|[ 09/05/2013 - 11:33 AM ]|
| GAZA, (PIC)-- Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi, head of the international union for Muslim scholars, was enthusiastically received by Palestinian officials and massive crowds of citizens upon his arrival on Wednesday evening in the Gaza Strip.The Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya, deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament Ahmed Baher and a number of officials and dignitaries participated in the reception.|
Following the arrival of Sheikh Qaradawi and his accompanying delegation, premier Haneyya held a news conference at Rafah border area and gave a welcome speech praising Sheikh Qaradawi and his stature in the hearts of the Palestinians.
For his part, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qardawi stated that his visit to Gaza is intended to renew his oath of allegiance to Palestine and its people.
"We now start our visit once again to Gaza which we could not visit for long years and meet with the people we love to renew our vows together to liberate Palestine," Sheikh Qaradawi said.
"We are with you and we will celebrate the victory together if I stay alive, but if it is God's will that I do not live [to witness liberation], you and the future generations would celebrate this victory which is inevitable, God willing," he added.
A few hours before his visit, the Hamas Movement welcomed the visit of Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi and his fellow religious figures to Gaza and described it as an important moment in the Palestinian history.
Its spokesman Sami Abu Zhuri stated that "Gaza would give Sheikh Qaradawi a majestic reception befitting conquerors."
In this regard, Palestinian political analyst and writer Hosam Al-Dagni stated that Sheikh Qaradawi is an influential religious icon in the middle east and his visit would be of great importance for the Palestinian people.
Dagni told the Palestinian information center (PIC) the honorable positions of Sheikh Qaradawi in support of the Palestinian people and their democratic choice give this visit special importance.
هل أعلن السيد حسن نصرلله الحرب على اسرائيل في خطابه مساء اليوم ؟
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