The origins of Palestinian antisemitism
October 6, 2023
(JNS) — In a television program this past July, Palestinian cleric Mahmoud al-Habbash asserted that Jews follow Satanism and “have left the path of humanity.” Indeed, he claimed, Jews are Satan himself. In an earlier broadcast, Habbash had called Jews “creatures that Allah created in the form of humans. They are cursed descendants of apes and pigs.” These gems and more have been documented by Palestinian Media Watch.
Habbash also denies that Jews have any historical connection to the Land of Israel. He maintains, “There was no First Temple and no Second Temple, and there also w...