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PA Ministry of Culture: The Palestinian heritage is “subject to theft, forgery, and distortion”
Headline: "Bessaiso praised Widad Kawar’s role in preserving the heritage concerning Palestinian clothing" "[PA] Minister of Culture Ehab Bessaiso emphasized the importance of the role that has been and is being filled by researcher and expert in the field of heritage Widad Kawar, the founder and..."
Sep 30, 2018
PA deputy district governor accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage; "The antiquities in all of Palestine prove that the land of Palestine is an Arab-Canaanite land”
Headline: "Qalqilya: A seminar to introduce the new Palestinian Cultural and Material Heritage Law" "The Qalqilya district organized a seminar yesterday, in cooperation with the [PA] Ministry of Tourism [and] under the sponsorship of District Governor of Qalqilya Rafe' Rawajbeh, to introduce the..."
Sep 25, 2018
PA Education Minister: Israeli accusation that PA schoolbooks incite is “a lie and a falsehood,” Israeli curriculum incites against Palestinians and attempts to “erase their history and geography”
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Education: Israel is continuing to incite against our education system” “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education emphasized that Israel is continuing to incite against the Palestinian education system… During his meeting with European Parliament member Eider...”
Sep 20, 2018
PA TV lies, claims “Palestinian antiquities” at Judean fortress of Herodium
Note: 1980 years before the creation in 1965 of the “Palestinian people,” Judean King Herod built a palace fortress at Herodium, south of Jerusalem. There are no “Palestinian antiquities” at Herodium or anywhere in the land of Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Official PA TV...
Sep 19, 2018
Abbas’ advisor: Israel wants to “establish a false racist reality at the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Palestine;” Netanyahu has allowed Israeli MPs to “invade” and “defile” the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s plazas
“Al-Habbash: Those who do not hold any historical truth in our land will never obtain it through forgery”
Jul 11, 2018
Guest on PA TV accuses Israel of stealing the Palestinian heritage and culture
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, hosting Director of the Palestinian Heritage Center in Bethlehem Maha Saca Official PA TV host: “First, tell us about your role in preserving the heritage, especially against Israeli theft.” Director of the Palestinian Heritage Center in Bethlehem Maha...
Jun 28, 2018
PA officials deny Jewish connection to Cave of the Patriarchs, and accuse Israel of “forgery of history and the cultural heritage of the holy sites” in Jerusalem and Hebron
“Director and Guardian of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) Sheikh Hafzi Abu Sneineh condemned [Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli] Cohen’s b reaking into the Ibrahimi Mosque (PMW found no record of Cohen recently visiting the Cave of the Patriarchs –Ed.)… He considered...”
Jun 26, 2018
Abbas advisor warns of “desecration” of music performances against Cave of the Patriarchs; demands Palestinians “defend their holy sites, carry out Ribat in them" and punish Israel for "the crimes and acts of forgery of the culture and history”
Headline: “Al-Habbash warned against the consequences of the Israeli attack against the Ibrahimi Mosque” “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash warned of the desecration and attack against the sanctity of...”
Jun 22, 2018
PA Hebron Municipality calls on UNESCO to “to defend the Ibrahimi Mosque from Judaization and change, and the theft of its Islamic characteristics” by Israel
Headline: "Condemnations of the aggression against the Ibrahimi Mosque and the opening of a police station of the occupation there" "The [PA] national unity government demanded that the international community and the international organizations and bodies, and primarily UNESCO (UN Educational,..."
Jun 22, 2018
Op-ed in PA daily: Ceremony opening US embassy in Jerusalem was the “celebration of a Zionist gang of robbers who stole the history and land”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily “Before I watched the Zionist ceremony establishing the American outpost in occupied Palestinian Jerusalem (i.e., the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018) I was very concerned like all of the...”
May 16, 2018
PA Education Ministry: Israel is “distorting” the PA curriculum, as part of “racist plans” to “occupy the collective consciousness and harm the Palestinian historical narrative”
“The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education condemned the occupation municipality in Jerusalem for distorting the Palestinian [PA] curriculum, and said that this act is a despicable crime of forgery. It emphasized that the religious ruling issued by the Palestinian Dar Al-Ifta (lit. house...”
Feb 28, 2018
PA government condemns proposed Israeli legislation on terror salaries: Israel was established “on the basis of the theft of the Palestinian people’s land, property, money, books, heritage, and antiquities”
Headline: “The [PA] government condemns the Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip and the theft of Palestinian money” “The [PA] government condemned the approval of the racist law to deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ (Shahids) families from the Palestinian...”
