Following are excerpts from an interview with Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority Tayseer Al-Tamimi, which aired on Azhari TV on December 31, 2012.
Tayseer Al-Tamimi: "The caliphate will be restored after this tyrannical rule comes to an end. This is already the beginning of the end for the tyrannical rule. The Arab revolutions against injustice, tyranny, and oppression will bring its end, and the caliphate will be restored.
"What we are seeing in Egypt are birth pangs. The struggle between Islam and others, and all the conspiracies that aim at stopping the train that has already set out to liberate Jerusalem and to restore Islamic rule. Jerusalem will be the capital of the caliphate, Allah willing.
"They are trying to thwart this, but they will fail, Allah willing.
"How did Saladin liberate Jerusalem? He mobilized his armies and invested all the nation's resources in this."
Interviewer: "Is the nation ready today?"
Tayseer Al-Tamimi: "It is, and it has the capabilities. [The Koran says]: 'Prepare what you can...' The nation has unlimited capabilities."
Interviewer: "It has manpower, material power, and brains..."
Tayseer Al-Tamimi: "That is why I say that it is imperative to awaken the nation, because it has the capabilities. It is imperative to awaken the nation to its duty to liberate the land of Jerusalem and Palestine – the land of the Prophet Muhammad's nocturnal journal – using al its capabilities."
Interviewer: "So if we cannot do so today..."
Tayseer Al-Tamimi: "'Prepare...' Start preparations.
"This is the beginning of the end of the conspiracy that began with the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917, with the British Foreign Secretary's promise to Israel to establish a national home for them in Palestine. The implementation of this promise enabled Zionist gangs to take over Palestine. Over 78% of the Palestinian land was given to the Zionist gangs.
"All the tragedies and catastrophes that befell the Palestinian people are due to Britain. Therefore we, in the Liberation and Independence Party, are seriously considering filing a lawsuit against Britain. We are in touch with the Arab Lawyers' Union and with international law experts in order to file suit against Britain in the international courts for a crime that has continued since November 2, 10917 to this day."