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Libel: Israel to rid Jerusalem of non-Jews
Libels
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will.


Throughout history bogus conspiracy accusations have been used to incite hatred, violence, and mass murder. The myriad conspiracy libels concerning Israel, Israelis and Jews are an integral part of the Palestinian Authority’s ongoing hate promotion. PA libels claim that Israel conspires to infect Palestinians with AIDS, spread drug addiction, conspired and successfully murdered Arafat, and more. The PA’s goal has been to inculcate hatred to the degree that fighting and murdering Jews and Israelis will be glorified as heroic self-defense.
Libel: Israel to rid Jerusalem of non-Jews
Integral to Palestinian ideology is the denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem. Accordingly, any contemporary manifestation of Jewish life and development in Jerusalem is labeled by the Palestinian Authority as “Judaization.” As part of this historical revisionism, the PA disseminates the libel that Israel is planning to expel Arabs from Jerusalem to further the “Judaization” of the city. Fabrications include: PA alarmism regarding the alleged destruction of Islamic and Christian holy sites by Israel, PA hate language such as "ethnic cleansing", and even the charge that Israel intentionally infested Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem with "super-rats" order to chase inhabitants away. The Jerusalem libel is designed to evoke religious hatred by portraying Israel and the Jews as the enemy of Arabs, Islam, Christians and Christianity.
This cartoon with the caption “Judaization of Jerusalem” shows, from right to left, a demonized image of a Jew first sharing a chair with an Arab and then shoving him off.
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, official PA daily, Feb 24, 2009]
 
 The following are additional examples of this Jerusalem libel:
Fatah official: “Israel is creating pretexts to empty Jerusalem of its [Arab] residents;” Israeli home demolitions lead to high rates of early marriages among Palestinians in Jerusalem  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 21, 2018
Official PA TV program Wildflower on difficulties Israel causes Palestinian women, hosting Fatah Revolutionary Council member Salwa Hadib and Public Relations Director for the Jerusalem Institute for Societal Development Amanah As'ad

Fatah Revolutionary Council member Salwa Hadib: "The issue is that Israel is creating pretexts to empty Jerusalem of its [Arab] residents, hence the destruction of homes, the expropriation of lands, settlement, and the wall – all of these lead to a situation of loss and break up the family. In other words, if the homes are destroyed, it leads to poverty, unemployment, and social ills, the most important of them being early marriage. The highest rate of early marriage in Palestine is found in Jerusalem. The highest rate of divorce among the Palestinian women and child wives is also in Jerusalem. Therefore there are very negative ramifications-"
Official PA TV host: "If so, we are of course going to talk about social ramifications."
Salwa Hadib: "Yes, the main one of them being the destruction of homes in Jerusalem."
PA religious council head: Israel's goal is to "empty Jerusalem of its Palestinian Arab residents," and to "destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with Solomon’s Temple"  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 29, 2017
Headline: "Dr. Issa: The Israeli plan to revoke the citizenship and isolate 124,000 Jerusalem Palestinians"
      "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Dr. Hanna Issa warned... in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Monday [Aug. 28, 2017], against the Israeli plan that the Israeli government is carrying out in the holy city [of Jerusalem], whose goal is to empty Jerusalem of its Palestinian Arab residents... He added: '[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government allows the extremist right, led by [Israeli] Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan, to inaugurate Jewish synagogues in areas surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque (apparently referring to the inauguration of a synagogue in the Silwan neighborhood; see note below –Ed.),' and mentioned their intentions to destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with Solomon’s Temple."

