|Dean of the Al-Azhar institutes Imad Hamato
and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
Headline: "The [PA] president receives the dean of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine"
"[PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas received Dean of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine Sheikh Imad Hamato this evening, (Monday) [March 6, 2017], at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
Hamato briefed His Honor the President on the situation of the Al-Azhar institutes in Palestine, on the challenges they are dealing with, and on the development plans.
He emphasized that the institutions are committed to the respectable message of Al-Azhar, the moderate message of Islam...
The president emphasized his full support of the Al-Azhar institutes and praised their large role in conveying the correct message of Islam. His Honor [Abbas] blessed the dean of the Al-Azhar institutes on his entry into the [new] role, and wished him success in the future.
Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim and the president's advisor on religious and Islamic affairs and Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine Mahmoud Al-Habbash were present at the meeting."
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PMW has documented multiple Antisemitic statements by Hamato. Click here to view a collection of his statements.