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PA daily publishes cartoon depicting Israeli soldier inside a trash can with UNESCO written on it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2017

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier cowering inside a trash can with UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) written on it.
This follows the passing of two resolutions against Israel by UNESCO in three days; one on July 4, 2017, denouncing Israel's activities in East Jerusalem – including the Old City of Jerusalem and its holy sites – and declaring Israel an occupying power in East Jerusalem, and the second on July 7, 2017, at the request of the Permanent Delegation of Palestine to the UN, inscribing the Old City of Hebron – including the Cave of the Patriarchs – on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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PA praises UNESCO resolution calling Cave of the Patriarchs a Palestinian heritage site, which “rejects the Israeli occupation’s claims regarding the Jewish identity of the place” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2017
Headline: “A diplomatic victory: UNESCO puts Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque on the World Heritage List*
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas praised [the fact] that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) put Hebron on the World Heritage List…
He added: ‘Thanks to the quiet Palestinian diplomacy and the support of the members of our people, our brothers, and our friends in the world, UNESCO voted on two important resolutions, the first on the matter of Jerusalem, and the second regarding Hebron, as they are ancient cities. The two resolutions were successful despite the pressures applied to many states by Israel and the US.’ The [PA] government welcomed the UNESCO resolution. It emphasized that [the resolution] emphatically rejects all of the Israeli claims that are being made demanding that the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) be added to the [list of] Jewish heritage [sites], and confirms Hebron’s Palestinian identity…
[The Fatah Movement welcomed the resolution and emphasized: ‘This event confirms the Arab-Palestinian identity of Hebron with all of its historical, religious, and cultural elements. It also rejects the Israeli occupation’s claims regarding the Jewish identity of the place, and puts an end to its attempts to fabricate history and deceive the global community.’”

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Abbas' advisor on UNESCO resolution: "Hebron... Jerusalem, the Ibrahimi Mosque - just like the Al-Aqsa Mosque, are all Palestinian sites and an Islamic heritage that belongs only to the Muslims" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 7, 2017
Headline: "Al-Habbash: The world has had its say; Hebron, just like Jerusalem, is completely Palestinian and Islamic"
        "[PA] Supreme Shari’ah Judge, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs[, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash welcomed the new UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) resolution that put Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) on the World Heritage List… [He said] that the [latest UNESCO] resolutions reemphasize that Hebron - just like Jerusalem, and the Ibrahimi Mosque - just like the Al-Aqsa Mosque, are all Palestinian sites and an Islamic heritage that belongs only to the Muslims, and that nobody but them has a right to them."

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PA District Governor of Hebron on UNESCO resolution: Resolution proves that Hebron and Cave of the Patriarchs are not Jewish heritage sites  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 7, 2017
         "Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid today, Friday [July 7, 2017], emphasized the importance of the success of the State of Palestine, the Palestinian teams, and all of the parties supporting putting Hebron, its Old City, and its Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) on the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site List.
Hamid emphasized in a statement the importance of this event that determines that the identity [of the city], including its mosque, is pure [and] Palestinian, that its heritage, history, and depth belong to the mighty Palestinian people, [and] that explicitly and unambiguously expresses the non-validity of the Israeli claims that the Ibrahimi Mosque is a Jewish heritage [site]."

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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.
It should be mentioned
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."
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 –"
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