Thursday, May 01, 2014

Found: Apartheid

Visiting the Al-Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount will not be considered symbol of normalization of ties with Israel, according to a Fatwa issued in Amman on Wednesday. The fatwa cancels a previous one that prohibited Muslims from around the world from visiting the site.

...The fatwa entitled "Visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque Under the Occupation" emphasized that normalization with the "occupation" should be avoided in order to prevent harm to the Palestinians. The scholars clarified that tourists visiting Al-Aqsa should only use the lodging, food, and transportation services of Palestinians and only in east Jerusalem.  

The fatwa also said tourists could visit the city as part of Palestinian or Jordanian tours without Israeli coordination.  


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