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Abbas’ advisor: “Christmas is also a Palestinian holiday because Jesus… was Palestinian”
"Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas' Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs... noted that 'We believe in our lord Jesus, peace be upon him, and in his gospel, his prophecy, and his sanctity. In keeping with his creed, we celebrate his birth day just as we do that..."
Dec 22, 2014
Fatah official: Jesus was "the first Martyr, the first Palestinian"
"Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Saeb Erekat and District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani, lit up the Christmas tree in central Jericho on Monday [Dec. 15, 2014] evening... Erekat said that several days ago, Fatah Revolutionary Council member Ziyad Abu Ein had lit..."
Dec 17, 2014
PA official: "Jesus the Messiah is Palestinian"
Official PA TV broadcast a speech by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: "We are standing here, Muslims and Christians, in Yasser Arafat Square, [named after] the symbol of our cause, to celebrate Christmas. So too we will stand united to celebrate victory, far off as it..."
Dec 7, 2014
Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem: Jesus was “the first Palestinian Martyr”
"Yesterday's [Dec. 2, 2014] Ministry of Tourism and Archeology [newspaper column] centered on the products being sold in the oriental antiques stores, and criticized the Ministry's faulty supervision of these stores, which sell symbols that have nothing to do with the Palestinian heritage, such..."
Dec 3, 2014
Official PA daily: Israel is a "racist and apartheid state;" "The son of Mary was a Palestinian, and this is the truth, not speculation"
Op-ed by Dr. Alaa Abu Ammar "The image placed behind the Pope’s podium was beautiful indeed: it showed Jesus, peace be upon Him, as a baby wrapped in a Palestinian keffiyeh… Although this image is a symbolic Palestinian national idiom, it is also truthful, since the son of Mary was a Palestinian,..."
May 27, 2014
Palestinian kids tell Pope: Jesus was the first Palestinian refugee
“The children of the Deheisheh refugee camp in the Bethlehem district called on Pope Francis, during his visit (May 2014) to the Al-Finiq Center in the refugee camp, to intervene to put an end to the suffering of the prisoners who have been hunger-striking for over a month, and the suffering of our...”
May 26, 2014
Film broadcast on PA TV: "We consider Jesus the first Palestinian refugee"
Official PA TV broadcast a short film about the West Bank village of Tayibe, entitled The Chain of Living Stones. Tayibe priest Aziz Halaweh: “A week before the crucifixion of Jesus, Jesus came here, to Tayibe, to rest from the troubles in Jerusalem and from the plots conspired against...”
May 22, 2014
PA art exhibit for Pope presents Palestinians as Jesus, persecuted by Jews
Headline: “The Palestinian Museum will welcome Pope Francis with visual displays that shed light on the life of our people in the shadow of the occupation” “’Put your finger on the wound and be convinced of my existence’ (based on John 20:27: ‘Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and...”
May 20, 2014
PA official: “We are proud that Jesus was Palestinian"
“District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam emphasized that the brotherhood between Muslims and Christians in Palestine in general, and specifically in the cities of Ramallah and El-Bireh, was not merely a slogan, but reality… She emphasized: “We are proud that Jesus was Palestinian.””
Apr 21, 2014
Official PA daily: Jesus was the first Palestinian fighter
Op-ed by Dr. As’ad Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for the official PA daily “Does it make sense, after 14 centuries of living together, for the Islamic fundamentalists to broach the subject of ‘the Muslim society’ – meaning, [a society] without Christians?! Does it make sense for Jerusalem, and...”
Apr 20, 2014
Public march cancelled because intermingling of sexes might lead "women to sin and fall into traps"
Op-ed by Jawad Boulus, a columnist for the official PA daily “The Islamic Movement in Sakhnin opposed the screening of the film The Savior, which recounts the story of Jesus. To clarify the opposition’s position, five Imams of mosques in Sakhnin published notices in which they explained they...”