Feb 21, 2018
PLO official: Criticism of Palestinian education system and schoolbooks is Israeli attempt “to erase the national identity and Israelize it through their fabricated narrative”
Headline: “Al-Sudani: We oppose any interference in the Palestinian schoolbooks” “Palestinian [PLO] National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Secretary-General Murad Al-Sudani emphasized that the occupation authorities’ ongoing violations against the Palestinian education system and...”
Jan 12, 2018
Dir. of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordanian Waqf: No archaeological proof there was Jewish presence in Jerusalem, Israel ignores Arab Islamic heritage, tries to erase it
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, on a new synagogue that opened in the Western Wall tunnels on Dec. 19, 2017, hosting Director of Tourism and Antiquities of the Jordanian Waqf Dr. Yusuf Al-Natsheh Official PA TV host: “Underneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., it is not under the Al-Aqsa...”
Dec 22, 2017
PA Religious Affairs Ministry: New synagogue near Western Wall is an attempt to "erase Jerusalem history, blot out cultures, and unjustly give a false Talmudic Jewish flavor to the area”
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs: The Jewish synagogue under the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the erasure of Jerusalem history" "The Jerusalem unit of the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs condemned the fact that the occupation authorities have opened a new Jewish synagogue in the Al-Buraq Wall..."
Dec 20, 2017
PA Minister of Tourism: Israel, not Hamas, is behind destruction of archaeological sites in Gaza in order to “erase the Palestinian narrative in the face of the occupation’s false Israeli narrative”
“In 1998, the PA appointed a French delegation… to conduct excavations at the Tel Es-Sakan archaeological site, which is in the Al-Zahra area in the south of the city of Gaza, but these days it is being leveled and destroyed, despite the decision of the [PA] Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that...”
Nov 16, 2017
PLO education official: Israel has falsified Jerusalem's "consciousness and memory," excavates under the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to steal it, and appropriates Palestinian culture
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on PA Ambassador to UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Mounir Anastas being appointed Rapporteur of the UNESCO Cultural Committee, hosting Secretary-General of the PLO Palestinian National Council for Education, Culture, and...
Nov 14, 2017
PA Ministry of Information accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage, calls on UNESCO to try Israel for its “crimes;” Israel’s right to exist is “false” and depends solely on the Balfour Declaration
"The [PA] Ministry of Information reiterated on Palestinian Heritage Day that took place today, Saturday [Oct. 7, 2017], that our cultural and human heritage, with all of its components, will continue to resist Israelization and throw off all of the types of terror of the occupation that fabricate,..."
Oct 7, 2017
PA Education Minister praises school for being an “honorable example of defiance… against the occupation and its policy of Judaization" whose goal is "to erase [Palestinians’] national identity and their cultural heritage”
Text and pictures posted on the PA Ministry of Education Facebook page Posted text: “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that Jub Al-Dhib School has constituted an honorable example of defiance and resolve against the occupation and its policy of Judaization...”
Sep 14, 2017
PA government: Israel is "targeting the identity, heritage, and faith of the Palestinians in Jerusalem," which will "ignite a religious war"
“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held the government of Israel – as the occupying power – fully responsible for the harm to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… During the weekly government meeting led by him, which was held yesterday [July 18, 2017] in Ramallah, the prime minister warned against the...”
Jul 19, 2017
Op-ed in PA daily glorifies "Martyrs," condemns Israel for demanding monument to terrorist be taken down
Headline: “The Martyr Nazzal monument remains” Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily “At the height of the heated conflict between the [Palestinian] national narrative and the false Zionist narrative that contradicts history and geography, the...”
Jun 25, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: Israeli narrative in Jerusalem is “full of lies and deception,” Israel has “attacked the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity... [and] falsified… all testimony to the firm Palestinian right” to the city
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: The occupation’s tourism breathes falsification and terror” “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the occupation’s efforts to advance a tourism project in order to tell the Jewish narrative in the Old [City of] Jerusalem constitute a continuation of...”
Apr 6, 2017
Guest on PA TV: Hebrew word "Gilboa" is "Arabic-Canaanite-Palestinian" name stolen by Israel
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the launching of the National Flower of Palestine – Gilboa Iris campaign, hosting Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh: “This is a flower that grows in the Gilboa Mountains (i.e., in...”
Mar 16, 2017