Mufti of JerusalemThe Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Hasanji (Husseini):

 “The Arabs oppose partition for the same reasons Americans would oppose creation of a separate independent state by an alien community imposed on America by force of arms. THE ARABS THEREFORE ARE DETERMINED TO FIGHT THE CREATION OF A JEWISH STATE IN PART OF PALESTINE WITH THE SAME FORCE AS THEY WOULD FIGHT THE CREATION OF SUCH A STATE IN THE WHOLE OF PALESTINE”

Source: New York Herald Tribune, November 11, 1947.