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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
PA bodies protest Israeli Ministry of Tourism maps of Jerusalem that use Jewish names for Jewish religious sites and not the Arabic names
Headline: "The presidential committee and the Foreign Ministry condemned the fact that Israel has forged tourist maps" “The [PA’s] Higher Presidential Committee of Churches’ Affairs in Palestine and the [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the fact that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has...”
Apr 6, 2016
Archaeologist on PA TV: Israel is "trying to enlist all the archaeological sites in Jerusalem in support of the alleged Jewish history in Jerusalem"
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital on Israel harming tourism in Jerusalem Archeologist at the Israeli Arab Al-Aqsa Institute for Islamic Trusts and Heritage Abir Zayyad: "They are trying to enlist all of the archeological sites in Jerusalem in support of the alleged Jewish history in..."
Apr 3, 2016
Islamic Council Sec-Gen: Israel “has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it”
"Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stated… 'the Israeli occupation has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it and change the names of the holy sites in order to find a place for itself on this land..."
Mar 17, 2016
PA official warns that Israel is “harm[ing”] Muslim holy sites… “stealing” them, “destroying” them, and “expelling” Jerusalem residents
Headline: “Issa: Israel is harming the Islamic and Christian heritage in Jerusalem” “Dr. Hana Issa, a lecturer and an expert in international law [and secretary-general of the [PA's] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places]… noted that ‘The occupation authorities were not...”
Mar 1, 2016
Fatah official: Israel “fabricates” archaeological findings in Jerusalem and even “fabricated” the falafel ball
Official PA TV program The State of Politics, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, on a single political plan for all the Palestinian forces in regard to the popular resistance and what they call “Israel’s assassination policy.” Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad...
Dec 16, 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: Prosecute all patrons of normalization with Israel
Op-ed by Atef Abu Al-Rab Headline: “Two Neighbors - a project of normalization through embroidery, and a threat of Palestinian heritage theft” “’Palestinian and Israeli women embroider coexistence’ - this headline caught my attention and attracted me to read the article, so that I could expose the...”
Aug 22, 2015
PA daily: Israeli minister's visit to Cave of Patriarchs is "part of the occupation attack on the holy site" which was "stolen for the settlers"
Headline: “The occupation’s Army Minister invades the Ibrahimi Mosque and opens the door to escalation” “Israeli Minister of War (sic., Minister of Defense) Moshe Ya’alon invaded the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron yesterday [Aug. 11, 2015], as part of the occupation...”
Aug 12, 2015
Israel is "fascist," "based on forging of facts and history," "created and planted by... European colonialism"
“The state of Israel is fascist through and through. It is hostile to [the concepts of] law, peace and coexistence between the nations, and does not believe in treaties and international laws. This state was and continues to be based on the forging of facts and history, and the theft of another...”
Aug 2, 2015
PA Minister of Tourism claims Israel attacks Palestinian cultural heritage sites
Headline: “Ma'ay'a meets with the mayor of Milan, Italy, and participates in the Conference of Ministers of Cultural Heritage and Tourism” “In Milan, Italy, the International Conference of Ministers of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (sic., International Conference of Ministers of Culture) opened,...”
Aug 2, 2015
PA Jerusalem council: Israel “plant[s] forged antiquities” for its “plans to Judaize Jerusalem”
Headline: “Dr. Issa emphasized that Israel is planting antiquities in Jerusalem” “Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stressed today [July 30, 2015] that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, under cover-up by the...”
Jul 30, 2015
PA Mufti and Islamic council warn: Israel's "continued offensive against the Al-Aqsa Mosque" can spark "religious war"
“The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council condemned the escalation of Israeli calls to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque and hold Talmudic ceremonies (i.e., Jewish prayers) in its pure courtyards... In addition, it stressed that the Israeli plan to Judaize Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] or to lay a hand...”
Jul 24, 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
Official PA daily: Israel stole falafel, humus, and El Al flight attendant uniforms from the Palestinians
Headline: “The Palestinian heritage is facing Judaization” “The dean’s office for scientific research and higher studies at the Al-Quds Open University published a booklet called Our Ethnic Heritage – Between Extinction and Judaization, which included examples of thefts of our ethnic heritage...”
Apr 22, 2015
PA Islamic-Christian Council: Israel is "intentionally desecrating the holy sites and attacking them with fire, destruction, and defilement"
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council demanded the persecution of those carrying out massacres of our people” “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places said that the occupation is continuing its massacres and crimes against our people in all ways and manners, and...”
Apr 10, 2015
PA official: Israel is forging and stealing antiquities in Hebron
Headline: “Warning of Judaization activities against the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ibrahimi Haram)” “The [PA's] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places has warned against widespread excavations being carried out by groups of extremist settlers in the Building of Rest (Al-Istiraha)...”
Apr 3, 2015