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Official PA TV: Jerusalem is “Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite” and Israel imposes Jewish history onto historic sites

PA TV narrator: "The occupation authorities are working incessantly to change the character of occupied Jerusalem. The Judaization octopus is spreading [its arms] to devour what is left of the historic sites that left their mark on the city for thousands of years. One of those sites is the Silwan Spring (i.e., Gihon Spring), which the occupation later turned into Talmudic walking trails..." 

PA TV reporter: "We are at the Silwan pool. This is a historic site with definite Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite roots and history..."

Fakhri Abu Diab, member of the Silwan and Al-Bustan Neighborhood Defense Committee: "5,000 years ago, the Jebusite and Canaanite Arabs came and founded Jerusalem... The Jews understood the history and significance of this historic landmark, and wanted to impose a Biblical- Talmudic-Jewish story on this place, in order to falsify facts and prove that they have a past and a history in this area."

Notes: The Silwan Spring (Gihon Spring) - A natural water spring, used as a primary water source of ancient Jerusalem. The spring is located in the City of David national park, in the area of the modern East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

The Silwan Pool (Shiloah\Siloam Pool) - A pool for water storage, located in the City of David national park, in the area of the modern East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The pool seems to have been dug and first been in use during the First Temple Period (circa 1000 – 586 BCE). The pool was expanded during the Second Temple period (530 BCE - 70 CE) as part of Jerusalem's elaborate water system, but went out of use following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. A Byzantine church and an additional pool were built at the site in the 5th century CE.

The PA term “Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite” is an anachronism. Canaan is a biblical name for the land of Israel dating back to the second millennium BCE. The name “Palestine” was only used much later in the 2nd century CE, after the Romans changed the name of Judea/Israel to "Palaestina” to punish the Jewish nation for their revolt. The Arab conquest of the area only took place in the 7th century CE.