The deputy chairman of Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council urged support for a holy war against Israel at the opening session for an international meeting of Islamic clerics. Izzat Ibrahim said Arab and Muslim states should “expel the sons of apes and pigs from the holy places of Palestine,” according to The Associated Press. Hosted by Iraq, the meeting brought together 350 clerics from 15 countries including Canada, France, Germany and Russia.
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