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Jewish history rewritten
Jewish history in Land of Israel erased
Denial the Jewish history and connection to the Land of Israel has been policy since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority.
This video is a recent example of a PA academic, denying the existence of thousands of Hebrew language coins, Hebrew texts and Hebrew Bullas (seals) carrying biblical names that that have been found in the Land of Israel.

Lecturer, Urban Planning, Bir-Zeit University, Dr. Jamal Amar
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"There is a view that where it [the Dome of the Rock] stands was the Holy of Holies of the fictitious Temple – and by the way, that is merely an illusion. There is no remnant of it. It's a myth. A story of no value, like the Arabian Nights, and other legends… Only in Palestine… [after] 60 years of digging, and they've found nothing at all. Not a water jug, not a coin, not any earthen vessel, no bronze weapons, no piece of metal, absolutely nothing of this myth, because it's a myth and a lie. This digging has not left a single meter [unturned], but it has achieved absolutely nothing.” [PATV, June 23, 2009]
Abbas’ advisor to Vatican Secretary of State: “The entire world will suffer from the consequences “ of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “Vatican Prime Minister: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will endanger the stability and peace in the world”
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash met yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] with Vatican Prime Minister (sic., Secretary of State) Cardinal [Pietro] Parolin, and discussed with him the latest developments regarding Jerusalem and the consequences of the American administration’s inclination to transfer its embassy to [Jerusalem] and recognize it as the capital of Israel. During the meeting, which was held in the Vatican, Al-Habbash emphasized that the steps that the US intends to take against Jerusalem place the entire region on the boil, and pave the way to a deterioration of the situation in the region in a tragic manner whose results are unimaginable. He noted that the entire world will suffer from the consequences of this decision.”
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Op-ed in PA daily distorts biblical account as “Israel’s transparent stories and tales” in order to deny Jewish connection to Hebron 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 18, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is attempting to use even Israel’s transparent stories and tales in order to get out of his personal troubles. An example of this is the statement he recently gave regarding the settlement in Hebron, when he said that: ‘Israeli settlement in Hebron rests on historical rights.’ This is despite [the fact] that the young people in the Jewish schools know that Abraham – when his wife Sarah died and he wanted to buy a plot of land in order to bury her – discovered that the Canaanite laws in Hebron forbid selling land to foreigners, and therefore the king of Hebron was forced to give him a cave in order to bury his wife (sic., according to Genesis, the Hittites offered to let Abraham bury Sarah wherever he pleased without paying for the plot, but he insisted on buying the Cave of the Patriarchs, which did not belong to a king of Hebron).”
PA Minister of Tourism: Israel, not Hamas, is behind destruction of archaeological sites in Gaza in order to “erase the Palestinian narrative in the face of the occupation’s false Israeli narrative”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 16, 2017
        “In 1998, the PA appointed a French delegation… to conduct excavations at the Tel Es-Sakan archaeological site, which is in the Al-Zahra area in the south of the city of Gaza, but these days it is being leveled and destroyed, despite the decision of the [PA] Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that defines this as a crime.
[PA] Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Maa’yaa emphasized yesterday [Nov. 15, 2017] that, ‘All of the activities of leveling the ground and destruction at the Tel Es-Sakan archaeological site are illegal’... Historians and experts say that this is an archaeological site from the ancient Bronze Age (3,300-2,300 BCE), and that it is the most ancient fortified Egyptian administrative center in Palestine…
Maa’yaa emphasized that there is no connection between these activities and the Palestinian people... She said that those who are doing this are pawns of the occupation (sic., Hamas has been destroying the site to create military bases), who are serving to erase the Palestinian narrative in the face of the occupation’s false Israeli narrative, according to which it has first rights to the land of Palestine, and this is by destroying the archaeological and historical sites in Palestine.”

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PLO official: “All of Europe wanted to get rid of the Jews so the West would have a permanent base in the Middle East,” i.e. Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 15, 2017

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the anniversary of the PLO Palestinian declaration of independence, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat

PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat: "There are deep Palestinian roots in Palestine throughout all of history. It is a Zionist invention that this is the land of the Jewish patriarchs. This is completely incorrect. There were Jews in Palestine... We have Muslims, Christians, and Jews. But all of them were and still are [part of] the Palestinian people... The Khazar Jews were brought and expelled from Europe to Palestine, in order to get rid of them. Germany wanted to get rid of them, [as did] Britain, France, and Italy. All of Europe wanted to get rid of the Jews and expel them so that the West would have a permanent base in the Middle East. Indeed, they established the State of Israel on the land of historical Palestine."
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Fatah official: “The idea of a national home for the Jews is a colonialist idea… [Palestinians must] sue Britain as we are talking about a holocaust that has exceeded the Holocaust of the Jewish people in Germany” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2017
Fatah Revolutionary Council member Abdallah Kmeil: "When we talk about the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), we must also talk- or get into a historical matter. There is the [former British Prime Minister Sir Henry] Campbell-Bannerman document for instance, which is an important document prepared by the former British prime minister, who held a series of meetings with the colonialist states at the time, between 1905 and 1907... They looked at the Arab region and at [the fact] that it should be made ignorant by all means, and should be divided by all means... They must be divided by planting a foreign body in the heart of the Arab homeland... And they talked about Israel or the Jews being the ones who need to be in this region. If so, the idea of a national home for the Jews is a colonialist idea...
[Regarding Britain's celebration of the Balfour Declaration,] I have said that there is no choice but for the Palestinian steps to continue. In other words some of these processions, at least, certainly suing Britain. There is no choice but to sue Britain as we are talking about a holocaust that has exceeded the Holocaust of the Jewish people in Germany. This is a holocaust of the Palestinian people and a holocaust of the Palestinian national rights by making the [Balfour] Promise, and this is a text that ridicules the Palestinian people…"

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Fatah official: “The ominous Balfour Promise is the greatest crime” ever committed against the Palestinians, Israel was founded for colonial reasons 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 31, 2017
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki issued a call to the national parties and progressive political forces in the Arab homeland for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which he demanded that they consider Nov. 2, 2017, as a day of Arab rage in all of the Arab capitals and cities... Zaki explained that this is meant to force Britain to bear its moral, political, humanitarian, and legal responsibility for the consequences of the oppressive promise, and to demand that it correct the historical injustice that led to the uprooting of our Palestinian people, its expulsion, and the occupation of its homeland... He said that the ominous Balfour Promise is the greatest crime that has been committed against the Palestinian people for 100 years, and it is a type of strengthening of the strategic interests of the colonialist forces, which adopted, supported, and strengthened the Zionist project, goals, and presence in Palestine, the heart of the Arab homeland. This was in order to prevent its unity, take over its resources, divide it, split it, and undermine its stability, so that Israel would always be a hostile body to its surroundings and require backing from the colonialist states.”
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Abbas advisor: Balfour Declaration is “a promise from one without ownership to one that is undeserving” [i.e., Jews] which was a “crime”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2017
      "[PA] Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is a promise from one without ownership to one that is undeserving. [Al-Habbash] held Britain responsible for the tragedy resulting from [the promise], and from which the members of our people and the peoples of the region are suffering due to this ominous promise, and [said] that this injustice must disappear so that the world and region will live calmly and in peace. [Al-Habbash] added that this crime that Britain committed caused tragedies to the Palestinian people, and it is a crime against our people and the Muslims in general…
He noted that after 100 years, instead of Britain apologizing it is holding a celebration for the anniversary of this crime, and British Prime Minister [Theresa May] is proud of her country's crime, due to which blood was spilled and rights were stolen… The supreme Shari'ah judge explained that after 100 years of oppression, our people is still resisting, and its determination has not been broken."

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PA daily editorial: Balfour Declaration was “the greatest crime of the era” and celebrating it is "completion of this crime" Jews had “no right” to Palestine 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2017
Headline: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida editorial: Balfour – the disgrace of British politics”
      “When it continues to celebrate the 100th [anniversary] of the greatest crime of the era that Britain committed against the Palestinian homeland, people, and future with the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration,) what the government of Britain is doing is nothing but the completion of this crime and the slaughter of the basic moral and human values, so that the murderer will be able to continue to dance on the bodies of his victims! [Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour – who gave something that was not his at all to one who has no right...There is nothing that can justify the celebration of this crime… and the 100 years since Balfour are 100 years of Palestinian suffering and 100 years of wars and struggles in this region. The first organized state-terror is the terror of the British crown through the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was nothing but colonialist plans to steal a homeland, expel a people, and rip apart a nation…
In insisting on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise, British Prime Minister [Theresa May] is striving to forge and invent values that have no basis in the human and cultural system of ethics.”
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Abbas’ advisor: Balfour Declaration was an “ugly crime,” giving Palestine to “undeserving” Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 20, 2017

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "In another few days we will mark the miserable anniversary of the ugly injustice and ugly crime that befell our people, through what is known as the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). In another few days, on Nov. 2 [2017], it will be 100 years of the ugliest injustice to ever befall [our] people in this land, in the modern age. One with no ownership of this land – Foreign Secretary [Arthur Balfour] of Britain which occupied Palestine while having no ownership of any part of Palestine, not even one millimeter or one grain of sand – gave a promise to one undeserving who has no connection to this land, not religiously or historically, at the expense of the Palestinian people... They [Britain] have no ownership and they have no right, and those to whom they made the promise [the Jews] have no right to it... Balfour and Britain committed this crime at our expense and at the expense of our history and rights, and this is not consistent with reason, religion, law, and morals."
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PA TV claims Hebron’s “original identity” is Palestinian, despite attempts to give “Hebrew characteristics” and an “artificial history” to the city 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 18, 2017
Official PA TV narrator: “You are in the first place where humans settled, the ancient Palestinians. They began history here, and built a city where they continue to develop their identity and put down roots, and it continues to oppose forgery. This is Hebron. Six thousand years ago the first brick was laid here, and a city that has had different names throughout the years was established. These are names that, if we check their true essence and history, the original identity of the city will appear before us, despite the attempt to give a Hebrew characteristic to some of its names in order to impose an artificial history on the city of Allah’s prophet Abraham… Scientifically proven history undermines all of the legends that were created in the minds of the invaders. History decisively says that this is a city that preceded the religions, and testifies that the first Palestinian built a city here and dwelled in it 6,000 years ago (sic., there is no historical evidence for these claims)… Etzion is a Palestinian Arab name that was Hebraized (sic., see note below).”

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Fatah: Balfour Declaration was "the most horrible crime in the history of mankind" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2017
      “The Fatah Movement said that the ominous [Balfour] Promise (i.e., Declaration) that Britain gave the Jews 100 years ago is an invalid promise, and that they do not have a right to the land of Palestine so as to be able to promise it to others. Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi... emphasized that Britain committed the most horrible crime against mankind when it gave itself permission to give this promise and implement it through the mandate conspiracy and the laying of the foundation for the establishment of the Israeli occupation state on the ruins of the Palestinian people. [He noted that the Palestinian people] have put down roots in the depths of the Palestinian land since the Canaanites set foot on this blessed land… Al-Qawasmi said: ‘The government of Britain is required to apologize to the Palestinian people that is standing firm, and to its women and children who were uprooted to refugee camps in the diaspora because of this ominous promise. It must atone for its crime, at least a little, by immediately recognizing the state of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, instead of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous promise and the most horrible crime in the history of mankind.’"
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PA official on Palestinian Heritage Week in Hebron: “This area… will remain Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic despite the occupation’s attacks and its attempts to Judaize it” and “fabricate” its history 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
Headline: “Hebron: The opening of Palestinian Heritage Week in the Old City”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Culture and its advisory council, in partnership with the Committee to Renovate Hebron, and in cooperation with the [PA] Ministry of Tourism, cultural centers, and feminist organizations, yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017] opened Palestinian Heritage Week in the Old City, in the center of Hebron…
District Advisor for Old City Affairs Nidal Al-Ja'abari emphasized the connection of Palestinian society to its historical roots, whose source is thousands of years on this land… Head of the Hebron Directorate Atef Al-Jamal referred to Hebron’s history… and said: ‘This area, where Palestinian Heritage Week has been opened, will remain Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic despite the occupation’s attacks and its attempts to Judaize it in various ways. This is a cultural and human heritage that our Palestinian forefathers have created for thousands of years. We must protect and defend it from the fabrication [of history].’”
Palestinian newspaper quotes Islamic religious figure who accuses Israelis of “invading” the Cave of the Patriarchs and “Judaizing” it, and denies any Jewish “right” to the site 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
     “Yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017] an unprecedented escalation in the settlers’ attacks against the religious and civilian sites in the West Bank was recorded. The Israeli occupation forces continued yesterday – on the second consecutive day of the closure of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) to Muslims in occupied Hebron to protect more than 20,000 Jewish settlers who came to the mosque in order to hold ceremonies for the Sukkot holiday…
Director and Head of the Guardians of the Ibrahimi Mosque Sheikh Hafzi Abu Sneineh said that the occupation authorities are Judaizing Hebron in different ways, including through the media, while pointing out that the number of settlers who invaded the Ibrahimi Mosque during the Sukkot holiday that the Israeli media is noting is not precise, and that through this they are trying to draw additional settlers to visit Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque. [Abu Sneineh] said: ‘The Ibrahimi Mosque will remain a religious site for Muslims only, and the Jews have no right of any sort to it.’”

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PA Ministry of Information accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage, calls on UNESCO to try Israel for its “crimes;” Israel’s right to exist is “false” and depends solely on the Balfour Declaration 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2017
      "The [PA] Ministry of Information reiterated on Palestinian Heritage Day that took place today, Saturday [Oct. 7, 2017], that our cultural and human heritage, with all of its components, will continue to resist Israelization and throw off all of the types of terror of the occupation that fabricate, distort, and steal everything Palestinian.
The ministry said in a notice yesterday that Palestine – the people, country, history, and national identity – is the first line of the defense of our heritage, and it is the resistance that does not wane due to the attempts of theft and robbery of the components of our heritage – attempts that include pursuing our popular foods, our national songs... [and] fabrication of the names of our cities, villages, ravines, mountains, and plains.
The ministry urged UNESCO ((UN Educational Scientific, Cultural Organization) and all of the frameworks that deal with heritage and culture to protect the cultural and natural heritage of Palestine, and to try Israel for its ongoing crimes against the land and mankind... 'Israel' will not succeed in skipping over history – which did not begin with its false stories, its Zionist movement, or its settlement and expansion project, which depends solely on the personal promise of the foreign secretary of another state [British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour]!”

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Op-ed: Balfour Declaration was “crime against humanity,” Jews have no right to Palestine 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2017
Headline: “”A century since Balfour and a half century of settlements”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Britain can celebrate a century since the promise of British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, whose kingdom committed a crime against humanity when it had a mandate over Palestine. It denied the Palestinian people its future in its homeland, Palestine, and gave the leaders of the colonialist, occupying, and settling enterprise in Palestine a homeland – of which the kingdom did not own [even] one grain of sand. Likewise, not one of the Jews who arrived at the beaches of Palestine in ships – as invaders or refugees from the hell of persecution in Europe – has ownership [of Palestine].”

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Fatah official: Jewish patriarch Abraham was a Muslim, “which refutes the Zionists’ (i.e., Jewish) claims” about the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Temple Mount 
Source: Al-Bawaba, Egyptian news website, Sept. 1, 2017
Headline: “Fatah leader: The [Eid Al-Adha] holiday prayers at the Ibrahimi Mosque are a challenge against the occupation”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki emphasized… in a statement to [the Egyptian news website] Al-Bawaba News today, Friday [Sept. 1, 2017], that… Israel is moving in the direction of unprecedented extremism, which makes it necessary to leave the deceptive illusion of peace and prepare to confront the occupation on all levels. He explained that Ibrahim (i.e., the Biblical figure Abraham), the father of the prophets, was a monotheistic Muslim (sic., in Jewish traition Abraham was the first Jew and lived over 2,000 years before Islam began), which refutes the Zionists’ claims about the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount). Therefore, the Arab and Islamic nation must have an active presence in order to deter the occupation and its steps against the Palestinian people, its land, and its holy sites.”
Official PA daily calls all of Israel ‘occupied’ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2017
“The occupation took control of thousands of dunams [in the Jordan Valley] in the 1980s, and gave the settlers from the settlements within the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) a right to move to them.”
Palestinian sports expert: A "Jewish Palestinian team" represented Mandatory Palestine in 1930s 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 14, 2017

Sports expert Saba Jarrar:
"It is impossible to claim that the [Palestine football] team that played [in the 1930s] was an Israeli team. Israel did not exist. The team that played was Palestinian, whether most of it was Jewish, Muslim, or Christian. This doesn’t invalidate that Palestine played in Australia, and in Alexandria, and so on... We cannot allow them to rewrite history and claim that this was an Israeli team. It wasn’t an Israeli team, it was a Jewish Palestinian team that played under the name ‘Palestine.’"
[Official PA TV, Under the Mandate, Aug. 14, 2017]
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PLO official demands Britain apologize for "ominous" Balfour Declaration, which "gave Palestine to those who are not its residents" and led to Israel's establishment 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: “Rafat called on the government of Britain to apologize on the anniversary of Aug. 10”
     “[PLO] Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat said in a statement on the anniversary of the publication of the Palestine Constitution (i.e., Palestine Order in Council , 1922, officially establishing the British Mandate) by the government of Britain on Aug. 10, 1922: ‘For 100 years the Palestinian people has been suffering from the results of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that was issued in 1917. This promise gave Palestine to those who are not its residents, contributed to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and led to the expulsion of large numbers of the Palestinian people from within Palestine to outside of it. Therefore, the Palestinian people is still suffering from the consequences of this promise made by Britain.’”

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Official PA daily calls Israel “the occupied Palestinian Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 10, 2017
Headline: “The Jerusalem Clubs Association hosts the Brothers of Acre Club Academy for a sports day”

“The Jerusalem Clubs Association on Saturday [July 8, 2017] hosted the Brothers of Acre Club Academy for a sports day that was held at the field of the Mount of Olives Club. This was part of the Culture and Identity project that the association has been carrying out this year… as part of its central plan to build bridges and strengthen the relations with the members of our people and its national institutions in the occupied Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
Israeli demand to remove monument to terrorist is part of conflict between "false Zionist narrative" and Palestinian "narrative" and "identity"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2017
Headline: “The Martyr Nazzal monument remains”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

        “At the height of the heated conflict between the [Palestinian] national narrative and the false Zionist narrative that contradicts history and geography, the extremist Zionist leadership of Israel is attempting to ‘dissolve’ the national narrative by persecuting its symbols…  [Israel] will not stop with the removal of the Martyr Khaled [Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31)] monument, but rather will continue to extort us regarding our identity, our names, our birthdates, and the livelihood of our prisoners and their relatives. Every time that we retreat before it in the name of the superficial argument of flexibility and cutting corners, it will persecute us until we turn into slaves of its colonialist narrative’s will and logic.”

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Palestinian paper denies Israeli sovereignty, calls towns in the Gaza Envelope in Israel “settlements” 
Source: Al-Quds, June 24, 2017
Headline: "Gaza’s sewage is streaming toward the Gaza Strip envelope settlements"

"Head of the Gaza Envelope Settlements (i.e., in Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip) Regional Council Yair Farjun (i.e., head of the Hof Ashkelon regional council) has sent a letter to Israeli Minister of the Army (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman and [Israeli] Minister of Environmental [Protection] Zeev Elkin, in which he warned against disastrous environmental events about to occur in the region if the reduction in the electricity [supplied] to Gaza continues."

In early June 2017 Israel decided to reduce the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip at the request of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who sought to pressure Hamas by saying he will no longer pay for the Gaza Strip’s electricity.
PA Ministry of Information falsely claims Israel has honored Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 praying Palestinians, by naming streets after him 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Netanyahu does not cease to incite and is doing nothing for peace”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information today (Tuesday) [June 20, 2017] said that it is monitoring Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas regarding what he called ‘ poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth,’ his demand to ‘educate for peace, not terror,’ and his attack on naming a square after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31 ) in Jenin.
The [PA] ministry added in its announcement that the government of Israel, and its leader Netanyahu, do not cease lethal incitement and to pay money for the defense of Israeli murderers, criminals, and terrorists.
It continued: ‘The incitement from the occupation prime minister is the recycling of an occupation discourse packed with fraud and fabrication, while ignoring that Israel is proud of murderers and criminals from among its army and its settlers who have committed crimes against humanity against the members of our people since 1948, have committed barbaric massacres, have completely erased hundreds of cities and villages, and are continuing on the same path throughout the Palestinian land.’

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PA TV: Israel a “destructive colonialist project” established through Britain’s “great fraud and deception” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 15, 2017
Official PA TV Live program The TV Dictionary, on the Al-Fida'iya Association

“The Al-Fida'iya Association is considered the first Palestinian military association, even though the armed activity against the Zionist project began in 1886, when Palestinian residents that were thrown out of the village of Mulabbis attacked the homes of the settlers that were built on the lands of their village (i.e., Petah Tikva). The Al-Fida'iya Association began to operate in 1918, after Britain occupied Palestine. The association established branches in Palestinian cities such as Jerusalem, Gaza, Nablus, Hebron, Tulkarem, and Ramle .
Muhammad Al-Dabbagh led the organization, and afterwards he was replaced by Mahmoud Aziz Al-Khaledi, and the organization had a secret advisory council whose members included: Haj Amin Al-Husseini (i.e., Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who collaborated with Adolf Hitler), Sheikh Sa’id Al-Khatib, [and] Hassan Abu Al-Saoud … The organization operated in complete secrecy…
This organization acted to prepare the comprehensive revolution against the British occupation, and to resist the Zionist project, and was especially interested in disseminating the principles of Arab unity. The Al-Fida'iya Association provided small arms to its members and prepared lists with the names of the Zionist leaders.
[The organization] established a unit for the purpose of monitoring what was happening and being published in the press (i.e., a type of intelligence service)… and even though the general view regarding Britain at the time basically assumed that Britain was an ally of the Arabs… afterwards Britain’s great fraud and deception were exposed, which led to the establishment of a destructive colonialist project that shattered the hopes of the Arab nation, and imposed an oppressive occupation from whose disastrous results the whole region is still suffering from to this day.
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Fatah denies Jewish history: Jews have no historical right to “claim ownership over land or settle in it” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 5, 2017
Link to op-ed article and text from the article posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “We explicitly note that it is forbidden for any member of the Jewish religion to claim yesterday or today that he has a national, genetic-hereditary, or tribal connection to the Arab Yemenite Children of Israel who have disappeared from the world. It has already been proven scientifically to those who claim this that there is no such connection (sic., research has proven Jews share such connections and Yemenite Jews still exist -Ed.), and so too regarding the claims about a land or wall (sic., there is abundant archaeological evidence proving the Jewish connection to Israel and the Western Wall –Ed.).
We say that no one today has the right to claim ownership of any place that is considered in their eyes as holy or a place that is forbidden to enter for anyone other than them, as in the case of the lies of the Promised Land, the Holy Land, and the Chosen People. Otherwise, all of the Christians of the world would come to live in Palestine, as it is holy to them, which is something that has never doubted, and it is likewise holy to the Muslims. An ancient example of this is the wars of the Europeans - the invaders called Crusaders – which were waged in the region.
Therefore, no members of any religion, and particularly the Jews who currently are comprised of a number of different nationalities, have a right to claim ownership over a place, to conquer it, and to settle in it, or to claim that its sanctity grants them ownership over it and allows them to steal it to establish their state in it.”
PLO invents Palestinian history, denies Jewish history: “Our people has lived for thousands of years, Israel has no connection” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 4, 2017
Headline: "The National Council: The international community must demand an accounting from Israel"

"The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) said in a notice that it published today (June 4, 2017) for the passing of 50 years since the Naksa (i.e., "the setback," Palestinian term for Israel's victory in the Six Day War) of Palestine… that occupied Jerusalem, with all of its sites that are holy to Christianity and Islam, its Al-Aqsa Mosque, its Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and all of its cultural and human heritage, is the eternal capital of the Palestinian people, the land of the forefathers, in which our people has lived for thousands of years. It is purely Palestinian land to which Israel has no connection…
The Palestinian National Council emphasized again the continuation of the Palestinian struggle in all its means and forms (i.e., including violence) against the Israeli occupation until the achievement of all of our legal rights – the right of return and the right to establish an independent and sovereign state whose capital is Jerusalem on the borders of June 4, 1967."
PA Observer to the UN distorts facts: “Zionist terror organizations massacred 400 cities and villages in 1948” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 17, 2017
Headline: “Mansour sent the UN a letter about the Nakba”

“Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour sent three identical letters to the three heads of the UN: the UN CEO, this month’s president of the Security Council (Egypt), and the chairman of the General Assembly. In the letters he noted that May 15, 2016 was the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948.

