Covenant of Umar I and Israeli Holocaust in the occupied Palestine

Covenant of Umar I and Israeli Holocaust in the occupied Palestine

 

Palestinian Christians and Muslims today continue to see the document as having the force of law, even after more than thirteen centuries. The Palestinian Basic Law, the constitution, of the Palestinian National Authority is said to reflect the spirit of the Covenant, stipulating that "freedom of belief and performance of religious rituals are guaranteed (unless) they violate public order or public morals."[2] The Covenant enjoys popular recognition as well. During a solidarity march protesting the Danish cartoons in Gaza in which officials from the Greek Orthodox church and other members of Gaza's small Palestinian Christian community were well represented, one of the Muslim protestors carried a framed copy of the Al-Uhdah Al-Omariyah (Covenant of Omar).[2]

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