Top Islamist Declares Religious War on the Jews in Israel
As Islamic Movement’s Kamal Hatib speaks of war over Temple Mount, a nationalist attorney asks why he is still not behind bars.
Sheikh Kamal Hatib, Deputy Chairman of the Northern Wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, declared that a war between “Palestinians” and Israel over the Temple Mount is set to begin, in a weekend interview with Lebanese television station Al Mayadeen Tuesday.
“The Israeli establishment under the leadership of a right-wing government believes that this is the time for building the Temple and opening a religious war in which Israel cannot win,” he told the network, which is close to Hezbollah.
Speaking from his home in the Lower Galilee town of Kafr Kana, Hatib accused Israel of exploiting the difficult predicament of the Arab world, the division within Palestinian society and the security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in order to “attack Al Aqsa” for the third day running.
He called for the PA’s security cooperation with Israel to stop, and asked Arab states to pressure the PA to let the Palestinians go out and protest for “the holy mosque.” Indeed, he said, Muslims all over the world should do the same.
Had he been a Jew…