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Sheikh indicted over sermon calling for ‘liberation of Al-Aqsa with weapons and force’

A Muslim sheikh from East Jerusalem has been indicted for incitement to violence after he allegedly called for the “liberation of al-Aqsa with weapons and force” in a sermon to some 200 people.

Issamat Hamuri, 56, also hailed Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif in the speech, according to the charge sheet.

“There is no choice but to unite Muslim countries and act resolutely to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he is quoted as having said.

Hamuri’s attorney says in a statement that his client’s arrest was political and that the charges will not hold up in court.

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