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Ahmed Qurei
Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alaa) was Chairman of Palestinian Parliament from 2000-2003 and served as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2003-2006. He currently (2011) serves as head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs and is a member of the PLO Executive Committee.
Former PA PM denies authenticity of Jewish gold medallion discovered near Western Wall 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 11, 2013
When this gold medallion (see picture) was discovered 50 meters from the Temple Mount in September 2013, with clear Jewish symbols (a menorah -candelabra, a shofar - ceremonial horn, and a Torah scroll - Bible), the PA rushed to deny the authenticity of the find.

PA TV host:
? "I would like your response to the Jewish treasures discovered near the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall)..."
Ahmed Qurei, former PA Prime Minister and member of the PLO Executive Committee: "I think this is a falsification, a falsification of the truth. It's all an attempt to make claims. They did not find anything. They excavated beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque and didn't find anything. They found only Roman and Byzantine artifacts. They only found a few ancient Canaanite artifacts. They didn't find anything [Jewish], [not even] a stone."
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Former PA PM calls ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem “alleged” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 29, 2013
     “[Former PA Prime Minister and] Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs, Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ denounced the fact that scores of extreme settlers congregated in the Al-Buraq Wall’s (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) plazas, west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and then broke into it (the Mosque) to mark the third anniversary of the death of those they call: ‘The alleged Temple activists of 2010.’ In addition, in an announcement to the press yesterday, Wednesday, [Sept. 28, 2013], he [Qurei] condemned the fact that scores [of people] belonging to the settler herds dared to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in small groups that came from the direction of the Mughrabi Gate, guarded and escorted by Israeli occupation soldiers. He warned of the danger that lies in the participation of several rabbis from the alleged Temple organizations in these shameful break-ins (the mere presence of Jews on the Temple Mount is considered a 'break in.' However, all visitors are subject to rigorous security checks, - Ed.).”

Note: The killing above seems to refer to a terror attack close to Hebron in which four people were killed. Two of them were apparently active in Temple Mount organizations and accompanied groups to the Temple Mount.
Former PA PM: "All options are open to us, including all forms of resistance" 
Source: Al-Quds, Oct. 20, 2010
     “Head of the PLO Jerusalem department, Ahmed Qurei… emphasized that ‘all options are open to the Palestinians for the restoration of their national rights and for the use of them in such a way as to have positive effect, for the benefit of their national interest.’
He noted that negotiations and political and diplomatic activity and the resistance must be included within the framework of the negotiations possibilities, including all forms of resistance. He stated that ‘all options are open to us: negotiations, popular activity, sitting strikes, civil disobedience, and armed resistance. None of these [options] may be rejected…’"
Former PA PM: Defend Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem from "the danger of Judaization" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2010
     “The [Palestinian] National Council marked the 41st anniversary of the arson in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli extremists, calling upon the world to defend the Mosque and the city of Jerusalem from the danger of Judaization and occupation which hovers over it.”

Note: The fire in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 was started by a deranged Australian Christian, but the Palestinian Authority for years has attributed it to Israel.
Former PA PM: Israel is "strangling the Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2010
     “[Former PA Prime Minister and former Chairman of PA Parliament Ahmad] Qurei… noted that this August saw an unprecedented escalation by Israel in acts of Judaization in Jerusalem… Likewise [it is apparent] in the actions which are being carried out in order to complete the ‘archaeological’ excavations there… all with the goal of strangling the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA: Armed conflict is function of profitability 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2010
Interview with Ahmad Qurei (Abu Alaa), former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, head of the PLO's Jerusalem Department, on the conflict with Israel:
Qurei: "All the options are open, as I see it. Negotiations, political activity, popular activity and [armed] resistance - and we must continue with it."
Question: "Today, what is the [best] option, in your opinion?"
Qurei: "All of the above."
Question: "Including [armed] resistance?"
Qurei: "I see and analyze. And if it [resistance] gives me [benefit] without costing me, yes."

Note: The interview originally appeared in Al Sharq Al-Awsat (London) and was reprinted in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
Former PA PM: Israeli excavations put Al-Aqsa in danger of collapse 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2010
Former PA Prime Minister, Ahmad Qurei (Abu Alaa):
     "Qurei added that the greatest catastrophe threatening the peace endeavor, and the region as a whole, is the excavation that Israel has carried out, and continues to carry out, under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, and the fact that [Israel] continues in its illegal activity in attempting to build the alleged Temple in the place of one of the most important holy places in Muslim history and in Muslim life as a whole.”
Fatah leaders honor Dalal Mughrabi, killer of 37 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2009
Fatah leaders responded with loud applause when two terrorists who committed the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history were referred to as heroic Martyrs by former PA Prime Minister Abu Alaa (Ahmad Qurei), at the opening ceremony of Fatah's Sixth General Conference in August 2009:
     "We have in our midst the hero Khaled Abu-Usbah, hero of the operation [terror attack] led by the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi [loud applause from the audience]. We salute him and welcome him. And [we salute] the hero, the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal. [He shouts:] All the glory! All the glory! All the glory! All the sisters here are Dalal's sisters."

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
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