Indonesian Muslim cleric to visit Palestine

A top Muslim cleric from Indonesia’s largest Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Yahya Cholil Staquf, has broken his silence regarding his visit to Jerusalem to fulfill an invitation from an Israeli organization, saying his visit was made in part to support Palestine. “I stand here for Palestine. I stand here on the basis that we have to honor Palestine’s sovereignty as a free country.” Yahya – also known as Gus Yahya – clarified the reasons behind his visit after speaking in a discussion held by the America Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Jerusalem.
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