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PA Minister of Culture refers to Israel as “Palestine occupied in 1948”

Headline: “During a press conference in the presence of the Minister of Culture [Siham Barghouti], [Head of the Jerusalem unit of the Presidential Office, Ahmed] Al-Ruweidi, and Al-Rijbi – opening of the ‘Summer Nights’ festival in Jerusalem, emphasizing the identity of the city and its inhabitants to the world”
“Minister of Culture Siham Barghouti and Jerusalemite speakers yesterday opened the ‘Summer Nights’ festival in Jerusalem… Husam Al-Sheikh, director of the cultural club in Beit Anan and organizer of the festival, said that since its introduction two years ago, the festival acts to increase its cultural and geographical diversity. He said that this diversity is highlighted in the fact that that a number of artists and artistic groups from all the Palestinian districts and from Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), are being hosted [at the festival]. The festival will host the artist Maher Al-Halabi and groups from the Golan.”