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Jericho Governor: Israel "stole our land" and "forges" history 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Jericho: Rally to mark Prisoner’s Day, Land Day, the anniversary of [the death of] Abu Jihad, and Deir Yassin”
      “The Jericho branch of the Al-Quds Open University held a national rally yesterday [April 12, 2016] to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the eternal Land Day, the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre in the Jericho municipality theater, in the presence of many politicians… Jericho and [Jordan] Valley District Governor Majed Al-Fatiani said that… in April, on the land of Rue Verdun, the two Kamals, Nasser and Adwan, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar died, and the Land Day Martyrs wrote their will to us, stating that we should tell those who stole our land that we as Palestinians have a large breathing space that has been maintained throughout history, regardless of how much this occupier forges, it cannot forge the letters of history and the will of the peoples. Likewise, in April Abu Jihad, manufacturer of men, also passed away, but Palestine prevails, and the idea is still inscribed in our hearts.”

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PA daily op-ed: Israel is an “illegal entity” with no “cultural antiquities that justify its lies,” brings in Sephardic Jews to bolster its false claims  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Op-ed by Abdo Wazen Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat

Headline: “The uprooted Jew”
      “Israel is ‘hunting’ the Jews of the Arab world one by one, after having hunted them by the dozens and hundreds in previous decades in military and intelligence operations, including the well-known ‘flying carpet’ operation in Yemen (i.e., an Israeli operation between June 1949 and September 1950 that brought 49,000 Yemenite Jews to the newly established State of Israel). Is Israel worried about their fate in the surroundings in which they were born and raised (i.e., the Arab countries), and whose culture they inherited, or is it in need of the Sephardi Jews’ roots in order to imbed them in the occupied Palestinian land, which does not contain any cultural antiquities that justify its lies… Israel feared for the fate of 19 Yemenite Jews and took a secret risk in order to transfer them from Yemen to its illegal entity, while our people in Syria for instance are being driven to the coast by their country so they will travel in ships that will sink in the ocean after shells, missiles, and barrels of gun powder rained down upon them. Our regimes are striving for the death of their peoples, impoverishing them, starving them, chasing them and denying them the most basic living conditions, while our Israeli enemy seeks the world’s Jews with a flashlight, and calls them to the land of the alleged ‘promise.’”
Israel is "a new phenomenon that has no basis in history" and "Palestine is from the River to the Sea" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper

