Abbas Advisor on Religious Affairs claims that up until the establishment of the State of Israel, “Palestine has been a homeland of coexistence, tolerance, and the rejection of violence”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Aug. 15, 2018

 
Headline: “The two-state solution and the establishment of the State of Palestine are the basis for global peace and security”

“Supreme Shari’ah Judge, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash… emphasized that the world cannot enjoy serenity and stability as long as the Palestinian people is suffering from the occupation’s crimes…
During his speech at the discussions of the seventh World Peace Forum that is convening in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, Al-Habbash emphasized that Palestine has been a homeland of coexistence, tolerance, and the rejection of violence throughout history, but then it fell victim to a despicable plot that caused the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the members of its people and turned it into prey for the Israeli occupation, which has destroyed its beautiful face and turned the lives of the members of its people into hell…
Al-Habbash added that the monotheistic religions – Islam, Christianity, and Judaism – espouse peace and believe in peace between different peoples as a means and as a goal… However occupied Palestine, which is the land of the divine missions, is suffering from the most despicable racist and colonialist crimes, which herald the destruction of any chance for connection and coexistence between people.
Al-Habbash said before the World Peace Forum that the holy land, Palestine, was and still is the land of the three monotheistic religions, and that it will remain a model of brotherhood and love – but on condition that all of the expressions of the Israeli occupation in the territories of the Palestinian state are ended.”