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        5/9/2013, Iyar 29, 5773

      Al-Qaradawi in Gaza: Israel has No Right to Exist


      Egyptian Muslim cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi declared, Thursday, that Israel has no right to exist. Speaking during a visit to Gaza, the leading Suni authority stressed, "There was never a Jewish state on this land," adding that what he called Palestine was designed for the Arab nation.

      Sheikh Al-Qaradawi's visit to the Hamas-ruled area was received with outrage among the Palestinian Authority leadership as a reflection of support for Hamas at the expense of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole representative of the people it claims to represent.