Egypt Independent

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh denies receiving invitation to Israel



The media center of Al-Azhar has denied news circulated websites reporting that the Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb received invitation from several imams of mosques in Tel Aviv to visit Israel.

In a statement on Saturday, the center denied the claims, maintaining that Al-Azhar supports the Palestinian cause and the right of Palestinians to establish an independent state with its capital in Jerusalem.

The center has called on media channels to fact-check for accuracy and contact Al-Azhar for stories that concern the Islamic institution.