PA official: Israel steals everything it lays its hands on "by means of terror"
Deputy Minister of Information, poet Al-Mutawakkil Taha:
“The settlers in the occupied city [Jerusalem] go about in it as they wish, declaring that they are the owners of these Islamic sites and claiming that [the sites] are part of the alleged Temple... The Israeli government attacked the writer, Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha, after he published a study concerning the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) in which he showed that [the wall] belongs exclusively to Muslims, and that it is an Islamic trust... [Taha] noted that in fact, by virtue of the tumult which the Israelis raised over the study, they demonstrated two methods by which they always act: [the first-] casting fear on the Palestinians and Arabs, and second – that Israel is based on the means of theft and the claim of ownership of everything on which it lays its hand, while it steals the holy places in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. [He noted that Israel] has stolen the ancient Palestinian heritage – popular foods, the Palestinian keffiyeh, and the clothing of the ‘fallah’ (peasant) – claiming that these are its own heritage and property.. He stated that Israel is carrying out all of these acts and actions by means of terror.”