In his letters, Mansour explained that 68 years ago more than 800,000 Palestinians were uprooted, expelled from their homes and lands, or fled out of fear for their lives, after the Zionist terrorist organizations perpetrated barbaric massacres in more than 400 cities and villages in Mandatory Palestine, in a clear act of ethnic cleansing… [He added:] ‘Today, the Palestinian Nakba continues. Millions of them live in the Diaspora as refugees, without receiving their inalienable right to return to their homes, or continue to live in the State of Palestine, including in East Jerusalem, under Israeli military occupation for nearly 50 years. They are forced to suffer the constant violations of their human rights and endure more loss of life and property, in addition to indescribable suffering and difficulty.’ Ambassador Mansour noted that on Nakba Day, ‘we must again emphasize the Palestinian refugees’ right of return, a collective and personal right according to UN resolutions, and especially resolution 194 of the General Assembly. This right does not expire as time passes, and honoring it is basic to achieving a just and permanent solution to the conflict.’”

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Fatah Deputy Chairman: The establishment of Israel was “greatest crime” and “plot woven by a number of parties” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2017
Headline: "Nablus: Marking the anniversary of the Nakba by remembering the [hunger] striking prisoners"

"Residents of Nablus yesterday, Monday [May 15, 2017] marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people and its uprooting from its land in 1948.
Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Deputy Chairman] Mahmoud Al-Aloul and Nablus District Governor Akram Al-Rajoub participated in the ceremony to mark Nakba Day in the center of Nablus
Al-Aloul said: 'The Nakba event is a memorial day for the greatest crime in history against the Palestinians and the plot woven by a number of parties in order to occupy our land and expel us from it. This is the land of the holy sites, and we will not concede our cause and our struggle to realize the goal of the Palestinian people to return to its homes.'
He added: 'We guard the keys of return and will pass the idea from generation to generation in order to protect the right to adhere to return.’"

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.
PA Radio: Lod, Haifa, and Ramle (i.e., Israeli cities) are "my land and not the land of the Jews"  
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Apr. 29, 2017

The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, song in honor of Nakba Day


Lyrics:
“My land was green and covered in a green garment,
It never knew sadness,
But after what happened everything changed to bitterness,
After they [the Jews] walked [on it] with their feet, the singing turned into sadness.
O Lod, Haifa, and Ramle (i.e., Israeli cities), my land and not the land of the Jews,
In a moment it became occupied.”
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Fatah official blasts Israel's "attempts to Judaize the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity, and prime among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the claim of the alleged Temple" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 26, 2017
Headline: “Beirut: Al-Ahmad updated religious figures regarding the occupation’s violations against the holy sites”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon Azzam Al-Ahmad met yesterday [March 25, 2017] with [Grand] Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian , in the presence of Palestinian Ambassador in Lebanon Ashraf Dabour and Secretary of the PLO Factions in Lebanon Fathi Abu Al-Ardat.
Al-Ahmad updated Mufti Derian regarding the situation in Palestine and the challenges before which the Palestinian cause stands in resistance to the occupation, its settlement projects, and its attempts to Judaize the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity, and prime among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the claim of the alleged Temple. He also updated him regarding the struggle that the Palestinians are carrying out through all possible ways, and the Jerusalem residents in particular, in order to defend the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity and the Palestinian Arab identity of Jerusalem, and also regarding the Palestinian struggle to end the occupation and establish an independent state.”
PA Education Minister rejects changes in schoolbook maps to include Israel: Palestinian symbols and identity will be “erased” if we educate about the “Israeli occupation” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: "Saidam: We will not allow any change of the [PA] Ministry of Education's curricula by UNRWA"

"[PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that he adheres to the Palestinian curriculum as formulated by the [PA] Ministry of Education, and that he will not allow any change to the curriculum by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). Saidam said this in a letter that he sent to one of the participants in a meeting convened by the Central Council of Parents in the Gaza Districts and [the Council of Parents] in the Maghazi Refugee Camp…
The meeting participants discussed UNRWA's attempt to change the curriculum for grades 1–4 in the UNRWA schools.
Chairman of the Council of Parents in Maghazi and member of the Central Council of Parents in the Gaza Districts Wasef Abu Mashayekh explained the dangers of UNRWA changing the curriculum. He emphasized that the goal behind this is to erase the Palestinian identity. He also noted that the goal of these changes is to erase all of the Palestinian national symbols and features and harm the philosophical, moral, and national foundations of the curriculum, and first and foremost to erase the map of Palestine (i.e., the PA map of Palestine that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas –Ed.) and its name, to establish the existence of the 'Israeli' occupation on the Palestinian land, and [to claim] it has a right."
Guest on PA TV: Hebrew word "Gilboa" is "Arabic-Canaanite-Palestinian" name stolen by Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 16, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the launching of the National Flower of Palestine – Gilboa Iris campaign, hosting Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh

Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh: “This is a flower that grows in the Gilboa Mountains (i.e., in northern Israel). At this opportunity, let me explain that Gilboa is an ancient Palestinian-Canaanite-Arabic word, and not Hebrew-Israeli. This needs to be clear. In our minds [the name Gilboa] is connected to the Gilboa Prison... but the occupier has always made us used to him using our language and stealing it and its Arabic-Canaanite-Palestinian names.”

Mount Gilboa has been the Hebrew name of the location since Biblical times, and notably appears in Samuel 1 Chapter 31 as the location where Saul, the first king of Israel, died in battle.
Fatah FB: "Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) should return to Europe
(The same statement appears in broken Hebrew below–Ed.)
#You_will_not_silence_the_Muezzin”

The first image shows tall minarets, and in the foreground a mob of armed figures is marching while carrying a sign.
Text on sign: “Bill to ban the Muezzin’s call”

The second image shows a mosque with a dome that is shining red like an alarm, while a hand with a Star of David on its sleeve covers the mouth of the mosque tower to prevent the call to prayer.

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
PA official: Arabs must resolve Sunni-Shi’ite conflict because it strengthens Israel’s “Jewish state” argument 
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), Mar. 7, 2017
Note: Palestinian leaders routinely deny any inherent Jewish connection to the land of Israel and constantly refer to Israel as a "colonialist entity."

YouTube channel of Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV, interview with Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: "The situation is dangerous and instruments of religion are being used [to increase the danger]. [US public servant] Susan Rice said in 2005: 'We want an Islam that suits us.' [US public servant] Martin Indyk said in 2002: 'For Israel, we must change the conflict into a conflict between Sunnis and Shi'ites.' Now they have started to talk about Sunni and Shi’ite states. The time has come for us to develop an Arab-Persian dialogue and close this matter, so that we do not give Israel an excuse to talk about a Jewish state."

Susan Rice and Martin Indyk are American public servants who have served in various positions. Rice and Indyk were senior fellows in the Brookings Institution foreign policy program in the years these alleged quotes were attributed to them. Among his many positions, Indyk served as US Ambassador to Israel in 1995-1997 and 2000-2001. PMW was unable to locate any quotes correlating to those attributed to them by Abbas Zaki.
Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron

A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem:
Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy
Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand?
I am a Muslim Arab, a free person forever
You do not have the right to ask
I did not come here, but rather you are the one that came
I was born here long ago,
Before you
Before you came to my land
I am a Muslim
My roots are in the depths of history
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Safed, Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Gaza
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Nablus
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in every grain of soil
A rock in my hand, my head and my heart –"
PLO official: “Danger of damage to Islamic nature” of Jerusalem, needs defense against “occupation and global Zionism” otherwise no peace in world, calls for “all forms of resistance” – includes violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "At the Tehran conference for support of our people: Al-Za'anoun calls to use all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem"

“Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) [Salim Al-Za'anoun] demanded the use of all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem, the eternal capital of our state, and to support the residents of Jerusalem, who are dealing by themselves with the policy and steps of the Israeli occupation state and global Zionism – especially in the shadow of the American threats to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Al-Za'anoun emphasized in the Palestine speech at the Sixth Support for the Resolve of the Palestinian People Conference (sic., the Support for the Palestinian Intifada Conference) that is convening today (Tuesday) [Feb. 21, 2017] in Tehran, the capital of Iran, that our people – in all of its cities, villages, and refugee camps – defends not only the sites that are holy to the Muslims and Christians, but also the honor of this nation.
He emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause for the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world until the Palestinian people succeeds in liberating its land and establishing its independent state, whose capital is Jerusalem. This is because there will be no security or peace in the region, or even in the entire world, without Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state…

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Fatah official: “The Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "Shtayyeh briefs an ALECSO delegation about the developments in the Palestinian cause"
       "Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of the Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh met with an Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization ALECSO delegation led by Director General of the organization Abdullah Muharib…
During the meeting Shtayyeh welcomed Dr. Muharib and his entourage… and briefed the delegation on the latest developments in the Palestinian cause. He reviewed the historical background of the Zionist project in Palestine since 1650 (sic., 1850) and until present times, what is called the 'global Zionist plan,' and the historical connection between the Zionist project and the Western colonialist project… Shtayyeh emphasized that the Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents."
Fatah official: Judaism is a religion, not a nationality, therefore “has no homeland” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 21, 2017
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen, on an increase in the pace of Jewish construction in the West Bank

Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “We will never agree to a state being established on the basis of religion. A state such as this will be the height of bigotry , for [religion] is a divine message, and is not nationalism. As the religion of Islam and the Christian religion, so too the Jewish religion – it has no homeland. This is a divine message, and therefore we recognize it, and we do not recognize it as nationalism.”
University lecturer tells PA TV: Jews "do not have a history, and they do not even have a Torah and a Talmud" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 13, 2017
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting geography lecturer Jihad Abu Tawileh of Al-Azhar University in Gaza
Official PA TV host: "Dr. Jihad [Abu Tawileh], what are the foundations by which the areas are chosen for settlements?”
Geography lecturer Jihad Abu Tawileh: "The foundations and data, or the considerations on which they [Israelis] depend for establishing the settlements in the West Bank are financial considerations. Also the most important consideration is not a historical consideration because the history is falsified. They do not have a history, and they do not even have a Torah and a Talmud. Israel is attempting to create a falsified history, or to invent [history]. I will call it copying biblical and Talmudic history in the West Bank, thinking that it is the land of Judea and Samaria. Of course this is falsified distorted history, but the foundations depended upon [for establishing] are financial, and especially water."
PA official: UNESCO proves that Jews have “no religious or historical connection to Jerusalem” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 13, 2017
Headline: "Fatah: The law forbidding the Muezzin’s call expresses the extent of the extremism and racism in the Israeli occupation state"

"The Fatah Movement emphasized that the fact that the Ministerial Committee of the Israeli occupation government approved the law forbidding [the sounding of] the Muezzin’s (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) call in the mosques (sic., the bill does not refer to any specific religion) in preparation for it to be raised in the Israeli Parliament is nothing but an expression of the extent of the extremism and racism within this government…
[Fatah] Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi… emphasized that this bill is very dangerous, will lead to an increase in the tension, and constitutes a blatant attack against the sensibilities of the Muslims and their right to hold their religious ceremonies without limitations and conditions. He also emphasized that this bill contradicts international law and the recent UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolutions, which have determined that the Jews have no religious or historical connection to Jerusalem."

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Arab “experts” claim that Bible proves Israel is Palestinian; modern Israel is a “colonial” force planning to “Judaize the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: "Experts: The book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab’ refutes the Israeli lies"

"Arab experts and researchers emphasized yesterday [Feb. 8, 2017] that the book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab,' published by researcher Dua Al-Sharif, refutes all of the lies and false narratives that Israel has disseminated throughout recent decades in an attempt to prove the claims regarding 'what is called the Promised Land, the Judaization of Jerusalem, and the construction of the Temple on the ruins of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.'
These statements were made during a discussion about the book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab’ at the international book fair in Cairo, with the participation of Secretary-General of the Arab League Sa'id Abu Ali, political analyst and researcher Dr. Sarkis Abu Zaid, and author of the book and expert on Israeli affairs Dua Al-Sharif. The Egyptian Middle East News Agency quoted Sa'id Abu Ali who said: 'The Israeli claims are based only on false claims and lies, and this is what the researcher has proven by examining the historical facts, that there is no promise, Promised [Land], or anything else, and it does not matter what they do, Palestine will remain Arab.'
Dr. Sarkis Abu Zaid noted that 'The conflict with Israel is cultural and military,' and that 'This book comes at a time when the colonialist states are struggling over the division of the region in order to create a new map that will first of all serve the West and Israel.' He added that Israel intentionally falsified history in order to erase the Palestinian identity, as the Israeli myth claims that the Bible is the spiritual father of modern culture, while everything that is written in it was taken and stolen from the Arab cultures, such as the ancient Egyptian culture, the Iraqi culture, and the Canaanite culture.
The author said that the book discusses three sections – the land,
Op-ed in official PA daily denies Israel’s legitimacy: "All of Israel, from beginning to end, is a settlement," denies Jewish history as "myths" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

     "All of Israel, from its beginning to its end, is a settlement, a land [they] hold by force without any legitimacy. Whether by dividing the land of a sick man (Ottoman Turkey) [parentheses in source] in the days of [the] Sykes-Picot [Agreement], the wall and tower and laundry line phenomenon as a declaration of the establishment of a settlement, or using all the force of the British Mandate in order to obtain this land under the umbrella of the first sin – the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), whose 100th anniversary will take place [soon]... Even when the world conspired to turn the folklore myths into Jewish history and issued [UN] Partition Resolution 181, the Zionist movement refused to be satisfied with the international decision and insisted on the logic of settlement, which is theft of our Palestinian land by force, the force of scheming, the force of deceit in many forms, and the force of the weapon, iron, fire, and abominable massacres..."

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Abbas: “Balfour Declaration is the reason for our tragedy,” demands Britain apologize 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' statements at the press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Feb. 7, 2017 in Paris

...I have discussed with His Honor [French] President [Francois] Hollande the inherent dangers in the possibility of the embassy of any state being transferred to Jerusalem, as this is a violation of international law. At this opportunity, we emphasize that we view East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine. We want it to be open to the faithful of all of the monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam…
Yesterday the government of Britain announced that it is inviting Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to participate in the celebrations of the 100th [anniversary] of the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) in 1917. The Balfour Promise is the reason for our tragedy, and this is a matter which surprises [us] and to which we object. We demand that the government of Britain apologize to the Palestinian people for the destruction and expulsion that it caused our people. We also demand that it recognize the State of Palestine, in accordance with the recommendation of the British House of Commons from 2014…
I told His Honor President [Hollande] that we stand by France and support the French and international efforts to fight terror and violence, which we condemn – whatever their form and source. This is because terror has no religion, and contradicts all religious, spiritual, and human values."

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PA daily op-ed: Balfour Declaration was a "historical crime," Israel's founders were foreign "invaders" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Israeli Parliament law – officially joining the global terror front”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

“?The Regularization Law’ [which was ratified by] the Israeli Parliament while [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu was in London in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) (sic., while in London on an official visit, Netanyahu was invited to the celebrations which will take place later this year –Ed.) appears to be something leading to a new crime. [It happened] 100 years after the original crime, when Great Britain gave invaders the land of Palestine, not even a centimeter of which was under its ownership. And now, the descendants of the dynasty of the sin and the historical crime are giving what does not belong to them to the foreign settlers and invaders, and are preventing the original residents of the land – the Palestinian Arabs – from their full right to it, and do not allow the establishment of peace in two states..."

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PA daily op-ed: "There is and never has been any sort of Temple... in Palestine... [Israelis] have not found a single thing connected to Judaism in all of Palestine, and not just in Jerusalem" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2017
      "[UN secretary-general] Antonio Guterres clearly and explicitly sinned against peace and the Palestinian-Israeli political agreement when he claimed yesterday [Jan. 29, 2017] in an interview with the Hebrew-language Voice of Israel [radio] that he 'believes in the connection between Jerusalem and the Jews.' In contradiction to the UNESCO resolutions, history, and facts, the secretary-general claimed that it is as clear as day - in his opinion which is far from the truth and the facts - that 'The Temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans was a Jewish Temple'...
Mr. Antonio... [you should know that] Jerusalem and all of Palestine - from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea - are the land of the Palestinian people, and their history is its history... Jerusalem is Palestinian Arab. It belongs only to the followers of Islam and Christianity, and not Judaism, but this does not prevent followers of the Jewish religion from visiting it. What is called the 'Wailing' Wall is nothing but the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall). There is and never has been any sort of Temple of Prophet Suleiman (i.e., King Solomon) in Palestine. The Israelis have been excavating for nearly 100 years throughout the length and breadth of the land since occupying it in its entirety in June 1967 (sic., 50 years), and they have not found a single thing connected to Judaism (sic., numerous Jewish artifacts have been unearthed -Ed.) in all of Palestine, and not just in Jerusalem..."
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Official PA daily op-ed: Israelis will emigrate, seeing Israel's weakness in fighting wildfires and since the “Israeli Jew does not adhere to the land"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 27, 2016
Headline: “A tenuous scenario for fires”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
    “The fires (i.e., a wave of suspected Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016) are not the result of an intentional act, but rather were caused as a result of the negligence of visitors to parks and forests. The winds, their velocity, and the low percentage of humidity were factors that helped in their expansion and increased the speed of their spread to adjacent areas.
However, this negligence has revealed the emptiness of the Israeli state and its civil defense forces, despite the previous warnings. Likewise exposed was the weakness of the home front , which apparently is unfit for this kind of simple coping with the flames, not to mention with a large number of rockets…
Some Israelis will turn to the option of reverse migration as a result of the sense of a lack of personal security – not only as a result of war operations (i.e., terror attacks), but also due to a lack of Israeli internal guarantees. This is particularly because the Israeli Jew does not adhere to the land, and is interested in [national] belonging only because of his personal interests.”
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Song promotes killing of Jews, denies Jewish ties to land: “You left your country and came to die in my land here… I’m coming at you with a machine gun, axe, or with a knife” 
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Waed Band for Islamic Art, Nov. 27, 2016

Caption:
“Al-Waed Band for Islamic Art (Lebanese band) #Pack_up_your_things”
Lyrics: "Pack up your things, gather your children and escape on the first plane
Or your body parts will be gathered and you’ll be thrown into the fire of hell...
O Zionist, you won’t be able to sleep any more
My rocket longs for you, and it will land on you
From the tunnels underneath you, I’ll pull you by the legs...
Pack up your things and bye, leave, crazy [person]
You left your country and came to die in my land here...
O Zionist, when you walk, look left and right
Because I’m coming at you with a machine gun, axe, or with a knife...
Say farewell to your family before you get on a bus or a car...
Underneath there is a bomb and the Martyrdom seeker will blow himself up..."
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PA National Security Forces presents map of Palestine replacing Israel: “It was never your homeland”  
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 21, 2016
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


The image shows a Palestinian woman standing next to the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map are written the names of cities in the PA areas as well as in Israel.

Names of Israeli locations listed on the map:
"Safed," "Tiberias," "Acre," "Nazareth," "Haifa," "Beit Shean," "Ramle," "Be'er Sheva," "the Negev"

Names of PA locations listed on the map:
"Jenin," "Tulkarem," "Nablus," "Jericho," "Ramallah," Gaza," "Bethlehem," "Hebron"

Names of locations located partly in Israel and partly in PA areas:
"Jerusalem," "the Dead Sea"

Posted text: “#The_[PA_]Palestinian_National_Security_Forces”

Text on image:
"It (i.e., Palestine) belonged to our forefathers before us
And will remain for our descendants after us
You have others aside from it
And we have no other aside from it
So do not consider it [your] homeland
As it was never your homeland."
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Fatah official falsely claims that archaeologists have confirmed that "there are no [Jewish] archaeological artifacts of any sort" in Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 3, 2016
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that... the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution was a slap on the cheek for him [Netanyahu]… In a radio interview that he [Zaki] gave yesterday [Oct. 25, 2016], he said that the UNESCO resolution was a shock for Netanyahu, who boasted that the land is Jewish and claimed that the world gave him permission to continue his crimes… Zaki emphasized that archaeologists already confirmed in the past that there are no [Jewish] archaeological
Fatah Facebook post condemns “ominous” Balfour declaration, “that was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "A homeland that refuses to be forgotten"
Text on image:
"We will not forget the ominous promise
The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
That was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right
Nov. 2, 1917"

The image shows Palestinian refugees, and on the right former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, with flames superimposed over his picture.

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.
PA National Security Forces Facebook: Balfour Declaration was “promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”  
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2016

mages posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

Text on top right picture: “A promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”

Text on bottom left image:
“The 99th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
The tragedy began here”

The images show various pictures of Palestinian refugees, and at the bottom left a logo is seen bearing a “99” with “1917-2016” under it, referring to the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was issued in 1917.

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.
Abbas’ advisor: Israel “lies and [makes] false claims… [and] has acted to mislead the world and forge history” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: "Advisor Zumlut: We are continuing our legal battle against the occupation"
     "Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] for Strategic Affairs Husam Zumlut emphasized that the [PA] leadership is continuing its legal battle against the occupation and the Israeli extremism and settlement government in order to hold the world legally, ethically, and politically responsible for finding a fair solution to the Palestinian cause similarly to many of the international disputes…
He noted that the international and legal effort of the leadership has put us in to action and exposed the lies and false claims of the Israeli side, which has acted to mislead the world and forge history. Likewise, he noted that the latest UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolution regarding Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque shook the occupation state and exposed all the efforts of its false institutions…
He added that the leadership is serious about opening the topic of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and about holding Britain legally, ethically, and politically responsible for what happened to the Palestinian people for an entire century, following the decision to give what was not in its ownership to one who had no right to it."

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Fatah official: UNESCO resolution “showed that the Jews do not have a historical right to the land of Palestine,” Israel falsifies archaeological findings to prove there was an “alleged Temple”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2016
Headline: “Shtayyeh: Our people will always repel attempts to harm the national legitimacy and underlying principles”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh… commented on the latest resolutions published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and clarified that it is important to build on them and to turn to the UN General Assembly with them so that it will adopt them.
He added: ‘We thank all of the states in UNESCO who supported us, and the leadership is determined to continue with activities of this type. We clarify that the importance of these resolutions is expressed in how they exposed the lies of Israel, and torpedoed the occupation authorities’ words regarding the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall) and what they term “the historical right.”’
Shtayyeh continued: ‘The latest UNESCO resolutions have torpedoed the excuses for talk about their right to a “Jewish state,” and showed that the Jews do not have a historical right to the land of Palestine.’
He said: ‘Ever since the occupation in 1967, they are excavating day and night without finding anything regarding the alleged Temple (sic., numerous archaeological relics from the Temple have been found), which has caused them to place fake graves. Likewise, they brought ancient floor tiles in an attempt to claim that they were Jewish graves, but the falsehood of its (i.e., Israel’s) stories is well known.'”

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Op-ed in PA daily: Israel is deluding “itself and the world that there is any connection between the Jews and Judaism and Palestine”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2016

"In the madness of the Zionist search for any [Jewish] remnants throughout the historic land of Palestine – and especially beneath or around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Palestinian people – in order to delude itself and the world that there is any connection between the Jews and Judaism and Palestine, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu committed to personally participate this week in the removal of soil from under the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
 
Fatah official falsely claims that archaeologists have confirmed “no [Jewish] archaeological artifacts of any sort” in Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2016
Headline: “Zaki: Netanyahu’s participation in excavations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is playing dirty”
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s announcement of his participation in excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Netanyahu’s actual statement appears in a note below) challenges the UN resolutions and is a violation of international law. He emphasized that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution was a slap on the cheek for him [Netanyahu]…
In a radio interview that he [Zaki] gave yesterday [Oct. 25, 2016], he said that the UNESCO resolution was a shock for Netanyahu, who boasted that the land is Jewish and claimed that the world gave him permission to continue his crimes…
Zaki emphasized that archaeologists already confirmed in the past that there are no [Jewish] archaeological artifacts of any sort (sic., Jewish archaeological artifacts abound in Israel), which exist according to the Israelis' claim. He noted that no one, not even in the occupation state, will accept Netanyahu’s decision because this holy land is a historical site that appears in the UNESCO list.”

