Members of the Hamas faction in the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza and the West Bank have approved the first reading of a bill banning the relinquishing of Jerusalem and considering the act of doing so to be against the law.
Former Palestinian foreign minister Mahmoud Al-Zahar said that Jerusalem will be the capital of the state of the Islamic Caliphate in Palestine.
PLC member Fathi Hamad called for the death penalty for anyone giving up one inch of Jerusalem or Palestine.
Source: Al-Ayyam, Palestinian Authority, December 6, 2007
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