Netanyahu Orders Investigation of Sheikh's Alleged Incitement to Violence

From the Jerusalem Post:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday called on Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to open an investigation into Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein for incitement after he was recorded quoting a passage by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Hadith that calls for the killing of Jews.

“These are grave words that the world needs to condemn,” Netanyahu said.

Responding to the allegations of incitement on Israel Radio Sunday, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein denied inciting the murder of Jews, saying he was just quoting the Islamic text. “I can’t change the Hadith,” he added.

Energy Minister Uzi Landau, speaking at the cabinet meeting on the occasion of International Holocaust Memorial Day noted, “this is not coming from Hamas, which we are used to – this is coming from Palestinian Authority television. If that is not anti-Semitism, then I don’t know what is.”

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