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Fatah: Israel has a “plot to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, and to Judaize them after emptying them of their [Arab] people… on the way to destroying the Mosque and building the alleged Temple” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 27, 2017
Headline: “Fatah in Lebanon praises the resolve of the members of our people in the homeland”
     “The leadership of the Fatah Movement in Lebanon praised the sacrifice of the members of our people in the homeland who are groaning from their wounds, silencing their pain, and anticipating the day of victory over the occupation army and those who have carried out crimes against the land of Palestine. In a statement today, Thursday [July 27, 2017], Fatah emphasized that the members of our people in Jerusalem and all of the homeland have proven that they are the ones that are the most capable of taking responsibility, and the most mature in understanding the [Israeli] plot to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, and to Judaize them after emptying them of their [Arab] people and expelling the worshippers and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), on the way to destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and building the alleged Temple.”
Abbas’ religious advisor claims Israeli security measures on Temple Mount “constitute aggression against religious and political rights of Muslims”; Fatah claims Israel planning to “empty Jerusalem” of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 20, 2017
Headline: “Friday is a day of general high-alert and prayers will not take place except at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

“Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash called on the international community to act before it will be too late to prevent the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East and the world because of the continuation of the racist Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Israel placed metal detectors at its entrances after a terror attack in which 2 Israelis were murdered took place there on July 14, 2017; see note below –Ed.).
The supreme Shari’ah judge emphasized that the responsibility for the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the sole right of Muslims, and that the Israeli interference in Al-Aqsa Mosque affairs constitutes aggression against the religious and political rights of the Muslims.

The Fatah Movement yesterday [July 19, 2017] again emphasized its absolute opposition to the Israeli steps of aggression in occupied Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and Official Fatah Movement Spokesman] Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement that Fatah will not agree to the implementation of the Israeli plan to empty the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy city [of Jerusalem] of its original inhabitants, the members of the Palestinian people.
Al-Qawasmi added: ‘We and all the members of our people that carries out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) condemn the illegal steps of the occupation authorities, and also oppose entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque through metal detectors.’”

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PLO official against sale of church lands in Jerusalem to Jews: Part of Israeli policy to “change the demographic character of the holy city and impose a Jewish character on it through a policy of imposed expulsion”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 29, 2017
       "PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front] Wasel Abu Yusuf called on the [Greek] Orthodox church to stop the acts of transferring lands to Israel, and to oppose these acts and the sale of the Orthodox church's lands to Israeli companies in all ways. In a press statement today, Thursday [June 29, 2017], Abu Yusuf condemned these transactions that do not serve the interests of the Palestinian people’s legal rights. He called on the popular activists that are protective of the Palestinian people’s interests to stand together and come out against these plots that contribute to the completion of the homeland’s elimination. This is in light of the systematic Israeli policy whose goal is to change the demographic character of the holy city [of Jerusalem] and impose a Jewish character on it through a policy of imposed expulsion… Abu Yusuf emphasized that the whole world understands that no attempt to resolve the regional and international crises will succeed unless a fair and comprehensive solution is found for the Palestinian issue and the basic rights are realized, including the refugees’ right of return and the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

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PA accuses Israel of promoting “invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to... Judaize the holy city [of Jerusalem],” calls on Palestinians, incl. those “in the Palestinian Interior occupied in 1948” to carry out Ribat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
         “In its weekly meeting held yesterday [April 18, 2017] in the Jenin district… the [PA] government condemned the racist policy of oppression that is being implemented against the worshippers and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), men and women alike, in addition to preventing them from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque and praying there. This is at a time when the Israeli government is scheming, providing official cover, and implementing a policy of incitement that calls on the settlers to make daily and unprecedented broad invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to establish a new status quo, whose goal is to Judaize the holy city [of Jerusalem] and erase its Arab and Islamic characteristics. The government referenced the danger in the occupation government’s insistence on turning the conflict into a religious conflict, which will escalate the situation, place the city in true danger, and constitute a crude challenge and declaration of war against the Muslims, their holy sites, and the entire Islamic world. The government called on the guards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gatekeepers, on all of the worshippers and the Jerusalem civilians, and on our people in the Palestinian Interior occupied in 1948 (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) to visit and carry out Ribat at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque..."

