Al Aqsa Mosque (bottom left)
Al Aqsa Mosque (bottom left) Nati Shohat/Flash 90

A preacher who gave a sermon on Friday at the Al-Aqsa Mosque openly incited against Israel, accusing the Jewish state of executing Palestinian Arabs.

The sermon came at Friday prayers attended by tens of thousands of worshipers, including Muslim residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, as well as Israeli Arabs.

The sermon was delivered by the Mufti of “Palestine”, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, who called on the worshipers to strengthen their ties with the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to remove the "settlers and Jewish organizations," who in his words are trying to impose a new reality on the ground.

According to the Palestine newspaper, Hussein further said that "the occupation continues to kill Palestinians and execute them without trial, on the pretext that they were trying to carry out operations against the soldiers of the occupation or against settlers.”

The sermon is an example of the continued incitement against Israel by Palestinian Arab officials, which has directly led to the current terror wave in which dozens of Israelis have been murdered.

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has also been at the forefront of the constant incitement against Israel, the most famous recent instance being his call on Palestinian Arabs to "liberate" the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Jews and their “filthy feet”.

Despite the incitement at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, it was reported this past week that Israel had backed down from its demand that security cameras to be installed on the Temple Mount also be placed inside mosques, following pressure from Jordan.

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