Hawzah News Agency (Beirut, Lebanon) - Shaikh Muhammad-Rashid al-Qabbani, the former top Sunni religious authority, or mufti, in Lebanon, also said it is not sanctioned religiously for the Palestinians or any Arab or Muslim country to "surrender, reconcile or make peace deals or give up any inch" of historic Palestine.
Shaikh al-Qabbani, who still has clout in the community, also said it is not acceptable for them to "recognize so-called Israel."
He is the former Grand Mufti of Lebanon and the most prominent Sunni Muslim cleric in the country.
Shaikh al-Qabbani succeeded former Grand Mufti Hasan Khaled. The current Grand Mufti of Lebanon is Shaikh Abdul-Latif Daryan.