and obligations on all Muslims. First, according to the PA religious leader, all Muslims are prohibited from recognizing Israel’s existence or signing a genuine and permanent peace treaty with Israel that “relinquishes any part” of “Palestine,” meaning all of Israel. Second, he told the world’s Muslim delegations that they and all Muslims have a religious obligation to “liberate Palestine” – meaning to destroy Israel.
Palestinian Media Watch recently reported that a similar statement was made by Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the second most important religious leader in the PA:
“The entire land of Palestine (i.e., includes all of Israel) is waqf (i.e., 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]
The PA is increasingly adopting Hamas’ ideology prohibiting recognition of Israel and demanding its destruction, not only in the name of Palestinian nationalism, but in the name of Islam. The language used by both the Mufti and Abbas’ advisor is almost identical to the language in Hamas’ charter:
“The Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas] believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.”
[Hamas Charter, Article Eleven]
Abbas’ advisor Al-Habbash recently stated explicitly that “Palestine’s” destiny is to replace all of Israel through a combination of diplomacy and violence:
“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]