Honorable President of the Bar Association, Respected Ustadh Suhail Ashour
Honorable, Respected members of the Bar Association Council
Honorable, Respected lawyers
Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh,
We approached you in our letter dated 19/7/2022 and sincerely advised you and the Muslims in it. We have followed your actions and statements and positions issued by you, and we have monitored the Authority’s actions and crimes committed against the people and the Palestine issue. The Authority (PA) and those behind it thinks that the people of the Blessed Land are a prey, or slaves whom they can control. But they will not get what they wish. Therefore, we thought that we should address you once again, confirming your responsibility and confirming the necessity of standing firmly and steadfastly towards the crimes committed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against our people and your people, the people of Palestine.
Distinguished Lawyers: Since its inception, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been working with malice, threats and intimidation to subjugate the people of Palestine and make them an easy prey for their enemies. It covers its crimes with the law sometimes and at other times it ignores the law. Its objective is to implement the plans of the colonialists, who founded it to pass their plans on the people of Palestine; to remove them from their identity and Deen. It is a long-term policy aiming to empower the Jewish entity, protect it and strengthens its presence, not only in Palestine, but also to have extended arms in Muslim countries.
The people of Palestine have been afflicted by the surrendering negotiations of the (PA) and the scourge, disasters and neglect of land and sanctities, and its “national” project that transformed from a project for liberation from occupation into a security apparatus to protect the occupation, and into an investment project for its leaders who are only concerned with controlling privileges and developing their investments.
The Palestinian Authority has become the effective tool of our enemies in killing the steadfastness of the people of Palestine. Its sinful signing of CEDAW agreement has no goal other than to break up the family and to empower the West over our women and children. The concept of gender has become promoted in all institutions, lectures and seminars are held for it; it was introduced it in education curricula to tell the people of Palestine and their children that gender identity is not fixed by birth; rather, they are influenced by psychological and social factors, and change and expand under the influence of social factors. The male’s feeling that he is a female is a natural feeling that must be respected, and the female’s inclinations to a female like her are natural inclinations that must be protected. They claim that homosexuality and lesbianism are rights of the individual that must be protected. The PA has made institutions and clubs for homosexuals that are protected by its security services, and ministers in the PA defend them, so what kind of crime is this? Does maintaining and looking after society involve spreading homosexuality and protecting it?!
Then the authority dared to underestimate the people by enacting laws and approving them arbitrarily under the name of “decision by law.” It tampered with people’s savings and conspired against workers’ abilities and fees to seize them by seeking to enact a social security law, as well as with regard to real estate wages that are the subject of human rights disputes between people and the fees it imposed. Then the laws of “execution, civil and commercial due process and penal procedures” and many others are unjust and oppressive laws that would affect civil peace and push people to take their rights into their own hands, causing chaos and assaults on property and blood, and the fragmentation of society. On top of this, it has been carefully formulated to push people to usurious banks so that they can be devastated by debts and drown in the quagmire of the forbidden and in a war from Allah (swt) that they will not be able to repel.
Honorable Lawyers: “Decisions by laws” have become targeting all aspects of life, in order to enhance tax collection, absorb people’s blood, and implement the policies of our enemies.
With an unjust decision, about 73 dunums of the land of the endowment of the great companion Tamim Al-Dari, may Allah be pleased with him, was expropriated in order to be under the ownership of the Al-Maskobiya Church in preparation for its leakage to the Jewish entity, as happened in a number of church properties that were leaked to the settlers, and the PA is still seeking through the head of the Judicial Council “Abu Sharar” to circumvent the judicial decision issued by the Supreme Court nullifying the expropriation decision. So, why this insistence on the part of the PA to transfer the ownership of endowment land that was endowed by the Messenger of Allah (saw)?
And by a decree by law, the “Child Protection” law was enacted, which was not to protect our children from the crimes of the occupation, nor to protect them from the Western attack that aims to separate them from their Deen. It was not designed for the protection of the sublime values that our children should be raised on. Rather, the law came in implementation of the dictates of European donor countries to strip your guardianship from your children and families so that they would become easy prey for Western values, and a tool in the hands of their enemies. The Child Protection Law makes the child’s right to choose his Deen, his clothing, and determine his sexual orientation away from his family and the values that govern it, and makes the father’s discipline of his son, or the teacher’s discipline of his student a crime of violence, and forcing a girl to wear the Islamic dress is a crime of discrimination and violence. So, who benefits from this law, our children or our enemies?
