Dr. Nasser Al-Qaram, the head of the Shari'a Court of Appeals in Nablus, said in a Friday, May 6, 2022 sermon in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh that the Israeli occupation's actions in the Al-Aqsa compound and Jerusalem are heralding a "religious war" and reveal "the hatred and hostility of the sons of Zion towards the Islamic nation." In addition, he accused the Jews of toppling the Ottoman Empire because Sultan Abdul Hamid refused to sell the land of Palestine to the Jews, and he asserted that no Palestinian would be willing to give up a grain of Palestinian soil. Dr. Al-Qaram's sermon aired on Palestine TV. For more about Dr. Al-Qaram, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9369.
Nasser Al-Qaram: "The Nakba was not a fleeting incident in history. It was not just another incident. As you know, brothers, it was a spiteful and deceitful Zionist and Western scheme. It began at the end of WWII [sic], and continued with the Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration, culminating with the toppling of the Islamic Caliphate by the Committee of Union and Progress, which was established by Donmeh Jews, after the Ottoman Sultan had refused to sell land in Palestine to the Jews. After they had offered him thousands of gold and silver dinars, he said to them, and today we reiterate his answer: 'I would rather push a sword into my body than give up a single grain of soil from the land of Palestine, because the land of Palestine is Islamic waqf land, from its sea to its river.' It was conquered by the Companions of the Prophet and the Muslims after them. This is the status of the land of Palestine until the Day of Judgment. Today, I want to reiterate that there is no one among us who would give up a single grain of soil from the entire land of Palestine, from its sea to its river.
Al-Qaram: "The occupation will bear responsibility [for its actions on Temple Mount], because [these actions] herald a religious war in this region.
"The Israeli occupation will bear responsibility for the consequences [of that war], its dangers, and it will bear full responsibility when the situation blows up, in Jerusalem and in Palestine. Allah says [in the Quran]: 'They will continue to fight you, until they turn you back from your religion, if they are able.' This spite, hostility, hatred, arrogance, domination, conceit, and provoking and terrorizing the worshipers, as well as beating them and driving them out, closing the Al-Aqsa Mosque, surrounding Jerusalem with a racist fence, as well as Judaizing and threatening it - all this reveals the hatred ad hostility of the sons of Zion towards the Islamic nation.
"[The Quran says] you shall find the strongest in enmity [towards Muslim] to be the Jews. [The Quran says:] 'Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse.' [The Quran says:] 'If they gain dominance over you, they would be to you as enemies, and extend against you their hands and their tongues with evil.'"