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PA daily: Israel is "colonialist pawn and spearhead of the capitalist West," founded on "fabricated Zionist narrative" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2016
Headline: "Us, the UN, and its anniversary"
Excerpt from op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "Yesterday [Oct. 24, 2016] a ceremony was held in Ramallah for the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the UN…
As the organization (i.e., the UN) was starting out, the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people took place in May 1948. On Nov. 29, 1947, the organization adopted [UN] Resolution 181, regarding the division of historical Palestine – the land and homeland of the Palestinian Arab people – into two states (the Partition Plan, rejected by Arab leaders and governments –Ed.). One of them was named Israel, the colonialist pawn and spearhead of the capitalist West, [which the UN] allowed to exist, and gave it all that was needed in order to survive and live so as to serve its purposes, but [as opposed to this] it prevented the establishment of the Palestinian Arab people’s state, and through pretexts and ridiculous excuses did not allow the return of 800,000 Palestinian refugees, who were exiled by the Zionist gangs that occupied their land...
One of the main goals for the establishment of the organization was to guard 'human rights,' and they established this by publishing the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' in 1948. [However,] these are the same states that caused a new global tragedy that same year, by establishing the Israeli ethnic cleansing state…
They established on the land [of the Palestinians] a rogue outlaw state, the State of Israel, and brought to it all of the Jews of different nationalities, who accepted the false and fabricated Zionist narrative and aligned with it."

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PA daily: Israel's "false narrative and claim that it has a history from 2,000 years ago in the Palestinian land... has been rejected by Israeli academics" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2016
Headline: "The failing Israeli war"
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "The government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu continues its attack against the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution from two weeks ago on Thursday, Oct. 13 [2016] - which rejected the connection between the Jews and Judaism and the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] (i.e., Temple Mount) and the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., Western Wall) - through its desperate efforts to impose its false narrative and its claim that it has a history from 2,000 years ago in the Palestinian land, which has been rejected by Israeli academics."

UNESCO passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “ Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aq?a Mosque/Al-?aram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "No non-Muslim has any connection to" Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) or to Al-Aqsa Mosque, which "is defiled" by "settlers"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2016
Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday [Oct. 1, 2016] marked the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet (i.e., the Muslim New Year) at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in the Old City of Hebron, in the presence of several official and civilian dignitaries, heads of institutions, and a crowd of civilians.
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is emphasized that the Ibrahimi Mosque will remain an Islamic mosque, as no non-Muslim has any connection to it, and likewise the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is defiled on a daily basis by the occupation and its settlers in front of the world, and particularly in front of the Arab nation and the Muslim nation.”
PA daily: "There are no archaeological remains of Jews in historical Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2016
Headline: “The racist arrogance of Netanyahu – part 1”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu is a clown who does not know how to amuse and a pathetic demagogue…
He says something and its opposite – one time [he says that]: ‘The UN has become a farce,’ and another time he says that: ‘The UN also changes, and everything is changing quicker than you think.’ Another time he announced that: ‘The UN Human Rights Council is a big joke, because every year it condemns Israel more than any other state in the world’…
Afterwards he continued with an attack against the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and said that it ‘denied the close connection of 4,000 years between the ‘Jewish’ people and its holiest site, ‘the Temple Mount’ (meaning the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first direction of prayer, and the third holiest sanctuary) [parentheses in source]. There are no archaeological remains of Jews in historical Palestine. Seventy years have passed and the Israeli archaeologists have not found any proof of their existence on the land and homeland of the Palestinian people.”
Palestinian activist: Palestinians descend from ancient Canaanites, if Jews were in Samaria 3000 years ago it was "for a short period" as "guests" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2016
Headline: “Journalists took a tour of the historic village of Sebastia”
     “Activists of the village of Sebastia (i.e., where an ancient Jewish capital stood, see note below) in the Nablus district, during a meeting of journalists held yesterday morning [Sept. 4, 2016], declared that the village is the third [place] after Jerusalem and Hebron that is [most] under the threat of Israeli Judaization …
The hashtag campaign #Sebastia_sun_of_the_cultures, which was officially launched yesterday by young activists, declared that the village of Sebastia is under threat of Judaization…
Head of the Sebastia Municipality Mu’tasim Aliwi said: ‘The Zionist occupation illegally insists that it has ownership of the place… Despite the occupation’s claim that it has roots in this village for the last 3,000 years, the Canaanites were here before that and established their culture here 4,000 years ago…’
Spokesman of the #Sebastia_sun_of_the_cultures campaign Zaid Al-Zuhri emphasized that, ‘Every bit of Sebastia tells of an ancient culture that has passed from here. They say it is Samaria, the capital of the northern kingdom. Indeed, this is the Israeli version on which they base their historic right to Palestine, and we say to them: ‘Perhaps we received you here as guests 3,000 years ago for a short period during the Roman period, but we have been here for more than 4,000 years. Sebastia is the direct continuation of Canaanite Shakim, in other words the city of Nablus.”

The city Shomron (Samaria in Greek), near Nablus, was the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE. It was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 BCE and rebuilt by the Judean King Herod in 27 BCE, who renamed it “Sebastia.” For more information, click "full article."
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month”
     “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish holidays as an excuse…
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the occupation’s decision to close the mosque. He emphasized that it is necessary to act immediately in order to save it and put an end to this and all of the daily violations and attacks. Likewise, he viewed this as ‘an outrageous blow to the Muslims and to the purely Islamic site.’…
He added: ‘In the same way, the occupation continues its policy at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – daily invasions, Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers, and plans to change the face of the land adjacent to it. [Even] the dead were not saved from its policy, especially in the historical Ma’man Allah (i.e., Mamilla) cemetery, which was and still is subjected to the ugliest attack. It [the occupation] is holding an alcohol drinking festival (i.e., the Jerusalem Beer Festival at Independence Park at the end of August 2016) on its land, and there is no need to mention the digging [in graves], the shattering [of tombstones], and the planting of fake graves.’
Likewise, he called to maintain a permanent presence [at the Al-Aqsa Mosque], and to go up to it and continue [carrying out] Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic).”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016, Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 4, 2016]

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Official Palestinian news agency: Israelis “defile Islamic holy sites under the pretext of them being Jewish [holy sites]” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 24, 2016
     Headline: “Settlers defiled Islamic holy sites in Kifl Hares in Salfit”
“Today, Sunday [July 24, 2016] a group of settlers invaded the village of Kifl Hares (i.e., where the tomb of the Biblical figure Caleb Ben Yefuneh is located) north of Salfit (i.e., near Ariel) in order to defile Islamic holy sites under the pretext of them being Jewish [holy sites]…
Head of the Kifl Hares municipality Abd Al-Rahim Boudhiyeh said that the religious sites Dhu Al-Kifl, Dhu Al-Nun, and Khadem Salah Al-Din are subjected to ongoing defilement and invasions by the settlers who have even burnt them in the past.”
Note: The PA and its leaders consider any presence of Jews at a Muslim holy site as an "invasion" and as defilement. It should be noted that Jews are visiting open areas and not invading private property.
Father of terrorist: "We have 6,000 years in this land, while those people... came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 9, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, report on the resolve of the father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh from the Qalandiya refugee camp, whose home has been demolished twice
Visual: The camera focuses on a poster.
Text on poster: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Anan Abu Habseh, who carried out the stabbing operation at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. The date of his death as a Martyr: Dec. 23, 2015”
Father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh: “The first time [my home was demolished] was in ’75, when I was arrested, and this time it was because of the Martyrdom (Shahada) of my son, may Allah have mercy on him. Praise Allah, Lord of the Worlds, these things – as I told you, since ’48 our homes, villages and cities are being destroyed, and our sons, fathers, uncles, and relatives are dying as Martyrs – and the journey continues. There are no flaws and no retreat from our journey. This policy of destruction is in the occupation’s blood, from ’48 until now. We are the Canaanites, we are the Jebusites, we have 6,000 years in this land, while those people, who came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe at the expense of the Palestinian people, they are like the empires that invaded this land and left defeated. Therefore they will [also] leave it defeated, Allah willing…”
Official PA TV reporter: “We thank you for being with us, have a good morning. We salute your resolve. [May Allah have] mercy on Anan’s soul, and [may Allah have] mercy on all the righteous Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us. Freedom for our brave prisoners, and of course we wish a speedy recovery for our injured.”

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Fatah: Modern Jews have no connection to ancient "Jewish Arab tribes" who lived in Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 7, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
“Fadel Al-Rabi'i: Regarding the ‘Judaism of the state’…
     Judaism is an ancient Arab religion, and there is no doubt about this, as this religion did not appear in Scotland or Mexico, the prophet Moses is not a Danish prince, and King David is not a British nobleman. As it is an ancient Arab religion, the groups that took Judaism on themselves 2,000 years ago were certainly not German or Viking tribes, but Arab tribes. This means that the Jews of the distant past who settled in southern Al-Sham (Palestine) [parentheses in source] were Jewish Arab tribes, and not immigrants brought by the Jewish Agency in ships.
In this context alone, every false claim must be rejected regarding the blood connection between a French or American Jew and the Children of Israel, as that is like a claim that the Christians in the US are the descendants of the Jacobites in Balad Al-Sham (i.e., the area of Syria, Lebanon, and northern Israel)...
Due to all this, the modern Jews do not have the right to take over the heritage of the ancient Arab tribe known in history as the Children of Israel just because at some point they took upon themselves the religion of this tribe... There is no archeological or cultural remnant that verifies, points to, or even hints that the European Jews, for example, are descendants of the Arab Jews who accepted Judaism 2,000 years ago. And if one foolishly insists on considering today’s Jews as the natural continuation/descendants of the Jews of the past, in this case every Jew, whatever his original citizenship, needs to consider himself an Arab returning to his ethnic roots according to this claim, and therefore he has no right, in any way to [make] religious-historic demands.”

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Official PA daily implies Jews have no connection to land of Israel, says “Judaism is a religion, and is not a nationality in any way”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2016
Headline: “Between complete refusal and accepting the facts”
     “The great lie, as we know, which was spread by the leaders of the Zionist movement such as Israel Zangwill (i.e., a British author and a close associate of Theodor Herzl) and Theodor Herzl (i.e., one of the founders of the modern Zionist movement), says that Palestine is ‘a land without a people for a people without a land.’ In this slogan there is no truth of any kind, as Palestine and its people existed together, and as the Jews were citizens of the lands from which they came in ships of the Zionist movement project. Likewise, Judaism is a religion, and is not a nationality in any way, and the ‘Ashkenazi’ Western Jews tried and are still trying to change Judaism into that.”
PA Mufti presents study refuting Jewish claims to the land, "particularly everything regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 18, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti participated in the Refutation of the Legal Errors of the Extremists and the Takfiri Summit in Jordan”
     “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein participated in the Refutation of the legal Errors of the Extremists and the Takfiri (i.e., Muslims who accuse other Muslims of heresy) Summit held by the Jordanian Dar Alaftaa (i.e., the central authority for Fatwahs) in the Jordanian capital Amman… His Honor [Muhammad Hussein] submitted a study to the summit titled The Jews’ Claims in the Land of Palestine – Display and Refutation in which he discusses the virtues of Jerusalem and Al-Sham (Greater Syria – including Syria, Lebanon, Israel and part of Jordan –Ed.), and refutes the Jews’ false claims, and particularly everything regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs.”
PA Ministry of Information claims Britain’s “worst political crime” has led to Palestinian “genocide”; calls on Palestinians to continue path of “resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2016
Headline: “National demands”

“The PLO International Relations Department emphasized that the right of return will continue to be one of the national principles that cannot be renounced, and that it is a sacred historic and legal right and cannot be changed according to international law and organizations, in accordance with UN resolution 194…

The department emphasized that the suffering must be put to an end for more than 5.59 million Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), who live in 58 refugee camps within the State of Palestine and abroad, and who were uprooted from their homeland as a result of the crimes perpetrated against them by the Zionist gangs in 1948 and 1967. Likewise, it demanded that they return to their land and be compensated for their continuous suffering…

The [PA] Ministry of Information emphasized that as a result of the genocide our people experienced, the uprooting and destruction of cities and villages, the free world is expected to fix its shortsightedness in regard to our cause, to declare its opposition to the occupation in all its forms, and to put pressure on Israel…

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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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Op-ed in PA daily: Israeli government is led by "right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "Israel's terrorists blame others for what exists in them"
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     "I have worked in journalism non-stop since I was an adolescent, and I followed the terror of the white regime in South Africa and the massacres in Rwanda, and also in Srebrenica (i.e., town in Bosnia and Herzegovina ) after the division of Yugoslavia. However, all of this is dwarfed by the terror of the Israeli right-wing and the government of war criminal settlers, headed by the most despicable man in the world, [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, and the US Likud (i.e., American Friends of Likud), which protects the last apartheid state in the world.
[US] President Barack Obama spoke at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington about preventing the 'dirty bomb' [from reaching] the hands of ISIS. He did not speak about Israel's nuclear arsenal, despite the fact that Israel and ISIS compete with each other in [the field of] terror…
There is no peace with the Netanyahu government. It is a government that includes the most right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place. The name of the land is Palestine, and it is occupied, and Israel is a myth, written hundreds of years after the alleged events.
In conclusion, the terrorist right-wing in Israel does not include all of the Israelis and Jews, as there are many groups of Jews working for peace and defending the Palestinians, and they deserve gratitude and appreciation."

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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.”
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.'"
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.’"
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.” ‎
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs "is a purely Islamic mosque, in all its plazas and sections, and the Jews have no ties to it" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 24, 2015
Headline: “Ida’is: The occupation’s attacks on the Ibrahimi Mosque plazas constitute a forgery of its history”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the attack carried out by the occupation (i.e., Israeli) authorities and settlers against the outer plaza adjacent to the white steps of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron constitutes a blatant blow to the Ibrahimi Mosque and its plaza, contempt for Muslim sensibilities, and a change in the character of the mosque and its history…
Minister Ida’is condemned in an exclusive interview with WAFA the acts of the occupation whose goal is to forge and change the history of this holy site, and said: ‘The occupation authorities and the settlers are acting to forge everything Islamic in Jerusalem and Hebron, and especially in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque, by changing the Islamic historical characters of the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and the [Ibrahimi] Mosque…
He added that the arbitrary steps that are harming the houses of worship constitute a blatant infringement on the monotheistic religions and freedom of worship, which is anchored in heavenly laws and international law. Likewise, he emphasized that the Ibrahimi Mosque ‘is a purely Islamic mosque, in all its plazas and sections, and the Jews have no ties to it, and all steps being taken within and around it are invalid.’”

The PA and its leaders consider the Cave of the Patriarchs to be a Muslim religious site with no connection to Jews. Therefore they view any presence of Jews there as an “attack.”
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.
PA daily regular columnist: “There was no Temple” and “tribe of Israel is a Yemenite Arab tribe that has passed from the world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “Where are we in terms of victory over Netanyahu’s ‘Temple’?”
     “Netanyahu won by spreading a mishmash of concepts, in addition to his contribution to the chaos in the region and the publication of lies, while armed with violence and force. One of the noticeable results of this is what his Zionist friend John Kerry declared, who adopted [the idea that] the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is Jewish, and called it the ‘Temple Mount.’ There was no Temple here, and no mountain, and no history, not even in dreams. All this is intended only to advance Netanyahu’s fraud, which is still spreading patiently and moderately, and through daily actions, regarding what he calls the ‘land of Israel,’ or his lies about Jerusalem, which is mentioned dozens of times in the bible, and which according to him does not appear even once in the Quran! … In an attempt to follow in his historian father’s footsteps, Netanyahu also publicized a series of lies… regarding what he calls the ‘kingdoms of Israel,’ and claimed a connection to them. The tribe of Israel is a Yemenite Arab tribe which has passed from the world, and he has no connection to it, as he is a non-Arab who came from Lithuania.”
PA daily op-ed: The “Israel tribe” were “unimportant and never ruled” over the land 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “The rage of Jerusalem – the system of open hands”
      “Palestine is ours since the period of the Canaanites (members of the Kinana Arab tribe), the Arab Jebusites, and the Arab Philistines (the Palestinians) (worshippers of the Arab god Falas in Yemen), and from time immemorial… It is ours since the last Arab immigration 200-300 years BCE, as a result of the collapse of the emirates/regions of the tribes of the Children of Israel (the Arab Yemenite [tribe] in Yemen)…  In our land, as the archeologists say today… the Arab Children of Israel tribe, weak in numbers, was unimportant and never ruled, given the existence of dozens of other tribes in Palestine (in general, there is no connection between the people of Israel, the Arab Yemenite tribe which has been wiped off the stage of history and the present Jewish residents of Palestine who are mainly Jews from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, [the region] between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and then east and west Europe – see [the writings of] Shlomo Sand (author of The Invention of the Jewish People, which claims that that the ancestry of most contemporary Jews stems mainly from outside the Land of Israel -Ed.) and Arthur Koestler (author of The Thirteenth Tribe, which advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are descended from the Khazars Ed.), two fair Jews.) (parenthesis in source) The invasions of Palestine which occurred one after the other – the Persians, Greeks, Romans, and in modern times the English and the Zionist entity – are nothing but a prelude to its redemption by the Arabs, the true owners of the land.”
Official PA daily: Jewish history in the land of Israel is all "myths" and "historical lies" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 5, 2015
Headline: “Dictator of the Israeli democracy”
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu turned to the old fraud, the fraud of the Jewish myths and the historical lies, that are refuted by the book of the first Jews, the Bible, and that have been refuted by hundreds of archeological missions over hundreds of years, that did not find remains of the myths according to which Palestine is the land of the Jews and their homeland, and historians are also divided about this! Likewise, leaders of the Zionist movement were also divided over the matter in their first congress 118 years ago, so much so that in the Basel, Switzerland congress in 1897, Theodore Herzl himself, the founder of Zionism, did not adopt the religious myths, but rather the political needs.”
Op-ed in PA daily: “There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands… Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2015
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     “In college I was a student of history. I focused on the modern history of the Middle East, but the material also included the study of ancient history, on the assumption that it serves as a ‘background’ for the present. I ask the students of religion to accept what I say: There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands. There are no archeological remains of kingdoms or prophets… There were Jews in our lands, from east to west, but there were absolutely no kingdoms. Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin, and are not ‘Sephardis’ - in other words - Middle Eastern… However the fathers of orthodox Judaism fled from the Caucasus Mountains to eastern Europe, and afterwards to its center, and became Zionists, or Ashkenazis (i.e., Jews of European descent). They claimed a right to Palestine, and the British colonialism and American administrations throughout the generations supported them, until Palestine was lost."
PA daily: Israel has no connection to Jerusalem or “this land” and “the children of ‘Israel’” were actually an Arab Yemenite tribe 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 9, 2015
Headline: “Is Netanyahu the only enemy of the Al-Aqsa Mosque?”
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu stood up and stated: ‘How do they (i.e., Palestinians and the Arab and Islamic nation) dare to not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of ‘Israel,’ we have been here for 3,000 years!’ He lied to himself, his supporters, the world, and history… Our Jerusalem was never the capital of a thing called ‘Israel,’ not of the previous and not of the present entity. He and the others [Jews] have no connection to this land, not 3,000 years ago, and not 100 years ago. Likewise, it [Israel] has no genetic, anthropologic, national, or historical connection to the [biblical] children of ‘Israel,’ the Arab Yemenite tribe that is extinct, and which lived at its highest and lowest points in a different geographical region.”
PA Minister of Religion: Cave of the Patriarchs is only Islamic  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2015
Headline: “The occupation prohibited the sounding of the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) 51 times during the past month”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is… stressed that the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) is purely an Islamic mosque, with all its parts, and no one else is connected to it. Likewise, he emphasized that all measures taken against it are null and inacceptable…
Ida’is stated that the occupation is striving to forcibly impose an Israeli hegemony on the mosque and convert it into a Jewish synagogue, and called to visit it, to carry out continuous Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, and to prevent the occupation and its arms from harming it."
Gaza conference: All excavations since 1968 show Jews have no connection to Temple Mount or “anywhere in Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2015
Headline: “The [Lebanese] Al-Quds Institute organized a conference in Gaza on the danger of the Israeli plans against the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
      “Politicians and academics warned of the dangerous Israeli plans against Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and of the escalation in the rate of recurring attacks and invasions, which are reaching the level of war crimes, and whose goal is to force the division [of the Al-Aqsa Mosque] by times and areas. Likewise, they noted that the historical facts verify that the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall/Wailing Wall of the Temple Mount) is a holy site for Muslims, and it should not be called ‘the Wailing Wall’, as it has no connection to the Jews, according to a document of the International British Committee from 1930. This was said during a conference organized by the International Jerusalem Institute yesterday [Aug. 27, 2015] regarding the Al-Buraq Wall – between the Islamic right and Jewish claims, with the participation of many experts on Jerusalem, politicians, and academics… Dr. Abd Al-Latif Abu Hashem, an expert on Jerusalem, said that the Jews, according to what their bible says, tried to create their own historical and religious right to Jerusalem by claiming that the Al-Buraq wall is one of the walls of the Temple of Solomon, who is buried under the Al-Aqsa Mosque. However, the historical facts, the archeologists, and all excavations since 1968 have found no proof of Jewish antiquities in the area of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, nor was any proof of their antiquities found anywhere in the land of Palestine. This proves that the presence of Jews in the land of Palestine was nothing but the presence of invaders, like all of the other invaders who conquered Palestine and Jerusalem.”
PA daily: Israeli minister's visit to Cave of Patriarchs is "part of the occupation attack on the holy site" which was "stolen for the settlers" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 12, 2015
Headline: “The occupation’s Army Minister invades the Ibrahimi Mosque and opens the door to escalation”
     “Israeli Minister of War (sic., Minister of Defense) Moshe Ya’alon invaded the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron yesterday [Aug. 11, 2015], as part of the occupation attack on the holy site which was divided and stolen for the settlers (i.e., separate prayer times and areas of the site were designated for Muslims and Jews…
Manager of the holy site Mundhir Abu Al-Failat stated that this invasion by Minister of War Ya’alon, together with many occupation soldiers, is part of the attempts to take over the holy Mosque of Hebron and its old city, which he considered to be a serious blow to the sanctity of the holy sanctuary, which is being desecrated by the Israeli occupation. Likewise, he emphasized that only Muslims have a right to it, and that the Jews have no connection to it…
For his part, Governor of Hebron District Kamel Hamid said that the visit of Israeli Minister of War Moshe Ya’alon to the Ibrahimi Mosque and to the old city shamefully reveals the Israeli government’s standing behind everything that is happening and that has been done to the holy places in Hebron and Jerusalem. He noted that this makes it directly responsible for the results of the situation, and the one that will bear the consequences of every step carried out by the extremist Jews, who are fully coordinated with the Israeli government.
He added that this visit and invasion are an addition of oil to the flames and an inflaming of our people’s sentiments by harming their faith and holy sites.”

The PA and its leaders consider the Cave of the Patriarchs to be a Muslim religious site with no connection to Jews. Therefore they view any presence of Jews there as an “invasion.”
Official PA daily: "Zionist colonialists" are "forgers of history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 10, 2015
Headline: “Two states – one homeland!”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Returning to the new initiatives on the negotiation table, the ‘Two States – One Homeland!’ initiative which will be officially announced tomorrow, Thursday [June 11, 2015], in Beit Jala (i.e., near Bethlehem), is the product of an agreement between Israeli and Palestinian figures. However, it should be noted that some of the Palestinians whose names are signed on it announced in advance that they do not recognize it, and that their names were added without asking them, which indicates their disagreement with what is stated in the initiative. This is after Palestinian media platforms and figures debated and pointed out serious flaws that it includes, among them [the statement] that ‘The two peoples recognize the historical rights of each other to the one homeland.’ Moreover, this initiative did not stop here. In addition to the deep confusion between the Palestinian and Zionist narrative, which equates the Palestinian owners of the land and history with the Zionist colonialists, forgers of history with the most abominable Zionist slogan, ’A land without people for a people without a land,’ the initiative also rejected the right of return of Palestinians to their land and homes from which they were expelled, and limited their return to the State of Palestine only (i.e., and not to Israel).”
PA Deputy Minister: Palestinians were in Jerusalem “centuries before the Jewish religion” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 24, 2015


Deputy Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, Salwa Hadib:
‎‎“Jerusalem is not only a religious city. Jerusalem is civilization. It has been a Canaanite city for ‎thousands of years. The Palestinian people has been present in it for thousands of years, whether it ‎was in Babylon, Assyria or Canaan, they [the Palestinians] gathered in the area before anything else, ‎centuries before the Jewish religion... An Israeli engineer and an archeologist brought Israeli coins – ‎shekels and agoras – and threw them on the ground before the renovation [of the Al-Karmi ‎neighborhood in Jerusalem] in order to prove, after dozens and hundreds of years, that “we (i.e., the ‎Israelis) were present here.” They are stealing history and geography.”‎
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Official PA daily: 19th century "Palestinian" saints prove Jewish history in Israel is a "fabricated Zionist narrative" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2015
Headline: “The saints and Mahmoud Abbas”
Excerpt of article by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “When His Holiness [Pope Francis] said to President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘It is fitting to honor you with this medallion because you are an angel of peace,’ (sic., rather than calling Abbas an angel of peace, the pope said that he should be one) for us this was a certificate of recognition by billions of faithful in the world that the ideology and political conduct of President Abbas are noble, tolerant, and peaceful…
A deathly silence fell over the senior Israeli officials when the Catholic Church declared the Palestinian nuns Mary Alphonsine Ghattas (1843-1927) and Mariam Bawardi (1846-1878) as saints, and also afterwards. This is an [Israeli] admission, unwillingly made, of a historic fact, which will dwell forever in the consciousness and faith of billions of faithful in the world. None of those believing in the two falsehoods – ‘the promised land’ and ‘God’s chosen people’ – even dared to jump up and say that Saint Bawardi is ‘Israeli’ because she is from the Galilee. This is because, simply, they believe that their facts about our holy land (‘their country’) [parentheses in original] are artificial, and created through the terror of occupation and settlement, and that their foundations, which were invented not long ago, are similar to the roots of the desert thistle, as compared to the roots of the holy tree, which is the Palestinian man, which have existed ever since the relationship was established between man on earth and God in heaven…
It is natural that the two saints be Palestinian, and it is just that the fabricated Zionist narrative will take a fall before the holy throne."

