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PA TV casts doubt on archaeological find by "antiquities thieves," host scoffs at "Netanyahu's lie"

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, review of Palestinian media, review of Israeli media with Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas
Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas: "Yesterday [Oct. 26, 2016] they published something interesting, that they found among antiquities thieves in the Hebron area a papyrus parchment on which is written in ancient Hebrew script 'Yerushalma' (i.e., Jerusalem), in other words Al-Quds (i.e., Jerusalem). This is the first time in the history of Israel that they find – according to their claims – a historical artifact that mentions Al-Quds (sic., it is the earliest non-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew script).'
Official PA TV host: "Only yesterday!"
Fayez Abbas: "Yesterday, and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu personally went [to the media] with a picture of it and said – and all that was written [on the parchment] has disappeared except for this sentence: 'Dates, date wine, from the [Jordan] Valley region to Al-Quds' (sic., the parchment reads: “From the king’s maidservant, from Na’arata, jars of wine, to Jerusalem”)"
Host: "Even the photographers related to this matter and they are laughing at Netanyahu's lie."
Fayez Abbas: "What is this talk? And it was 700 BCE, what is this talk?"
Host: "And the amazing coincidence in timing."
Fayez Abbas: "It is a message to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)! He [Netanyahu] is free [to do that], but he is a liar. There is no disagreement on that. There is no disagreement between me and you that he is a liar."

On Oct. 26, 2016, the Israel Antiquities Authority revealed the finding of a papyrus parchment dated to the 7th century BCE, on which the word "Yerushalma", i.e., Jerusalem, is written. The Antiquities Authority stated that the find is significant as it is the earliest non-biblical source that mentions Jerusalem in Hebrew script.
The full text on the papyrus reads:
“From the king’s maidservant, from Na’arata, jars of wine, to Jerusalem”
The papyrus itself has been carbon dated to the 7th century BCE but some scholars have raised the question whether the writing may have been added later as there is yet no accurate way to date ink.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan.
The countries voting for the resolution were: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Vietnam.
Those voting against it were: Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
Mexico later noted for the record that its position on the issue is one of abstention, although the vote count was unaffected.
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