Libya's Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadiq El-Gharyani, says that helping the people of Gaza should be a priority over other good deeds, such as repeating the Umrah pilgrimage.

During his weekly program "Islam and Life" on Wednesday, the Mufti underscored that competing to perform Umrah amidst the ongoing genocide against the Palestinians reflects a lack of foresight.

Sheikh El-Gharyani renewed his call for Muslim nations to boycott brands supporting Israel, emphasizing that funds directed towards them are utilized to kill and starve the population of Gaza.

He called on all those wishing to support the "mujahideen" to deliver funds directly to Hamas rather than handing aid to the Americans "who are involved in the Gaza genocide alongside the Zionists."

The Mufti underscored that aiding the people of Gaza does not necessitate convoys and border crossings but requires an end to hostilities.

According to the latest update from the Gaza Health Ministry on Monday, the death toll from Israel's ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, has risen to at least 32,333 Palestinians. The statement reported that within the last 24 hours alone, 107 Palestinians were killed and 176 others injured.

The conflict, now in its 171st day, has resulted in the internal displacement of 85% of Gaza's population amid severe shortages of essential resources such as food, clean water, and medicine.

Additionally, the United Nations reports that 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has been either damaged or destroyed as a result of the Israeli war.