Fatah thanks boycotters of Jerusalem municipal elections; Jerusalemite Palestinians are "the Canaanite owners of the land" whose history, holy places, and heritage are being "erased"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Oct. 31, 2018

 
Headline: “Fatah blesses the heroes of Jerusalem, who emphasized its Arab and Palestinian identity”
     “The Fatah Movement saluted with honor and appreciation ‘the members of our people and our heroes, the residents of Jerusalem, who have proven for the 1,001st time that Jerusalem, with its residents, alleys, mosques, and churches, is purely Arab-Palestinian – thus it was and thus it will remain.’ [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member and [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press release last night [Oct. 30, 2018] in response to the Jerusalem residents’ complete boycott what is called ‘the Jerusalem municipal elections’: ‘The iron commitment of the Canaanite owners of the land, the residents of Jerusalem, to boycott the elections conveys a strong and clear message: Despite all the attempts to forge history… the members of our splendid people in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, have proven through their national awareness that they are unified against the plans that target their history, their present, their future, their holy sites, and all the elements of their cultural heritage, and that the national memory is much stronger than their failed attempts to erase it.’
Al-Qawasmi again spoke about Fatah’s resolve, which cannot be changed in any way: ‘Jerusalem – with everything in it – was and will remain the capital of the State of Palestine, and we will defend it at all costs. All of us, Muslims and Christians alike, will say the victory prayer in Jerusalem, the liberated capital, Allah willing.’”
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