Headline: “The lobby attributes Israel’s crimes to its enemies”
      “I came across the Near East Report for March [2016] published by the Jewish lobby AIPAC. A torture [to read]. All of the terror in Israel is attributed to its enemies, clearly and scandalously relying on Congress’ support of the occupation, killing, and destruction. There was a main article titled The Island of Stability in the Middle East Emphasizes the Importance of the Strategy of the US-Israel Alliance. I tell you that this alliance is responsible for the lack of stability in the Middle East, and that Israel’s terror is what started all the other terror – from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, and everything in between… Congress members are talking about ‘the Palestinian terror.’ I tell them that the terror is Israel, and that this is terror funded by the [US] Congress, instead of it transferring funds to poor Americans. Afterwards, I will add that Israel is a fraud and a new phenomenon that has no basis in history or geography, and that Palestine is from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”
Islamic Council Sec-Gen: “Israel is trying to “prove to the world that [the land] has belonged to its forefathers for thousands of years” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 17, 2016
     Headline: Issa: “The Palestinian national culture is a field day for international greed"
"Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stated…
‘The Israeli occupation has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it and change the names of the holy sites in order to find a place for itself on this land and to prove to the world that it [the land] has belonged to its forefathers for thousands of years, especially since it has media outlets working to forge history. We are not afraid of our heritage being eroded, but rather of it being stolen by the Israeli occupation.’"
Head of PA Jerusalem council: Israel "Judaize[s]" holy sites "to prove to the world" that the land is theirs 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 17, 2016
"Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stated… 'The Israeli occupation has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it and change the names of the holy sites in order to find a place for itself on this land and to prove to the world that it [the land] has belonged to its forefathers for thousands of years, especially since it has media outlets working to forge history. We are not afraid of our heritage being eroded, but rather of it being stolen by the Israeli occupation.'"
PA Grand Mufti: “Settlers” are trying to “steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites,” in order “find their fake history under them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti condemned the continuation of the Israeli excavations under the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)”
     “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the continued excavations that the settlers are carrying out under the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. He announced yesterday [March 7, 2016] that the settlers are acting, under the cover of their racist government, to steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites, and to paint them in colors fitting their barbaric Zionist beliefs. Likewise, they are trying in vain to find their fake history under them, similar to the destructive excavations taking place under the walls of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of Patriarchs and "historic holy sites in Palestine are Islamic and belong only to Muslims" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2016
Headline: “The occupation’s attacks against the noble cave in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron”
       “The Department of Religious Endowments and the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC) revealed yesterday [March 3, 2016] the grave offensive being carried out by the occupation authorities against the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in the city, through excavations within the noble cave, where the graves of the prophets and their wives, peace be upon them, are located… Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the attacks against the Ibrahimi Mosque, and clarified that no place of religious worship is safe in light of the attacks and crimes being perpetrated against them by the Israeli occupation and its settlers.
He continued: ‘Israel is attempting to completely take over the holy sites through this malicious policy,’ and emphasized that the mosque and historic holy sites in Palestine are Islamic and belong only to the Muslims.”
Op-ed in official PA daily: 4,000 years of Jewish history in Israel are “lies,” written by Caucasian “thieves,” “there is no archeological remnant of any Jewish kingdom in Palestine”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2016
Headline: “Likud-lies that contradict the biblical text”
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper.
     “I have read the words of an author of the [Israeli center-right political party] Likud, saying that Jews have a 4,000 year history on our land. Those are 4,000 years of lies, as there is no archeological remnant of any Jewish kingdom in Palestine (or Egypt or the Arabian Peninsula [parentheses in source]. This is made-up history, written by thieves who fled the Caucasus mountains into Eastern and then Central Europe, fleeing death and claiming to be Jews. All of this is a lie, and we are the truth.”
PA daily op-ed denies Jewish history as an “invention of the Jewish people, based on Palestine being its historic biblical land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: “Why does Israel oppose a Palestinian state?”
Excerpt of op-ed by Bassem Barhoum
     “What is the basis of the Israeli opposition to a Palestinian state, and what are the reasons for the continuation of this opposition? There are reasons that are connected to the essence of the Zionist narrative and the foundations upon which it is built: The narrative of the invention of the Jewish people, based on Palestine being its historic biblical land. This narrative has been consolidated at the expense of the Palestinian people and at the expense of its land, hence the need to deny its existence and its rights. Therefore, any recognition of the national rights of the Palestinian people, or any allusion to them, means the destruction of this narrative, upon whose foundations Israel was created. Any Israeli agreement to an independent sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital means the beginning of the collapse of the Zionist structure.”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron “is a pure, Arab and Islamic mosque, and the Israeli occupation is not entitled to use it and defile it” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 4, 2016
Headline: “Ida'is called on the Arabs and Muslims to hold a special meeting on the Ibrahimi Mosque”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is called on the Arab and Islamic nations to hold an urgent and immediate meeting in order to stop the blunt attacks by the occupation and its settlers against the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and to pressure the occupation to stop the Judaization of the mosque.
The Minister of Religious Affairs stressed that the Ibrahimi Mosque is a pure, Arab and Islamic mosque, and the Israeli occupation is not entitled to use it and defile it. The minister called for international human rights organizations to intervene rapidly in order to stop the violations against the mosque and to allow the citizens freedom of worship.”
Fatah official: "When a state is established and we take Jerusalem, the Zionist idea which inspired their hearts will collapse and they will leave, defeated" because of "myth" that Jerusalem is the Promised Land 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Jan. 4, 2016
Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki: "Yasser Arafat has been reborn and the crusade continues. The blood, the sweat, and the tears will be a minor matter when the hope for the return and the establishment of a [Palestinian] state with Jerusalem as its capital is realized. When a state is established and we take Jerusalem, the Zionist idea which inspired their hearts will collapse and they will leave, defeated, because they created the myth according to which Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are The Promised Land, and they are Allah’s chosen people. They will not be Allah’s chosen people, Ursalim (i.e., infrequently used Arabic name for Jerusalem, parallel to Hebrew name) will be nothing but Al-Quds (i.e., more common Arabic name for Jerusalem), Samaria will be nothing but the Mountain of Fire (i.e., nickname for Nablus), and Hebron will be nothing but the capital of rage, until liberation.”
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PA TV: Balfour Declaration was Europe's "solution to get rid of them (the Jews)"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2015