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The Palestinians, “[Jesus’] people”, suffer “from the Zionist Jews” the same way he did  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
     “Palestine, the first sanctified land, that promised the oppressed and the defeated liberty, independence and eternal co-existence between human beings, all while carrying the dream of hope for rebirth, will be baptized on May 17, 2015, when it is recognized by the Vatican State. This means recognition of the political rights of the Arab Palestinian nation, support of the two-state option within the borders of June 4, 1967. [it is also] an apology to the messenger of peace and love, Jesus, may he rest in peace, who suffered from the injustice of the first Jews… in the same way his people, the Palestinians, have suffered from the Zionist Jews in the past and in the present… for the delay in doing them [the Palestinians] justice through restoring some of their rights.”
Official PA daily: Israelis are "foreign invaders" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 14, 2015
Headline: “The Nakba – that the injustice will establish a country!”
Excerpt of article by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “That there should remain in the world a Palestinian refugee who wants to return to the homeland Palestine and the barbed wire and laws of the occupiers prevented him from doing so, and that the preachers of justice and freedom in the world would know that injustice established a state - from here began the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the world…
The occupiers think, despite their intelligence, weapon capabilities, and financial capabilities, that our land does not differentiate between foreign invaders and those who love it; the land alone, like a mother, holds the secret of distinguishing between its true child and a fake one.
The foreign invaders know that the human memory is hidden in the ground, even if the bones of its people rot, but they [the foreign invaders] insist!”
Fatah member in PA daily: Zionist project is "a colonialist, economic, and settlement project" 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 6, 2015
Headline: “Returning the awareness and understanding of the situation in order to break the cage”
Op-ed by Muhammad Shtayyeh, member of the Fatah Central Committee, in the biweekly supplement of the official PA daily
     “Recently [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu came to us with the Jewish state that he wants to build in ‘Judea and Samaria’ (i.e., the West Bank), after the Zionist movement completed its colonialist economic project in the Palestinian coastal region (i.e., Israeli coast), which is the most fertile region in Palestine.
And the question is: If the state is ‘Jewish’ and relies on the geography of the Bible, why was the State of Israel not established from its beginning in ‘Judea and Samaria,’ in other words the West Bank, and the coastal region not left for the Palestinians? The answer is that the Zionist project was not a religious project at all, but rather a colonialist, economic, and settlement project meant to draw settlers, and religion was only one of the excuses for this project, which merited the sponsorship of the colonialist countries, and began as a source of mutual benefit for Britain and the Zionist movement, each for its own reasons.”
PA Minister: Israel is trying to "seize" and "distort… the Islamic character" of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2015
Headline: “Ida’is condemned the pit dug by the occupation at the Ibrahimi ‘Haram’”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is condemned the fact that the occupation dug a pit in ‘Bab Al-Ghar’ near the Saladin Al-Ayyubi’s pulpit at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. In an announcement to the press yesterday [April 9, 2015] Ida’is said that this step came as part of explicit violations and acts of aggression against the Ibrahimi Mosque, and increasing and intensive attempts to seize it and to distort the conclusive facts of the Islamic character of the place.”
Fatah leader: Israelis "are strangers to this land both now and historically-speaking" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2015
Headline: “Netanyahu and his five principles”

Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily

“In [achieving] his electoral success, [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu did not rely on his rhetorical skills alone …rather, he stuck to five basic principles designed to project an image and reap success:
1. Netanyahu adopted a policy of instilling fear in the Israelis - as if his radical, terrorist government that opposes evacuating the settlements could promise the Israelis security, livelihood and stability…
2. The second principle [Netanyahu] relies on is the theft and crude falsification of history, based on the assumption that Palestine is the land of his “ancestors” – even though [Netanyahu] and those he represents are strangers to this land both now and historically speaking or [the land of] those he claims are his kings and prophets. This is [merely] a belief, and if he holds it, he has made good use of it to influence the Israeli and international consciousness, which is dominated by the bible’s historical nonsense.
3. The third principle, related to those described above, is that Netanyahu’s reliance on the falsification and theft of history is connected to the strong link created between the false-historic (in the Bible and its adjuncts) and the spiritual-religious [all parentheses in source]. He succeeded in inciting all the Orthodox Israelis (who will soon be the majority of the population), who are eager to steal lands, are thirsty for blood to please their god (against the gentiles), and crave pockets full of money..."

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Al-Quds University professor, quoted in PA daily: “Hebrew texts are purely literary… This land is Palestinian” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2015
     “The Department of Social Studies (the Faculty of Education) at Al-Quds Open University, in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a conference on the ancient history of Palestine, with the participation of experts from the University of Copenhagen. The President of Al-Quds Open University, Dr. Yunes Amro, stressed that the University had expressed interest in these activities as they contribute to [our] understanding of the foreign view of the Palestinian cause, supporting it on the international level.
Dr. Amro praised the efforts of Dr. Muhammad Issa, the Palestinian researcher at the University of Copenhagen who coordinated the conference, and who cooperated with several foreign researchers in order to examine the Palestinian narrative, communicate it to the world, and expose the injustice of the Israeli occupation. He said: ‘In their research, they concluded that the Hebrew texts are purely literary, with no connection to religion or belief. This proves that this land is Palestinian and that what is recounted in the contradicting narratives is nothing more than a lie.’ Issa clarified that the importance of the research conducted by the two Danish scholars together with him lies in the fact that they sparked a revolution in the views contained in the biblical narrative regarding Israel’s right to this land, as [they established that] these are literary texts that prove nothing and have nothing to do with history."

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Story in youth magazine: “Palestine” is “Arabic Canaanite” and Jews should “leave here and be torn out and return to where they came from” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Feb. 1, 2015
Excerpt in Zayzafuna, a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA, of the story Scheherazade and the Rich Land by Palestinian Saudi Arabian author Fatima Nazzal

In the story, Scheherazade is a Palestinian girl who was born and grew up in Saudi Arabia.

Headline: "Scheherazade and the Rich Land”
“My friends ask me: Why does your family stay there [in Palestine]? Why don’t they come here? Why do you want to die? The Jews are criminals?? I am silent. These questions demonstrate ignorance and superficial thinking and education. They don’t know that the injured homeland is Arabic Canaanite, and that it belongs to us and we are planted in it like the olive tree (planted in the homeland) like a thorn in the throat of the occupying monster. They [the Jews] want a land without a people and are doing everything to achieve this. And we want a whole land, they should leave here and be torn out and return to where they came from, or [the land] will be their final graveyard. They [the Jews] want to deny this [Palestinian] people. They are scared of the people’s children more than of the youth and elders. They are scared of a future which holds potential Martyrs (Shahids), who are ready to die and turn their bodies into bombs which will explode if they so wish. Don’t relax, O occupier, and know that Palestine is constantly born anew, and their stalks of wheat are not empty.”
PA daily article recognizes that ruins were site of palace of ancient Jewish king Omri 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2015
Headline: “From Herod to amateur football players, Sebastia’s struggle continues.”
“Basilica Square is the most famous ancient square of the village [of Sebastia, which is situated] at the peak of a mountain isolated from the surrounding mountains…
It was from here that Herod, who ruled Sebastia, directed the affairs of the region… Two tourists ascend a small hill and pass from Basilica Square, the center of Herod’s rule, to the palace of King Omri on the acropolis – which is the upper, fortified part of the city.”
Israel was behind terror attacks in France "to realize the myth of the 'Jewishness of Israel'" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2015
On Jan. 7, 2015, Muslim terrorists Cherif and Said Kouachi carried out a shooting attack at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed in the attack, which was a response to cartoons the magazine published about Islam's Prophet Muhammad. On Jan. 8, in a connected attack, Muslim terrorist Amely Coulibaly shot and killed a policewoman in Paris and on Jan. 9, he shot and killed 4 Jewish shoppers at a Paris kosher supermarket.
While Abbas officially condemned the terror attacks in France, PMW has documented different PA reactions to the attacks. Some have condemned them while at the same time condemning Charlie Hebdo for mocking Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Others have compared the terror attacks in France to Israeli "terrorism" against Palestinians, and some have even claimed that Israel was behind the attacks.
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily:
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, together with [other] Israeli leaders, is now walking in the footsteps of the first leaders of the Zionist project, who invented, created and funded the terror against the Jews in Europe, particularly in Germany, and in the Arab world... Over the next few days, the death of the officer in charge of investigating the attacks of the terrorists, who perpetrated crimes against humanity, against the French journalists and citizens, may well be revealed to have been murder, rather than suicide – for he had [discovered] the first threads of the plot leading back to Netanyahu’s Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) - [Netanyahu] who wishes to realize the myth of the “Jewishness of Israel” even at the expense of new victims among the citizens of European countries... "

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Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher: “History bears witness to the fact that there are no historic Jewish landmarks [in Palestine]” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2015
     “The education administration in the Bethlehem district, together with the Al-Dawha municipality, organized a conference with the title, ‘The Future of the Islamic and Christian Holy Places in Jerusalem’ in the city of Al-Dawha, with the participation of [Head of the Palestinian Organization of Clerics and Disseminators of Islam and former Mufti of Jerusalem] Sheikh Dr. Ikrima Sabri, Archbishop Atallah Hanna and [advisor to Mahmoud Abbas on Jerusalem Affairs] attorney Ahmed Al-Ruweidi …
In his speech, Sabri, the imam and preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the head of the Supreme Muslim Council, addressed the fact that the multiplying dangers are occurring parallel to the Judaization of the holy places in Jerusalem, as the Arab countries are busy with their internal conflicts. He noted that the occupation has targeted these holy places because they link the world’s Muslims and Christians to the land of Palestine. In addition, he emphasized that history bears witness to the fact that there are no historic Jewish landmarks [in Palestine], and that they [Israel] invent and falsify history through the construction of synagogues.”
Op-ed denies Jewish kingdoms or Temples ever existed: "It is all a myth" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2014
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen printed in the London daily Al-Hayat and reprinted in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “It is all a myth. I have repeatedly said and I say today that there are no archeological remnants of Jewish kingdoms or kings in our land. There are no archeological findings from the First or Second Temple, and this site is the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount), and its history is known and its archeological remains exist to this day. Inside it is the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, and there is nothing Jewish above it, below it, or around it.
There were Jews, and their existence cannot be denied. However, there were no kingdoms, and they left no archeological remains of houses of worship, royal castles, plazas, statues, or other archaeological remains of kingdoms.”
Fatah official: We will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state because it would “cancel our [Palestinian] narrative, our history and our religion” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 2, 2014
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat.
Saeb Erekat
: “In brief, we cannot accept the Jewish state – Israel as a Jewish state – not today, not tomorrow and not in a hundred years, because whoever accepts Israel as a Jewish state agrees to change his history, his narrative and even his religion. I understand that the State of Israel exists and that we have recognized it. In 1993, there was a mutual recognition. For Israel to come and demand of the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state – what do they want with this? They want us to tell them: ‘Your narrative is true and we, Arabs, are foreigners in this land, and so we will cancel our narrative, our history and our religion.’”
Official PA TV host: “And to confirm that this is a land without a people for a people without a land.”
Saeb Erekat: “Exactly. This will never happen! This is wickedness. This is not the refugee issue or the issue of the 1948 Arabs (i.e., Israeli Arabs). This issue regards our existence, culture, and religion. It is therefore inconceivable that any Palestinian should ever agree that Israel become a Jewish state, for by doing so he would be accepting the Israeli narrative and erasing his own.”
PA daily: “The Israelis were not a ‘nation’ and are mostly of Khazar origin… and have nothing to do with the Children of Israel” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2014
     “The Israelis (today’s residents of the entity [i.e., Israel]) [all parentheses in source] were not a ‘nation,’ and are mostly of Khazar origin (not Arab and not Yemenite, and they have nothing to do with the Children of Israel, the extinct Yemenite Arab tribe); and therefore, they were never a people… We should not be ashamed to say openly that this land, geographically, historically and demographically speaking, is ours as Arab Palestinians, and it never belonged to any other nation. We should not be ashamed to inculcate this belief, since it has been scientifically and historically proven, despite the political and realistic understanding that, through the two-state solution, we will divide our homeland and country between us and them (or [have] it as one unit within a single democratic state)… It is they who are attempting to lie by calling the Palestinian [West] Bank by the Yemenite name of ‘Judea and Samaria,’ and by claiming that Yemenite ‘Jerusalem’ (present-day Al-Quds [the Arab name for Jerusalem]) is theirs!”
PA daily: Israelis “have no historic connection to this land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 27, 2014
     “The Jewish State did not actually exist in the long historic sense as the Kingdom of Judah, the location of which I do not know; and if it did exist, it was [only] for a limited period. The Jewish Khazars had a state, which was the accidental result of the encounter between two cultures – Byzantine Christianity and the Islamic Abbasids. After a consultation between their elders, the Khazar tribes decided to adopt a different religion, in order to be able to live peacefully with their Muslim and Christian neighbors – for had they adopted Islam, this would have meant war with Christianity, while had they converted to Christianity, it would have spelt war with Islam. Thus, the Khazar state was created out of a conflict between two religions, and it quickly collapsed, while the Khazar Jews scattered throughout Central Asia. The majority of the Jews of Israel are their descendants, and they have no historic connection to this land [Palestine/Israel].”
Fourth grade girls learn that "Palestinians are the original inhabitants of Palestine and not the Jews" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Nov. 25, 2014
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri, shared from a post by Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri


The image shows Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri in an elementary school classroom, with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas behind him.

Posted text:
“With female fourth grade students at the Daughters of Palestine Elementary School, [explaining] about our State of Palestine and its capital Jerusalem, and the Palestinians are the original inhabitants of Palestine and not the Jews.”
PA daily op-ed: Arab Canaanites are ancestors of the Palestinians, and the history of “Palestine” is “purely Arab and Islamic” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for the official PA daily:
     “Should we strive for the militant way of thinking, according to which we cannot relinquish even a single grain of [our] demands or of Palestinian land, on which no non-Arab race has ever tread without being driven out? Palestine was never the cradle of any of the prophets of Israel (the extinct Yemenite Arab tribe, to which the Jews living in Palestine today bear no relation) [parenthesis in source], nor did it ever serve as the setting for any temple or the other Biblical myths. How will we correct history and turn it [Palestine] into clear fact? Will we bear on our shoulders today the trust of the Arab, Islamic and Christian [character] of Palestine through the power of thought, history, facts and the true scientific narrative versus the false Israeli narrative, which is full of fairy tales? ... We are at the beginning of the path started by the founder of the Palestinian state in the 18th century, Daher Al-Omar Al-Zaidani, followed by Yasser Arafat, and the Arab Canaanites and purely Arab and Islamic history that preceded them.”

Note: Daher Al-Omar Al-Zaidani, an Arab native of Ottoman-controlled Galilee, was the independent ruler of Northern Palestine in the mid-18th century. Al-Omar founded the modern city of Haifa and fortified numerous cities, creating – with foreign assistance – an autonomous territory that was legitimized by the Ottoman authorities, who awarded him the title of “Sheikh of the Galilee”. Remembered for his relatively enlightened economic policies and tolerance toward Jews and Christians, Al-Omar is often cited as a pioneer of Arab liberation from foreign occupation and – by some contemporary authors – as a forerunner of Palestinian nationalism.
Fatah official: “Temple” is a “lie”; “Israelites never set foot in this city [Jerusalem] and present-day Israelis have no connection to it” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily:
     “[PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas has lit a new fire in ‘Israel’s’ front yard, Jerusalem, beginning with his statements about the youth Muhammad Abu Khdeir who was murdered, [being] burned to death, to his [Abbas’] ongoing calls to wage Ribat (i.e., religious war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This Mosque emphasizes to everyone, even to all the short-sighted, that the [sense of] belonging and connection to this city and this land rejects the lies of those who go by the Bible [claiming] the alleged Temple [existed] in Jerusalem. The ancient tribe of the Israelites never set foot in this city, and the present-day Israelis have no connection to it, except through their borrowed name. The temple they refer to – that is, the house of worship of the Arab Israelites who have since disappeared – was far away in their land, as has been noted by scientists – including Israeli archeologists, who have not found a single stone that could speak in the name of the ancient Israelis… Interestingly, every false prophet has a god like him, and the god of real extremism here was not IS, Al-Qaida, [Jabhat] Al-Nusra or the supporters of Shari’ah, but the American government – as [National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter Zbigniew] Brzezinski announced in 1977, that political Islam should be used in a way that serves US interests.”
PA TV libel: Israel “implant[s] fake Jewish graves” in Jerusalem “to support… [their] fake Judaization stories” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 27, 2014
Official PA TV report alleging that Israel has been placing fake graves in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem (near the site of the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives):
Official PA TV reporter: “The list of the means the occupation [uses] to Judaize the Holy City is long. It includes implanting fake Jewish graves in the land of the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, in an attempt to create props and décor to support [their] false claims and fake Judaization stories about this land. Here, in the Wadi Al-Rababa neighborhood of Silwan, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the occupation began implanting, three years ago, dozens of fake graves in an area of over 60 dunams – just as it had done in other neighborhoods, where it implanted thousands of fake graves.
Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the Committee for the Maintenance of Muslim Cemeteries in Jerusalem: “Israel is still falsifying its history and the facts, and places fake graves on the ground. It digs ditches, pours concrete over them, then lays a stone on top and covers it with dirt to make it look hundreds or thousands of years old.”
Official PA TV reporter: “The occupation brought new stones and inscribed Hebrew names on them. It claims these graves are thousands of years old, even though the reinforced concrete is new and the residents of this area have witnessed this crime of forgery… The occupation is Judaizing Jerusalem like an octopus. Here it implants graves, there settlement nests – in an attempt to prove its [longtime] presence on this land. Being a forgery, it is bound to fail.”
Jews of today not connected to Jews of the Bible and have no historic right to “Palestine” or Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily:
“Most, if not all Israeli politicians and writers… view the President’s [Mahmoud Abbas’] intellectual and cultural activity towards refuting the false Israeli narrative regarding their historic right to Palestine and Jerusalem as terrorism, falsification and Antisemitism – [areas] in which they themselves have specialized throughout history. [Political advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu] Dore Gold’s reaction to statements made by the President, [senior PA leader] Dr. Nabil Shaath and [Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat, as well as his linking them to President [Yasser] Arafat’s denial of the existence of what they call the ‘Temple’ in Jerusalem, form part of the Israeli fear, which borders on horror, of any Palestinian action not in line with their goals and political, intellectual or historical lies (the falsity of which has been proven by modern archeology and research) [parenthesis in source]… The Israeli political leadership’s exaggerated use of ideology, culture and history is proof of [its] political and legal bankruptcy, designed to conceal its failure on the political and public relations level, as well as on the ground. Those who fail have no choice but to use false history to blind the nation, to prove what has already been scientifically shown – today, and not yesterday – to be lies and nonsense: that Israel, the extinct Yemenite tribe, with all its kings and people, was never present in Palestine, but only in its original environment. Furthermore, the Jews of today, who originate from the area of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, have no connection with the historical stories of the Bible.”
Official PA daily op-ed: “Israel and ISIS – two sides of the same coin” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2014
Headline: “Israel and ISIS – two sides of the same coin”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily
     “Historically, Israel and those who stand behind it were a seed for the growth of all the Takfir (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy) streams, and directly contributed to the creation of the appropriate ground for the horizontal and vertical spread of these organizations. Despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood was established before the establishment of the State of Israel, there was a deep connection between its establishment in 1928, and its adoption by Britain, the state that received the Palestinian mandate, and the plan for the dismantlement of the Arab region. The goals of this plan were primarily to establish what was created by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916… and that the Muslim Brotherhood would assist in the birth of the Hebrew state. This was as this organization, depending on its religious aspect, its battle with the nation state, its refusal to cooperate with the national liberal and left-wing political forces, and its adoption of the Islamic Caliphate option, created the right environment for the establishment of a ‘homeland’ for the Jews in Palestine…
The integration between the Western colonialism and the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood organization created the foundations for the birth of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state in 1948, on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Arab Palestinian people..."

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Israel “attempts to erase the real Arab history” in Jerusalem “and replace it with a fake Jewish history which has no roots in this land 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 21, 2014
Official PA TV report on the opening of the “Second Conference of the National Council for Jerusalem – Eternal Capital of Arab Culture”
Official PA TV reporter: “The conference, which was attended by numerous politicians and clerics, as well as by a group of intellectuals, writers and poets from Jerusalem, issued a warning [regarding] the future of the Holy City, in view of the increase in the attacks of the settler herds on the holy places and their attempts to erase the real Arab history and replace it with a fake Jewish history which has no roots in this land.”
Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa: “We are holding this conference in light of the cultural and educational changes being implemented by the Israeli occupation in Jerusalem, such as the change in the school curriculum, the giving of Jewish – not Arab – street names, the construction of over 9,500 fake graves around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the construction of the Strauss Building, higher than the Al-Aqsa Mosque – all of which come as part of [a plan to create] a new culture for Jerusalem.”
PA TV: Israel “uproot[s] the indigenous owners” of the land, “eradicate[s] its history” and “settle[s] foreigners” (i.e., Israelis) in its place 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News report on the Judaization of Jerusalem
Official PA TV reporter: “This is a total war to uproot the indigenous owners and children of this land by various means of exile. [A war] to eradicate its history, holy places and heritage, to settle foreigners [in their place] and give them a new character (i.e., as indigenous), hand in hand with the crime of the ongoing Judaization of the city [Jerusalem].”
Jews are not descendants of tribe of Israel, were never in Palestine and are not a real nation 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2014
We can allude to five main [points] of dispute [between the Palestinians and Israelis:]
1. The Israelis say: ‘This is our land, not your land...’ [So,] Mandatory Palestine deceptively becomes historic ‘Israel,’ a fact that has been disproved by many, most prominently by Shlomo Sand.
2. They say: ‘We are more ancient, because we had kingdoms (the fact is, if they did indeed exist then they were Arab and existed elsewhere… and the Israelis of today have nothing to do with them) [parenthesis in source] and we had prophets.’ [They say] this despite the fact that gaps have begun to appear in this story in recent years, with the appearance of intellectuals, historians and archaeologists who reject claims regarding the antiquity [of the Jewish people] and kingdoms, either in terms of size and territory or in terms of their very existence in Palestine…
3. In addition, the claim that the Israelis were and remain a single nation is highlighted, and that they belong to an ancient race (meaning that ethnically, genetically and nationally they are the successors of the People of Israel, who were in fact the tribe of Israel – Arab Yemenites who are no more) [parenthesis in source] – a point that has been completely disproved by experimental science and genetics…
4. They lie that they are a ‘nation,’ though they never were..."

