PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Cave of Patriarchs and "historic holy sites in Palestine are Islamic and belong only to Muslims"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Mar. 4, 2016

 
Headline: “The occupation’s attacks against the noble cave in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron”
       “The Department of Religious Endowments and the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC) revealed yesterday [March 3, 2016] the grave offensive being carried out by the occupation authorities against the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in the city, through excavations within the noble cave, where the graves of the prophets and their wives, peace be upon them, are located… Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the attacks against the Ibrahimi Mosque, and clarified that no place of religious worship is safe in light of the attacks and crimes being perpetrated against them by the Israeli occupation and its settlers.
He continued: ‘Israel is attempting to completely take over the holy sites through this malicious policy,’ and emphasized that the mosque and historic holy sites in Palestine are Islamic and belong only to the Muslims.”