Palestinian Preacher: Put the Jews to the Sword

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Unbelievably, Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, is still used today, even under Israeli control, as a platform from which to incite jihad against the Jewish state.

Last Friday, Palestinian Authority (PA) religious leader Sheikh Omar Abu Sara'a delivered a sermon at the Al Aqsa Mosque in which he lambasted the PA for being so weak as to actually negotiate with the Jews.

Sara'a noted that Islam's Prophet Mohammed urged his followers to "fight" the Jews, not treat with them. "For Jews, we do not have but the sword and by extension we need to hold an all-out war against them and not talk with them," demanded the sheikh.

Many Israeli officials fear that the conciliatory policies of their government concerning the Temple Mount mean that the Jewish state has already surrendered the holy site to its enemies. The fact that Sara'a and other Muslim clerics can use the Temple Mount to openly call for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of Jews would seem to justify their concerns.

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