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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 Science Murad Al-Sudani

Secretary-General of the PLO Palestinian National Council for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani: "There is no time, hour, minute, day, month, or week that it [Israel] does not penetrate the innards of the city [Jerusalem] in order to falsify its consciousness and memory, and in order to excavate under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and above it with the goal of stealing.
A case that drew my attention was when the occupation's [Israeli] Minister [of Tourism Yariv Levin] and the occupation's [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu turned to one of the tourists in the Old City of Jerusalem two days ago (sic., seven days ago) and explained about the City of David and all of those details, and the gravest thing is that [Netanyahu] held za'atar (i.e., a Middle East herb) and pronounced za'atar in his distorted and twisted accent, in order to steal the za'atar [and present it] as one of the elements of Israeli culture (see note below –Ed.…
[The Israelis] have attributed to themselves the Palestinian Viper (i.e., known as the Viper of the Land of Israel and the scientific name Vipera Palaestinae), the Palestinian Gazelle (i.e., known as the Gazelle of the Land of Israel), Palestinian embroidery, the Palestinian debka (i.e., a type of dance), the Palestinian keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress), and most of the Palestinian foods – humus, the broad bean, falafel, [and] shakshouka (i.e., an egg and tomato dish). They steal all of these items in order to create a culture for a people without a culture."

On Nov. 7, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the 3 millionth tourist to Israel in 2017 on a tour in Jerusalem, together with Israeli Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin. At the end of his time with her, he offered her a pita with za'atar.

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