Palestinian Media Watch, which reported on the incident, notified the Israeli Police and “hopes that it will act against this explicit incitement to murder.”
An Imam in the Palestinian Authority (PA) led a prayer in the Al-Ain Mosque in El-Bireh, near Ramallah, last week that was broadcast on PA TV in honor of the Muslim month of Ramadan, during which he called for the extermination of Jews.
“Allah, delight us with the extermination of the evil Jews,” he prayed, and then called for the extermination of those he called “hypocritical supporters who have evil and their hearts.”
“Grant us victory over the infidels… Allah, delight us with the conquest and liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Allah, make us among the first to enter, the conquerors, the worshippers, and those calling out ‘Allahu Akbar’ inside [the mosque] to You, Master of the Universe. Allah, delight us with the extermination of the evil Jews, O Master of the Universe, and [the extermination] of their hypocritical supporters who have evil in their hearts,” he beseeched God.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which reported on the incident, notified the Israeli Police and “hopes that it will act against this explicit incitement to murder.”
PMW also called for the arrest of the head of PA TV, Khaled Sukkar, and the head of Palestinian Broadcast Corporation, Ahmad Assaf.
The media watchdog has reported numerous incidents in which PA clerics presented the murder of Jews and Israelis as the fulfillment of Islam, a “very potent incitement to murder.”
“The Palestinian Muslim population is very religious and presenting the killing of Jews as something that Allah supports raises Palestinian murder of Israelis from a nationalistic act to an Islamic act of worship. Calling for this during the month of Ramadan is literally inviting murder,” PMW warned.
Israel’s security establishment is bracing for violence, especially toward the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan, and following several terror attacks in Israeli cities in recent weeks that left 14 people dead.