Fatah Wing Calls for 'Corrupt' Jerusalem Mufti to Be Replaced

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A military wing of Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah organization, the Al Aqsa Brigades, published a pamphlet Wednesday calling on Arafat to replace the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akram Sabri, for alleged corruption, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

The pamphlet, which states that the Mufti is involved in acts of corruption, accuses him of taking money been donated to benefit Jerusalem residents. It also accuses him of religious actions unsuitable to his position.

The pamphlet strongly urged the Mufti to change his ways or his life would be in danger. It also threatened that the Al Aqsa Brigades would reach anyone proven to be involved in acts of corruption.