Defending Palestine A Sacred Jihad, Muslim Scholars Reiterate

15:30 - June 11, 2024
News ID: 3488706
IQNA – Some 100 Muslim scholars from different countries issued a statement underlining the need for supporting Gaza and the people of Palestine.

Destruction resulting from Israeli attacks on Gaza


They described defending Palestine and supporting the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli regime’s aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian people as a sacred Jihad (struggle on the path of God).

Warning against abandoning even an iota of the holy land of Palestine, the statement said liberating Al-Aqsa Mosque and protecting it are an obligation for those following the teachings of Islam.

The scholars also referred to the situation in the Gaza Strip, saying it is a duty of everyone to support the oppressed people of the Palestinian enclave who are facing a brutal aggression.

Without naming Egypt, they said countries that have closed their borders and border crossings have committed treason, urging them to open the borders and allow aid to enter Gaza.

The statement also called for boycotting the Israeli regime and all of its supporters and banning any interaction with them as a kind of economic Jihad.

More than 37,000 Palestinians have since been killed in Gaza, most of them women and children, and nearly 84,500 others injured, according to local health authorities.

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