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PA Minister of Religious Affairs claims Israel desecrates Al-Aqsa, "Judaizes" Jerusalem, and "attempts to steal our heritage and culture" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 4, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is: 99 Israeli violations of freedom of worship”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is warned against the dangers of the occupation’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque…
The minister of religious affairs explained that those who are called ‘the alleged Temple organizations’ have strengthened their calls to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas (i.e., the Temple Mount) during the Hebrew Passover holiday and sacrifice Passover sacrifices there…
He said that the steps that the occupation government is carrying out have begun to move to the most dangerous stage for the future of the holy city [of Jerusalem] by giving a green light to the settlers and extremist Jews to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to do as they will in its holy plazas and to carry out shameful acts that desecrate the sanctity of the site (See note below –Ed.)…
Ida’is explained that in the shadow of the Arab and Islamic silence and international conspiracy, the Zionist occupation authorities are continuing their plans to erode occupied Jerusalem and take all of the Islamic characteristics from it while using all of the arbitrary means to Judaize the city and expel the original [Arab] Jerusalem residents from it: taking control of the lands and establishing settlements on them, the continuation of the excavations under our blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… and the many attempts to steal our heritage and culture – and this is not the first time: a Jewish ‘archaeologist’ attempted to steal a stone from the ancient Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

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PA TV repeats libel that Israel imposes “fictional Jewish character” on Jerusalem through “Judaization” and is trying to rid Jerusalem of Arabs  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 23, 2017

Official PA TV announcer:
“The Judaization of Jerusalem – a concept meaning all of the Israeli occupation’s attempts whose goal is to erase the Arab Islamic identity and change the Arab and Islamic characteristics that represent the true cultural face of the occupied Arab city of Jerusalem, and to stamp it with a new fictional character that is called the Jewish character through the Israeli occupation. History does not recall that any city has been subjected to attempts to erase and change its characteristics, identity, and history through forgery, alteration, manipulation, and false claims in the way that the city of Jerusalem is subject to them."
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Abbas advisor: Israel's "satanic power that is directed against our people in Jerusalem is unprecedented in human history" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 8, 2017
Official PA TV program Buy Time in Jerusalem, on the Palestinian legal battle for Jerusalem, hosting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs Dr. Husam Zomlot
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs Dr. Husam Zomlot: “If you visit the website of the government of Israel, you will clearly see their plan for Jerusalem. This is a legitimization operation that begins with dismantling - dismantling from above [by] landing a blow on the leadership [of the Palestinians in Jerusalem] which they began in the 1980s and 1990s, closing the Orient House (i.e., the PLO headquarters in Jerusalem), and what happened with Martyr (Shahid) Faisal Al-Husseini (i.e., senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s). [They also began] dismantling from below, namely [through] unemployment, young men, drugs, etc., and they are doing this morning and night. In other words, the satanic power that is directed against our people in Jerusalem is unprecedented in human history, every morning – millions of dollars, hundreds of millions, are poured in to dismantle and to weaken [it].”
[Official PA TV, Buy Time in Jerusalem, March 4, 2017, rebroadcast March 8, 2017]
Secretary-General of PA Islamic-Christian Council: Israel plans to turn Jerusalem into a "ghetto" through ethnic "cleansing" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 30, 2016
Headline: “Dr. Issa: Israel is turning Jerusalem into a ghetto with a Jewish majority”
     Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa emphasized that the Israeli violations of all types in occupied Jerusalem reveal that the occupation government does not want to reach a real and just peace with the Palestinians, but rather aspires to realize its ambitions: Judaization, expanding the settlements, and turning the holy city [of Jerusalem] into a ghetto with an Arab ethnic minority and a Jewish majority. This is by means of its policy of expulsion and [ethnic] cleansing against the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, so that in the long term the city will become the Jewish capital of what is termed the State of ‘Israel.’
He noted that ‘ghetto’ is defined as an area in which – willingly or by compulsion – groups of residents live, who are viewed by most people as [having] a certain ethnic background or [as belonging] to a certain culture or religion. He added that the word originally refers to the neighborhood of the Jews in a city, such as the ghetto in the center of the city of Rome, while in Arab countries the ghetto was called ‘the Jewish quarter.’
Dr. Issa added: ‘“Ghettoes” or “Jewish quarters” were first established in Poland after June 1941 (sic., the first ghetto was established in Venice in 1516 , the first ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland was established in 1939 ), in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union, so as to isolate the Jewish residents. Most of the ghettoes were established in the poorest neighborhoods or in densely populated Jewish neighborhoods, and many of them were surrounded by walls or fences, or else other means were used to cut the connection with the outside world.’”
Fatah official appreciates UNESCO resolution during "difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and ... even ethnic cleansing" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
Headline: “Hamad expressed appreciation for the UNESCO resolution to recognize Jerusalem as an Islamic heritage”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad said that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution to recognize East Jerusalem as a pure Islamic heritage is a return of the right to its owner, a slap on the cheek of the Israeli occupation, and a refuting of its claims that it has been marketing for many decades through its enormous communications mechanism.
Hamad added that this resolution is very important, particularly in this difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and settlement, and even to ethnic cleansing.
She emphasized that the resolution comes in order to limit the arrogance of the occupation, and the continuation of its seizing control over everything that is Palestinian and the theft of Islamic history and culture in the holy city [of Jerusalem].”

