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UK Foreign Office Minister condemns PA Mufti speech calling to kill Jews, exposed by PMW
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Foreign Office Minister
condemns Grand Mufti's inflammatory words


Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has condemned the inflammatory words of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem [first exposed by Palestinian Media Watch] saying that the UK is against any comments that could stir up hatred and prejudice.

Speaking today the Foreign Office Minister said:

"I condemn the inflammatory words used by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and others at a recent event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. To refer to the Jewish people in such a way and to talk of killing Jews is anti-semitism, pure and simple. The UK is against any comments that could stir up hatred and prejudice in a region that needs a culture of peace and mutual respect. Jerusalem is a city sacred to three religions and all religious leaders should be working for dignity and justice for people of all faiths."