"Faced with the Jews' schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
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Note: This video was originally broadcast on official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013, and rebroadcast on Nov. 11, 2014, Dec. 31, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs is purely Islamic 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: "Ida'is: The Ibrahimi Mosque is an Islamic Waqf, and the Israeli presence will not change that"
      "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is said that the Ibrahimi Mosques (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) is a pure Islamic Waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and the Israeli presence in it will not change that. He stated in a press release: 'Despite attempted coercion that the mosque has been experiencing for the last 21 years, through its illegal division a short time after the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre, it will remain a symbol of the Arab and Islamic presence in Palestine.'"

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.
Lawyer on PA TV: Israelis are afraid when they see a Palestinian because they know the land doesn’t belong to them, according to the Bible  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i

Lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i: “This brings us back to deep psychology, if we can expand on the subject. In criminology [it is called] the psychology of the thief. The psychology of fearing the one [who has] the right. Therefore he [the Israeli] is very tense when he sees the Palestinian. His finger is always on the trigger, even when he meets an unarmed Palestinian or a woman. Why? Because he knows deep in his heart that this land is not his land. Even in the Bible, when they say about Jerusalem ‘Your descendants and homeland are Canaanite’ (might refer to Ezekiel 16:3: ‘And say: Thus says the Lord God unto Jerusalem: Thine origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.’ –Ed.). And even when they arrived in Palestine as guests, and the Palestinians received them, as is written in the Bible, they always bore this shame of stealing the land from its rightful owners. Therefore, their behavior remains of the same character, ruled by the character of a thief, out of fear of the one with the legitimate right.”
PA daily op-ed: “Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2015
Headline: “The supporters of Israel’s terror are attacking Islam”
     “I say that Israel has no right to exist, because there is no archeological remnant in the area to support [this right]. The stories of Jewish prophets are a sick invention. However, I do not want even one Jew to die, even if he is a war criminal like members of the Israeli government. I just demand an independent Palestinian state. Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants.”
Op-ed in official PA daily: “Religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem” or to “historic Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2015
Headline: “Ziedan’s irrational teleology”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
     “[Egyptian author] Dr. Youssef Ziedan dropped a heavy bomb with his rational approach to the status of Jerusalem when he rejected its Arab identity, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the First Direction of Prayer and the third ‘Sanctuary’ , its Islamic value, and considered it a ‘myth’ with no connection to reality. He relied on the history of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was built by Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan (the 5th Umayyad caliph. –Ed.) in 65 AH, in other words after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, thus giving the Jews the right to Palestine...First, the religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem. Anyone turning to Jewish historians and archaeologists will understand this truth, as some of them, such as Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman (i.e., Israeli archeologists), and Shlomo Sand (i.e., a history professor at Tel Aviv University), have confirmed that there is no such connection. In addition, Israel is already in existence for seven long decades in historic Palestine, and its archeologists are searching for any evidence that will connect them to Jerusalem or the Palestinian land, but they have not found even a small piece of evidence to confirm the Zionist assumption. Second, a large number of Arab and foreign historians have confirmed that the locations noted in the bible have no connection to Palestine, and they are all to be found in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Third, the fact that the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque was not built in its present form does not rule out its presence there in its original form and the fact that Caliph Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan built it here, where it stands until today, only reinforces the words of the Quran. Fourth, Dr. Youssef knows well that the Zionist narrative is a fundamentall
