JERUSALEM – A preacher on official Palestinian television gave a sermon on Friday in which he called on Allah to punish the “wicked Jews” and kill the enemies of Islam until “the last one,” including the atheists who help the Jews.
Watch a clip of the sermon here:
Below is the text as translated by the watchdog NGO, Palestinian Media Watch:
Allah, punish Your enemies, the enemies of religion, count their numbers and kill them to the last one, and bring them a black day. Allah, punish the wicked Jews, and those among the atheists who help them. Allah, we ask that You bestow upon us respect and honor by enabling us to repel them, and we ask You to save us from their evil.
In the past, Friday sermons calling for Muslims to exterminate Israelis and Jews were common. These included sermons by the Mufti, the Palestinian Authority’s highest religious authority, who said it was Muslims’ destiny to kill Jews. However, following their exposure by groups like PMW, foreign governments put pressure on the PA to stop broadcasting them.
As a result, there have since been only occasional calls for genocide by members of the Islamic clergy. The PA, however, remains committed to promoting the murder of Jews in other ways, including naming roads, sporting tournaments and other events after terrorists.