Al-Azhar: World won’t Calm Down Unless Palestinian Cause is Resolved

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb said the Palestinian cause is the most important issue in the Middle East, stressing the necessity of reaching a “just solution” to the Palestinian cause. He made it clear “if this issue is not fully resolved, the whole world will not calm down and peace will not come our way as the Palestinian issue is a just cause.” He said that “the history of Arabs goes back to thousand years before Islam in Jerusalem. The basic component of Jerusalem community hasn’t changed since 5,000 years, but the only thing that has changed is the colonizer of this place.”
 
In December, Azhar Grand Imam warned of repercussions of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the US embassy to it.