Op-ed in PA daily: Jerusalem was never the Hebrew name of a Jewish city, and the Hebrew language never existed 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2015
Headline: "The Blathering Intellectual"
Op-ed by Editor-in-Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Hija
     "Those who founded Jerusalem were the Jebusite and Canaanite Palestinians, and they inhabited it in the fifth millennium BC. First, it was called Jebus, and then 'Ur salem' after its Canaanite king, and 'Ur Salem' is a completely Arab name. After the Islamic conquest, it was renamed 'Aelia [Capitolina]' (Roman colony built on the ruins of Jerusalem in 136 AD following the Bar Kochba Revolt, conquered by the Persians in 614 AD –Ed.) and this name appeared in the Pact of Umar (i.e., pact signed between the Muslims and Christians of Syria after the Muslim conquest of 637). Later on, during the Abbasid period (i.e., third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic Prophet Muhammad), it was called Bait Al-Maqdis, and this name appeared in the poems of Abu-Nuwas (i.e., classical Arabic poet born in the 8thcentury BC). The holy city did not carry any Hebrew name in history, and the Hebrew language did not exist there or anywhere else, it was Aramaic.”
Op-ed in official PA daily: Hebrew did ‎not exist in the past 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2015
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular ‎columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“Egyptian author Youssef Ziedan said ‎something that no one before him had ‎said – that Al-Quds (i.e., the Arabic name ‎for Jerusalem) is a Hebrew word, and that ‎the present Al-Aqsa Mosque was built by ‎Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan (the 5th ‎Umayyad caliph. –Ed.), and the original ‎mosque is on the road to Ta'if (city in ‎Saudi Arabia –Ed.), and raised doubts ‎about [Prophet] Muhammad’s Night ‎Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ‎Ascent to Heaven. ‎
Of course we are not interested in getting ‎into a religious or linguistic debate with ‎the author, but he knows better than ‎others that a Hebrew language did not ‎exist, and that the language of the Jews ‎was Aramaic, and to this very day it ‎‎[Hebrew] is a mixture of Canaanite, ‎Aramaic, and Arabic…‎
Moreover, the word ‘Quds’ does not exist ‎in today’s Jewish language, but was ‎employed in Arabic later on as a reference ‎to the holy places within it‏ ‏‎[Jerusalem].‎
‎[Jerusalem] was called Aelia [Capitolina] ‎‎(Roman colony built on the ruins of ‎Jerusalem in 136 AD following the Bar ‎Kochba Revolt, and it was conquered by ‎the Persians in 614 AD –Ed.) at the time of ‎the Prophet [Muhammad], peace and ‎blessing be upon him, and before that ‎Ursalim, and the Jews called it Jerusalem, ‎and before that – Jebus.” ‎
Palestinians are “original owners of the land” who were “uproot[ed]”to be replaced with “foreign Jews” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2015
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “You do not have a future on our land, O Lapid, and get out of our sky!”
       “Do not leave us. Continue to weigh on our chest, to kill our children and young people, to Judaize Jerusalem and our holy sites, to uproot us from our land, and to bring foreign Jews in our place, and to build homes for the Jewish ISIS in place of our homes! Remain, and we love your occupation, your injustice and terror, and get up every morning grateful for your Talmudic bloody crimes. Remain with your robbers’ swords in your hands... We do not want an independent Palestinian state with its capital in  Jerusalem. Your state which violates international law is enough for us... Who told [Israeli Parliament (Knesset) member Yair] Lapid that the Palestinian people does not want to get rid of the occupation? Who convinced Lapid that the Palestinian people wants to see the settlements on its land, army camps, tanks, tractors, soldiers and officers, into whom orders and Talmudic rabbis’ rulings have been injected, which allow the spilling of the blood of Palestinians, the original owners of the land? ... Does Lapid not know that the occupationis like a virus and the settlement is like cancer, and you are supposed to remove them from your body, and not the opposite? Unless the fabricating genius wants to take apart the body, cut it up, and crumble it, in order to keep its viruses and cancers!”
Fatah: Balfour Declaration was an “ominous promise,” Jews had “no right” to create state  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 1, 2015

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 1, 2015
The picture shows what is supposedly Palestinian refugees from the period of the establishment of Israel on the left, and British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in flames on the right.
Text above image: “The promise of those with no ownership to those with no right”
Text on image: “We will not forget the ominous promise, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
Given by those with no ownership to those with no right”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
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