Note: Shlomo Sand is an Israeli professor of history who has stated that he does not think Israelis or Jews have a “historical right” to the land.
Official PA daily: Israel is a "colonialist, settler and Orientalist state, ‎which fabricated a historical narrative in ‎order to colonize Palestine‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Izz Al-Din As'ad
     ‎“IS was‎ a pawn of Israeli-American ‎intelligence, meant to fulfill the dream of ‎the Jewish state…‎ The danger in a religious state is evident ‎to all groups of a people’s ethnic and ‎religious minorities, given that the Islamic ‎State – represented ‎ by IS – has ‎imposed a poll tax on the Iraqi Christians, ‎and fought other Muslims – both Sunni ‎and Shiite – under the pretext of [their] ‎having forsaken Islam and [committed] ‎heresy. In other words, a religious state, ‎whatever the religion may be, is based on ‎an ideology of exclusion, inequality, ‎injustice…‎ Every religious state has fought and will ‎always fight other religious and ethnic ‎minorities in order to expel them from the ‎country. This is what happened in Serbia, ‎this is what is being carried out in Iraq by ‎IS, and this is what may happen to the ‎Palestinians in Israel, both Muslims and ‎Christians, if the dream of the Jewish state ‎is fulfilled…‎
Establishing a Jewish state means the ‎Jewish territory controlled by the Jewish ‎state will be land for Jews only. In the ‎Palestinian case, this is a complex issue, ‎because this state is a colonialist, settler ‎and Orientalist state, which fabricated a ‎historical narrative in order to colonize ‎Palestine. It will act forcefully to destroy ‎the Arab society in Palestine, which was ‎colonized in 1948. This may amount to the ‎expulsion of the Palestinians living in ‎Jerusalem, in order to cleanse the Jewish ‎state of the ‘gentiles’ – the Jewish term for ‎non-Jews…‎
The creation of IS, the outlining of its ‎strategy... contribute ‎dangerously to the realization of the idea ‎that Israel is a Jewish state.''
Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi attacks Obama for acknowledging Jewish history 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2014


PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "Look at the most dangerous thing that Obama said to [New York Times journalist] Thomas Friedman. Once again, he [Obama] has adopted the discourse of Zionist ideology. He adopted it when he came to this region, speaking about the Jews' return to their land, and that this is a Jewish state, the Zionist dream, and so on. Obama's adoption of the discourse of extremist Zionist ideology and his turning it into a basis for political decision-making is dangerous."
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Official PA daily: "Israel is a completely artificial state without ‎historic or moral roots‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     "This war has proved once again that Israel ‎is a completely artificial state without ‎historic or moral roots, a myth produced by ‎the settlement wave – a fact that prevents ‎it from living normally. As long as it exists, ‎it will only produce things that are against ‎humanity, and as long as its occupation ‎continues, it will produce nothing but ‎massacre after massacre, lies, false claims ‎and libels…Benjamin Netanyahu is a ‎descendant of the Nazis [who] worships Hitler’s ‎path and imitates him in all the ‎Holocausts he has perpetrated.”‎
Official PA daily: Jewish nation "was invented just a ‎hundred years ago‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council ‎member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist ‎for official PA daily
     ‎“The Palestinian people, including all its ‎factions, are taking a stand against the ‎escalating Zionist aggression, which ‎began when the Israeli regime took ‎advantage of the disappearance and later ‎killing of the three settlers (i.e., kidnapping ‎and murder of three Israeli teens). The ‎Israeli government initiated a campaign of ‎racist incitement and sedition…‎
This campaign… which accompanied ‎‎[Israel’s] military aggression throughout ‎the West Bank (which they call, in a ‎falsification of history, ‘Judea and ‎Samaria,’ neither of which ever existed ‎here) [parenthesis in source], has borne ‎its fruit among the extremist Israeli right, ‎which has taken the law into its hands ‎under the protection of the Israeli soldiers, ‎as part of what it calls revenge for the ‎deaths of the three settlers…‎
They are performing the same act, with ‎dozens of massacres and Holocausts ‎against our people in Palestine, from the ‎Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian ‎term for the establishment of the State of ‎Israel) till today. In this way, the incitement ‎campaign bounces back on Netanyahu ‎and strikes him, and the suffering of the ‎Palestinian people is once more revealed, ‎as opposed to the whining of Netanyahu ‎and those he considers his Jewish ‎‎‘nation,’ which was invented just a ‎hundred years ago.‎"

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Fatah refers to all Israelis as "settlers" and "bastards" from foreign countries 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 2, 2014
     “Who is the source of terrorism?
By the poet of the homeland, Khaled Al-Issa

I opened the book
And found the answer:
The source of terrorism is the Zionist
Come and see what happened...

The Zionist, by Allah, is treacherous
O settler, O malicious one
Your time has ended
Read the papers, lawless settler
And hear, O settlers:
You have neither conscience nor religion.
Bastards, all of you
You were brought to this land
From [Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor] Liberman’s Russia,
from Ethiopia and Sudan
And the settler is like a monkey...

O world, O sleepers
The birds alight on your heads
Look, see what has happened in Palestine
Where are the decision-makers?

This [West] Bank is protected
And the hearts in it are burning.
O Arabs, enough betrayal:
We wish for the blood to become rivers...

This homeland wants [your] rage -
It does not want you to wait.”
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Official PA daily: Jews never ruled Judea and Samaria, but even if they did, the Israelites of the Bible were in fact Arab tribes and not related to Jews of today 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2014
Op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, member of ‎Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and ‎regular columnist for official PA daily
     ‎“This occupier has been distorting history ‎ever since it claimed ownership of ‎Palestine and up to its attack against what ‎it is calling, without proof, falsely and ‎deceitfully, ‘Judea and Samaria.’ No ‎territories of Judea and Samaria ‎belonging to Solomon, David and Joshua ‎ever existed here, and even if they did ‎exist in the distant past, the Jews of today ‎have nothing to do with the People of ‎Israel mentioned in the Quran and the ‎Bible, who were Arab tribes that believed ‎in Judaism and disappeared.”‎
Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem: Israel "never saw or knew any Jewish civilization, antiquities" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2014
     “Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said…: ‘Fate and divine will willed that the land of Jerusalem be filled with countless civilizations and antiquities – for there are various antiquities under most of the properties in the Old City of Jerusalem, including hallways, cellars, tunnels, water shafts, bath houses and places of worship… whose history goes back over 5,000 years. In the past, the Near East knew ancient civilizations of various kinds that succeeded each other, but it never saw or knew any Jewish civilization, antiquities or even a historic structure.”
Official PA daily: The Israel Antiquities Authority ‎searches for ancient Jewish history in Israel, but finds nothing more than a few synagogues 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2014
‎     “In recent years, the Israel Antiquities ‎Authority has discovered numerous ‎Byzantine-period sites in the Negev ‎desert, including – in addition to churches ‎‎– synagogues from the same period, built ‎beside the churches. It is known that ‎several synagogues from the Byzantine ‎and early Islamic periods exist in ‎Palestine, including the Shahwan ‎Synagogue (i.e., the Shalom Al-Yisrael ‎Synagogue) in Jericho. The Israeli ‎‎[Antiquities] Authority’s efforts to search ‎for an ancient Jewish history have ‎resulted in nothing more than the ‎discovery of these synagogues – whose ‎existence reflects, according to all ‎opinions, what can be described as ‎tolerance during the period of transition ‎between the end of Byzantine rule and ‎the arrival of the Muslim Arabs in ‎Palestine.…‎
The [founding] father of the State of Israel, ‎David Ben Gurion, dreamed of turning the ‎Negev desert into a paradise in which ‎Jews would live; therefore, the Zionist ‎gangs embarked on an ethnic cleansing ‎operation which included most of the ‎Arabs. The Israeli authorities treated those ‎who remained like Indians, concentrating ‎them on special ‘reservations.’ Every ‎community outside the reservations was ‎considered ‘illegal…’‎
Every conqueror and invader who ‎reached this desert either regarded it ‎differently (i.e., saw its potential) – as did, ‎for example, the Nabateans, who built a ‎series of forts on the Incense and Spice ‎route…– or neglected it, allowing its tribes ‎to either fight or make peace with each ‎other, as the Ottomans did, or tried to take ‎control of it, as the new occupiers are ‎doing.”‎
PA daily: Jewish history is a collection of "myths" resurrected by "the fascist right" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2014
Op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The Palestinian revolution and the Fatah movement have succeeded – after 50 years of bitter struggle and conflict, which have cost us thousands of Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners and wounded – in refuting some of the Zionist lies…
[The author lists various statements attributed to Zionists or pro-Zionists, such as “A land without a people for a people without a land,” as examples of lies that have been refuted.]
Today, the myths of the Israelis are refuted – [the myths] which Netanyahu and the fascist right are trying to resurrect from the dust of false history, according to which they are an ancient ‘people’ with a ‘land,’ which is Palestine – something the archeologists, as well as the unfettered Israeli thinker Shlomo Sand, have completely rejected.”

Shlomo Sand is an Israeli professor of history who has stated that he does not think Israelis or Jews have a “historical right” to the land.
Official PA daily: "Israel lives on... hallucinations from the time of the Babylonian or Roman exile for which not a single proof exists" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabbah, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     "The current Israeli government is continuously accusing the PA of incitement, of a rise in Antisemitism and of harming Israel's image! Let us quickly analyze the situation, and we'll discover that no one in the world harms Israel's image more, reveals its racism, and its contempt and provocation of world public opinion more than Netanyahu and his ministers, especially those from the Likud, Bait Yehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu...
Israel lives on an extensive system of British Mandatory laws, illusory biblical maps, hallucinations from the time of the Babylonian or Roman exile for which not a single proof exists, and on acts borrowed from the Nazis, which the Israelis are now imitating against the Palestinian people...
Naturally, there are millions of examples of how Israel lives in contradiction with itself. It demands recognition of a Jewish state, even though the entire world knows that its two biggest waves of immigration at the end of the last century, from Russia and the former Soviet Union, and (Ethiopian Jews) from the region of the Falash Mura ... included hundreds of thousands of Christians, Muslims and pagans, who have no connection to the Jewish state. Furthermore, important and highly reliable contemporary historians have proven that the most important Zionist activists, especially in Eastern Europe, were of Khazar origin, with no relationship to the so-called 12 Jewish tribes! ...
Legalizing the illegal, legitimizing the illegitimate, presenting history in a one-sided way, and howling like mad wolves - this is what Netanyahu is doing at the head of his present government, in an insane race against time, clearly loathing everyone and misanalysing what is happening in the region and in the world."
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Palestinians are Canaanites and pre-date Jewish presence in Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast the documentary Return to Al- Abbasiyya, about the village of Al-Abbasiyya, which was destroyed in 1948; a neighborhood of the Israeli town of Yehud was constructed on its ruins.
The film’s narrator speaks with an elderly Yemenite Jew from Yehud.
Film narrator: “These Mamluk graves, from the Mamluk period – when they came to Palestine, they came to the Canaanites. We are here, the Canaanite Arabs, we’ve been on the land of Palestine for thousands of years. You’re the sons of Isaac. Who are we the sons of?”
Yemenite Jew: “Ishmael.”
Film narrator: “Ishmael. We are…”
Yemenite Jew: “Brothers.”
Film narrator: “But you weren’t here in the land. You came here, then left again, isn’t that so? You passed through, and didn’t settle here. The people of the land are the Canaanites, right?”
Yemenite Jew: “Right, before…”
Film narrator: “The Arab tribes lived here. Where did you live, in Yemen?”
Yemenite Jew: “Yes.”
Film narrator [ironically]: “You’re great.”
Yemenite Jew: “What did they tell us in Yemen? ‘Go to your country, to Palestine.’”
Fatah official: “[The people of the] Arab nation are the original inhabitants of the land”  
Source: Awdah TV YouTube channel, May 12, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel Awdah hosted Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen on its program The Political Situation:
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: “I say that a democratic [state] is incompatible with a Jewish [state] or a nation [state].The current Israeli mindset, in my opinion, takes us back to the days of Hitler, when he distinguished between the German nation and the other nations of the world. Today, the Israeli side is also trying to distinguish between the Jews as a nation – I’m not talking about the Jews as a religion – and the Arab nation, who are the original inhabitants of the land.”

PA TV: Israel attempts "to prove historical fables and promists that exist in their extremist minds alone, about... a people who never owned this land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on Holocaust Memorial Day
PA TV newsreader: “Even as Israel commemorates the day known as Jewish Holocaust Day, it perpetrates a new Holocaust each day against our people; it persecutes them, discriminates and treats them with racism.”
[Photographs of Hitler and images from the period of the foundation of Israel (Ben Gurion, war images, etc.) appear in the background during the report]:
PA TV narrator: “Even as the Israelis commemorate Holocaust Day – which all human conventions denounce and condemn because it is contrary to the nature of all mankind – our people remember the holocausts and massacres committed by the descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust [perpetrated by] Nazi Germany. Israel has not learned the lesson from what happened to them and to other human beings. To the contrary, during its wars it carried out executions, murdered civilians, bombarded buildings with missiles, burned Arab villages in 1948 and set up detention camps. Between massacres, Tel Aviv established its control and occupation of this land, to compensate for its losses and for the suffering caused by Hitler’s Germany and the rest of the world, where they had been persecuted and discriminated against. The strange thing is that the occupation state copied these racist acts, and gave our people, the owners of this land, a taste of them, in order to prove historical fables and promises that exist in their extremist minds alone, about a land without a people for a people who never owned this land… Decades later, the situation has not changed, and Tel Aviv is still making our people taste tragedy – by oppressing the Palestinian people and undermining its awareness of its tragedy, in which Tel Aviv plays the part of the executioner."

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PA spokesman: Israel creates "visual pollution" in "creating a history of Israel and the Jews in Jerusalem which is nonexistent" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 23, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on the visit of Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and Commissioner General of the political leadership, to Jerusalem.
Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and Commissioner General of the political leadership: “In addition to the environmental pollution caused by the waste that the settlements and their criminals produce and dump on the Palestinians, the occupation is now trying to create visual pollution for the world, by polluting Jerusalem’s landscape through the new inventions it is trying to devise, with the aim of creating a history of Israel and the Jews in Jerusalem which is nonexistent, despite all the excavations.”
Official PA daily: Jewish claim to Israel as a homeland is "based on the fabricated biblical and Talmudic tales" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2014
Op-ed by Dr. As'ad Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     "The leaders of the Zionist state, from their first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, to the present day, from the right to the left, agree that historical Palestine is 'Israel's homeland'... This [claim is] based on the fabricated biblical and Talmudic tales. All this points to an Israeli fortress mentality, which is faithful to the Zionist heritage, which is based on racism, arrogance and the lie of 'the chosen people,' and based on the 'Masada complex' - a fear of recurrence of the 7 years of a Roman army siege which forced the Jewish men in the fortress to make a strange decision that no reasonable person throughout history has ever understood: to kill their women, children and elders and then commit suicide...
Israel and peace are opposites. This [Israel] is a state that surrounds itself with physical and psychological concrete walls that are ingrained in the Jewish mentality, which is based on rejection and fear of the other, and which sees the solution in expanding the construction of the fortress walls. Even the racist separation fence, in addition to being a kind of 'apartheid', recalls the tradition of the Jewish ghetto in Europe. Therefore, one can say that Israel's recourse to building the fence stems from reasons connected to the internal psychological structure of the Israeli character, which was formed in the shadow of the Jewish ghetto worldview."
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PA daily: Israel is an "apartheid state" and "breeding ground for... corruption and mafia" because its leaders know Zionism is "based on lies" and "lack of belief... in the continued existence of their state" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “[Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert’s conviction on [charges of] corruption is a crushing blow to his political history, and can be considered the defining moment in the closing chapter of his political time... which will make it difficult for him to return to politics – though anything is possible and permissible in the apartheid state, given its settler character.
The State of Israel, according to the testimony of Judge Rosen (the judge in the Olmert case) and others, is a breeding ground for all forms and manifestations of corruption and mafia, and the political and military classes may well be playing a central role in furthering these manifestations, which threaten the unity of Israeli society. This phenomenon has both subjective and objective causes [including]: 1. The lack of belief among these leaders in the continued existence of their state, given their understanding that it is an unnatural state and that the dangers surrounding it render the chances of its continued [existence] elusive. 2. The ideological, political, moral and ethical foundations of the Israeli elites are weak; they understand that the Israeli Zionist narrative is based on lies and falsifications of truth, history and reality. 3. The nature of [Israel’s] relationship with the capitalist West – especially the United States, which lavishes on Israel the highest financial and economic aid, and sets the mood and creates a fertile environment for acts of theft and robbery among the ranks of Israeli leaders. 4. The nature of the relationship between the heads of global financial capital and the Zionist movement, in which the Jewish Zionist families play a pivotal role in reinforcing corruption and bribery, [can be seen] in the same context.”
PA daily op-ed: "Recognition of the Israeli state's 'Jewish identity'… means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “Today is the 38th anniversary of Land Day, at a time when the struggle between the [Palestinian] national project and the Zionist colonialist project is intensifying…
The Israeli leadership insists on bending the truth and imposing its false narrative by extracting recognition of the Israeli state’s ‘Jewish identity’ from the Palestinian people and leadership. This means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative.”

Note: Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider it a national day.
Fatah official: Israel is a “colonialist settlement” with no history in the land 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2014
     “Fatah Central Committee Member and [PA] Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath said that the Israeli government’s demand that the State of Palestine recognize Israel as [a] Jewish [state] is the ideological and historical explanation [it] needs to justify the theft of Palestine. He said: ‘They want us to admit that they did not steal our land, since by recognizing the state [of Israel] as Jewish, we would be acknowledging that Palestine is their original land and country.’ He emphasized that this would never happen under any circumstances.
He [Shaath] added: ‘This recognition threatens the right of return and the Palestinians in Israel (i.e., Israeli Arabs). It would mean depriving them of their right to citizenship, and defining them as aliens or visitors. Israel’s aim is to justify the continuation of the colonialist settlement of the occupied land and the [refusal to] retreat from any part of Jerusalem, [which they consider their eternal capital.’ He also said: ‘With this demand, they are threatening the Palestinian [West] Bank, since the propaganda, deceitfulness and claims of the Zionist movement were based on [the idea] that their historic roots were, in fact, in the [West] Bank.
What this means is that they are preparing justifications for stealing the lands of the State of Palestine. Through this recognition, the settlement will become legal, meaning [it] will no [longer] be colonialism.’
He added: ‘They are trying to falsify reality, and their historic stories about their connection to the land of Palestine are questionable…
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Fatah youth: Jews are “new invaders” to the land 
Source: Official website of Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission, fatehorg.ps, Mar. 10, 2014
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a press release in response to the declarations made by the extreme right-wing Prime Minister of the occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas [publicly] declare his recognition of Israel as a Jewish state at Birzeit University…
In its statement, Fatah’s Shabiba said that Netanyahu and his right-wing government should learn from history, which has proven at every stage that nations yearning for freedom, justice and independence inevitably achieve victory, and that occupation, racism and darkness are fated to vanish. It [the movement] noted in its statement that every olive tree and every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza and all of Palestine recognizes the true owners of the land, for Palestinian land is alive and knows its original inhabitants, and knows who the new invaders are. [The message also stated that] the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of our people, their expulsion from their villages and cities and the destruction of [their] villages over 66 years ago, will not erase the facts nor change the true face of the land."

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Article in PA daily denies Ethiopian Jewry's connection to Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2014
     “[At the Al-Karameh border crossing between Jordan and the PA,] it was business as usual, when suddenly, I was standing before a Falash Mura [Ethiopian] soldier. After checking my passport, he asked me to wait on a chair next to a man whose features suggested he was of Far-Eastern origin. The Asian man, like the Falash Mura soldier, has nothing to do with the country – the former came as a visitor, while the latter can let me enter or turn me back.”

Note: The Falash Mura are descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity. In 2003, the Israeli government passed resolution 2948, granting Ethiopian descendants of Jewish mothers right to emigrate to Israel. Since then Israel has helped bring most of the Falash Mura to Israel.
Op-ed in PA daily: Jews were never present in Israel, such claims are nothing more than “fairy tales” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 27, 2014
Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for official PA daily
     “These days, the occupiers have reached the height of their rampage in their parliament, which is populated by a handful of crazy people reinforced by fairy tales and bundles of dreams, not a single letter of which has been proven true by a single stone of Jerusalem…
Each day, they come out with a new refrain that not [even] the first Zionists before them could have imagined, and pretend that their alleged Temple stood exactly at the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque…
Recognizing the ‘Jewishness of the State’ is an implicit confirmation that the refugees have no rights, that we stole ourselves a homeland and have not been [living] on our ancestors’ land for thousands of years. If the Jews were indeed present [here] for a short period in the history of our land, that presence was not along the coast, nor in the north or south of Palestine. In other words, the Jews never passed through or were present in the territories which the peace process firmly defines as being outside the negotiations and [designates] as Israeli territory.”
Official PA daily: Palestinian narrative is “the only narrative consistent with historic ‎Palestine,” Jewish narrative is “a fabrication”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2014
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular ‎columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“Historic Palestine is the land of the ‎Palestinian Arab nation and bears its ‎narrative, culture, and identity. No one, ‎whatever his power, can sever the bond of ‎affinity, proximity and history between the ‎Palestinians and the land of their ‎forefathers. The only narrative consistent ‎with historic Palestine is the Palestinian ‎narrative, and any other narrative is ‎nothing more than a fabrication meant to ‎justify a colonial occupation that expels ‎‎[the original inhabitants] and settles ‎‎[others in their place]. Therefore, all the ‎claims of the leaders of the Zionist ‎movement, from Herzl to Netanyahu and ‎everyone in between, are false, and have ‎no connection to the truth… ‎
Proponents of the Zionist movement are ‎pumping up these lies through their ‎internationally influential media outlets, ‎which are supported in an unprecedented ‎way by the imperialist West, in order to ‎disseminate them and to brainwash the ‎Jews, who have been deceived, to realize ‎‎[their] colonial objectives in the region. ‎This [is being done] because the State of ‎Israel (Note: the Palestinian media ‎generally avoids using this term) was a ‎front line and support base for the ‎capitalist powers… and its purpose was ‎the partitioning of the Arab region and the ‎theft of its resources, to prevent the ‎awakening of the Arab nation and to serve ‎as a way out of the distress of the Jewish ‎question within the given time frame.‎"

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PA daily op-ed: Israelis have no right to land, which God gave to Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2014
From op-ed by Imtiaz Diab:
     "Regarding those [Israelis] who came boasting the metal of their gleaming rifles, while fleeing a fate of their bodies being turned to white dust (i.e., the Jews who fled the Holocaust), who shared our bread and salt with us, who betrayed our courtesy and claimed their God had promised our land to them – they are only transient in their journey in the Diaspora, [a journey] which has protected them from dissolving into the nations that hated them everywhere, except for us, we who gave them shelter in our homes.
We know well that they… will leave our holy olive tree one day, [the olive tree] which they uprooted from the soil they claim to own!
They have never understood that God gave this land to those who were born on it, those who have lived on it, those whose fathers were buried in it, and to those who were compelled to migrate by force by those who came and claimed the land was desolate. This is the land of those who have loved it, breathed its air, embraced its trees and wept over any damage done to its soil…"

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Woman in PA TV documentary: Israel is not the homeland of the Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2013
From a documentary that aired on official PA TV:
Woman: "I'm not against Jews. They can live. They can live on Mars, Allah willing, but they cannot take over places that are not their places, or land that is not their land and a homeland that is not their homeland."
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Official PA daily: Jews have "nothing to do with... historic Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2013
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “How, and on what grounds, is the Jew, who has nothing to do with the Palestinian Arab land (historic Palestine) [parenthesis in source], entitled to return to it, while the Palestinian son of the Palestinian is not entitled [to return]?”
Official PA daily: "The Israeli apartheid state" is based on "a false Zionist narrative‎" and "colonialist Zionism‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2013
By columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd ‎Al-Rahman
     ‎“European Union representatives ‎hastened to send letters to the ‎representatives of Palestine and Israel, ‎containing ‘carrot and stick’ measures for ‎each of the parties. Regarding the former ‎‎(the ‘carrot’ measures), the European ‎Union took care to emphasize that it would ‎provide financial and economic support on ‎various levels if the two-state solution ‎within the June 4, 1967 borders is reached. ‎At the ‘stick’ level, it threatened to blame ‎Israel for the failure of the negotiations due ‎to the continuation of the settlement ‎‎[project]. The letter to the Palestinians also ‎included a threat in the event they ‘did not ‎agree’ to make concessions that would ‎bring about a leap in the peace process! ...‎
What is being demanded of the ‎Palestinians? Is there any obligation ‎towards the Israeli apartheid state that they ‎have not met since the signing of the Oslo ‎Accords? Are the Palestinians being asked ‎to cede the right to return to their homes, ‎which was promised to them by ‎international law? Are they being asked to ‎cede their historical narrative in favor of a ‎false Zionist narrative and recognize the ‎‎‘Jewish [character]’ of the Israeli state, ‎thereby placing their own necks and that of ‎their people under the guillotine of ‎colonialist Zionism?”‎
Official PA daily denies ancient Jewish connection to Israel while falsely claiming ancient Palestinian heritage 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2013
Op-ed by Dr. As’ad ‎ Abd Al-Rahman, ‎regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“The debate surrounding the identity of ‎the ‘State of Israel’ and the identity of its ‎citizens since its establishment in 1948 is ‎still ongoing, and ‘Israel’ may well be the ‎only [country] in the world that refuses to ‎grant its name as a national identity to its ‎citizens.‎
The real reasons for the disagreement in ‎Israel about a citizenship that would ‎define the national identity of the state ‎and its citizens, from among the national ‎identities offered – Israeli, Jewish and ‎Hebrew – arise from huge historical, legal ‎and religious obstacles, which prevent ‎Israeli identity from being used as the ‎national identity of the Zionist state and its ‎citizens… ‎
Genetic ‎analysis, scientifically revealed that the ‎European Ashkenazi Jews, who adopted ‎the Jewish religion in the 7th century CE, ‎are from the Aryan race, and have no ‎connection to Semites...‎
‎The Oriental Talmud of the Oriental Jews ‎who converted the Ashkenazim from their ‎pagan religion to Judaism, is the ‎‎‘Palestinian Talmud, [or] Jerusalem ‎Talmud.’ ‎
This Talmud was written thousands of ‎years ago, ‘in the ancient Palestinian ‎Jewish Aramaic language,’ meaning the ‎language of the Canaanite Palestinians. ‎It’s enough for us to know that the name ‎of the Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem ‎Post, was, from its founding in 1932 until ‎the establishment of the Zionist state in ‎‎1948, The Palestine Post.’”‎

