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Op-ed by PA daily editor-in-chief denies Jewish history in Israel and Jerusalem; compares Palestinians to Jesus
Excerpt of an op-ed by official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Editor in Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija “From the Damascus Gate Plaza – whose name became the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Plaza following the last uprising in Jerusalem (apparently refers to several months of deadly Palestinian terror attacks against...”
PLO and PA officials visit families of prisoners, convey Abbas’ blessings for Christmas to prisoners and their families; “We are proud of Jesus being Palestinian”
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, Ramallah Mayor Musa Hadid, and a delegation of Christian clergy… visited families of prisoners from the Christian communities yesterday [Jan. 2, 2019]… for Christmas. The..."
Fatah officials: "Jesus was the first Palestinian"
"Dozens of members of our people lit the Christmas tree last night [Dec. 19, 2018] in the village of Khan Al-Ahmar (a site where Palestinian Bedouins illegally erected dwellings; see note below –Ed.), east of occupied Jerusalem. PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member..."
Dec 20, 2018
PA Minister of Education calls Jesus “the authentic Palestinian”
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam Posted text: “To the authentic Palestinian, Jesus, and to the members of the [Palestinian] people – happy holidays” The image shows a drawing of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns and a keffiyeh...
Dec 25, 2017
Fatah cartoon depicts Jesus chasing Trump out of Jerusalem
Fatah’s cartoon shows Jesus chasing Trump out of Jerusalem with a whip in a scene reminiscent of the Christian Biblical narrative when Jesus cleanses the Temple, driving out the merchants and the money changers. In the background are three men wearing suits behind a desk with four name tags bearing...
Dec 18, 2017
PA District Governor: “Jesus is a Palestinian”
“The priest at the Holy Family Latin Church in Ramallah, Father Ibrahim Shoumali, led the thanksgiving mass for the end of his service at the church… [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas' advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations Nabil Shaath, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila...”
Jul 31, 2017
Fatah official: “Jesus was a Palestinian”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: ”The Christians know that Jesus Christ was a Palestinian. He really was from Jerusalem, and his resurrection was from Jerusalem.” Click to view video Click to view bulletin
Apr 20, 2017
PA daily editorial: Jesus was a Palestinian
Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, written by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Hija "Palestine has never brought anything to the entire world but this message, the message of love, tolerance, and peace. There is no better and clearer proof of this than..."
Feb 19, 2017
Fatah official: Jesus was “the first Palestinian and the first Martyr”
Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi Posted text: "For Christmas, the birthday of Jesus the first Palestinian and the first Martyr (Shahid), peace be upon him, we will surely stop the path of suffering (i.e., referring to the Via Dolorosa,..."
Dec 24, 2016
Senior Fatah official: "The whole world knows that Jesus was Palestinian"
Official PA TV program Going to the Conference, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki Official PA TV host: "We need to begin to realize the dream of independence from here, and the whole people, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas [will do this]. 2017 needs to be a year of realizing our..."
Nov 15, 2016
Op-ed in official PA daily: Jesus “was the first Palestinian Martyr, who was crucified by the Jews”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily Headline: “One homeland, one people” “The demographic composition of the Palestinian Arab people cannot be envisioned without the presence of the Christian people. As [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘The...”
Sep 6, 2016
PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs claims Jesus and Mary were Palestinian
Headline: “A presidential delegation blessed the Greek Orthodox patriarch on the occasion of the holy Sabbath” “A delegation of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs [in Palestine] conveyed the blessings of President Mahmoud Abbas to the Greek Orthodox patriarch and to the...”
May 1, 2016
PA head of Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem: The Jews tortured and crucified Jesus, the “first Palestinian Martyr”
Official PA TV program Self-Reflection, hosting Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa on Jewish harming of religious sites Official PA TV host: “Throughout history the Jews have persecuted the Christians in a racist manner; in the days...”
Jan 22, 2016
PLO Director of Prisoner’s Affairs and Ramallah District Governor visit families of imprisoned terrorists, governor claims Jesus was "a Palestinian"
Headline: “Karake and Ghannam: Our holidays will only be complete when our prisoners are released from the deep darkness of the prisons” "Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh district Laila Ghannam visited the families of a number of..."
Dec 27, 2015
Fatah official: Jesus was the “first Palestinian Martyr”
Text posted on Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi’s Facebook page on Dec. 22, 2015 Posted text: “This year in Jerusalem, the spirit of Muhammad, the true Arab Prophet, sent to all mankind, and the spirit of Jesus, the first Palestinian Martyr (Shahid) and carrier of the message of peace,...”
Dec 22, 2015
The Palestinians, “[Jesus’] people”, suffer “from the Zionist Jews” the same way he did
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily “Palestine, the first sanctified land, that promised the oppressed and the defeated liberty, independence and eternal co-existence between human beings, all while carrying the dream of hope for rebirth, will be baptized on May 17, 2015,...”
May 16, 2015
Philadelphia Councilwoman honors Laila Ghannam, who has consistently glorified terrorists
"District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam... receiv[ed] the Liberty Bell from [Philadelphia] City Council member Maria Sanchez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [USA] yesterday [Jan. 30, 2015]."
Jan 31, 2015
Sec-Gen. of PA Jerusalem council: Jesus was the first Palestinian Martyr
Official PA TV program Picture Story on Hilarion Capucci, the Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop, presented by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for the official PA daily. Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa: “... When I was in jail, I challenged...”
Jan 26, 2015
Jesus was “the first Palestinian and the first Martyr”
“Residents of Jerusalem held back their pain and insisted on celebrating the holidays of their Christian brothers, who follow the Western calendar in occupied Jerusalem, to the rhythm of the bells of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and insisted on marking the birthday of Jesus, peace be...”
Jan 5, 2015
PA Security Forces Spokesman: “Jesus the Palestinian”
Posted on the Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces: "On [the occasion of] the anniversary of love and peace, the birth day of Jesus the Palestinian, [we convey] New Year wishes to Palestine, its residents and those who love it." Click to view...
Dec 25, 2014
PA daily columnist: Jews crucified Jesus and today Jews are crucifying Jesus’ “people,” (i.e., Palestinians)
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily: "On the day of your birth, my lord Jesus, the entire humanity celebrates you and peace... My lord Jesus, peace be upon you, those who crucified you 2,000 years ago (i.e., the Jews) have returned to crucify your people, of..."
Dec 25, 2014
Fatah official: “Jesus, the first Palestinian”
Text posted on the Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee. "We wish our united Palestinian people a new Christmas that will herald liberty, as did Jesus, the first Palestinian, peace be upon him." Click to view bulletin
Dec 24, 2014