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Hebron Directorate of Religion: Cave of the Patriarchs “will remain an Islamic site despite all of the occupation’s attempts to change it”
Headline: “The Directorate of Religion continues the Ribat activities at the Ibrahimi Mosque” “The Hebron Directorate of Religion (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs) continued the procession of loyalty to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs)… with a large official...”
Jan 13, 2017
Guest on PA TV falsely claims Israel appropriated Jerusalem art academy from Palestinians in order to "deepen its its roots in the land of Palestine"
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, with artist and art historian Issam Helles Artist and art historian Issam Helles: “Israel understood how it could deepen its roots in the land of Palestine. It sent many Jews to study the Palestinian folk arts from Palestinians who worked next to tourist sites...”
Jan 9, 2017
PA official: Israel trying to steal Palestinian heritage
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the Nablus tourism festival, hosting PA Ministry of Tourism Director-General of the Northern Districts (i.e., the West Bank) Ibrahim Al-Hafi PA Ministry of Tourism Director-General of the Northern Districts (i.e., the West Bank) Ibrahim Al-Hafi:...
Nov 14, 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
PA TV discounts archaelogical find as a "forgery": Israel "fabricates lies" as part of plan to "build the alleged Temple in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Official PA TV News, on Israeli archaeologists casting doubt on the authenticity of the newly found papyrus from 700 BCE on which is written "Jerusalem" in ancient Hebrew script Official PA TV reporter: "The Israeli media is attempting to use a document which is said to be a certificate on which is..."
Oct 29, 2016
Fatah official appreciates UNESCO resolution during "difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and ... even ethnic cleansing"
Headline: “Hamad expressed appreciation for the UNESCO resolution to recognize Jerusalem as an Islamic heritage” “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad said that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution to recognize East Jerusalem as a pure Islamic heritage...”
Oct 20, 2016
PA Ministry of Information: Jews attempt to "plunder the forefathers' heritage and pass off a fake Israeli narrative full of holes"
Headline: “Ministry of Information: The Palestinian heritage is stronger than the Judaization” “The [PA] Ministry of Information considered Palestinian Heritage Day – Oct. 7 – to be a rebellion against the Judaization despite the occupation’s terror that targets our heritage and [the occupation’s]...”
Oct 6, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "No non-Muslim has any connection to" Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) or to Al-Aqsa Mosque, which "is defiled" by "settlers"
Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet at the Ibrahimi Mosque” “The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday [Oct. 1, 2016] marked the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet (i.e., the Muslim New Year) at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)...”
Oct 2, 2016
PA Council: Israel perpetrated "the theft of an entire culture, with all its details and antiquities", and is "in preparation for a despicable crime and massacre"
Headline: "The Islamic-Christian Council: 34 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacre and the crimes continue" "The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places emphasized today, Friday [Sept. 16, 2016],… in a statement that the Israeli occupation authorities, with their..."
Sep 16, 2016
PA cartoon: Israeli soldier eats ancient archaeological site
Text at top of cartoon: “Sebastia…” The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier eating a Roman column from the antiquities of Sebastia, as if it were a hot dog. Sebastia was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE and today is under the jurisdiction of the Israeli...
Sep 6, 2016
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month” “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish...”
Sep 1, 2016
PA minister: Israel is trying to “manipulate and Judaize” Jerusalem as part of a “systematic scheme to erase the Arab, Islamic, and Christian cultural characteristics" of the city, condemns attempts to give it a "false Jewish character"
“[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini yesterday [Aug. 25, 2016] updated a delegation of Arab, European, Asian, and Palestinian diaspora writers, authors, and poets who are visiting Palestine at the moment… on the cultural arena and the limitations from which...”
Aug 26, 2016
PA Minister of Culture warns: We must preserve Palestinian heritage "in order to prevent the occupation from making it Israeli"
Headline: “Bessaiso: We succeeded in bringing back the honor of the Palestinian cultural scene” “[PA] Minister of Culture Ehab Bessaiso said yesterday [Aug. 17, 2016] that the ministry is currently working to bring back the honor of the Palestinian cultural scene, and that it succeeded in doing so...”
Aug 18, 2016
PA daily: Israel imposes Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools in Jerusalem as part of its “Judaization” and “falsification of history”
Headline: "The occupation is trying to impose the Israeli curriculum on the schools in Al-Quds (i.e., Jerusalem)" "The Israeli Ministry of Education is trying in every way to harm the Palestinian curriculum. Since the occupation of Al-Quds (i.e., Arab name for Jerusalem) in 1967 and until this day,..."
