PA daily columnist: "Emphasize the greatness of Ribat and Martyrdom" in Jerusalem
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - June 24, 2011

Headline: “In the shadow of Muhammad’s night journey”
     “An anniversary dear to our hearts awaits us – the date of Muhammad’s night journey, which the Prophet experienced both spiritually and physically, in order to confirm for us the sanctity of blessed Palestine by means of Ribat upon it. It was Allah’s will that the place of this tremendous sign should be Jerusalem. This is clear proof, so that every Muslim can know with certainty the significance of unity and Ribat and the connection between the parts of the land of Islam [Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem]. With the advent of this anniversary which we are about to have [of the Night Journey], there is no choice but to emphasize the following points:
1. The land of Palestine is a single land that cannot be divided, no matter what the circumstances…
2. To emphasize the greatness of Ribat and Martyrdom upon the land of the Resurrection.”