The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office filed an indictment against Sheikh Omar Abu Sara Wednesday for incitement to racial hatred and public incitement to violence for a November sermon in which he called for the slaughter of Jews.
According to allegations, Abu Sara addressed worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, calling Jews “the most evil of Allah’s creations,” and warned of their inevitable and impending massacre.
According to the indictment, Sara’s incendiary sermon led to calls of support from worshipers.
“I say to the Jews loud and clear: The time for your slaughter has come. The time to fight you has come. The time to kill you has come… Please do not leave in our hearts a single grain of mercy toward you, O Jews, because when the day of your slaughter arrives, we shall slaughter you without mercy,” Abu Sara could be seen saying in a video recording of the sermon.
He then said a battle with the Jews draws near, and praised the Islamic State “caliphate” as one of the vehicles for the Jewish people’s destruction.
“By Allah, the Jews are the most evil of Allah’s creations. They are the most evil creatures to have walked this Earth.” Sara said. “They [Jews] were the masters of these vile traits, and they taught their secrets to others.”
Throughout Abu Sara’s speech, an unseen crowd could be heard replying “amen” several times.
Abu Sara was filmed addressing worshipers on November 28, and the footage was translated and made available online by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
A similar sermon by a different man was filmed at the same location in November, where the speaker called for the elimination of America and Israel and hailing the Islamic State terror group. In his address, Ali Abu Ahmad called for Jerusalem’s liberation from “the Jews, the most vile of creatures” and for the annihilation of America and the international coalition against the Islamic State.