On January 27, 2023, hours before the Jerusalem synagogue massacre in which a Palestinian terrorist killed seven Israelis and injured several others (the most lethal terror attack in Israel since 2011), the Palestinian Authority's official broadcaster, Palestine TV, aired a Friday sermon delivered in the West Bank village of Khan Al-Ahmar. The imam, whose name was not given, told his audience that Allah has "given them permission" to wage Jihad, that they must live free or die as martyrs, and that the Quran urges Muslims to "kill and be killed" for the sake of Allah.
Imam: "When facing this aggression and this arrogant and barbaric attack [in Jenin] — Allah gave you permission to wage jihad.
"Allah in the heavens has given our people permission to wage jihad, to fight, and to defend themselves and their rights using all possible means. Once Allah's permission has been given no further permission by anyone is required — not from any international entity and not from anyone else — since this decision has been made by Allah himself.
"Live free and proud or die as a martyr — this is the faith that was passed down to us from our parents and their parents, and what we learned from our religion and from our beloved Prophet Muhammad. [Israel] is deluding itself.
"Therefore, my brothers, Allah bought [our lives], and we sold them to Him. [The Quran says:] 'Allah has bought from the believers...' What did He buy? Their lives and their property. It is Allah who bought [our lives] and we are the ones who sold them. [The Quran says:] 'Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their property, because they shall have Paradise.' That is the deal.
"'They shall fight for the sake of Allah and they shall kill and be killed. That is the promise He took upon himself in the Torah, in the Gospel, and in the Quran.'"