Abbas’ advisor denies Jewish history: “Not one relic” proves “they ever had any kind of collective political nature in the land of Palestine”
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “From the end of the 19th century and to this day they have been excavating the Palestinian land to its length and width, archaeological excavations in a number of sites, everywhere searching for proof… that will prove that Israel ever existed in this land, and the invented kingdom of David and Solomon… The more they search or excavate and find archaeological landmarks-”
Official PA TV host: “They discover the opposite (sic.).”
Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “They discover the opposite! The deeper they go, Canaanite antiquities are discovered, Arab antiquities, Jebusite ones, and then of Rome, of Greece… There is not one relic, not one, that constitutes an advocate for them that they ever had any kind of presence of a collective political nature in the land of Palestine.”
Mahmoud Al-Habbash also serves as Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice. In August 2019 PA Chairman Abbas dismissed all his advisors by Presidential decree. It is unclear what their status is today.