The provocation made in recent weeks during Friday sermons at Arab mosques has alarmed residents of Jerusalem and other regions close to Arab villages.
The research offices of Kol Yehudi and the Regavim movement discovered a paper Friday morning that was released by the Palestinian Authority’s religious affairs division and that contained a number of directives and messages for Friday sermons, including harsh and provocative statements.
The document states, “We call upon our Palestinian people… the preservation of public and private property is a religious and moral national duty… our Palestinian people, despite the suffering and tragedies, cannot raise a white flag until the occupation is lifted and the independent Palestinian state is established with Jerusalem as its capital.”
It also contains passages from the Sharia Law, such as the anti-Semitic hadith that calls for killing Jews: “The hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, until the Jew hides behind the stones and trees and the stones and trees say, ‘O Muslim, O servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.'”
The Regavim movement responded to claims made by several sources that Israel wanted to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority after overthrowing Hamas by declaring that the document “is blatant and further proof that there is no fundamental difference between the goals of Hamas and the goals of the Palestinian Authority, which is also interested in one thing: the murder of Jews wherever they are and the elimination of Jews from all over the country.”
“The State of Israel has a responsibility to stop incitement from speeches at mosques. In all actuality, the paper constitutes a declaration of war. It is risky and irresponsible to give the Palestinian Authority sovereignty over Gaza because we must not believe that they are distinct from Hamas.
“The blatant demand for provocation follows a string of statements endorsing the deadly attack on Simchat Torah and the salaries given to the murderers and their families, including those who killed newborns and resided in southern and bordering Gaza neighborhoods.
According to Palestinian Media Watch, the PA has set aside about $3 million in compensation for Hamas terrorists who have carried out heinous attacks.
The Regavim statement concluded, “It is forbidden and harmful to allow them to exist. These messages will immediately result in assaults and murder.