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PA daily acknowledges Jewish symbols on artifacts from the Byzantine period 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 26, 2013
In a rare instance, the PA daily acknowledges Jewish history in the land of Israel:
     “In the [Russian] museum [in Jericho] there is an exhibition of Byzantine copper coins from the fifth and sixth century CE, as well as ceramic lamps from the [period of the] second half of the fifth century to the first half of the seventh century that bear Christian, Jewish, and Islamic symbols.”
Balfour Declaration was "A promise [made] by those who had no ownership to those who had no right" 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Nov. 1, 2013
Zayzafuna: November 2013 marked the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
Cover of the Zayzafuna magazine:
“November 2, 1917
The Balfour Promise (Declaration)
A promise [made] by those who had no ownership, to those who had no right (i.e., Jews)”

Note: 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 view 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.)
PA daily acknowledges possible Jewish connection to ancient Jerusalem well 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2013
     “Near the Monastery of Mar Elias, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, roughly half way between it and Bethlehem, one can find the well of Kadismo that was an important landmark on the historical Jerusalem-Hebron-Bethlehem road before [that road] suffered a painful blow with the occupation of what was left of Palestine in 1967. Researchers tell us that the name of the well is a distortion of the Greek name kathisma, meaning ‘seat’ or ‘place of rest’, while others believe it comes from the Hebrew word kodashim, meaning ‘what is sanctified.’ Since the fourth century, when the Roman Empire adopted Christianity, it has been known as ‘the Virgin’s well.’”
Al-Aqsa Mosque Director on PA TV: Jewish medallion artifact is Arab, not Jewish 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2013
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interviewed Director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Najeh Bakirat.
Bakirat: “The medallion that was found near the Marwani Mosque (Solomon’s Stables) was an authentic Arab medallion that was turned into a Jewish archeological object.”
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Note: The gold medallion referred to was discovered 50 meters from the Temple Mount's southern wall in 2013. The medallion is engraved with Jewish symbols: a menorah (candelabra,c enter), a shofar (ceremonial horn, left), and a Torah scroll (Bible, right).
Israelis misunderstood where the “promised land” is – it’s in Yemen 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 1, 2013
PA TV program In a Prisoner’s Home:
Host Abir Al-Shamali: “How can we work together to revive our legacy in the younger generations’ memories? Because, as you know, the Israelis claim that this is the promised land - the holy land (Quds), even though, it should be known, that if they had read our people’s history, a more educated person would have looked for the [place named] Quds, Kaddesh (holy), which is located in Yemen, which means, the promised land that the Israelis demand is in Yemen and in the mountains of Yemen.”
Fatah representative in the Palestinian National Council Abu Dahouk: “In the beginning of the occupation the Zionists acted based on [the belief] that the old would die and the young would forget. We have children who are three years old and they say ‘I’m a Palestinian.’”
“Jews have no right” to the Cave of the Patriarchs, which is “completely Islamic” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2013
     “The Head Custodian of the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs), Hijazi Abu Sneina told [official PA news agency] WAFA... ‘The Ibrahimi Mosque has been entrusted to us, and everyone is responsible for preserving and protecting it, whether during Ramadan or during the other months of the year, because it is a completely Islamic Mosque to which the Jews have no right.”
Israel is “inventing history and names, trying to prove its historic existence” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2013
Op-ed by Imtiyaz Diab:
Headline: “The Palestine Sunbird”
     [The writer reports that an Israeli commission has sent requests to international organizations to change the name of a bird now called the “Palestine Sunbird” and begin calling it the ”Orange Sunbird”.]
“’Orange Sunbird’! That’s what [Israel] wants to call it! It wants to kidnap [the bird] from us, and it has set up a special commission to promote the name change. This commission has sent letters to all international unions and organizations that deal with nature, in order to pressure them into changing the name…
Does defending the Palestine Sunbird and declaring it a national symbol not necessitate our preparing legal dossiers and negotiation files needed to make this issue a red line in negotiations for a permanent settlement between us and them? Yes it does, because Israel will not compromise when it comes to inventing history and names, trying to prove its historic existence. This is very different from the Palestinians and the Arabs who have believed that strong evidence is sufficient to protect their existence.”
PA daily op-ed: Historically, the Jewish ‎nation never existed 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 27, 2013
Op-ed by Hafez Barghouti:
Headline: “Israel and racist extremism”‎
     ‎“Twenty-two years from now, Israel will be ‎older and will have a smaller percentage ‎of Jews, even though their number will ‎rise to 8.3 million, out of a total of 11.4 ‎million… Israel is still contending with ‎what can be called an identity crisis and a ‎demographic crisis. It still cannot read the ‎situation [that will exist] in historic ‎Palestine if it continues to reject the ‎establishment of an independent ‎Palestinian state, since most of the ‎population will be Arab. ‎
Therefore, when confronted with peace, it ‎flees toward establishing a legalized racist ‎state. Those who favored the proposal to ‎grant the State of Israel a Jewish identity ‎in its Declaration of Independence justify ‎this by [claiming] that [the proposal] ‎doesn’t imply a state that is Jewish in the ‎religious sense, but only in a national ‎‎[sense], despite the fact that, from a ‎historic point of view, the [Jewish] ‎nation never existed. Ancient tribes, ‎including the Arameans, the Persians, the ‎Arabs, the Europeans, and the Khazars ‎adopted it [Judaism], and even today ‎people convert [to it]; [but] it is impossible ‎to call a religion a ‘nation.’ ‎
This racist definition encounters religious ‎extremism in other religions, and ‎transforms the conflict into a futile ‎religious conflict that will never end except ‎with the destruction of one of the sides. It ‎is odd that destructive ideas like these are ‎considered by Israeli legislators at a time ‎when bloody religious conflicts rage in the ‎world.”‎
Israelis are "tyrants who stole the land of Palestine‎" and "hijacked the heavenly Jewish religion‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2013
     “In Bethlehem’s Manger Square yesterday, ‎the veil was lifted from the largest oil mural ‎in the world, during a ceremony under the ‎auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas. ‎The mural was painted by Dr. Jamal ‎Badwan ‎... who called it ‘Interreligious ‎Tolerance and Peace.’ ‎…‎
Badwan emphasized that Jerusalem, ‎which appears at the center of the painting, ‎symbolizes the resolve of our people and ‎the capital of Palestine – all of Palestine, ‎including its orchards, Acre and its walls, ‎Jaffa and its oranges, and Bethlehem and ‎its [Church of the] Nativity.‎
‎He... noted that resistance is not ‎‎[carried out] with rifles alone, but also ‎through art.‎..
Bethlehem District Governor Abd Al-Fattah ‎Hamayel congratulated ‘the artist, Dr. ‎Jamal Badwan, on this political artwork that ‎reflects the [Palestinian] heritage.’ ‎
Hamayel said: ‘When you see the painting, ‎some may ask, ‘Where is the synagogue?’ I ‎say explicitly that Palestine is known for its ‎cultural heritage, for brotherhood, and for ‎exemplary coexistence among religions. ‎But these tyrants who stole the land of ‎Palestine, also stole the heavenly Jewish ‎religion, harnessing it in opposition to love ‎and co-existence. ‎
We suffer from the gang that hijacked the ‎heavenly Jewish religion. But Palestine ‎will remain a symbol and an ideal ‎greenhouse [in which to cultivate] ‎brotherhood.’”‎

Note: For a longer translation and a note from Ma'an describing the mural, click "full article."
“Not a single remnant connects” Jews in Israel “to the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 10, 2013
Article by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London paper Al-Hayat. It was republished in the op-ed section of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “The Canadian government is Israel’s ally, meaning it is the Arabs’ and the Muslims’ enemy – even if they deny it – since it supports the fascist, racist state that occupies Palestinian lands, kills, expels, and destroys…
I am amazed that the Canadian nation doesn’t lift a finger. Sarcasm is all I can come up with, and so I say to myself that the cold must prevent the Canadian citizen from thinking, and that allows his government to do as it pleases…
What appears above is my own personal opinion about Canada, its policies and its government.
I call on all Arab states, and the Islamic states along with them, to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and begin a gradual boycott of Canada.
But what is important about a boycott of Canada is that the Canadian citizen will [be able to] cover up with a blanket providing a little warmth, allowing him to ponder the situation where his government incites 1.5 billion Muslims from all over the world against his country…, just to establish relations with one occupation state of six million, when in all of Palestine there is not a single remnant that connects [those six million] to the land.”
Op-ed in PA daily: There was never a Jewish presence on Palestine`s shores 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2013
Headline: “The bell of the new Zionist proposal”
Op-ed by Adli Sadek
     “When they [the Israelis] talk about what they call ‘Biblical Israel,’ their jargon is based on the concept of the occupation’s strength, and not on the facts of history that do not recognize, for example, any Jewish presence on Palestine’s shores during the short and limited periods that Jews lived on our land.”
"Biblical Israel" is Israeli "jargon" with no basis in history - PA daily op-ed 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2013
Op-ed by regular columnist Adli Sadek:
     “When they [the Israelis] talk about what they call ‘biblical Israel,’ their jargon is based on the concept of the occupation’s strength and not on the facts of history that does not recognize, for example, any Jewish presence on Palestine’s shores during the short and limited periods that Jews lived on our land.”
PA daily op-ed: Israel "is based on biblical tales" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2013
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen. Published originally in London-based Al-Hayat and in the opinions section in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll say that the Palestinians are victims of the Jewish occupation which is based on biblical tales. All of Israel [is located] on the land of Palestine and it is a Nazi-like occupation that treats the sole owners of the land with racism, killing, destroying and displacing.”
Mayor of Ramallah: Jews are "new invaders in this region (i.e., Israel)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 6, 2013
Mayor of Ramallah Musa Hadid: "In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre there's the tomb of Jesus. It shows that our Palestinian nation's connection to Jerusalem is thousands of years old (i.e., claiming Jesus is Palestinian)... It's obvious to the whole world that we, the sons of the Palestinian nation who adhere to Christianity, are the Palestinian nation's original sons. We have been the inhabitants of this land for thousands of years. Those who came to us from European countries are new invaders in this region."
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PA minister: Israel assigns Jerusalem a "forged Jewish character that is far from its Islamic and Christian rootedness" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2013
Headline: “Al-Husseini updates a Danish delegation about the occupation’s steps in Jerusalem”
     “[Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, and Jerusalem District Governor Adnan] Al-Husseini related to the battle for school curricula that the Palestinian people is immersed in, because the occupation authorities are scheming to fraudulently interfere with Palestinian curricula and alter expressions that are in the heart of Palestinian history and faith, as part of a systematic program using forgery, distortion and deception that has almost fooled many people, and whose goal is to erase signs of Arab, Islamic, and Christian culture, to clear the minds of the new generations, and purge them from their cultural and historical past that has been rooted in this land for thousands of years.
He also related to the destructive actions and excavations being carried out by the occupation authorities in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and its presentation of its forged Jewish character that is far from its Islamic and Christian rootedness, and mentioned the ‘Mughrabi Gate’ neighborhood, 12% of whose houses have been demolished and removed, and most of whose residents have been banished.”
Abbas rep: Israel attempts to “destroy the holy, archeological and historic sites” and "erase ancient national history” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2013
Headline: “Al-Ta’awun held a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the ‘Palestinian Museum’ project in Bir Zeit”
     “Yesterday, [Thursday April 11, 2013,] the Al-Ta’awun Institute conducted a ceremony laying the cornerstone of the ‘Palestinian Museum’ project in the village of Bir Zeit north of Ramallah. In a speech on behalf of the President of the Palestinian state Mahmoud Abbas, Presidential Bureau Chief Hussein Al-A'araj stressed the importance of the project which he considered ‘a glorious, important, national structure that makes concrete the strong national will to protect Palestine’s name and its national and cultural heritage’ …
Similarly, he [Al-A'araj] was of the opinion that the general Israeli attempts to destroy the holy, archeological and historic sites, and to incorporate the walls of Jerusalem, the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque (i.e., Rachel’s Tomb) in Bethlehem, and other [sites] under the so-called ‘Israel Antiquities Authority’, are [all] part of the [Israeli] activities to erase ancient [Palestinian] national history. He also declared that everything found on this land is evidence of its antiquity and its ancient and indisputable connection to Islam and Christianity.”
The State of Israel has no "historical basis" - Israelis not even related to the 12 tribes of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2012
Op-ed in official PA daily:
     “It later turned out that the Zionist movement’s leaders and their broad group of followers have no relation even to the (Biblical) twelve tribes of Israel, as the great Hungarian historian [Arthur] Koestler proved, and as Jewish and Israeli researchers clarified later.
This means that the superfluous (nation) in this region, and the one harming its security and stability is the occupation (i.e., Israel) in all its shapes and stages, whether in the past or in the present, and whether in the form of military occupation, settlement, or Judaization and fabrication that have no historical or legal basis.”
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Jewish ancient connection to land of Israel is “a big lie” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 2, 2012
Editor-in-Chief of the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aref Hijjawi: 
     “They covet the land, and the land has limits. We’re not up against just this Israeli craving, we’re up against an [Israeli] dream. Israel has created a dream in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants, of world Jewry, and of [the inhabitants of] western countries as well: ‘We’re coming back to our land after 3,000 years.’ That’s a big lie. They’re using the Torah as a land registration form. The Torah is no certificate of title to the land.”
PA daily: Children write letters to Queen calling Balfour declaration a “sin” and “crime” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2012
     “Young Palestinians whose parents were exiled from their villages and towns in 1948 wrote to Queen Elizabeth II... on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration...
They demanded that the British dignitaries and Arthur James Balfour’s descendants apologize for [the fact that] he promised to the Jews their [the Palestinians’] homeland on Nov. 2, 1917...
Omar Hantash... sent a letter to the present Foreign Minister, William Haig, in which he called on Haig to atone for his predecessor’s sin, and to admit that [Balfour’s] promise was a crime against the Palestinian people…
Suheib Darawshe wrote to Queen Elizabeth: ‘Because of your ancestor’s declaration and your political maps, we lost Haifa – my grandfather’s city – and its sea. If someone were to attack a British city, you would accuse him of terror, but we have been slaughtered a hundred times by terrorist gangs who founded the state that you recognize.’ …
The Tubas coordinator of the Ministry of Information, Abd Al-Basset Khalaf, said that the youngsters’ letters reflect the bitterness of the historic injustice that was done to them, and illustrate the wretched situation in which children suffer, since the occupation has imposed an oppressive routine [on their lives]… and has prevented them from living a free life like other children of the world.”

Note: 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 view 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.
Fatah: Balfour Declaration was a “a historic crime against humanity that shames the human race” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2012
     “The PLO Department of Culture and Information last night [Nov. 1, 2012] laid political and moral responsibility on the international community – first and foremost on Britain – for our people’s collapsing under the only ongoing occupation in the world, for the crime of historic proportions that it [Britain] committed against humanity by issuing the Balfour Declaration that led to ‘a national home’ for the Jews in Palestine, blatantly violating the principles of international and humanitarian law… It went on to say: ‘The very least Britain and the nations of the world can do is apologize for this historical injustice that befell our nation, and extend financial and moral support to it…’
In Ramallah, Fatah described the Balfour Declaration as a crime of historic proportions against humanity, and stressed that Palestine is ‘the national home and land of the Palestinian people, and it is the historic and natural right [of the Palestinian people.]’ In a press release issued yesterday [Nov. 1, 2012] for the 95th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration, Fatah’s Commission on Culture and Information said that ‘Our Palestinian people’s right to its national home and land will not be compromised by any statute of limitations or by establishing facts on the ground by the force of arms, the settling occupation.’
The press release went on to say: ‘Great Britain knew this very well on Nov. 2, 1917, the day its Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour promised British and European Jews that Palestine – the land of the Palestinian people – would be a national home for them, thus committing a historic crime against humanity that shames the human race and history.’..."

Balfour Declaration gave land to “undeserving others” (i.e., the Jews) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2012
PA daily columnist Yahya Rabah:
     “November is upon us again, with its painful memories… In the beginning of the month Balfour made his ominous declaration in which someone with power, an oppressor who did not own [this land] or have any rights to it, made a promise to undeserving others (i.e., the Jews) who had been making capital out of its history (i.e., by claiming it was the ‘promised land’) in order to obliterate the Palestinian people’s very existence, its life and its land – all for the benefit of the Zionist movement that was to establish a state called ‘Israel’.
Later in November, the ominous signs continue. The Partition Plan was adopted [in that month], and the eternal Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat passed away after the attempt on his life with slow-acting poison. So whenever the November winds blow, Palestinian memory recalls wounds that still bleed and cause pain…
On the 15th of this month, we shall renew the promise we made, the promise to break free from the claws of this occupation, the most oppressive occupation in history.”

Note: 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 view 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.
On Nov. 19, 1947 the UN General Assembly adopted the Partition Plan to create a Jewish State and an Arab State in Palestine after the termination of the British Mandate.
PA TV News: No trace of Jewish history in Jerusalem and in "our land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 25, 2012
     PA TV newsreader: "Deep underground beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque, there's [an Israeli] race against the clock to complete the excavations in search of [Jerusalem's] Temple that exists only in the minds of radical organizations. These images reveal the extent of the excavations. ... Here, you can see an underground city excavated by Jewish radical organizations. They falsify historical facts by linking them to Jewish history, the traces of which don't exist in our land.
In the shadow of [distracting] internal Arab affairs, Jewish organizations are speaking openly about the historic opportunity to realize their ominous dream: to build the alleged Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
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Fatah official: King David and Solomon’s Temple never existed in “Arab-Canaanite Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2012
Op-ed by member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Bakr Abu-Bakr:
Headline: “When Netanyahu distorts history at the UN”
     “It could be that most people didn’t notice Netanyahu’s claim, from the podium of the UN a few days ago, that Jerusalem’s history belongs to the Israelis...
Netanyahu said – and he wasn’t telling the truth – that ‘3,000 years ago King David ruled our land and its eternal capital Jerusalem’. He added that he would say this to anyone who might claim that the Jewish state has no historical roots in the region, and that it will soon disappear...
Let me give a more detailed report on the real truth about Jewish presence in Canaanite-Arab Palestine. If this [Jewish] presence is really ancient, why is there no scientific confirmation of their kingdoms or rule during the time of Prophets David or Solomon and their fellow [rulers] as they describe them? [The existence of] two prophet-kings is a fact we accept, as it is noted in the Quran, but archaeologists strongly disagree as to the place where, and time when, they lived. Their presence in Jerusalem or Palestine, as described in the Bible, doesn’t correspond time-wise..."
PA daily: "Jews have no right" to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 16, 2012
Headline: "The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) today to worshippers"
     "The occupation authorities announced yesterday that the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (i.e., the Machpela Cave of the Patriarchs) would be closed today [16/08/2012] to Muslim worshippers… Head of the Hebron Religious Trusts, Zayd Al-Ja'afari, condemned these arbitrary measures against houses of religious ritual, regarding them as an attack on the monotheistic religions and on freedom of religion as anchored in international laws. He also stressed that the occupation authorities intend to persist in this deliberate policy… in order to seize control of all sections of the cave … and he added that the Ibrahimi Mosque is a solely Palestinian-Islamic matter, and that Jews have no right to intervene in it.
The Ibrahimi Mosque, with all its passages, courtyards and sections, will be open to Muslim worshippers on Friday [Aug. 16, 2012] and on the first day of Eid El-Fitr. …Former Chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Law and preacher at the Ibrahimi Mosque, Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi… stressed in a press release yesterday that the Ibrahimi Mosque, including all its parts is an Islamic mosque only, to which Jews have no right, neither from near nor from afar.
He also stressed that the settlers and Jews entering it to pray constitute a dualism that is not acceptable in houses of worship and is rejected by all monotheistic religions and international laws and accords."
Minister of Religious Affairs: The "owners of Jerusalem" are the Muslims and Christians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2012
Friday sermon, speaker: Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Present in audience: President Mahmoud Abbas; Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Secretary General of the Presidential Office.

     Al-Habbash: "The Arabs and Muslims, all of them… are invited to come to Jerusalem, to come to Al-Aqsa [Mosque], in order to tell the whole world: This mosque is ours; we will not abandon it, nor will we abandon the Palestinian people in its struggle [against] the schemes to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In its struggle against the schemes and the plans, which aim to alter the landmarks of Jerusalem and the landmarks of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… Israel does not want the Muslims and the Arabs in Jerusalem. Are we acceding to what it wants? Are we acceding to its [Israel’s] desire, to separate Jerusalem from its owners? The owners of Jerusalem are all the Muslims and all the Christians in the east and the west of the country. Jerusalem is today in great danger… A few days ago we heard some nonsense that has no legal or religious value. It was said by one of the Israeli MPs who wants to propose a law to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews. Simply and firmly [I say] – this is a recipe for blood, fire, and war… No one can imagine that a single centimeter of the Al-Aqsa Mosque will belong to non-Muslims, not even a single millimeter, not even a breath in the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to someone who is not Muslim… These calls and statements are a great danger. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger. These [MPs] are trying to claim a false right to this mosque for themselves … Anyone who wants to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque will burn himself and destroy himself… These worthless calls, uttered by some of the worthless Israeli MPs – we will trample them. They have no value, they are not even worth the dust that our feet tread upon anywhere in this world."
PA Ministry: The Cave of the Patriarchs is Palestinian and "the Jews have no right to interfere in its affairs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 2, 2012
     "The Ministry of Religious Affairs said yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities had prevented sounding the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) 50 times during last July. Director of Islamic Trusts in Hebron, Zaid Al-Jabari… said: 'The Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) is a purely Palestinian Islamic issue, and the Jews have no right to interfere in its affairs, in its corridors and in its plazas."
Positive report on PA TV: Palestinian artist acknowledges Jewish historical period in Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 24, 2012
Palestinian artist, Ismail Midya:
     “This painting represents Jerusalem in different periods. This is the Islamic period. This is the Christian period. Prior to that is what I called the Jewish period. This is the Canaanite period. It's important to me and to all Palestinians because it's a map or document.”
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Note: PA TV and media in general rarely publish statements acknowledging Jewish history in Jerusalem and the land. This broadcast represents a rare exception to the usual PA policy to deny Jewish history in Jerusalem.
Jewish history in the land of Israel denied by Syrian author in PA TV interview 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 30, 2012
Program: "Personal Encounter"
Guest: Hassan Hamid, author in Syria
     Hamid: "I see Israeli society as rotten from the inside. Carpenters or wood craftsmen would say it's worm-infested wood. For 60 years, they've been looking for pottery, glass, for a brick or a handful of sand that would put back something resembling history to them, but they haven't found it."
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Zionism is "devoid of any foundation in history" and "Jews are not a nation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2012
By PA daily columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
Headline
: "Palestinianism vs. Zionism"
     "At the beginning of May, the English [online] newspaper Yediot Aharonot published an article by a Zionist full of hatred for Palestinians and Palestinianism, hostile towards peace and the solution of two states for two peoples on the borders on June 4, 1967: He is Moshe Dann, a Zionist writer and historian living in Jerusalem. Dann tried to incite against Palestinianism, to distort its real essence [as an ideology] which supports Palestinian nationalism, and tried to dress it in religious garb – even though everyone knows that Palestinian identity brings together all Palestinians, regardless of religion or ideological belief… Moshe Dann grew up in the midst of Zionist forgery and hypocrisy, and was nourished and fed with the racist Zionist ideas that were based on the Jewish religion in order to mislead Jews of different nationalities and to bring them into [Zionism's] furnace of colonial war, so as to serve its masters in the imperialist West. This was in order to spearhead the colonialist enterprise, with the aim of stealing the Arabs' resources and to act in a systematic and planned way to deepen rift and division among the peoples of the Arab nation, as a continuation of the Sykes-Picot conspiracy of 1916, and prior to that – the Campbell-Bannerman Conference of 1905-1907. [In his article, Dann] wanted to reverse the picture and to dress the Palestinian national identity in Zionism's worn out, torn attire…
Moshe Dann's lies have been exposed by Prof. Shlomo Sand, Ilan Pappe, and other Jewish historians who have removed the mask from the real face of racist Zionism which is based on a narrative devoid of any foundation in history, because the Jews are not a nation, but rather members of different nations from all over the world, who believe in the Jewish religion."
PA daily denies Jewish connection to Herodium, an ancient fortress built by the Jewish king of Judaea  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2012
Headline: "Considered one of the most prominent Palestinian landmarks – occupation authorities and settlers hurry to Judaize Mount Furadis (i.e., Herodium)"
"The occupation authorities and the settler Gush Etzion [Regional] Council have made great strides in the Judaization of one of the most important Palestinian landmarks - which has become a central focus of tourism for the Israelis – as part of the unholy alliance between the settlers and the occupation government and its branches, such as the Nature and Parks Authority.
The occupation authorities have laid their hand on the Herodion fortress, said to have been built by Herod, the Edomite governor of the Roman province of Palaestina, and have turned it into a 'national park.' Occupation authorities have awarded the settler Etzion Council freedom of action at the site, whose local [Arabic] name is Mount Furadis. A grant from the Israeli government has made it possible for the settler council to 'develop' the site so as to absorb a greater number of tourists, whose number continues to grow. It has become one of the sites that draws the greatest number of visitors, especially since the Israeli archaeologist Yehuda (Ehud – ed.) Netzer announced that he had located Herod's grave at the site. Many people, including Israeli archaeologists, have cast doubt on this announcement. Netzer's dramatic death while he worked at the site in October 2010, has added a mythological dimension to the story of his love for Herod and his illegal excavations at the site."

