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PA workshop spreads lies about alleged Israeli "excavations" in Jerusalem, denies existence of Jewish temples or history, Israel trying to "Judaize" city and destroy religious sites
Israel "is continuing its excavations in an attempt to find proof on the ground, or remnants of proof, of the alleged First and Second Temples"
Dec 12, 2019
Fatah delegation to Syria briefs members on US attempts to “eliminate the Palestinian cause, and support the presence of the Zionist entity that is desecrating” holy sites “every day,” expresses support for regime
Zaki "briefed them about the American administration’s attempts to execute the deal of the century, eliminate the Palestinian cause, and support the presence of the Zionist entity that is desecrating the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity every day"
Feb 19, 2019
Fatah official: Cable car in Jerusalem is part of “Judaization” plot to change the city’s nature “through excavations, the theft of history and antiquities”… and creating “facilities for the alleged Temple”
“The so-called Israeli ‘Infrastructure Committee’ ratified the plan for the cable car in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem that will connect the Mount of Olives to the Al-Buraq [Wall] (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) plaza (sic., the cable car project is to go up to the Dung Gate of...”
Jan 30, 2019
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to prevent Israel’s “harming” of holy sites
Headline: “National calls for Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gates” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called on the members of our people to go out on a pilgrimage to the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be...”
Aug 18, 2018
Fatah and PA officials: Cave of the Patriarchs “is a purely Islamic mosque where the Jews have no right”
“The occupation authorities yesterday [Aug. 8, 2018] announced their intention to close the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) for 24 hours due to the Jewish holidays (the site is closed to Muslims 10 days of the year for Jewish holidays, and closed to Jews 10 days of the year for...”
Aug 9, 2018
Israel wants to “destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and establish the alleged Temple,” says PA official
Official PA TV News Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Hanna Issa: “They [the Israelis] want to… erase the Via Dolorosa from the Lion’s Gate [of Jerusalem’s Old City] to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to...”
Jun 19, 2018
Sec-Gen of PA Islamic-Christian Council: Israel “has been waging a war against the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem since 1969, as Jewish extremists set the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire in 1969”
“At a press conference held by the [PA] Ministry of Information in Ramallah yesterday [Feb. 28, 2018] under the title The Consequences of Israel Imposing Taxes on the Churches in Jerusalem, Muslim and Christian clergymen emphasized that the [failure of] the decision to obligate the churches of...”
Mar 1, 2018
PA Council head: The Western Wall is an Islamic holy site, Jews "have nothing", there are no Jewish archeological remnants on the Temple Mount
Headline: "Issa: The Al-Buraq is an Islamic waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law), and Israeli archeologists have not found any Jewish antiquities under the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "Expert on international law, [Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem..."
Dec 18, 2017
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is second Balfour Declaration, says PA official
Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, on US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem, hosting Hanna Issa. Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and...
Dec 7, 2017
PA official: Israel excavates under the Al-Aqsa Mosque to destroy it, will claim it was “an earthquake” and build their “third Temple”
Official PA TV program 'Good Morning Jerusalem', interview with Sec.-Gen. of the PA Islamic-Christian Council Hanna Issa about Israeli construction and excavations in Jerusalem. Official PA TV host: "Let's talk about the excavations [in Jerusalem]. We are now at the beginning of the winter season,..."
Oct 13, 2017
Fatah official falsely claims “to this day they do not bury the dead in the settlements”
Official PA TV News report on building in settlements Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Hanna Issa: “The Americans are attempting to find a solution to the issue of the settlements. However, I want to note...”
Sep 24, 2017
PA religious council head: Israel's goal is to "empty Jerusalem of its Palestinian Arab residents," and to "destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with Solomon’s Temple"
Headline: "Dr. Issa: The Israeli plan to revoke the citizenship and isolate 124,000 Jerusalem Palestinians" "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Dr. Hanna Issa warned... in an interview with Radio Mawtini..."
Aug 29, 2017
PA Council official: Israel’s goal is ”Judaization… destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and building the alleged Temple on its ruins”
“The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2017 – which is the 48th anniversary of the arson of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque – said that the crimes, daily invasions, and Judaization actions that the occupation authorities are carrying out by...”
Aug 21, 2017
PA religious council head: Israel is excavating a “network of tunnels” under the Al-Aqsa Mosque “to the point that its foundations are liable to collapse,” and “continuous Ribat must be carried out” there
Headline: "Issa: An archive must be established that deals with the holy sites in order to tie them to the nation's memory" "Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa said… that the situation that Jerusalem is in is most difficult, and..."
Jun 29, 2017
PA religious official: Israel is carrying out “daily invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas
Headline: “Issa briefed [PLO] Executive Committee member Ismail regarding the situation in Jerusalem” “Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Dr. Hanna Issa today, Thursday [May 18, 2017], briefed PLO...”
May 18, 2017
Fatah Revolutionary Council member warns that Israel "attempts to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque through its ongoing excavations in order to build its alleged Temple"
Headline: “Issa: There are 28 tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City” “Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said that the goal of the destruction and excavation activities that the...”
Feb 27, 2017
Head of PA Jerusalem council: US embassy move "turns the war into a religious war"
Headline: "Jerusalem is protected by international decisions, but the occupation continues to violate them" "Expert on international law [and Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Hanna Issa… said about the..."
Jan 14, 2017
Head of PA Jerusalem council: Embassy move is support for "Judaization" of Jerusalem, will lead to "religious war"
"Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council [for Jerusalem and the Holy Places, Fatah Revolutionary Council member,] and professor of international law Hanna Issa thinks that the American proposal to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem is 'settlement in a new guise and support for the..."
Jan 12, 2017
Fatah official warns against "igniting the region" and instigating "a new religous war" by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem
Headline: "Issa: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will ignite a religious war in the region" "Expert on international law, Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places] Dr. Hanna Issa warned against..."
Jan 8, 2017
PA official: "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions – Islam, Christianity, and Judaism... Religious tolerance is a human requirement"
Headline: “The Palestinian people believes in religious and political co-existence and upholds it in theory and in practice” “Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa said: ‘… We, as a Palestinian people, believe in religious and...”
Dec 4, 2016
Secretary-General of PA Islamic-Christian Council: Israel plans to turn Jerusalem into a "ghetto" through ethnic "cleansing"
Headline: “Dr. Issa: Israel is turning Jerusalem into a ghetto with a Jewish majority” Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa emphasized that the Israeli violations of all types in occupied Jerusalem reveal that the occupation...
Nov 30, 2016
PA Council for Jerusalem head warns of “Judaization” in Jerusalem, impending collapse of Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: “Dr. Issa warns of the Judaization policy against Jerusalem” “Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa warned today (Monday) [Oct. 10, 2016] against the policy of Judaization being carried out by the Israeli occupation...”
Oct 10, 2016