Palestinian Authority hatred of the United States is so deeply
ingrained in its ideology that it continues to openly promote
vicious anti-American hatred - even right after signing a deal to
receive $50 million in direct aid from the US.
Radio and television sermons by senior PA religious officials in the
past week have presented the US as foremost among the "heretical"
countries, and as an enemy trying to dismantle the Islamic world.
In the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, one religious leader
called for Iraqis to intensify terrorist uprisings against American
The timing of these anti-US sermons is particularly significant -
and not just because they come on the heels of the $50-million grant
from the US. The PA has received considerable worldwide criticism
for the hatred and calls for violence in its official sermons. In
recent months, it has been reported that the texts of these sermons
are now presented to PA officials for approval before the public
The following is the report of the recent signing of an agreement
for $50 million in US aid to the PA, followed by the two Palestinian
Authority sermons of September 2, 2005.
... "The [Palestinian] National Authority yesterday signed an
agreement with the US Government, to the value of 50 million
dollars. According to the agreement, Washington will provide the
National Authority with a grant for funding housing and
infrastructure projects. On the Palestinian side, Finance Minister
Dr. Salam Fayad, signed [the agreement] and for the American side,
the US Consul General, Jacob Willis, and the vice manager of the US
Agency for International Development, David Harden, signed the
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 25, 2005]Yusuf Abu Sneina, Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque
"Anyone who watches closely the nature of our world today, can see
that the heretical countries - first and foremost, the USA - have
succeeded greatly in tearing our Islamic world apart by
disintegrating and splitting up more than one Islamic state,
intending to weaken it, disperse [its citizens] and plunder its
resources… It is terrorism, and there´s no choice but to fight it.
"As regards Iraq, there is much to say about it. The USA has
composed a draft of the Iraqi Constitution in a way that it will
serve US interests and enhance the disintegration of Iraq´s unity.
The new constitution includes federal solutions, which are dividing
Iraq into small countries…
"A federal government hides behind it; the seeds of a future civil
war… The USA is planning to rule Saudi Arabia and disintegrate it,
too, despite the close friendly relations between the two
"Is the USA going to fulfill its ambitions and aggressive plans?
And, for how long shall the submission and surrender to the plans of
the enemies of the [Islamic] nation?"
[Yusuf Abu Sneina, Voice of Palestine, September 2, 2005. For
another example of an officially endorsed Palestinian Authority
sermon delivered by Abu Sneina, click here
]Yusuf Jum´a Salamah, PA Minister of the Waqf and Religious
in the presence of Mahmoud Abbas and other senior PA
... "We say to the dear, heroic Iraqi nation, turn this incident
[the accidental death of 1,000 Iraqis] into an opportunity for
resisting [term regularly used by PA to describe terrorist attacks]
the [American] occupation, for uniting families, for unifying the
forces and for opposition to the policy of dismantling Iraq and
dividing it geographically."
[Yusuf Jum´a Salamah, Official Friday sermon, PA TV, September 2,