Mufti in PA daily: Palestinians "stand firm on the land of Ribat"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Oct. 25, 2013

 
By Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Jaber, Mufti of the Rafiah District, in his regular religious column.
     “Oh brother believers in the world’s East and West. In these fateful days that our Palestinian people, who stand firm on the land of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), are undergoing, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its people are subject to dangerous attacks intended to secure a takeover of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the city of Jerusalem and its environs. These hostile and ominous attacks are illustrated by excavations conducted by the enemy beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to damage it.”