Note: The Herodian fortress south of Jerusalem was built in the 1st century BCE by King Herod, the (Jewish) king of the province of Judaea.
Poet on PA TV: Israel is “a myth,” it is “American colonialism” in Arab lands 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 31, 2012
PA TV program hosts Palestinian poet Yusuf Al-Khatib.
     Al-Khatib: "Israel is a myth; Israel is a lie. There is American colonialism of the Arab homeland by means of the Israeli fortress that is in Palestine; that is all… Israel is simply a mask for the American Empire."
PA TV program denies Jewish presence and history in the land of Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 18, 2012
The PA TV program Standing Firm visited Mes'ha village. PA TV produced the program and the editors chose to include the following in the broadcast:
A resident from Mes'ha village: "Where were they [the Jews]? Two hundred years ago, where were they? Before they came here, where were they? Each of them – where? Before the First World War, or the Second, where did they go; where were they? Where are they? Where did they come from? Listen, this is a disease by means of which Allah is testing us; it's called 'Jews'."
Editor of PA daily: The “Arab-Canaanite West Bank” has no connection to Judaism 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 15, 2012
Headline: "From settlements to Judaization"
By editor in chief Hafez Barghouti
     "Judaism is a religion and not a nationality. And the Arabs have always been spread throughout Palestine, and the authentic Palestinian customs in the mountains – i.e., in the Arab-Canaanite West Bank - are the backbone of the Palestinian spoken dialect and customs…
The occupation, which is stealing our land, our foods, our holy graves and our culture, wants to falsify our entire history, because it feels that we are firmly planted in our land, and it is unable to wage a fascist war of extermination in order to be rid of us."
PA daily reports on seminar at Al-Quds University entitled “Jerusalem and the alleged Temple” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2012
Headline: "Seminar in Salfit on the subject of Jerusalem and the alleged Temple"
     "The Salfit branch of the Al-Quds Open University, in cooperation with the Salfit Region Advisory Council and the Ministry of Culture, held a cultural lecture entitled 'Jerusalem and the Alleged Temple', as part of the university's strategic plan aimed at strengthening ties between the university and local social institutions.
Speakers at the seminar included Dr. Omar Ja'areh and Adnan Ayyash…
Director of the Salfit branch [of the university] noted that the seminar was [taking place] within the framework of the activities of the Cultural Council in the Salfit region, aimed at deepening Palestinian national identification and strengthening it, as well as [strengthening] the citizen's bond with his land and his history. In their addresses, Dr. Ja'areh and Ayyash noted that everything that had been said at the seminar was based on Israeli research. Both speakers drew attention to the fact that since the establishment of the Zionist movement, it has used all means to achieve its aims, including falsification of history, which it uses in order to achieve its political aims."
PA Minister: Israel steals and appropriates Palestinian culture to justify its “legitimacy on the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2012
Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha, spoke at a gathering held by the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs and the Prisoners' Club in solidarity with Khader Adnan, a prisoner in administrative detention who, according to the newspaper, had been on a hunger strike for 52 days.
     "Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha… said that Israel has gone beyond all forms of oppression practiced by fascism throughout history, and that it does more than racist discrimination and ethnic cleansing: it has concentrated all forms of oppression from all of history, recreated them, and used them against everything which is Palestinian in an attempt to nullify it completely. This is [done] in order to ensure its (i.e., Israel’s) historical legitimacy upon the land, its religious legitimacy and cultural legitimacy, through theft of Palestinian culture and attributing it to itself."
PA daily denies Jewish history in Israel: “Every stone in this land speaks Arabic” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2012
     "Hebron, the fourth holiest city to Islam, will remain, Allah willing, a firm fortress holding out against Zionist attempts to forge its history and its landmarks. The establishment of the settlement of Kiryat Arba by the Zionist movement and Israel is a poisoned dagger in the side of the holy city…
Every step, every village, and every town in our land has a story of history and culture, and every stone in this land speaks Arabic."
Balfour Declaration gave the land to those who had “no ownership” and “no right” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 8, 2012
PA TV live broadcast from the main rally in Beirut marking the 47th anniversary of the establishment of Fatah:
Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ashraf Dabour:

     "For more than a hundred years our people has been subjected to plots. In 1917 there was the promise by Balfour – a promise by someone who had no ownership, to those who had no right. In 1948 there was the greatest plot – the theft of the homeland and the scattering of its people."
Fatah official: “Israel has no right to Jerusalem – not religiously... and not historically” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2011
     "Palestinian philosopher and member of the Fatah Advisory Council, Ahmed Ghneim, called to adopt what he referred to as a program for the Palestinization of Jerusalem as well as a clear Palestinian world-view for dealing with the program of Israelization which Israel is carrying out in Jerusalem… This was during a conference held by the Ministry of Information in Qalqilya yesterday evening… Ahmed Ghneim spoke about the historical background of Jerusalem… Ghneim reviewed the repeated efforts of the Zionist movement to seek a legend that would draw Jews throughout the world, and turn them from a religion into a nation… He noted that the insistence on declaring Jerusalem the eternal capital [of the Jewish people] means that the war is a religious war, even though Israel has no right to Jerusalem – not religiously, not legally, not politically, and not historically."
PA daily article by omits Judaism as one of the three monotheistic religions in “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2011
The article starts with general information about the establishment of Fatah, the start of its armed activity, and the attempt to sabotage the Israeli National Water Carrier.
Headline:
"47th anniversary of beginning of Fatah activity"
"Islam and the Monotheistic Religions in Fatah Strategy
     Palestine is the holy land to the three monotheistic religions. Islam is the religion of most of the Palestinian people, and it is the official religion of the government and the state. Christianity and the Samaritan religion have the same sanctity and respect. The Fatah movement will not permit any discrimination among Palestinians on the basis of religious background and level of faith, and it respects everyone's freedom of worship.”
Mufti of Ramallah warns of Israeli plan to seize Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the “alleged Temple” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2011
Headline: "Mufti of Ramallah updates delegation from Carter Center on Israeli plotting"
     "[Mufti of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district Sheikh Ibrahim Awadallah] stated, during his meeting with the [Carter Center] delegation yesterday, that the plots testify to the strong Israeli desire to carry out the plan of the extreme right-wing in Israel, relating to the seizure of this [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and the building of the alleged Temple."
PA TV: “It is the Israelis who are foreigners, who were invented, and sown in a land that was not theirs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2011
On Dec. 10, 2011, US presidential candidate and the former speaker of US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich said that the Palestinian Authority does not recognize Israel's right to exist and that Palestinian schoolbooks teach children to become terrorists. PA TV Report on Gingrich's controversial statements:
     Gingrich:
"The Palestinians are an invented people and they are terrorists."
PA TV reporter: "The Palestinian people is authentic, while it is the Israelis who are foreigners, who were invented, and sown in land that was not theirs."
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is “an Islamic mosque; the Jews have no connection with it” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2011
Headline: "The occupation closes the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron to Muslims for two days"
     "Director of the [department for] Religious Trusts in Hebron, Ziyad Al-Ja'abari… emphasized that the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) is 'in all its areas and parts solely an Islamic mosque; the Jews have no connection with it, and all the measures adopted against it are wrong."
Bir Zeit University Professor claims Israelis are foreigners to the land 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2011
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem on Palestinian membership in UNESCO and the history of Palestine with Dr. Jamal Amer of Bir Zeit University
     Amer:
"There is no occupation [in Palestine], rather, it's an exchange, whereby one culture is brought down in its entirety and replaced by immigrants from all over the world who don't know Hebrew, don't know Palestinian geography, don't belong to the Jewish religion, aren't familiar with the people's culture, and they humiliate the respected and mighty Palestinian people every day at the roadblocks…
The issue now is their focus on Al-Aqsa [Mosque], in order to break up the [concentrations of] people around it. Therefore, the first action they undertook was that Muslims from all over the world could not come to Al-Aqsa; that was the first thing. Thereafter the Palestinians inside Palestine (i.e., Israel) found themselves in a situation where they cannot come to Al-Aqsa. After that it was the residents of the West Bank, [just] a meter away – and that's [thanks to] the racist Nazi separation fence – who found themselves in a situation where they cannot enter Al-Aqsa… Now those who rule the country [Israel] are people… who are indecisive; they have no polity, they don't understand what a political cabinet is about, they don't understand diplomacy, they don't initiate. [Speaking of recent tensions between Israel and Germany:] They have broken off their connection with the most important lifeline in the world [for them]: and that is the blackmail which they employed against the Nazis in Germany, because of which they [Germany] are still paying them thousands of billions of dollars."
Fatah member: Balfour Declaration greatest crime of international community 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 3, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it.
PA TV News interview with Fatah member Fayez Abu Aitah:

     "Yesterday we had the [anniversary of the] Balfour promise - the greatest crime that the international community is responsible for, and specifically the British government. The time has come for the international community to repair the sin against the Palestinian people and to give the Palestinian people today its right to live like the nations of the world, on its land, within its independent Palestinian state."
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PA TV News: Balfour Declaration is a mark of shame on humanity 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 2, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it. 
PA TV News reader:
 "Today is the 94th anniversary of the cursed Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917], by means of which those who had no ownership (Britain) permitted those who had no right (the Jews) to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine."
Reporter: "A promise that brings a mark of shame upon humanity, because it [humanity] ignored the colonialist frenzy. Balfour will continue to turn in his grave because of the historical injustice which Britain committed against the Palestinian people."
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PA daily: Balfour Declaration was a "great political crime and sin" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it. 
     "The Arab League emphasized yesterday that now, more than ever, there is a need for a serious international position supporting the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and putting an end to the historical injustice done to it in the wake of the Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] and the continued Israeli occupation. A press release by the [Arab League] Department for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Lands on the occasion of the anniversary of the Balfour promise, said: 'This cursed promise was the main reason for the catastrophe which befell Palestine in 1948, and it represented the beginning of the tragedy of the Palestinian people, which has continued for many decades...
The promise declared by British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, on Nov. 2, 1917, constitutes a great political crime and sin, leading to the uprooting of the Palestinian people and the theft of its land, and causing wars and great conflicts which still continue in the region.'"
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PA daily: Balfour Declaration promised the land to "those who had no right [to it]"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it. 
     "The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, expressed the hope of seeing Palestine as a state in the UN, on Sept. 21, 2011, and we believed him... It has been said of the Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] that it was a promise by someone who had no ownership [of the land] to those who had no right [to it]. We said of Obama's promise that it was a promise by someone who is unable, to those whose right [to the land] it is already. Balfour's promise to the Jews of Europe - a homeland in Palestine - was a preventive step, because in his letter he sketched a road map for freeing his country and Europe of the burden of the Jewish problem, and of the bases for the spread of Communism in western Europe, which was led by the poor, the European workers, and the Jews... The Jews of the Zionist enterprise sought a promise from Balfour, who had the ability, because they knew that only the strongest power in the world at the time [Britain] could impose the conditions for the establishment of a state for the Jews. His promise was an ominous sign, [bringing] disasters upon the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the nations of the region and the world."
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PA daily: Israel is the first state in history to be established on "land belonging to others" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it. 
     "Today is the 94th anniversary of the cursed Balfour promise [The Balfour Declaration of 1917], by which Britain awarded the Jews the right to establish a national home in Palestine, based on the false slogan, 'A land without a people for a people without a land'. ... This promise represented the first step taken by the West on the road to establishing an entity for the Jews on the land of Palestine, in accordance with the wishes of World Zionism, at the expense of a people which had been rooted in this land for thousands of years. ... The Jews made successful use of the piece of paper published by Arthur Balfour, known for his friendship with the Zionist Movement, and later the [British] Mandate and the 1947 resolution by the [UN] General Assembly concerning the Partition of Palestine: They realized their dream of establishing [the State of] Israel on May 15th, 1948, and this entity earned membership in the UN thanks to pressure by the super powers. Israel became the first country in the history of the global political system which was established on land belonging to others, and which receives international aid which has caused it to behave arrogantly in the region - expanding, swallowing more Palestinian and Arab territory, and behaving violently and mercilessly towards those among the Palestinian people who remain upon their land."
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Mufti of Jerusalem on PA TV: The Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb are heritage sites of the Palestinian people alone 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 2, 2011
PA TV live broadcast from gathering to honor released prisoners from Jerusalem district, Shuafat refugee camp.
     Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine:
"Not so long ago the occupation (i.e., Israel) claimed that the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) and the Bilal Ibn Rabbah Mosque (Rachel's Tomb) are Jewish antiquities, and that goes against the truth and history. Today [now that Palestine has been accepted into UNESCO] we are able to tell the UN, via UNESCO, that these places are cultural and heritage sites of the Palestinian people."
PA TV: Israel’s claim that it has a historical and cultural right to the land is “based on illusions and fables” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 31, 2011
PA TV News special broadcast marking acceptance of Palestinians into UNESCO.
PA TV host: "The heritage and culture and the entire history is being snatched at this time by the occupation, which has tried by all methods for Palestine not to reach this stage and this very important point."
Dr. Al-Mutawakkil Taha, Palestinian Minister of Information: "[The occupation] claims that it has legitimacy in three areas. It argues that it has the historical right to the land, and argues that it has the right to the [unintelligible]… and the holy places. It argues that it has the cultural right to all its cultural components – I refer to the clothing, the food and drink, the poetry and the language, and the heritage and the folklore and so on. Now, we must consistently work on a world-view which will stand up to this forcible theft, with the occupation aspiring to seize the three areas of [our] rights [historical and cultural rights, and rights to the holy places]. We must have means on the level of the narrative, the anchoring of history – on the level of united action and cultural unity. We have a vision, we have an established and professional strategy, to respond on all fronts to the false claims of the Zionists that they have the right… As to the occupation – we know [their claims], we are in an eternal, endless struggle with the occupation over legitimacy…
We have the three rights [historical, cultural, and holy places] and they [Israel] have false claims, and a narrative which is based on illusions and fables, on Torah beliefs, and these two theories which are used about this land – we ourselves must be able to fill the theory which we adopt, so it will be stronger and more provable, and more acceptable – not only on the Palestinian and the Arab front, but also on the international front."
Fatah Central Committee member belittles Jewish ties to Israel, as expressed in Netanyahu’s UN speech 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2011
     "Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Tawfiq Tirawi, said that the speech by President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN was a historical [speech] par excellence, expressing the tragedy of the entire Palestinian people, from 1948 until today, and presented the Palestinians' demands with regard to independence, freedom, and the establishment of a state. He said, 'This was a historical speech at a historical time and at a historical place.' In response to Netanyahu's speech, he said: 'This was a pale speech that repeated itself and said nothing new; in it he expressed the occupation regime [and said] that it has historical rights to this land, as though the world doesn't know that the Prophet [Muhammad] ascended [to heaven] from the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Netanyahu spoke as though this was the land of his forefathers, forgetting that we have been here for tens of thousands of years.'"
Mufti of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem is an Islamic, Arab city and will never be anything but that” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 6, 2011
Headline: "150,000 people hold prayers on first Friday of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the occupation's strict measures"
     "The Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, called upon the residents [of Jerusalem] to head for the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan and during the rest of the year. He said, 'You advance [on Jerusalem] today in order to declare that you will never abandon a single grain of the soil of your mosque and of your city. You emphasize, through your advance, that Jerusalem is an Islamic, Arab city and will never be anything but that."
PA TV News: Israel steals Palestinian identity and cultural heritage 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 15, 2011
PA TV News on a Debka folkdance festival held in Safa, in the Ramallah district.
PA TV reporter:
"[The groups] are directing a message to the entire world, that the Palestinian nation still retains its identity and its cultural heritage, while Israel attempts to steal this heritage."
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Abbas representative at graduation ceremony: “Al-Quds is not Jerusalem” no matter “how much you forge history and geography" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2011
Headline: "Arab-American University celebrates graduation of its eighth class of students"
     "Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, head of the university's Board of Trustees and representative of President Mahmoud Abbas, at the graduation ceremony… added: 'On your behalf I would like to tell [Israeli PM] Netanyahu that Al-Quds is not Jerusalem, that Ahmad is not Solomon, that Nablus is not Shekhem, and that Ariha is not Jericho. It makes no difference how much you forge history and geography: The land of Palestine will remain Palestinian and Arab. A plant from Brooklyn will not survive in Palestinian soil. We are the children of this land; we were hewn from it and we shall return to it."
Jerusalem, Hebron, Tel Aviv and other cities originally had Arabic names 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2011
Official PA daily's columnist on religious affairs, Is'haq Feleifel:
     "The great and exalted Allah commanded the angel Gabriel to place Muhammad upon the riding beast [named] Al-Buraq, which was a cross between horse and donkey. The night journey was both physical and spiritual... Once he [Muhammad] reached the Al-Aqsa Mosque, (PMW note: the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was not yet built in the time of Muhammad. The "night journey" mentioned in the Quran is dated to 621 CE. The mosque was built on the Temple Mount by the son of Ummayad Caliph Abd Al-Malik 84 years later in 705 CE.) the angel Gabriel removed Muhammad from upon Al-Buraq's back, and then he tied the beast to the Al-Buraq rock, which was called the 'Al-Buraq Wall'. The Jews changed its name to the 'Wailing Wall', because the Jews are always trying to change Arabic names into Hebrew names, especially when it comes to prayer sites or names of towns and villages. For example, they call Al-Quds 'Jerusalem'; Al-Khalil [they call] 'Hebron'; Atara - 'Atarot, Nablus - 'Shechem', Tal Al-Rabia - 'Tel Aviv' (PMW note: 'Rabia' is the Arabic translation of the Hebrew word 'aviv', meaning 'spring'); Askelan - Ashkelon. There is not enough room to list all the names which have been replaced with false names. Even the 'Torah' falsified, changed and forged; this is the way of the Jews - they always try to change the real names to other, false names, in order to erase the [historical] facts."
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Jewish presence in land of Israel 2,000 years ago "represents... nothing more than invention and falsification" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2011
Official PA daily columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     "The Zionists must acknowledge publicly, in front of the world, that the Jews have no connection to the Palestinian Arab land, upon whose ruins arose the colonialist settler Zionist plan that settles and expels, represented by the Israeli apartheid state. That which occurred two thousand years ago (i.e., the Jewish/Israeli presence in the land), assuming that it is true, represents in the book of history nothing more than invention and falsification and a coarse and crude form of colonialism."
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Israel stole Palestinian heritage, including clothing, keffiyeh, falafel and humus 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 26, 2011
Columnist Muwaffaq Matar, commenting on the cheap products from the Far East flooding the Palestinian market:
     “The Israelis have already stolen our clothing, our keffiyeh, our falafel and our humus, so why should we [now] allow produce from China and Taiwan to burn our olive tree (i.e., destroy the local economy)?”
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PA mayor: "The Zionist enemy" is trying "to create a history" at the expense of Palestinian history 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 23, 2011
PA TV program Palestine This Morning:
Ahmad Budheir, Mayor of Kufr Al-Hares: “We are suffering from the Zionist enemy, from the visits of the settlers - or the incessant invasions of the settlers - into the town, from the harassment and repeated assaults on citizens, on homes and on the land. They are trying to create a history that doesn’t exist on our land, as usual, to steal the history and to steal the culture. They are trying to build history at the expense of our own history.”
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PA Deputy Minister of Culture: Israel steals Palestinian culture 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 4, 2011
     “The Eve Center for Culture and Arts in Nablus held a large gathering at the An-Najah National University yesterday to mark Land Day, under the slogan ‘Land and Identity’, to honor the female Martyrs, expellees and prisoners of the ‘70’s. The gathering was held… to honor and commemorate the Martyrs, prisoners and expellees of the Nablus region from the period in which the Palestinian resistance began, during the years 1967-1970… Deputy Minister of Culture, Musa Abu Ghreibeh, spoke about the role of his Ministry in reviving the Palestinian memory, especially in light of Israeli measures aimed at erasing this memory from the minds of Palestinians and specifically of the youth. He also noted with approval the role of the Eve Center (i.e., center for women’s issues) in strengthening culture, resolve, and activity aimed at preventing the occupation from stealing Palestinian culture.”
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PA daily op-ed rewrites history, denies that all players on "Palestinian" team in 1934 World Cup were Jews 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2011
Bader Maki writes in an op-ed in the sports pages:
     “We [the Palestinians] participated in the qualification stage for the 1934 World Cup, held in Italy, and played against sister Egypt… The truth must be told. Some of the Palestinian players against Egypt were Jews. The reason for this was that the Jews who lived [here] at that time were Palestinians to the bone, because the [Israeli] state entity had not yet been born. They lived among us like the Muslims and Christians who were Palestinians like them. The Hebrew entity attempted to falsify history, saying that it was the Israeli team which participated in the 1934 qualifying rounds. It became clear to everyone, as well as to FIFA, that the purpose of these attempts was to erase our people’s history, to delete it and obliterate it from historical records. Since the beginning of the Jewish immigration to Palestine and the establishment of the first colony in 1882, they have attempted to claim that this is a country without a people, and therefore they carried out acts of expulsion of our people, by means of dozens of acts of massacre, and at the same time encouraged Jews in Europe to emigrate to Palestine, in various ways...
Today we recall the memory of our pure Shahids (Martyrs), who paved the way for our people’s freedom, first among them Yasser Arafat; Sheikh Ahmed Yassin; Fathi Shekaki; Amr Al-Qassem; Abu Ali Mustafa; [Che] Guevara of Gaza [Muhammad Al-Aswad]; Dalal Mughrabi; Abu Iyad; Abu Jihad; Lena Al-Nablusi; Iman Hijjo; Faisal Al-Husseini; Al Abu Touq; and the Shahids of the eternal Land Day in the Interior (i.e., Israel).”