UNESCO passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
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.” For more details about the resolution, click "full article."
PA Minister of Jerusalem claims Israel expels Arabs from Jerusalem, calls on Palestinian youth to carry out Ribat 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 18, 2016
Headline: “Adnan Al-Husseini in an interview with Donia Al-Watan: The Israeli occupation is constantly striving to expel the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem and empty Jerusalem of its residents”
     “In an exclusive interview conducted by [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan’s reporter in Jerusalem Shurouq Talab with [PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and] Governor of the [Jerusalem] District Adnan Al-Husseini, Al-Husseini discussed the important issues relating to Jerusalem…
Al-Husseini praised: ‘The young people of Jerusalem are the supporting pillar, they are heroes. In all of the various circumstances you will find them in the front line, you will always find them fighting for life and not being late to respond to the calls of Jerusalem and Palestine.’
‘The people need to stand firm against what is happening in Jerusalem, to hold on, and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem, as the homeland is not for purchase or sale,’ added Al-Husseini.”
Official PA daily justifies shooting attack on civilians as "self-defense" against the "Israeli ethnic cleansing state" and the "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is entrusted to your care”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Like all of the Palestinian people, he (i.e., Musbah Abu Sbeih, terrorist who shot and murdered 2) did not want to die but desired life and a dignified livelihood in his city and among his family, people, and friends in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. However, the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and its criminal security forces objected to his choice, and acted by all ways and means to push him toward the option of self-defense by the means that he saw as the appropriate language to respond to their barbarity, reckless behavior, and terror. Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih, 39, could no longer bear the violations and crimes of the Israeli Security Agency. He rejected the situation of silence, or in other words – the surrender to will of the Israeli hangman. In his interview two days ago [Oct. 8, 2016] with the Ma’an [independent Palestinian news agency] website, in other words 24 hours or less before carrying out his self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) at the occupation police station in [the Jerusalem neighborhood of] Sheikh Jarrah, he said: ‘Jerusalem is being widely Judaized at this moment and is being subjected to an unprecedented attack by the occupation authorities.’ ... He could no longer bear the racist Israeli barbaric escalation whose goal is to empty the holy city [of Jerusalem] of its Palestinian Arab residents through various acts of ethnic cleansing."

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PA Mufti: “Israel has “systematic plan to obliterate everything that is Arab and Islamic in Palestine, and to replace it with a false Jewish alternative” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 9, 2016
Headline: "The Grand Mufti: What is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque heralds a dangerous religious war"

"[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the repercussions of the grave escalation in the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attacks against it and its visitors and workers…

He said: 'The blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subjected to a strong attack by the occupation authorities as part of the series of [acts] of extremism that they are carrying out in order to harm it through their ongoing attacks against it, while disregarding the international regulations, norms, and laws, and they are acting according to a systematic plan to obliterate everything that is Arab and Islamic in Palestine, and to replace it with a false Jewish alternative.'"

