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Egyptian lecturer accuses Israelis of stealing Palestinian culture

Official PA TV program From Cairo

Head of the Hebrew Department in the Faculty of Languages at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Dr. Mansour Abd Al-Wahab: "They [the Israelis] have begun to steal the Palestinian food culture and attribute it to themselves. They have begun to steal the dance culture – the Dabke, a Palestinian dance. They have begun to try to record it as an Israeli dance, or an ancient Jewish dance... They have tried to take the Palestinian clothing and attribute [to themselves] that it is ancient Jewish or Israeli clothing…. The only cultural element that exists is the Palestinian one… Therefore, [the Israelis] steal all of the elements of the Palestinian culture and try to attribute them to themselves."

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