Abbas’ advisor: Israeli occupation began 70 years ago
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 16, 2018

 
Headline: "Al-Habbash honored the Chinese ambassador upon the conclusion of his role”
    "Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash honored the Ambassador of China Chen Xingzhong upon the conclusion of his role in Palestine. Al-Habbash emphasized the strength of the bilateral relations between China and Palestine, and noted that China is among the states that have consistently supported the Palestinian right and supported the justice of the Palestinian cause since the beginning of the Israeli occupation 70 years ago (i.e., since Israel’s establishment in 1948).”