Scholarly Islamic cleric visiting Gaza: Israel has no right to exist

 

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a prominent Islamic scholar says ‘This land has never once been Jewish. Palestine is for the Arab Islamic nation’

By AP and Elior Levy

 

A prominent Islamic scholar who is making a landmark visit to the Gaza Strip has declared that Israel has no right to exist.

קרדאווי והנייה, היום. אזרחות עזתית ודרכון דיפלומטי (צילום: רויטרס)

Al-Qaradawi with Haniyeh in Gaza – Photo: Reuters

Yusuf al-Qaradawi said Thursday that “this land has never once been a Jewish land. Palestine is for the Arab Islamic nation.” The Qatar-based cleric was made famous by his popular TV show and is widely respected in the Muslim world.

Al-Qaradawi, who arrived in Gaza accompanied by dozens of clerics, was welcomed by Hamas officials including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in a ceremonial reception. During the ceremony he was granted Palestinian citizenship and a diplomatic passport. He is slated to visit the house of former Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin as part of his two-day visit.

The visit has antagonized Palestinian leaders in the West Bank who oppose all formal visits in Gaza. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO’s executive committee, said that the visit enhances the division between Gaza and the West Bank. “The public must come out against the visit as al-Qaradawi is interfering in political matters beyond his scope.”

Other Palestinian factions affiliated with the PLO also said they oppose the visit. Hamas said in response that such criticism only serves to deepen the divide between Gaza and the West Bank.

טקס קבלת הפנים לשייח קרדאווי (צילום: AFP)

Ceremonial reception – Photo: AFP

Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007 following several days of fighting against the rival Palestinian faction Fatah.

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, which governs in the West Bank, has condemned al-Qaradawi’s visit. It says his presence is cementing the rift between the two Palestinian factions.

 

View original Ynet publication at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4378261,00.html

 

2 comments

  1. Arab mythology al-ilah does not exist. Muslims were lied to, misled by mohamod, proven by Muslims who found the Sanaa manuscripts prove the koran was written by men, words changed proven by expert Gert Puin. Sick 76:19, 52:24, 57:19 sodomy, 65:4 pedophile all the children of the word, 4:3 polygamy sex, 4:34 beat women, 56:36 fantasy sex, 78:33 full breasted women is all obviously made by men. Why pray to a fictitious moon god al-ilah that has never existed?

  2. It’s clear allah has never existed but made and used by men to get away with murder and 76:19 sodomy and 65:4 child sex with a false god excuse.

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