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There are Salafi people in all of the Palestinian factions that are recognized as "light." However, there is a group that did not recognize the authority of the organization in power in the Strip.
Issuing of the statement pointed up the potential for wider reverberations of the al-Aksa crisis in the Arab world.
But building these relationships needs to be done cautiously, he said, without necessarily making them public.
On the same day, Egypt also banned all forms of support toward the LGBT community on media outlets.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Islamic State is under siege in the Syrian city of Raqqa, its operational base for attacks in the Middle East and the West.
Saudia Arabia denies supporting its citizens who hijacked planes on September 11, but modern critics wonder if the nation's growing extremism could lead to a repeat of the incident.
Saudi Arabia cancelled military aid last February when Beirut failed to join other Arab states in condemning attacks by Iranian demonstrators on Saudi missions in Iran.
The Khums (meaning fifth in Arabic), is a tax mentioned in the Koran and consisting of 20% of a person's excess earning. The money is donated to poor and orphans, as well as to Islamic institutions.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Senior official of Shi'ite Lebanese group tells local media that secret relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem led to the Saudi decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
The Lebanese media claims that the main stronghold of the Resistance Brigades is the southern region connecting Sidon and Beirut, which is home to many poor and unemployed people.
The roots of the crisis are to be found in the long-standing feud between Sunni and Shi’a, which dates from the very beginning of Islam.
By ZVI MAZEL
"Iran has created a Frankenstein," says a Western diplomat in Beirut.
How will the new US administration impact the age-old Sunni-Shi’ite conflict?
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