Zindani calls for Jihad in Palestine [Archives:2001/41/Local News]

October 8 2001

Sheikh Abdulmajid al-Zindani, Chairman of Islah Shora Council, expressed his concerns over assembling foreign troops in the region, adding that these forces may foil any attempts by Muslims to stop the Zionists from demolishing al-Aqsa Mosque. This came on Sunday during a party organized by the Islah Party for supporting the Intifada. Zindani commended the stance of President Saleh in supporting the Palestinian Intifada and his refusal of any foreign intervention in Yemen’s internal affairs. Furthermore, Zindani called on political parties, peoples’ organizations, sheikhs and tribesmen to stand by the government to maintain a unified stance in the Palestinian cause.
Furthermore, ten thousand demonstrators rallied, protesting the U.S.’s biased stance towards Israel and asking Arab and Islamic leaders to open the doors for Jihad, stressing that it is the only way to restore al-Quds (Jerusalem). Similarly, some partisan leaders condemned the massacres committed by the Zionist entity against the defenseless Palestinian people. On the other hand, al-Eman University, administered by Sheikh Zindani, is still closed, while students are doing their annual on-field studies earlier than usual, probably due to the recent terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.