The Palestinian Authority is supposed to be the more “moderate” of the “Palestinian” entities, although that really only means that they’re willing to gain through negotiations what Hamas wants only to seize through violence. So expect more jihad.

PA mufti expelled from prayers at al-Aqsa for not supporting Hamas, Gaza

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2021:

In an unprecedented move, Muslim worshipers on Friday expelled Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Mohammed Hussein from al-Aqsa Mosque and prevented him from completing his sermon.

The protesters shouted slogans in support of Hamas and denounced Hussein for his affiliation with the Palestinian Authority.

Hussein is considered the most senior representative of the PA at al-Aqsa Mosque compound. A resident of east Jerusalem who holds an Israeli-issued ID card, Hussein often appears next to PA President Mahmoud Abbas at public events.

The protesters accused Hussein of “ignoring” Hamas and the Gaza Strip and forced him to stop his sermon.

“We are the men of Mohammed Deif,” hundreds of angry worshipers shouted as bodyguards whisked the mufti away from the mosque.

Deif is the supreme commander of Hamas’s military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

Other worshipers shouted: “Go away, go away, we don’t want to see the dogs of the Palestinian Authority.”

Guidelines from Arab & Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA)

From the AMEJA website:

The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) is a professional network for journalists of Arab and Middle Eastern descent.

AMEJA has hundreds of members from around the world. Our members trace their origins to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and Afghanistan, among other places. They work for organizations such as The Associated Press, Reuters, ABC, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, CNN, NBC, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. [This organization is urging folks to not call Gaza “Hamas Controlled.”]


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