Aug 10, 2016
PLO Education official: Israeli program benefiting East Jerusalem schools is attack on Palestinian students’ identity
Headline: “Al-Sudani condemned the occupation’s targeting of the Jerusalem schools and called to refuse the budget's conditions” “Secretary-General of the [PLO] National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani condemned the latest decision of the occupation government,...”
Aug 9, 2016
PA Education Council: Israel attacking Palestinian education, forcing Israeli curriculum on Palestinians, and erasing Palestinian identity in Jerusalem
Headline: “The Council for Higher Education: The occupation’s actions against the education [system] in Jerusalem are a crime” “The [PA] Council for Higher Education condemned the Israeli occupation’s racist actions against the education [system] in Jerusalem, and primarily the brutal attack that...”
Aug 8, 2016
PA Minister for Jerusalem: Israel is “us[ing] forgery and distortion in order to reverse the historical and religious facts” in Jerusalem
Headline: “Al-Husseini updated the Sri Lankan representative in Palestine regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem” “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Governor of the [Jerusalem] District Adnan Al-Husseini called on Sri Lankan Representative in Palestine Fawzan Anver yesterday [Aug. 4,...”
Aug 5, 2016
Official Palestinian news agency: Israelis “defile Islamic holy sites under the pretext of them being Jewish [holy sites]”
Headline: “Settlers defiled Islamic holy sites in Kifl Hares in Salfit” “Today, Sunday [July 24, 2016] a group of settlers invaded the village of Kifl Hares (i.e., where the tomb of the Biblical figure Caleb Ben Yefuneh is located) north of Salfit (i.e., near Ariel) in order to defile Islamic holy...”
Jul 24, 2016
Official PA daily: Jewish worshippers "defiled" the Tomb of Caleb ben Yefuneh, a "holy Islamic site"
Headline: “Settlers defile Islamic holy sites north of Salfit” “In the early morning hours yesterday [July 13, 2016] settlers again invaded and defiled Islamic holy sites in [the village of] Kifl Hares (i.e., where the tomb of the Biblical figure Caleb Ben Yefuneh is located) north of the city of...”
Jul 14, 2016
PA Islamic-Christian Council: There are “many Palestinian historical… sites that the occupation aspires to add to its list of heritage sites, and this constitutes a forgery of the history, heritage, and identity”
Headline: “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council welcomed the vote of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO( denying the holiness of the Jerusalem [Noble] Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount) to the Jews” “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy...”
Jul 12, 2016
Fatah official: Israel attempts to "annex" Jerusalem and "take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque" and "falsify and change its history"
“[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that the fact that not less than 400,000 worshippers came to the Friday prayers to mark The Night of Decree (i.e., when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad), despite the racist separation fence and the...”
Jul 3, 2016
PA Minister of Religion rejects term “Temple Mount” and claims Israel “attacks Palestinian antiquities, especially in Jerusalem” and tries to “steal” Palestinian antiquities and “customs, traditions, and food”
Headline: “Ida’is: UNESCO’s use of the term ‘Al-Aqsa’ is a victory for religious and historical legitimacy” “Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the United Nations Educational Scientific, Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) decision to use the term ‘Al-Aqsa’ and reject [the...”
May 18, 2016
PA government welcomes UNESCO resolution rejecting use of term “Temple Mount,” proves that Israel is trying to “erase an established [Arab] heritage”
Headline: “The [PA] government and Fatah welcome the UNESCO resolution regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “The [PA] government welcomed the resolution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to reject the use of the misleading term of the Israeli occupation –...”
Apr 20, 2016
PLO official participates in university celebration of terrorist Abu Jihad and calls him "our teacher"
Headline: “Jericho: Rally to mark Prisoner’s Day, Land Day, the anniversary of [the death of] Abu Jihad, and Deir Yassin” “The Jericho branch of the Al-Quds Open University held a national rally yesterday [April 12, 2016] to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the eternal Land Day, the anniversary of...”
Apr 13, 2016
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israel is trying “to falsify the Palestinian antiquities and the Islamic and Christian characteristics” of Jerusalem
Headline: "Al-Husseini: The organizations calling to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque are supported by the occupation and their goal is to falsify the true characteristics of Jerusalem" "Jerusalem District Governor and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini emphasized that the extremist Temple..."
Apr 8, 2016