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January 31, 2017 2:29 pm

‘The Jews Are More Honorable Than All Arab Regimes,’ Declares Iraqi Muslim in Viral Video

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An Iraqi Muslim praising Israel and the Jews in a video clip. Photo: Screenshot.

An Iraqi Muslim praising Israel and the Jews in a video clip. Photo: Screenshot.

An Iraqi Muslim who said he fled his country due to its volatile security situation professed his love for Israel and the Jewish people last week in a video that went viral on social media, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Tuesday.

In the clip — posted on Facebook by “Friends of Gabriel Naddaf” last Wednesday — Saad Fayyed Salman al-Iraqi announced: “I love my Jewish brothers and sisters; love those people. Look at how people in Israel live, and [compare that to the] situation in the Arab world. Look at the condition of Palestinians in Arab countries, particularly in the Gulf States, where they are humiliated. I swear to God that if I were Palestinian, I would shake the hands of the Jews. The Jews are more honorable than all the Arab regimes.”

The clip so far has garnered nearly 200,000 views and more than 4,000 shares.

Gabriel Naddaf is an Israeli Greek Orthodox priest and spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. A supporter of the integration of Christian Arabs into all Israeli institutions, including the IDF, he has been threatened by Arabs for his stance.

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