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PA TV: Western Wall area to be turned into Arab housing neighborhood
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Palestinian Authority TV:
Western Wall area to be turned
into Arab housing neighborhood -
Jewish presence in Jerusalem
will be erased from history

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Official Palestinian Authority TV broadcast a documentary which stated that the PA plans to build an Arab residential area in place of the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem, "when they [Israelis] disappear from the picture, like a forgotten chapter in the pages of our city's history."

The Western Wall, a remnant of the Temple Mount, is Judaism's holiest and most important prayer site.

The PA TV documentary further rejected the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, referring to Jewish history as "their false history," while the Jews' praying at the Western Wall was called "sin and filth."

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The following is the transcript of the excerpt of the PA TV documentary:
"They [Israelis] know for certain that our [Palestinian] roots are deeper than their false history. We, from the balcony of our home, look out over [Islamic] holiness and on sin and filth (Jews' praying at Western Wall) in an area that used to have [Arab] people and homes. We are drawing our new maps. When they [Israelis] disappear from the picture, like a forgotten chapter in the pages of our city's history, we will build it anew (residential area). The Mughrabi Quarter will be built here (on the Western Wall Plaza)."
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 10, 2011]

Palestinian Media Watch exposed this PA TV documentary when it first aired on Sept. 10, 2010. Click here to view previous PMW bulletin.
 


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