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Abbas’ advisor: “Israel was aiming to draw the region into a religious war”
"Attorney Ahmed Al-Ruweidi, advisor to Abbas on Jerusalem Affairs, said that Israel was aiming to draw the region into a religious war through the steps it is implementing at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with the aim of dividing it according to place and time. In addition, Al-Ruweidi said the fact that the..."
Dec 10, 2014
PA Minister: Israel carrying out "ethnic cleansing" and creating "an apartheid regime" in Jerusalem
“Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor Adnan Husseini met with a delegation of representatives of the European socialist parties, including members of the European Parliament led by Carme Chacón, the former Spanish defense minister. During the meeting, Husseini emphasized that...”
Dec 10, 2014
PLO official: Israel has an “ethnic cleansing policy… against the Palestinians, particularly in the city of Jerusalem”
“PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Saeb Erekat condemned the Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to expel five Palestinian residents of the Holy City. Dr. Erekat said: ‘Israel’s illegal policy of forced expulsion, which has harmed five citizens of occupied Jerusalem, amounts to nothing less...”
Dec 8, 2014
Israel's "provocative attacks" on Al-Asqa Mosque part of plan to change Jerusalem's "Palestinian Arab character"
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas presided over a meeting of the Supreme Committee for Jerusalem Affairs yesterday evening, in the presence of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. The [participants] discussed the latest developments in occupied Jerusalem, especially the settlers’ continuous invasions of the...”
Oct 29, 2014
Israel is “prepar[ing] world public opinion for the complete destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily: “Since the start of the occupation of the territories of the Palestinian state on June 4, 1967, East Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, have played a central role in [Israel’s] Judaization and destruction...”
Oct 15, 2014
Israel’s stance since 1948: “Rid [the land] of the Palestinians wherever they may be”, repeats libel that Israel carried out Sabra and Shatila massacre – PA council
“The [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places published a statement yesterday [Sept. 16, 2014]. In its statement, [the Council] stated that the massacres being perpetrated by the occupation state and its executive arms throughout all its successive governments...”
Sep 17, 2014
Official PA daily: Israel plans to "cleanse the Jewish state of the ‘gentiles’"
Op-ed by Izz Al-Din As'ad “IS was a pawn of Israeli-American intelligence, meant to fulfill the dream of the Jewish state… The danger in a religious state is evident to all groups of a people’s ethnic and religious minorities, given that the Islamic State – represented by IS – has...”
Aug 20, 2014
PA daily: Israel’s dream is to “Judaize Palestine and expel the Muslims and Christians”
Op-ed by Ibrahim Abd Al-Majid "We have been living, for around half a century, in a new age of ignorance of religion. This [ignorance] has peaked in [recent] years, with the radical terrorists of ISIS and those like them, who were created by Israel and the US, and are paving the way for Israel to..."
Aug 3, 2014
PFLP justifies kidnapping of 3 teens and calls for more kidnappings: "This is the only and most efficient way" to free prisoners
“Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Political Bureau member and Head of the Popular Front Branch in Gaza Jamil Mazhar said that the Hebron operation (i.e., the kidnapping of three Israeli teens on June 12, 2014) – if it [indeed] turns out to be a kidnapping – was part of the...”
Jun 14, 2014
Abbas to Pope: "Israel is taking systematic action aimed at changing [Jerusalem's] identity and character and at harassing its Palestinian Christian and Muslim residents"
Excerpt from [PA] Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the press conference with Pope Francis “We informed His Holiness of the results of the negotiations and the obstacles that lie in their path, foremost among which are the [Israeli] settlements, the daily attacks on the houses of worship – churches...”
May 26, 2014
PA official accuses Israel of "Judaization" through "settlement," "expulsion of Palestinians" and "falsification of archeological finds"
“Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron, in cooperation with the [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites, held a conference yesterday [April 15, 2014] under the heading ‘The Current Situation of Jerusalem’… The Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian...”
Apr 16, 2014
PA minister: Israel attempts to "Judaize" Jerusalem, plans to build the "alleged Third Temple" in place of Al-Aqsa
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that since Israel occupied Jerusalem, it has been working to extend control over it and alter its landmarks, in order to Judaize it and put an end to the Arab presence in it… In a statement to the press yesterday [April 14, 2014],...”
