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Abbas: the Palestinians “were [here] before Abraham’s grandfather”

Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We are staying here [despite] the occupation, the settlement – no matter what, [we] are staying. We will not leave this land. This is our land. This is our land from the days of the Canaanites. By the way, we are the previous generations (sic., descendants) of the Canaanites, that is what the Torah says. I don’t want to get into history and geography. From the days of the Canaanites to this day, [the Palestinians] haven’t left this land, and they have been here [from] before our lord Abraham. We were [here] before Abraham’s grandfather.”

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