zondag 1 juli 2007

Palestijnse regering verbiedt opruiing in moskeeën

Een hoopvol initiatief, dat hopelijk geldt voor alle oproepen tot geweld, niet alleen die tegen de Fatah-regering. Het zou een mooi gebaar voor verzoening zijn als men eindelijk de opruiing tegen Israël en Joden vanuit de moskeeën aanpakt.


Hamas preacher ignores edict
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 06/30/2007 12:00:00 AM PDT

NABLUS, West Bank - A leading Hamas preacher on Friday defied an order by the moderate Palestinian government in the West Bank to stop talking about politics in mosques, instead taunting his Fatah rivals in his weekly sermon.

However, other clergy heeded the call to tone down their rhetoric, part of a campaign to stem Hamas' influence in the West Bank following the Islamic group's violent takeover of Gaza.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad warned Islamic preachers on Thursday that he would not tolerate calls for violence delivered from mosque pulpits and would collect militants' weapons.

At a mosque in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the preacher stuck to generalities, without getting into politics; two police cars were parked outside. And in Jenin, a pro-Hamas preacher was replaced by a clergyman who spoke of the need to support the new Palestinian leadership.

However, Hamas leader Maher Kharas railed against the U.S., Israel and Palestinian moderates in a sermon at a mosque in the old city of Nablus, an area raided by Israeli troops seeking Palestinian militants earlier in the day.

"Israel soldiers invaded Nablus for two days. Where is the government to defend the old city? Where is the government that demanded the dismantling of the armed brigades?" he said. "America will be defeated in Iraq and the believing Muslims will come here victorious."

Earlier Friday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian militant near Nablus.

The army said soldiers saw two armed men getting into a taxi, followed the vehicle, then fired at one of the gunmen who jumped out of the car.

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