All this confirms that the basis of the PA is the destruction of society and the theft of people’s money, not the protection of their rights. If the basis was the care and protection of people’s rights, it would have worked to fight corruption and the waste of money that is rampant in its institutions, which has many evidences; some of them have open files, especially the files of those who leak lands to the Jewish entity, and the role of the security services in that.
Honourable Lawyers: These evidences, and many others, confirm that “decisions by laws” have become a tool for the demolition of society, its fragmentation and the loss of its values. In this regard, the authority’s decisions must be stopped, and it should be held accountable for its transgressions, and that the rejection of this arrogant approach is categorical. Protecting our land, our families and our children makes it a necessity upon the people of Palestine to stand firmly and steadfastly in rejection of all decisions by law, and working to cancel and nullify them, and that any attempt to search for amendments means nothing but negligence and surrendering of people’s rights and their loss, and the betrayal of people, but rather a conspiracy against them.
So, we call on you to confront the PA’s domination, or else it will bring you peril and will clothe you in the robe of shame and loss.
This issue is related to the fate of all people, because the target is all people. The security services want to arrest people and extend their detention without being presented to the judiciary in order to abuse and torture them in its headquarters to break their will and to impose a terrorist atmosphere on the people that enables the leaders of the authority and those behind them to crush people, without anyone stopping it. It is dangerous to people’s rights for this issue to remain a union’s issue, and it is not permissible in any case to keep it a union issue, so we invite you to be more powerful in explaining the seriousness of what the PA is doing towards people and their rights, and inviting them to be with you in confronting the authority’s meddling and tampering with people and their rights. Without people’s moving, you will not reap the desired fruits from your movement.
Honourable Lawyers: What the authority has done is a full-fledged crime, and with its decisions, it is not only accused of absurdity or dictatorship, but is accused of high treason because of its adoption of the policies of our enemies and its cooperation with them in destroying the people of Palestine and making them lose their steadfastness. The PA’s general policy aims to destroy the people, kill their rebellious spirit that rejects colonial projects, eliminate their Islamic aspirations and separate them from their Deen and Ummah to prolong the occupation and enable it to gnaw the country and expand settlements.
Therefore, the position of the Bar Association rejecting the injustice of the authority was a natural position and stemmed from bias towards the people and their issues and in defense of justice and people’s rights. The people of Palestine value the position of the Bar Association and they are with it as long as it adopts their cause with strength and steadfastness without compromise or negligence.
It is imperative that you go to the people of Palestine, as they are the owners of the cause, and they are able to confront the violations of the Authority. We warn against turning to the international institutions that will not fail to corrupt you, because the international institutions are the head of the calamity and the root of the disease. It is incorrect to view the international institutions as an equitable body and protector of people’s rights. This is best evidenced by the positions of these institutions regarding the crimes of the occupation. These institutions have become a cover for its crimes and a tool for pacifying and numbing people and diverting them from the right direction to solve their cause. The issue of Palestine is the issue of an Ummah whose foundation is Islam, and its liberation can only be achieved by the awakening of the Ummah and its armies, and this is what terrifies and frightens our enemies. This is why our enemies are keen to distract people from the right solutions so that their issues remain dependent on the United Nations and international resolutions that perpetuate and protect the existence of occupation, and it is working to impose its policies in implementation of the will of the major countries and to protect their interests; of which the most dangerous is the 2030 sustainable development project, which presents satanic projects as ones that will achieve prosperity for the people of the world, which is in fact their destruction.
The people of Palestine, and we are with them, will work with all our might to protect our children and families, and we will continue to struggle to raise the banner of Islam and seek the help of the Muslim armies to liberate it. If those smitten by the West see the victory in calling for the support of Western countries, hostile to Islam, as a way to achieve some of the rights, then the saying of Allah (saw) fits them.
((مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتاً وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ))
“The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew” [Al-Ankabut: 41]
In conclusion: We invite you and the people of Palestine with all their components, unions and factions to stand strong in the face of the Palestinian Authority’s domination. We stress the need for the position to be unified, which is to stop the PA from making decisions by law and cancel all of them and not negotiate them or search for formal amendments to them, because the harm of these laws will be catastrophic and devastating to the people of Palestine and their cause.
Verily Allah’s victory is near.
((وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنْقَلَبٍ يَنْقَلِبُونَ))
“And those who have wronged are going to know to what [kind of] return they will be returned” [Ash-Shu’ara: 227]