Qabbani cautioned that attacks targeting Christians in Mosul would backfire on Arabs and Muslims and were “a prelude to the destruction, division and disintegration of the Arab nation.” (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani used his Eid al-Fitr sermon to call for "jihad" to liberate "Palestine's sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation".More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 6,000 injured in three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.Speaking at the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Downtown Beirut, the mufti urged Lebanese politicians to put their rivalries aside and focus on electing a president and holding parliamentary election for the sake of salvaging Lebanon.North Lebanon's Mufti Malek Shaar echoed Qabbani's concern over attacks targeting Christians in the Levant in his own Eid al-Fitr sermon, and deplored the persisting Israeli offensive in which more than 1000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.
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