O ministro do Waqf (legados à esfera religiosa) e dos Assuntos Religiosos palestiniano, Mahmud Habbash, pediu ao erudito e teólogo islâmico Yussef Qaradawi (um dos mais conhecidos pregadores muçulmanos, presença habitual da televisão Al-Jazira) para levantar a fatwa proclamada por aquele clérigo proibindo os não-palestinianos (muçulmanos ou não) de visitar Jerusalém enquanto a cidade estiver em poder de Israel.
Conforme se lê aqui, a fatwa contradiz os preceitos islâmicos e só favorece Israel.
Pela sua importância, transcrevemos o texto:
Official Calls to Overturn Fatwa on Visiting Jerusalem
Date : 28/2/2012 Time : 10:57
RAMALLAH, February 28, 2012 (WAFA) - Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash Tuesday called on the Islamic scholar and theologian Yusuf Qaradawi to overturn a religious ruling (fatwa) he had earlier issued prohibiting non-Palestinians from visiting Jerusalem as long as it is occupied by Israel.
Habbash stressed in a statement that Qaradawi’s fatwa contradicts Islamic teachings and provides a free service to the Israeli occupation that aims to isolate Jerusalem from its Arab and Islamic surroundings.
Qaradawi issued a fatwa prohibiting non-Palestinians, whether they were Muslims or not, from visiting Jerusalem while it is occupied under the pretext it is “a form of normalization of relations with Israel.”
Habbash's call came after President Mahmoud Abbas had urged at the Doha conference on Jerusalem, which ended Monday, Muslims and Christians everywhere to visit Jerusalem in order to see for themselves the Israeli violations in the holy city and to affirm its Arab Muslim and Christian heritage and ties.Habbash stressed that the visits to Jerusalem will defy Israeli policies in the occupied city and show support for its Palestinian residents.