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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
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
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Palestinian history is "rooted in this land for thousands of years," Israel is trying to "brainwash new generations" through "forgery, fabrication, and distortion"
Headline: “Al-Husseini updated an Italian delegation about the Israeli violations in Jerusalem” “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jerusalem District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini updated an Italian delegation… about the Israeli violations against our people, and particularly in...”
Aug 26, 2015
PA daily op-ed slanders US, targeting Trump and Huckabee, and tout the "Canaanite Palestinian"
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, former editor-in-chief, now regular columnist for official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: "The contenders for the leadership of the parties in the American presidential race seem as though they are in a bull run, and they are trampling values and principles, ramming..."
Aug 20, 2015
Official PA daily denies Jewish history in Jerusalem, claims that all that archaeological excavations have found is “the story of the ancient Palestinian Jebusites”
Headline: “Jerusalem and the unenlightened” “Our people alone protects the holy sites, with its hands and through its physical presence, which constitute a firm barrier against those obsessed with myth, who have been excessive with their excavations - and yet there is not a stone they have turned...”
Jul 27, 2015
PA Deputy Minister: Palestinians were in Jerusalem “centuries before the Jewish religion”
Deputy Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, Salwa Hadib: “Jerusalem is not only a religious city. Jerusalem is civilization. It has been a Canaanite city for thousands of years. The Palestinian people has been present in it for thousands of years, whether it...”
May 24, 2015
Palestinian national committee: Lifta nature reserve is not an Israeli site, must preserve the "Canaanite heritage village" and its "Palestinian identity"
Headline: “Discussion on dealing with the occupation’s plan to list the village of Lifta as an Israeli site” “The Palestinian National Committee for Education, Culture, and Sciences deliberated yesterday [May 20, 2015] over ways to oppose the Israeli occupation authorities’ plans to register the...”
May 21, 2015
Official PA daily: 19th century "Palestinian" saints prove Jewish history in Israel is a "fabricated Zionist narrative"
Headline: “The saints and Mahmoud Abbas” Excerpt of article by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily “When His Holiness [Pope Francis] said to President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘It is fitting to honor you with this medallion because you are an angel of peace,’ (sic., rather than...”
May 19, 2015
PA daily op-ed: Palestinians are "the first people in the history of mankind"
Headline: “The memory of the Nakba is itself a rebellion” Excerpt from article by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza “I feel great pride in being a Palestinian. I belong to the people with the most just cause in the history...”
May 18, 2015
Prehistoric man was Palestinian
“The study of the prehistoric period is based on archeological remains from the caves of Palestine. The bones of the early Palestinian man found there prove that he was walking upright… During the New Stone Age (5,000-8,000 BCE) [parenthesis in source], the Palestinians discovered agriculture and...”
Feb 25, 2015
Official PA daily: Ancient Arab tribes were "Palestinian"
Headline: “Arabe – palaces, stories, and history” “The village of Arabe is located on the northern side of the Nablus mountains, south west of the city of Jenin, which is located behind it and 12 kilometers from it… The history of the building of the two palaces (i.e., the palaces of Abd Al-Qadir...”
Jan 3, 2015
PA TV News distorts history, saying “Palestinians” fought the Romans in ancient times
Official PA TV News broadcast: Official PA TV reporter: “The occupation is well aware of its goals, and history is [its] first and last objective. This is the identity they attempted to manufacture on this land… the settlers invaded an ancient tomb… an ancient rock-cut cave built by the Greeks. The...”
Dec 27, 2014
Official PA daily reports on discovery of "Palestinian" tomb from 1600 BCE
Headline: "The spectacular tomb structure of the 'shepherd kings' in the Palestinian museum in Jerusalem" "In a corner of the Palestinian museum in Jerusalem, a Palestinian family preserved itself for more than 3,000 years, despite the invasions and calamities that Palestine experienced. The..."
Dec 27, 2014
PA TV host glorifies terrorist's "self-sacrifice operation in the occupied Interior"; Terrorist's brother states, "I`m proud of what he did"
Official PA TV program For You, on jailed terrorist Ahmad Othman Kafina from Nablus Official PA TV host: “Our episode today is with the family of prisoner Ahmad Othman Kafina, who has been imprisoned for 9 years. The settlements that surround his village of Sawiya from every side and his...”
Dec 25, 2014
Official PA daily op-ed: "Palestine was called Palestine even before Abraham"
Headline: “Do not Islamize the [Palestinian] issue” Excerpt of op-ed by Hanan Bakir, regular columnist for the official PA daily “Several years ago head of the Jewish Association in Norway Rolf Kirschner wrote an article in which he claimed that Palestine or the Palestinians did not exist in...”
Dec 21, 2014
Fourth grade girls learn that "Palestinians are the original inhabitants of Palestine and not the Jews"
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri, shared from a post by Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri The image shows Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri in an elementary school...
Nov 25, 2014
PA daily op-ed: Arab Canaanites are ancestors of the Palestinians, and the history of “Palestine” is “purely Arab and Islamic”
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for the official PA daily: “Should we strive for the militant way of thinking, according to which we cannot relinquish even a single grain of [our] demands or of Palestinian land, on which no non-Arab race has ever tread...”
Nov 23, 2014
Governor of Jericho: Israel is just one of many “invaders” who will [eventually] leave
“District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani said that all the invaders and travelers through the land of Palestine, no matter how arrogant and conceited they may be, will [eventually] leave, for Palestine’s people has been on its land for thousands of years, and is armed...”
Oct 30, 2014
Abbas’ advisor: Palestinians are descendants of Jebusite Canaanites, who built Jebus, Jerusalem, 5,000 years ago
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon from Yasser Arafat’s mausoleum in Ramallah. The sermon was delivered by Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs: Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Our forefathers and historical lineage, the Jebusite...”
Oct 24, 2014
PA daily: Synagogue in northern Israel dates to Roman period; Gazans are descendants of biblical Samson
“A spectacular mosaic discovered in a synagogue in the Galilee during excavations, which were renewed this summer for the third season, shows Samson the Giant not as he is usually described in folktales, [but] as a regular man – not a giant. In July 2012, archaeological sources announced...”
Jul 24, 2014
Abbas advisor: "The Palestinians have been on this land for 5,000 years"
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs: “The Palestinians have been on this land for 5,000 years. They didn't leave it. Nations came and nations went, empires came and empires went, but the Palestinians are permanent here like the...”
Jun 20, 2014