Note: The composition of the Palestine-Eretz Yisrael team that played against Egypt in 1934, in Cairo, was completely Jewish: players were Berger, Resnick, Fiedler, Friedman, Fuchs, Sukenik, Harlap, Kraus, Kestenbaum, Reich, Nudelman. At that game what would eventually become Is
Advisor to PA Foreign Minister: Protect [Muslim and Christian] holy sites from Israeli theft 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2011
Headline: “Jaradat: The Palestinian cause has received great support from the Council of the Arab League [of Nations]”
     “Tayseer Jaradat, advisor to the [PA] Foreign Minister, said that the Palestinian cause had received attention yesterday from foreign ministers at the Arab League Council. He stated that the foreign ministers had discussed several issues raised by the permanent representatives during their meeting over the past two days…
Concerning the purpose of the Palestinian party’s request for serious Arab activity at UNESCO, the Foreign Minister’s advisor on Arab affairs said that the Arab, Islamic and Christian heritage in Jerusalem and in Bethlehem was facing a dangerous Israeli policy, because the occupation state considered some of the holy sites in Bethlehem and in Hebron as part of the Jewish tradition.
He added, ‘We remember the bombardment of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem a few years ago, and this shows how Israel does not respect the sanctity of the holy places, and that it can do anything without any warning. Therefore, we have asked for Arab activity at UNESCO in order to protect the holy places and the historical and archaeological sites, and to resist their theft and attribution to Jewish heritage.’”

Note: Israel has never “bombed” the Church of the Nativity. It was Palestinian terrorists who stormed the church in 2002, in order to use the monks and the religious site as shields, while fighting against Israel for several weeks.
PA official: Cave of the Patriarchs “will remain Arab, Islamic, and belonging to Muslims alone” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2011
Headline: “Hebron municipality and elders warn of the occupation’s policy of Judaizing the Old City and the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs)”
     “The Executive Director of the Department of Mosques in the Ministry of Religious Affairs said, in a speech delivered on behalf of the Minister of Religious Affairs [Mahmoud Al-Habbash] during a ceremony held at the Ibrahimi Mosque: ‘I direct a message to the occupier (i.e., Israel): We pray that you will be expelled, you and those who are with you. This mosque will remain Arab, Islamic, and belonging to Muslims alone. It will not be left to you as an inheritance, because the Ministry of Religious Affairs will continue to be the devoted guardian and defender of the mosque as Islamic.”
Not a single piece of pottery attests to the existence of Jewish history in Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 8, 2011
Program: ”Personal Encounter” 
Guest: Hassan Hamid, author in Syria:
     Hamid: "I see Israeli society as rotten from the inside. Carpenters or wood craftsmen would say it's worm-infested wood. For 60 years, they’ve been looking for pottery, glass, for a brick or a handful of sand that would put back something resembling history to them, but they haven’t found it."

Note: This program was originally broadcast on Feb. 8, 2011, and rebroadcast on May 30, 2012.
PA daily: "Netanyahu’s extremist government is falsifying historical facts" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2011
     “The [Fatah] movement said, in an announcement published by the Commission for Information and Culture… that Netanyahu’s extremist government is falsifying historical facts, and that although the leader of the Israeli Kadima party, Tzipi Livni, has acknowledged that the Palestinian State is not a favor bestowed by anyone, Netanyahu is seeking to breathe new life into the Zionist enterprise, through plans for the control over and hegemony of the Middle East region through all available means, both military and economic.”
PA cartoon accuses Israel of having no heritage in land 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Jan. 11, 2011
The following cartoon is a response to UNESCO’s report published on October 21, 2010, designating Rachel’s tomb as a mosque and requesting that Israel remove the site from its list of national heritage sites:

Text:
“You have no heritage”
On Hand:
“UNESCO” – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
On Jew: “Settler”

Note: Jews maintain that Rachel's tomb is Jewish in origin.
PA daily accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage in ancient oil lamp exhibition 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 30, 2010
Article on ancient oil lamps from different periods that have been discovered in Israel:
Headline: “The lamps of Palestine”
     “The Israeli Antiquities Authority has evoked the heritage of ancient Palestinian lamps, in honor or the Jewish Festival of Lights, [Hanukkah] but – as usual – through a mix of religion, politics and history, to serve ideological-political purposes. The lamp, which – in addition to its important function in [various] cultures – symbolizes an unending and portable source of light, which can be controlled, has become a tool for dissemination [of propaganda]. The Israeli Antiquities Authority has organized its efforts to hold an exhibition on the subject of lamps in Palestine (which it calls the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel), in order to mark the victory of the Hasmoneans, the supporters of fundamentalist Judaism, over the Seleucids with their Syrian-Greek culture, as symbolized by the Festival of Lights.
Official Israel, represented by the Antiquities Authority, is appropriating the heritage of Palestinian light, and sees no light other than that of ‘the Land of Israel’.”
PA TV: Israel distorts history and even falsified origin of the falafel ball 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 24, 2010
Interview on PA TV with member of PA Parliament (Legislative Council) Muhammad Al-Laham:
     Al-Laham: "Israel is enlisting this religious heritage [of Bethlehem], enlisting this absolutely Palestinian treasure in the service of its plans, and distorting it, as it has distorted history and falsified [the origin of] stones from churches and stones from Jerusalem; it has even falsified [the origin of] the falafel ball. It falsified these archaeological sites and religious sites as Jewish ones."
PA TV: Israel stole music, dance, food, and land from Palestinians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 23, 2010
Interview on PA TV with Maha Al-Saqa, Director of the Palestinian Heritage Center:
Al-Saqa
: "[The Israelis] have stolen many aspects of our heritage: our popular foods, our music, our debka [dance], our popular fashion, and of course, first and foremost, our land."
PA TV host: "Even our speech, of course."
Israel steals Islamic sites in Jerusalem, claims they are part of the "alleged Temple" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 16, 2010
Deputy Minister of Information, poet Al-Mutawakkil Taha: 
      “The settlers in the occupied city [Jerusalem] go about in it as they wish, declaring that they are the owners of these Islamic sites and claiming that [the sites] are part of the alleged Temple... The Israeli government attacked the writer, Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha, after he published a study concerning the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) in which he showed that [the wall] belongs exclusively to Muslims, and that it is an Islamic trust... [Taha] noted that in fact, by virtue of the tumult which the Israelis raised over the study, they demonstrated two methods by which they always act: [the first-] casting fear on the Palestinians and Arabs, and second – that Israel is based on the means of theft and the claim of ownership of everything on which it lays its hand, while it steals the holy places in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. [He noted that Israel] has stolen the ancient Palestinian heritage – popular foods, the Palestinian keffiyeh, and the clothing of the ‘fallah’ (peasant) – claiming that these are its own heritage and property.. He stated that Israel is carrying out all of these acts and actions by means of terror.”
Minister of Culture says Israel steals Palestinian heritage 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2010
PA TV News broadcast:
     News reader: "Minister of Culture Siham Al-Barghouti said that her ministry works for [preservation of] the Palestinian heritage, which is subject to theft by the Israeli occupation."
Israel steals culture, even Hebrew stolen from Aramaic 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 7, 2010
Interview on PA TV with Dr. Ibrahim Al-Fani of the Al-Quds Institute of Research and Documentation, concerning the cultural landscape of Jerusalem and the "Israeli assault" on the city:
     Al-Fani
: "He [the Israeli] has stolen my culture, turned it into technology, burned my customs and traditions, and taken what I have, leaving me devoid of initiative…
We must put together a cultural team and prevail over the Israelis in disseminating [our] culture, for they have no culture. You know that the Hebrew language is not [really] the Hebrew language, since it is taken from Aramaic. All the universities in the world know this. They stole the Aramaic language and codified it, and it became Hebrew."
Israel denies Palestinian history and "sow[s] legends" in its place 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2010
Headline: “The real Israel and the false Israel” (Daily column by Yahya Rabbah)
     “We hope that the regional and international firefighting team... will be able to gain control of the fire, which is swallowing the Mount Carmel forests... In the depths of our Islamic Arab culture, even if an aggressive foreigner (Israel) occupies our home and steals it, we don’t wish for the home to burn. In addition, the Carmel and its pine forests are an eternal part of our Palestinian memory. The Zionist movement, and its deformed child – Israel – continues to deny this memory, in order to sow in its place legends with no truth and no roots, but they did not succeed... What is important is that Israel... stood helpless in the face of the fire, and in every real test it returns to its true dimensions and reveals that the false, legendary and mythological Israel, is nothing [but] an illusion.”
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Note: In December 2010, a major forest fire broke out in northern Israel. The PA sent fire-fighters and equipment to help contain the fire, drawing mixed reactions among Palestinians.
Israel “is based on series of legends,” such as the “legendary Temple” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 3, 2010
Columnist Yihya Rabah writes an open letter to executive director of the Ministry of Information, poet Al-Mutawakkil Taha, in response to the publication of his study on the Western Wall:
     "My dear friend, poet Al-Mutawakkil Taha, former secretary general of the Association of Palestinian writers… and [currently] deputy Minister of Information… resting upon the sword of truth and scientific, objective research, has presented us with a very succinct study about the Al-Buraq Wall, which was the reason for the onset of the first problem between us and the Zionist movement in 1929, which was known as the 'Al-Buraq rebellion'. At that time, Great Britain held the Mandate for Palestine, and it insisted on holding the Mandate for Palestine in order to sever it [Palestine] from its Arab context and wholeness and to present it as a gift to the Zionist movement, to establish the State of Israel.
When the Al-Buraq rebellion broke out, Britain – which was at the time the primary ally of the Zionist movement – established a commission of inquiry known as the Shaw Commission. The commission came to Palestine and met all the parties… and arrived at the proven historical truth that the Al-Buraq Wall was an organic part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it was its south-western boundary, and that it [the Wall] had no connection to Solomon's Temple, which the Jews claim was destroyed by Rome in the year 70 C.E….
We understand why Israel jumps as though bitten by a snake when Al-Mutawakkil Taha points to this document in his study: after all, Israel – as hundreds of intellectuals and scholars say, some of them Jewish… is based upon a series of legends, and it works to ensure that none of these legends will collapse, because the collapse of a single legend means the collapse of a supporting pillar that is one of the pillars of the legendary Temple...”
US condemns PA official who denies Jewish historical connection to Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2010
     "The Palestinian Authority Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha, has published a 50-page study in which he casts doubt on the Jews' honoring of this pilgrimage site as a wall belonging to a complex of Jewish Temples which was destroyed several hundred years ago. Spokesman for the American State Department, P.J. Crowley, told journalists: 'We strongly condemn these statements and reject them out of hand, since they are factually mistaken, do not take into consideration the feelings of others, and are extremely provocative.'
He added, 'Time after time, we have raised with the PA leaders the need to combat all forms of de-legitimization of Israel, including denial of the historical connection of the Jews to the land.'
The article was removed from the Internet site of the Palestinian Ministry of Information following American protests, as noted by the Ministry. The article, signed by Al-Mutawakkil Taha, published on Nov. 22 on the Ministry of Information website, was removed yesterday.
Taha told Agence France Presse: 'I do not know who removed it.' He emphasized that he was not behind the publication of the article on the site, and added: 'This article reflects my opinion, not the position of the Ministry of Information or the Palestinian Authority.'"
Official PA daily: Establishment of Israel realized British “colonialist aim” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2010
Columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     "Today [the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration] is a painful anniversary for the Palestinian people, the 93rd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in which those who had no ownership of the Palestinian soil and homeland - the British colonialists - gave it to those who had no connection to the land, neither near nor distant - the Zionists, in order to realize a colonialist aim, in the service of the objectives of the colonialist West in the Arab region."
PLO leader: Jewish population “not authentic” in its land 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 1, 2010
Ahmad Hanoun, senior member of the PLO department for refugee affairs:
     "Most of the world participated, clearly and directly, in the plot against the Palestinian people. Meaning, they are partners in [creating] the tragedy that befell the Palestinian people. Nowhere [else] in history did the UN partition a land, giving it and allowing a part [of the population] that was not authentic to establish a state in that land, while not allowing the other nation to establish its state."
PA daily: Jericho has been an "Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite" city for 10,000 years 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2010
     “Ten thousand years [ago]; that is the birthdate of the oldest city in the history of human civilization. Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite Jericho, with its baked bricks and reddish color, wrote the course of the first stages in the birth of humanity. Jericho told and still tells the story of man from the cradle of civilization, up until the moment when the curtain will come down on it at some unknown time… The history and heritage of Jericho confirm the Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite narrative concerning the entire Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, negating anything else, especially the false Zionist narrative. … In light of all the above, the city of the moon [Jericho] proves that the Palestinian nation – the most ancient and earliest of all, whose roots are most deeply dug into history – is deserving of the patronage and protection of the international authorities and the UN, and to receive the right to self-definition and to build its own independent and sovereign nation-state, in the borders of June 4th, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
PA TV: Israel steals Palestinian foods like couscous and markets them as Israeli 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 13, 2010
PA TV interviews Majdulin Salameh, representing the Ministry of Tourism, on the international couscous festival in Sicily:
PA TV host:
"Let’s talk about the plan for Palestinian participation in this international [couscous] festival, and about the importance of couscous as a popular Palestinian heritage dish, and the theft of this dish by Israel, to the extent that one year it [Israel] participated in this festival and won, [presenting] couscous as an Israeli dish...Couscous, like the other popular dishes and heritage foods, and even the Palestinian debka [dance], has been stolen and marketed as Israeli. What is your role, in the Ministry of Tourism, in stopping these attempts and the Israeli theft?"
Majdulin Salameh: "Our presence [at the festival] in and of itself is a form of struggle and resistance against the entire manner of the Israeli side in stealing our heritage. Not only with couscous but, as you mentioned, there are things that they try to take and to attribute to themselves, such as other popular Palestinian foods, like humus, falafel, embroidery. Lots of things. This is our task as the Ministry of Tourism: we are present at all international forums where it is possible that there will be a threat or a danger to the Palestinian heritage, which will be marketed as Israeli heritage rather than as Palestinian."
PA TV: Jews are foreign to land, Palestinians are native 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 12, 2010
     Background – talking about the catastrophe (creation of the state of Israel), pictures of 1948:
PA TV host: “That’s how they [the Jews] are: a strength built upon oppression, while for us - weakness has added strength to our cause. They have not been at peace for even a single day, because they are thieves, while we are at peace even when we die as Shahids (Martyrs) because we are natives of the land. They came from all over the world in order to settle, while our roots grow deeper in the ground, for we are natives of the land.”
PA TV: Jewish history is false 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 10, 2010
PA TV documentary shows visuals of Jews praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem:
PA TV narrator: "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 the Western Wall]." Click here to view

Note: The program was broadcast on the Jewish New Year in Sept. 2010.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of the Patriarchs and Al-Aqsa are an "absolute Islamic right" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 1, 2010
PA TV News telephone interview with Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Habbash:
     “For our part, we view the Ibrahimi Mosque [Cave of the Patriarchs], like the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as an absolute Islamic right; none of the Israelis have any right to it. The problem between us and the Israelis is not a problem over religion or tenets of faith; it is not a religious problem or one concerning the fulfillment of religious ceremonies, but rather a problem with the occupation.”
Zionist movement is based on "mythology, its nonsense and its lies" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2010
     “The benefit of mythology, its nonsense and its lies, has not been lost on the theoreticians of the Zionist movement, since the earliest origins of its growth, in the second half of the 19th century. What is happening right now in Jerusalem is no more than the result of this mythology which is slanted for political purposes, and which is aimed at expelling the Arab residents - regardless of their religion, Muslims, Christians or whatever else - from their native land. For this purpose, the extremist Jewish groups recruited all their political, mythological and terrorist ability, along with fraud, deceit and deception, in order to achieve their colonialist aims...
However, these Zionists forget that their mythology has its mirror-image among members of the other religions - Muslims and Christians. In addition, they have forgotten, or have tried to forget, that which is more important than all the misleading mythologies and plots: the belonging to the homeland, the ground, the rights, the culture and the history, which cannot be undermined or defeated by any mythology or policy, no matter what ammunition of death, killing and forgery they possess.”
Symposium at Bir Zeit University: Zionism "invented a new nationality, known as the Jewish nation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2010
     “The political science department at Bir Zeit University held… a political symposium with the participation of scholar Antoine Shalhat, who spoke about static and changing elements of Zionist ideology…
Shalhat said that the idea of Zionism is the establishment of a national home for Jews in Palestine and the invention of a new nationality, named the Jewish nation, and that the first to propose this was the Jewish Theodore Herzl, who spoke in his book ‘Altneuland’ about his ideas of establishing a Jewish state.”
Minister of Religious Affairs denies Jewish rights to Cave of Patriarchs 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2010
     "Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Minister of Religious Affairs, toured the Sacred Site of Abraham (the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. He walked through its corridors and learned of the arbitrary steps taken by the occupation authorities, manifesting themselves in [their] creating difficulties in reaching [the Cave] and praying in it ... Habbash demanded that the occupation authorities (i.e., Israel) leave the Cave of the Patriarchs alone, since it belongs to Muslims alone, and they [Israel] have no right to continue laying their hands upon it and continuing to control it."
Israel has no heritage, tries to steal from Palestinian national identity 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2010
PA daily columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     "The Israeli apartheid state, possessing no cultural heritage nor any collective symbol for a society born from the womb of the Zionist and Western imperialist attack, aspires and exerts efforts to appropriate and take over symbols and elements of the Palestinian national identity.”
PA daily: Jewish promised land is a lie created by Zionists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2010
     "On the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba, a person cannot but defend the sanctified right of every Palestinian to return to his homeland, to the land of his fathers and grandfathers…
This right extends not only to the Palestinians who were expelled in the year of the Nakba, in 1948; it is the right of every Palestinian [born] of a Palestinian father and mother, regardless of the date and place of his birth…
The false story of the Zionists, according to which Palestine is 'the promised land', is simply a lie without any basis. No person of the Jewish faith who was born in any country of the world has the right to return to Palestine, other than Jews who were born in Palestine."
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: History disproves all Israeli claims to land 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2010
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
     "History proves the Arab, Islamic and Palestinian right to this land and disproves all the Israeli claims that they have religious and historical rights in this land."
Jordan conference: 'Zionist' history of Palestine must be rewritten 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2009
Headline: "...Al-Quds [Jerusalem] Conference Religion and History in Jordan calls for inclusion of the history of Jerusalem in the Arab curriculum."
     "Participants at the congress called upon Western historians and Western research centers to revisit the ancient history of Palestine and of Jerusalem in a critical, fair and accurate manner, since this history was written in accordance with Torah - and Talmudic thought, which is far removed from accuracy and objectivity. [The conference participants] also called upon researchers of the city of Jerusalem to relate to the commentary on the findings of the archaeological excavations carried out by the occupation - with great diligence, and with renewed investigation of the reports and commentaries that are the basis for the studies which have been dominated by the Zionist institutions of the world."
Arab employees slander Israeli 'version' of history as false 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 13, 2009
Palestinian TV broadcast an interview with two employees of the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, in whcih they defined the Israeli historical narrative regarding the Jewish connection with Jerusalem, which they are meant to convey to tourists, as "false," and testified that they teach different information instead:

Host (addressing tour guide Rubin Abu Shamsiya)
: "Mr. Rubin, when you accompany groups of tourists, how do you treat [the subject] - especially when you see the [museum's] history full of lies, the artificial and alleged history - how do you relate to these groups of [Arabic speaking] tourists in presenting the history that is found there?"
Tour guide Abu Shamsiya
: "From my tour-guiding experience in the Tower of David Museum, I see many historical deceptions, which are displayed on the [museum] walls... Obviously, if I try to treat it in a more neutral way, from a historical point of view, I try to show the neutral historical point of view by means of information which I have drawn from a number of [other] historical institutions. I do not rely exclusively on that which is written on the museum's walls and texts. It is more important to me to convey the Arab point of view, but by means of greater historical neutrality."
PA historian claims 4000 year Palestinian history 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2009
Nabil Alqam, PA historian:
     "Why does the occupation [Israel] concern itself with stealing, [cultural] theft, distorting and erasing the Palestinian heritage? Because it [Israel] seeks a history [in the land] while [Palestinian] heritage is a history that proves our connection to the land... [The Palestinian heritage] has historical depth of 4,000 to 5,000 years. And here [Israel] attempts to steal these symbols to create fake Israeli symbols and identity." Click here to view
PLO official denies Jewish history in Land of Israel 
Source: Al-Falastinia TV (Fatah Party), Oct. 15, 2009
Saleh Rafat, Member of PLO Executive Committee:
     "We revive this [Palestinian] heritage and cling to it in order to counter all of the attempts by Israel, by the Israeli occupation, to steal the national heritage and to falsify it with the claim that it is their heritage - from cuisine to clothing, and architecture. Every part of our heritage in our land, they claim is their heritage - even the tunnels they are trying to dig beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque and under Jerusalem. Many of these tunnels are ancient tunnels that carried water to Jerusalem, and they [Israelis] claim that they are seeking an alleged Temple." Click here to view
PA children's video: "Israel took everything in 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 1, 2009
 A music video for children summarizes the essence of PA ideology, and the motivation for the continuing hatred and war against Israel, in the words: "Israel took everything in 1948.”

"My homeland, my land is very pretty. It has forests, stone houses and a sea
My homeland, my land is very pretty. It has hills, lemon and olive trees
I live in my village. My village in my homeland. My homeland is so pretty…
The smell of a fig tree. The aroma of jasmine…
Do you know what happened in '48? [Year of Israel’s creation]
They took everything. They burned the room. The houses they broke.
The forests they destroyed. The village they erased. The names they changed
They changed the names. My homeland, her name is Palestine." Click here to view 
[PA TV, 1998-2009, repeatedly]
State of Israel established on stolen land 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2009
     "Hello to you on this sad day. Sixty-one years ago, the Palestinians were expelled from their land; the catastrophe (i.e., the creation of the State of Israel) befell the nation of Palestine, and today is the anniversary of the expulsion of some two thirds of the Palestinian people from their land. The catastrophe is one of the greatest crimes against a nation in modern times: an entire nation with a culture and a heritage turned into a people that was scattered throughout the world so that the State of Israel could arise upon the stolen land of Palestine."
PA archaeologist: Jews "falsify" to prove Temple existed 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 8, 2009
Dr. Salah Al-Hodalieh, Director of Institute of Islamic Archaeology:
     “There are real attempts by the State of Israel to show that the Israelis lived and left a trace in Palestine, but they are not always able to do so. Therefore, they falsify. Look at what they claim - that under the Holy Place [Al-Aqsa] there was a Temple. In truth, it is not a Temple, and Israeli archaeologists say this, that it is absolutely not an Israeli Temple.”
[Host]: “The alleged Temple.”
Religious war to protect Al-Aqsa 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2009
Ali Abu-Shaykha, Council for "Jerusalem, Capital of Arab Culture 2009":
     "The purpose of the festival is for our children to depict the suffering of the Al-Aqsa mosque... In addition, this activity is an activity of Ribat and protection of the Al-Aqsa mosque, in the shadow of the campaign of Judaization and the invasion of the Al-Aqsa mosque that are being undertaken by Jewish associations and organizations."
Israel produces "imaginary Hebrew history" in Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2009
     "It [Jerusalem] is the meeting point of a number of archaeological sites, by means of which the Israeli establishment is trying to raise an imaginary Hebrew history."
Palestinian fabrication: Canaanites were Arabs 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2005
     "The Arab Canaanites established ports on the coast of Canaan, known today as Palestine. Palestine was attacked by invaders, but its Arab Canaanite features withstood attempts to change them. Jaffa was one of the cities that invaders failed to erase its Canaanite origins."
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Canaanite "forefathers of Palestinians" built the Temple  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 2, 2004
Two senior Palestinian historians teaching the Palestinian history: that the Bible is a distortion of an origional Islamic text; the Biblical Hebrews were "Bedouin – Arab tribes;" all Biblical prophets were prophets of Islam; there is no connection between Biblical Hebrews and Jews of today; the Canaanite are forefathers of today's Palestinians; Biblical Hebrew tribes were "erased and ceased to exist and no traces were left of them."  
Jarir Al-Qidwa, advisor on educational affairs to Arafat: 
     "The Temple is the fruit of their [Jew's] imagination. In any case, when our nation or our Canaanite forefathers came to Palestine, they built the Temple… in Jerusalem."
Dr. Issam Sissalem, Chairman History Dept., Islamic University, Gaza:
     "We should not focus much on what is called the [Biblical] Hebrew tribes, who are in fact Bedouin – Arab tribes. There is no connection between them [Biblical Hebrews] and these Khazar Jews [of Israel today]. Those [Hebrew - Arab] tribes were erased and ceased to exist and no traces were left of them."
Britain planted cancer (Jews) in Middle East to control it 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 14, 1999

Dr. Issam Sissalem, history lecturer, Islamic University and Educational TV host:
"The Jews lived in isolated areas, in ghettos in Poland and in Russia....
Britain wanted to plant a cancer [in the Middle East to control it]. …
Britain decided to plant in this land a foreign secluded entity - a cancer - in order to drive a wedge amongst the [Arab] nation.”


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