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PA Spokesman says the “glorious heritage” of the Palestinians “goes back to the dawn of humanity”

Headline: "The Israeli Parliament ratified the 'nation-state law' – the codification of apartheid and the institutionalization of ethnic cleansing"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said that the ratification of the 'nation-state law' in the Israeli Parliament (see note below –Ed.) is tantamount to the codification of apartheid and turns the State of Israel into a racist separation regime according to law.
Erekat said that this law constitutes strengthening and a direct continuation of the racist colonialist heritage, which is based on the foundations of ethnic cleansing, negating the other, and deliberate denial of the rights of the original inhabitants on their historical land…
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said: 'What the senior Israeli officials have committed by legislating such a racist law, which is contrary to all the principles of freedom, democracy, and humanity, is tantamount to launching a war against the members of our people and our land, in an additional attempt to harm our people’s existence and eradicate its glorious heritage that goes back to the dawn of humanity.’"

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest.