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Abbas’ Advisor on Religious Affairs invents Palestinian history: Palestinians have existed in this land “from before Abraham came to it, more than 5,000 years ago”
Official PA TV, broadcast of Friday sermon by PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, with Abbas in attendance Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: ”They (i.e., the Israelis) have...”
Dec 30, 2016
PA TV: Israel is “Judaizing” Palestine, committing acts of “forgery and robbery” against holy sites, and “steals our Canaanite heritage”
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital, on heritage and folklore Official PA TV host: “The Palestinian heritage refuses to undergo Judaization, despite the terror of the occupation that attempts to harm our heritage and Judaize it. Palestine, with its people, its land, its history, its trees,...”
Nov 13, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily claims Israeli government forges archaeological findings to invent a Jewish connection to “historical Palestine,” including forging the bible
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily "[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his extremist government are in a race against time to prove any connection of the Jews to historical Palestine, whether by forgery, fraud, or bullying. Their..."
Oct 31, 2016
PA Tourism Ministry official: Ancient Palestinians were Jews
Official PA TV News, on antiquities at the historical site of Sebastia, near Nablus Official PA TV reporter: “The latest break-ins of the occupation to the village [of Sebastia] (the village is adjacent to the historical site and the PA considers it part of the village –Ed.) and the taking of...”
Oct 7, 2016
Poet on PA TV: Palestinians descended from ancient Jebusites, "invented the alphabet and gave it to mankind," but Jewish kings only ruled in Israel for "37 years"
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, hosting poet and former Palestinian diplomat Omar Shalayel, who recites the poem “I am the Palestinian” Poet and former Palestinian diplomat Omar Shalayel: “I am the Palestinian, the first on the ground [of Palestine]. I am the Jebusite who was the master of...”
Sep 5, 2016
Palestinian activist: Palestinians descend from ancient Canaanites, if Jews were in Samaria 3000 years ago it was "for a short period" as "guests"
Headline: “Journalists took a tour of the historic village of Sebastia” “Activists of the village of Sebastia (i.e., where an ancient Jewish capital stood, see note below) in the Nablus district, during a meeting of journalists held yesterday morning [Sept. 4, 2016], declared that the village is...”
Sep 5, 2016
Father of terrorist: "We have 6,000 years in this land, while those people... came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe"
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, report on the resolve of the father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh from the Qalandiya refugee camp, whose home has been demolished twice Visual: The camera focuses on a poster. Text on poster: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Anan Abu Habseh, who...”
Jul 9, 2016
Abbas advisor: Palestinians have been in the 5,000 years; Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are “waqf”; conflict is not religious
Official PA TV program for Ramadan Palestine in the Quran, on who “Palestine” belongs to, different narratives, according to Jews and according to the Quran Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice, and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs...
Jul 2, 2016
Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years”
Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they..."
Jun 3, 2016
Fatah student movement: Israel "will not succeed in... changing its [Jerusalem's] Canaanite Arab Islamic and Christian character;" Israel plans to "expel" Jerusalem residents and "Judaize" it
Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba: The fact that Israel displayed a misleading sign regarding the reality of Jerusalem constitutes the issue of a challenge to the international community” “Fatah’s Shabiba [student] movement issued a statement in which it emphasized that Jerusalem was and will remain the...”
May 23, 2016
PA TV: Pre-1967 border between Israel and Jordan was a sign of “apartheid”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, interview with Issa Salman, a resident of Beit Safafa, a neighborhood in west Jerusalem, about the period between 1948-1967 in which Beit Safafa was a village divided between Israel and Jordan Issa Salman: “It was the only village in southern west...”
May 20, 2016
Abbas: "Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites", Governor of Ramallah: "The occupation will not last long"
Headline: “We will build the government institutions, and you will be able to declare independence soon” “President Mahmoud Abbas inaugurated the Palestinian Museum which is on the grounds of Birzeit University in an opening ceremony in the presence of top officials, leaders, academics, and...”
May 19, 2016
Abbas fabricates history: "The Bible says the Palestinians existed before Abraham..." "We have been planted in [this land since]... the invention of the Canaanite-Palestinian alphabet... more than 6,000 years ago"
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Our narrative says that we have been have been in this land since before Abraham. I am not saying it. The Bible says it. The Bible says, in these words, that the Palestinians existed before Abraham. So why don't you recognize my right? [Official PA TV, March 21, 2016] PA..."
May 14, 2016
PA daily op-ed: “Historic Palestine, and Jerusalem at its heart, its western and eastern parts, has been Palestinian land for 4,000 years”
Headline: "The embarrassing capitulation of the UN" Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida "A few days ago the UN refused to display an Israeli exhibit titled Zionism and Jerusalem, which was meant to be held on Monday, April 4 , because the..."
Apr 6, 2016
Abbas’ advisor: “The Palestinians have been in this land for 5,000 years. Of course, we were the first to reside in this land, there was no one before us”
Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "The Palestinians have been on this land for 5,000 years. Of course, we were the first to reside in this land. The first to reside in it. There was no one before us. Never was there a period in this history of this land..."
Apr 1, 2016
PA daily acknowledges Jewish history in Israel, but claims biblical Philistines were “Palestinians”
Headline: “Daoud was here!” “At the beginning of Al-Najma St., the traditional path of the convoys of Patriarchs arriving from Jerusalem on Christmas, are three wells that have been considered a tourist site for hundreds of years, according to travelers who visited Bethlehem… Like the other holy...”
Feb 5, 2016
PA Security Forces Spokesman: A Palestinian is a Canaanite
Text posted on the Facebook page of official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri Posted text: “Because you are strong, lofty like the mountains, soft like the jasmine, loving like a father and merciful like a mother, because you are a brave Canaanite, clear as the sea and a speaker...”
Jan 8, 2016
PA kids magazine calls Haifa a Palestinian city, and claims that Palestinians lived there in prehistoric times
Headline: “A city in Palestine – Haifa” “A coastal city found in the north of the Palestinian coastal plane and in it a port that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Its location is beautiful and charming, and it is surrounded by sea, plain, and mountains. Haifa is an ancient Canaanite city, located...”
Jan 1, 2016
Song on PA TV: Tel Aviv (founded by Jews in 1909) used to be a Arab city
Official PA TV program Palestine this Morning “My homeland, satisfy our desire with your hills We sow on the coastal plain and live in our desolation In the past we were serene and there were no enemies living around us No occupation and no imprisonment No arrests and handcuffs Acre, Haifa, Jaffa...”
Dec 14, 2015
Official PA daily gives credence to book claiming Palestinians are natives while acknowledging Hebrews lived in the land temporarily
Headline: “Publication of the book ‘ A Brief History of Palestine’ by Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh” “The Dar Al-Shorok publishing house recently published a book titled ‘ A Brief History of Palestine,’ by Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, the head of the [Palestinian] Economic Council for Development and...”
Dec 8, 2015
Op-ed in PA daily: Jerusalem was never the Hebrew name of a Jewish city, and the Hebrew language never existed
Headline: "The Blathering Intellectual" Op-ed by Editor-in-Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Hija "Those who founded Jerusalem were the Jebusite and Canaanite Palestinians, and they inhabited it in the fifth millennium BC. First, it was called Jebus, and then 'Ur salem' after its Canaanite king, and 'Ur Salem'..."
Dec 8, 2015
PA daily op-ed: Palestinians are original inhabitants of the land and Israel is just another “invader and occupier”
Op-ed by Izzat Daraghmeh, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Headline: “Rabbi Zion’s religious ruling…” “These are the Palestinians, descendants of the Canaanites and the Jebusites, the first to dwell on this sacred soil and to inhabit this blessed land. They are the first who set foot on...”
Dec 1, 2015
PA FM claims Palestinians have been on the land for 10,000 years and Israel is trying to expel them, and steal Palestinian antiquities
“During a speech he gave yesterday [Nov. 6, 2015], Friday, at the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, Foreign Minister of the State of Palestine Riyad Al-Malki... stated: ‘I have come to you at a time when my homeland and people are suffering from cruel aggression once again,...”
Nov 7, 2015
PA daily op-ed claims the land belongs to Palestinians since the time of the Canaanites and the Philistines
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily Headline: “The rage of Jerusalem – the system of open hands” “Palestine is ours since the period of the Canaanites (members of the Kinana Arab tribe), the Arab Jebusites, and the Arab Philistines (the...”
Oct 14, 2015
Official PA daily claims Palestinian heritage is "thousands of years old"
Headline: “In the name of the oath in the shadow of the flag” Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily “The Palestinian Fida'i’s (self-sacrificing fighter’s) keffiyeh (Arab headdress) came before the appearance of the Palestinian...”
Sep 13, 2015