Dozens of rabbis, sheikhs and church leaders from Israel and the Palestinian territories denounced violence and incitement in a declaration issued after a series of closed-door interfaith meetings held in Spain last week.
Summit organizers said in a statement that while some participants were “considered extremists,” the Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy recognized their “special responsibility to contribute to the desired peace.”
Hamas-linked Sheikh Imad Al-Falouji, a founder of the terror organization’s military wing and former Gaza imam, was listed alongside Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau as participants in last week’s Religious Leaders for Peace in the Middle East Summit.
The joint declaration signed by the Israeli and Palestinian religious leaders conceded they were “responsible for promoting a life of mutual respect based upon justice and safety,” and had gathered in Spain to gathered “to relentlessly seek peace in the Land.”
The leaders stressed that Judaism, Islam and …