Apr 19, 2014
PLO official: Jesus was “the first Palestinian,” ancient Canaanites were Palestinians
“During the reopening ceremony of the Jericho Culture and Art Center… [PLO Executive Committee member and PA chief negotiator] Dr. Saeb Erekat said: ‘In order to narrow the gaps, President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter to American President Barack Obama, which contained all that is in our power and...”
Dec 27, 2013
PA daily columnist spreads libel that Jews crucified Jesus
Regular columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman for the official PA daily: “Today humanity is celebrating the birth of Jesus by conducting mass in churches all over the world in honor of the birth of the messenger of love and peace who was persecuted by the Jews from the first day he raised the banner of the...”
Dec 24, 2013
Abbas in letter: Jesus was a Palestinian
PA TV program Palestine This Morning interviewed Father Raed Abu Sahliya about the meaning of Christmas. Father Raed Abu Sahliya: “First of all, I want to thank his Excellency, President Mahmoud Abbas for his letter, which was published yesterday [Dec. 23, 2013]. The letter is truly beautiful and...”
Dec 24, 2013
Abbas' Christmas speech: Jesus was “a Palestinian messenger”
Ma’an, an independent Palestinian news agency and Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, both reported on Abbas’ Christmas speech 2013. Wafa in English and Ma’an in Arabic. Both referred to Jesus as “a Palestinian messenger." “President Mahmoud Abbas Monday said in his Christmas...”"
Dec 23, 2013
Rajoub defends his statement about using nukes on Israel
PA TV program: Circle of Events. Guest: Deputy Secretary General of Fatah's Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub PA TV interviewer: “The statements you made in Beirut on the Al-Mayadeen TV station had a lot of impact, according to them ‘We are Israel’s enemies and if we had a nuke we’d have used it…’ I...”
May 23, 2013
PA daily op-ed: Jesus was "a Canaanite Palestinian" who was "crucified and put to death by the Jews"
Headline: “The resurrection of Jesus, the resurrection of the country” Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, columnist for the official PA daily “Easter…is not a holiday for Christian Palestinians only, but rather a holiday for Palestinian nationalism, because Jesus, peace be upon him, is a Canaanite...”
May 6, 2013
Mayor of Ramallah: Jesus' tomb proves Palestinians have been in land thousands of years
Mayor of Ramallah Musa Hadid: "In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre there's the tomb of Jesus. It shows that our Palestinian nation's connection to Jerusalem is thousands of years old (i.e., claiming Jesus is Palestinian)... It's obvious to the whole world that we, the sons of the Palestinian nation..."
May 6, 2013
PA daily op-ed: “Christ… is a Canaanite Palestinian…killed by the Jews”
Op-ed by Columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman: “Easter… is not a holiday for Christian Palestinians only, but a holiday for Palestinian nationalism, because Christ may he rest in peace, is a Canaanite Palestinian. His resurrection, three days after being crucified and killed...”
May 6, 2013
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "Jesus brought tidings of Muhammad"
PA Minister for Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash: “And a few days ago we welcomed with all grandeur the birthday of Jesus, may he rest in peace, who brought tidings of Muhammad.” Note: According to PA teachings, which are based on Islam, Jesus prophesized the coming of Muhammad.
Jan 24, 2013
PA Mufti: Jesus was a Palestinian
“A presidential delegation yesterday conveyed greetings from President Mahmoud Abbas and the [Palestinian political] leadership to the western and eastern Christian communities on the occasion of their Christmas holidays… The Mufti of Jerusalem and [Palestinian] Lands Sheikh Muhammad Hussein…...”
Jan 22, 2013
Fatah official: Jesus was a Palestinian and the Holy Sepulchre is Palestinian
PA TV's Topic of the Day interviewed Abbas Zaki, member of Fatah's Central Committee, about the anniversary of Abu Iyad's assassination. Zaki also spoke about historic ties between Christianity and Islam. Abbas Zaki: "This is what is written in the Quran. That we are the nation of Ribat (religious..."
Jan 16, 2013