Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras said in an address that was uploaded to YouTube by the Palestine Islamic Scholars Association on May 12, 2020 that the criminal Jewish Zionist enemies of Allah occupy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, defile it day and night, kill Muslims, and violate the sanctity of Muslim women and holy places. He said that the shari'a requires Muslims to hate the Zionists, and he criticized Saudi TV channels that have been airing shows of "corruption and depravity" and that have become "filthy mouthpieces of Zionist propaganda." Claiming to speak on behalf of Palestine's Islamic scholars, Abu Ras said that it is forbidden by the shari'a to watch these Saudi TV channels and that it is obligatory to boycott them. For a recent Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) report criticizing a Saudi TV channel for airing programming that "demonizes the Palestinians and turns the Jews into angels," see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7961.
Marwan Abu Ras: "The criminal Zionist enemies of Allah occupy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They defile it day and night, kill Muslims, and violate the sanctity of Muslim women and holy places. Hating them is an obligation according to the shari'a.
"These [Saudi] TV channels did not stop at airing shows of corruption and depravity but have become dubious and filthy mouthpieces of Zionist propaganda, financed by Arab and Muslim money, may Allah help us!
"We, the ulema of Palestine, along with the free ulema of the Islamic world who are dedicated to their religion, their countries, and to the Muslim holy places - first and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque - call upon the sons of our [Islamic] nation to support the oppressed Palestinian people. We say loud and clear: Viewing these TV channels is forbidden according to the shari'a. According to the shari'a, it is a duty to boycott them, because of their schemes to support the enemies of the Islamic nation - the Jewish Zionists - against Muslims, brothers in faith, the people of Palestine."