Gaza Synagogues Burned by Mobs

(Washington Times) Ariel Cohen- The Palestinian Clerics Association's Sheikh Mohammad Ali said last month that, when "even an inch of Muslim land is occupied, jihad is a personal duty, a religious obligation incumbent upon everyone." Since the entire land of Israel is considered "occupied" by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian terrorist organizations subsidized by Saudi Arabia and Iran, the stage is set for continued violent attacks. Some Muslim clerics have declared that while suicide bombings in Arab countries are forbidden, they are "not suicide" in Israel. Others claim that "Andaluz" - Spain - also is occupied territory, to be liberated in due course. The writer is a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

2005-09-19 00:00:00

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