Thu 15 Jun 2023 12:18 pm - Jerusalem Time

The Supreme Ifta Council prohibits participation in the occupation municipal elections in Jerusalem

The Supreme Fatwa Council in Palestine affirmed the fatwa issued by it regarding the prohibition of participation or candidacy in the elections of the occupation municipality in Jerusalem, justifying this as a clear and explicit violation of Sharia and the national consensus rejecting this participation, as the municipality is the first arm of the occupation authorities in implementing settlement and Judaization projects in the city, and narrowing ways Living and housing for the citizens.

During its session today, Thursday, headed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, Chairman of the Supreme Fatwa Council, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Council warned against Israeli plans to submit a draft law for the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to which the Al-Qibli Mosque area will be allocated to Muslims, and the area that starts from the courtyard of the Dome of the Rock to The northernmost of the Al-Aqsa squares for the Jews, and it constitutes about 70% of its area.

He said: The attempts of the occupation authorities to implement this step will cause massive anger, and will drag the entire region into a religious war whose results cannot be expected, calling on everyone who can reach the occupied city of Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to travel to them in order to stand up to the plans of the aggressive Israeli occupation authorities. And its aggressions through which it violates the place of our Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him.

The council added that these projects and incursions are nothing but a continuation of the Judaization series that targets Jerusalem and its blessed mosque, to create a new reality on the ground, stressing the rejection of these planned and planned violations by the occupation authorities and their police, and that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque was, is and will remain Islamic.

The Council warned of the policy of escalating restrictions on Palestinian prisoners, and of the murders that occur within the Palestinian community in the 48 territories.


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The Supreme Ifta Council prohibits participation in the occupation municipal elections in Jerusalem