Official sermon forbids recognition of Israel
Excerpts of live broadcast on the official Palestinian Authority radio station
‘Voice of Palestine’.
Weekly friday prayer sermon, April 30, 1999.
“Our position has not changed at all.
The land of Muslim Palestine is a single unit which can not be divided.
There is no difference between Haifa and Shechem (Nablus), between
Lod and Ramallah, and between Jerusalem and Nazareth.
The division of the land of Palestine into cantons and the recognition of the
occupation is forbidden by religious law, since the land of Palestine
is sacred Wakf land for the benefit of all Muslims, east and west.
No one has the right to divide it or give up any of it. The liberation of
Palestine is obligatory for all the Islamic nations and not only for Palestinian
All Israeli politicians across their entire political spectrum, regardless
of their labels, they all have a single Zionist view embodied in the
occupation of the land and the establishment of the Zionist entity at the
expense of the Muslim Palestinian land!
Allah shall free the captives and the prisoners, Allah shall grant victory
to our jihad warriors.”