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
Fatah official: Israel attempts to "annex" Jerusalem and "take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque" and "falsify and change its history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2016
     “[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that the fact that not less than 400,000 worshippers came to the Friday prayers to mark The Night of Decree (i.e., when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad), despite the racist separation fence and the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) steps, constitutes additional proof of the failure of the Israeli occupation in isolating Jerusalem or of its attempts to annex it. He added that all of the occupation’s attempts to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to try to falsify or change its history will not succeed, whatever the cost may be, and emphasized the need to continue to visit the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque every day of the year.”
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Fatah student movement: Israel plans to "expel" Jerusalem's residents and "Judaize" it as part of the "plot of the Zionist colonialist expansion" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba: The fact that Israel displayed a misleading sign regarding the reality of Jerusalem constitutes the issue of a challenge to the international community”
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [student] movement issued a statement in which it emphasized that Jerusalem was and will remain the eternal capital of our Arab Palestinian people, and that all the activity of the illegal occupation will not succeed in hiding the truth and changing its Canaanite Arab Islamic and Christian character. Likewise, it emphasized that the fact that the right-wing extremist [Israeli] government tried to falsify the facts a number of days ago through the advertisement of a picture describing East Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (apparently referring to Israeli exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York –Ed.) is part of the Zionist movement’s plot to expel its residents and Judaize it on the way to completing the plot of the Zionist colonialist expansion at the expense of the Palestinian people and land.”
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israel kills Palestinians to rid Jerusalem of its Palestinian population 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 15, 2016
     "Governor of Jerusalem District and [PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini… said that he is convinced that the Israeli occupation soldiers kill Palestinians intentionally in order to wipe out the Palestinian presence in the Palestinian capital."
PA official warns that Israel is “harm[ing”] Muslim holy sites… “stealing” them, “destroying” them, and “expelling” Jerusalem residents 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 1, 2016
Headline: “Issa: Israel is harming the Islamic and Christian heritage in Jerusalem”
     “Dr. Hana Issa, a lecturer and an expert in international law [and secretary-general of the [PA's] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places]… noted that ‘The occupation authorities were not satisfied with violating the Palestinians’ human rights, but went even further and harmed the holy sites. The Israeli authorities are carrying out excavations around the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount), stealing and destroying properties and Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, and expelling its residents. All of this is in order to eliminate the Noble Sanctuary, the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and all of the Islamic and Christian cultural heritage around or near them.”
PA FM claims Palestinians have been on the land for 10,000 years and Israel is trying to expel them, Dead Sea Scrolls part of Palestinian heritage 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2015
     “During a speech he gave yesterday [Nov. 6, 2015], Friday, at the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, Foreign Minister of the State of Palestine Riyad Al-Malki... stated: ‘I have come to you at a time when my homeland and people are suffering from cruel aggression once again, which harms humans and stones, and does not skip children, elderly, and women; ongoing aggression by Israel, the occupying power, through which it aims to eliminate the presence of Palestinians in the land of their ancestors, where they have been planted for over 10,000 years.’
He called on the member states to fulfill their commitments and implement what was specified in the agreements of UNESCO, including a prohibition to import, export, or transfer ownership of cultural property from the occupied land of Palestine, which the occupation is illegally taking over, and returning it to its land of origin. He added: ‘We will act to bring to justice anyone proven to be involved in trafficking antiquities stolen from Palestine, including countries that agree to these stolen pieces of heritage being displayed in their museums, as happened in the past with the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were stolen in 1967 by the occupation authorities, from the Archaeological Museum of Palestine (i.e., the Rockefeller Archeological Museum in East Jerusalem). Likewise, he condemned any harming of archeological sites in the occupied State of Palestine, and everywhere in the world, including heritage sites in Syria and Iraq.”

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PA prime minister tells donors that Israel plans to "Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque" and pursues "policy of forced expulsion" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2015
Headline: “Hamdallah demanded of the international community that it save the two-state solution”
     “During his participation two days ago [Sept. 30, 2015] in a meeting with the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) (i.e., international group of donors that coordinates aid to the PA) donors in New York, [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah demanded of the institutions of the international community, and particularly of the UN, that they fulfill their responsibility to save the two-state solution…
Hamdallah said: ‘The Israeli military escalation against the civilians and the Islamic and Christian holy sites, the plans of the Israeli government to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to divide it according to areas and times, the policy of forced expulsion, and the settlers’ crimes against the citizens are dragging the whole region to a bad and bitter end.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.
However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.
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