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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."
Palestinian boy: “This is our land, not their land” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 17, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, on the marathon in Jerusalem on March 17, 2017

Official PA TV reporter: "Why did you come here today? What is your message?"
Boy: "We want to convey to them the message that this is our land, not their land, and it is forbidden for them to create an impression that this is their land and to say that this is their land, because it is our land. We live here and will demonstrate among them in order to get them out of our land."
Reporter: "Absolutely. The police prevented you from advancing and arriving and participating in the marathon. [But] they allow them to. What do you say? What did you want to do today?"
Boy: "I wanted to participate in the marathon, but they prevented us [from participating]. They only allow Jews to participate in the marathon (sic., numerous non-Jews participated in the marathon as well)."
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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Guest on PA TV falsely claims Israel appropriated Jerusalem art academy from Palestinians in order to "deepen its its roots in the land of Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2017
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, with artist and art historian Issam Helles

Artist and art historian Issam Helles: “Israel understood how it could deepen its roots in the land of Palestine. It sent many Jews to study the Palestinian folk arts from Palestinians who worked next to tourist sites in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Church of the Nativity [in Bethlehem], until the Jews learned the craft. For example, you know that there was a building that was called the Salem Building in Jerusalem, where all of the folk arts were gathered in Jerusalem. Israel understood the importance of the work that was being done there and took control of this building, and afterwards it received the Jewish name Bezalel, which today is known as a university for arts and is known in Israel, that is to say in the Hebrew state, by the name Bezalel University (sic., the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem).”

The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem was first established in 1906. There is no evidence of a “Salem Building” having existed on the property that was purchased by the school.
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