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PA Chief Justice of Religious Court: No truth to Jewish ties to Jerusalem

"Sheikh Dr. Tayseer Rajab Al-Tamimi, Chief Justice of the religious court (and) head of the Islamic-Christian Council... said that Jerusalem is an Arab and Islamic city, and that the false claims by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that [Jerusalem] is Jewish… [sentence incomplete]
Al-Tamimi stated that none of the excavations undertaken by the occupation authorities since 1967 have revealed any finding confirming that the Jews have a history [in this city], or the existence of their supposed Temple, and this is acknowledged by the Jewish archaeologists themselves. The claims by the Jewish rabbis and their extremist organizations are merely lies and deceit and false claims, with no truth to them."