A Palestinian Islamic leader who appears regularly on Palestinian Authority television is warning that Muslims, if not given Jerusalem peacefully, will take it “by force.”  The threat was captured by Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors and analyzes media reports in the Middle East.  The sermon was broadcast from the Al-Omari Mosque in El-Bireh.

The speaker was not identified except that he was one of the “mosque’s regular preachers.”  Among his statements: “The Jews are an arrogant and tyrannical enemy, occupying Jerusalem and Palestine. … Allah willing, we will soon take what was taken from us, if not peacefully then by force.” PMW said the preacher called on Allah to help “drive out the Jews” from Jerusalem, using the Muslims to do so.  READ MORE