Apr 15, 2014
PA daily: We won't "cede a single grain of dust from... Palestine occupied in 1948," Kerry plan "will fail"
Op-ed by Najib al-Qaddumi “On this great day, March 30, 1976, the Palestinians proclaimed their adherence to their land and their readiness to sacrifice everything to protect the land of their forefathers. This day is justly called ‘Land Day’… After the owners of the land – the residents of the...”
Apr 1, 2014
PA minister opposes land swap because "the entire land is Palestinian land"
“The [Popular] Front for the Liberation of Palestine called Land Day a symbol of the spirit of struggle and self-sacrifice demonstrated by our people and the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine through their devotion to the option of resistance to a cruel occupation that was planted in our land by force...”
Mar 30, 2014
PA minister:"Israel is employing a policy of ethnic cleansing" in Jerusalem
“[PA] Minister of Social Affairs Kamal Al-Sharafi warned of the results of the racist Israeli policy in Jerusalem and its influence on the future of peace and stability in the region and in the world at large. During a visit to several charity organizations in the city, Al-Sharafi said that Israel...”
Mar 11, 2014
PA minister accuses Israel of “racist” assault on Jerusalem’s inhabitants
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash called for the launch of a campaign to support Jerusalem’s resolve and struggle in light of Israeli plans to alter the geographic and demographic state of affairs in the Holy City. In a press release two days ago [Jan. 23, 2014], Al-Habbash...”
Jan 25, 2014
PA minister lies to Europeans: Israel spreads drugs among Palestinian youth
“Participants of the Dunkirk +10 Forum, held in the French capital, Paris , towards the end of last month [November 2013] under the auspices of French President François Hollande and in the presence of hundreds of representatives from European, Palestinian and Arab local authorities,...”
Dec 5, 2013
PA council: Israel’s goal is to make Jerusalem a city for Jews only
“The [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites warned yesterday [Oct. 31, 2013] about marathon consultations and meetings held by the Israeli government in order to authorize the expansion of the Al-Buraq plaza (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount plaza)...”
Oct 31, 2013
PA Minister: Israel “uses forgery and fabrication” to give Jerusalem a “Jewish character”
“Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor [of Jerusalem] Adnan Al-Husseini briefed Australian Representative to the Palestinian Authority Tom Wilson … on Jerusalem’s and its residents’ situation, and explained that the arbitrary steps being taken by the occupation authorities have led to...”
Oct 30, 2013
Fatah official: Israel has “ethnic cleansing policy” against non-Jews in Jerusalem
“Member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and Secretary-General of the National Christian Coalition in the Holy Lands, Dimitri Diliani said that resistance, including all its [different] means, is a daily way of life for Jerusalem’s residents… This [was said] during his meeting with several European...”
Oct 23, 2013
PLO calls on Israeli Arabs not to vote in Jerusalem elections
“The PLO’s Arab Relations Department called on the occupied capital’s residents to boycott the occupation municipality’s elections and oppose participating in them in any way, whether by voting or by submitting candidacy. In a press release yesterday [Oct. 9, 2013], the department said that the...”
Oct 9, 2013
PA news agency: Israel "continues the crime of setting fire to Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and Jerusalem"
"The Palestinian National Council (PNC, i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) warned of the consequences of the continuation of the Judaization of Arab-Palestinian Jerusalem by the occupation's authorities. In an announcement [published] today, Tuesday, on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of..."
Aug 20, 2013
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israel Judaizes Jerusalem by spreading drugs
“Yesterday morning [June 27, 2013] the Jerusalem District Education Administration and the Al-Huda Association for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Addicts marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse [and Illicit Trafficking] by holding an educational conference entitled ‘The phenomenon of...”
Jun 28, 2013
Abbas: Israel “falsifies facts and names” and Judaizes Jerusalem
Excerpt from PA Chairman Mahnoud Abbas’ speech about Jerusalem, at the fourth International Islamic Conference which took place in Ramallah: “I would like to send a message to our brave prisoners in the occupation’s prisoners: Oh heroes, you are our people’s torches of freedom. There will be no...”
Jun 6, 2013
Israel attempts “to steal Jerusalem’s history, culture and heritage" and “empty the holy city of its original residents”
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council warns of a massacre in the form of the demolition of 450 Jerusalem homes” “The Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places warned yesterday [May 28, 2013] that the occupation’s authorities intend to formulate a systematic policy to implement...”
May 29, 2013