Following are excerpts from a statement by PA Mufti of Jerusalem Sheik Muhammad Hussein, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV, on January 9, 2012:
Announcer: [I invite] the honorable sheik, Sheik Muhammad Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem and the Islamic lands. His words are necessary because our war with the descendents of apes and pigs is a religious war of faith.
Long live Fatah.
Go ahead, sheik.
Muhammad Hussein: In both collections of the hadith, Al-Bukhari and Muslim say to us: "Judgment Day will not come before you fight the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind a stone or a tree, and the stone or the tree will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him, with the exception of the gharqad tree" – and this is why it is not uncommon to see gharqad trees around the settlements and so on.