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Is Jesus a Palestinian? The PA lies to its own people and to the world

Itamar Marcus  |

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The Palestinian Authority is desperate for a history that connects them to the Land of Israel to claim a right to nationhood and to deny Israel’s right to exist. So, it lies repeatedly that Jesus the Jew living in the Land of Judea/Israel was a Palestinian, brazenly contradicting the Christian Bible, in the hope that its own people and its supporters worldwide will believe them.


What does the Christian Bible say about the life of Jesus?
For example:

  • Jesus was of the Judean nation (Matthew 2)
  • He lived in the land of Judea/Israel (Acts 1)
  • He practiced Judaism (Matthew 12)

In short, the Christian Bible says Jesus was a Jew. 

But the PA has never been concerned with truth. Click here to view a video of some of the many times that official PA TV told its people the lie about “Jesus the Palestinian.” The text of the video follows below.

PMW also reports that as part of the PA’s reinventing Jesus in its own image, it gave Jesus what to the PA is the highest honor by turning him into a Paestinian terrorist. The PA defines Jesus as a “Fida’I” – a “self-sacrificing fighter,” a PA euphemism for Palestinian terrorists. The PA also defines him as a “Shahid” an Islamic Martyr, which means that according to the PA Jesus was rewarded in Paradise with the 72 “Dark-Eyed,” the virgins of Paradise.

In the following chart examples on the left are terms Palestinians have used to honor Jesus and, on the right, the same terms used to honor terrorist murderers:

Jesus as Fida’i - self-sacrificing fighter and MartyrAmong the many PA/Fatah terrorists called Fida’i - self-sacrificing fighters and Martyrs

Fatah leader Tawfiq Tirawi:
“The first Fida’i and the first Martyr, the messiah Jesus.”
[Facebook, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Dec. 24, 2021]

Fatah official Rawhi Fattouh: 
“From this blessed land that gave birth to the Palestinian messiah… to realize the message of the messiah Jesus the first Palestinian Fida’i.”
[Facebook, Fatah Central Committee member Rawhi Fattouh, Dec. 24, 2021]

Former Fatah leader Muhammad Dahlan: “Jesus… has an additional and extraordinary status in our Palestinian hearts, for he is the first Fida’i … and he is the first Martyr.”
[Facebook, former Fatah official Muhammad Dahlan, Dec. 24, 2021]

“Jesus was a messenger of Allah, and he was the first Palestinian Fida'i.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Dec. 20, 2020]

Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi: “Jesus the Messiah, the first Palestinian and the first Martyr.” [Facebook, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Dec. 24, 2019]


“Heroic Martyr Ashraf Na’alwa
“The legend. The heroic Fida’i. Ashraf Na’alwa”  [Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018]

(Na’alwa murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers Kim Levengrond, mother of a 15- month-old and Ziv Hajbi, the father of three.) 

"Yahya Muhammad Skaf, the Fida’i who has been forgotten in the Zionist enemy’s prisons since March 11, 1978" [Official Fatah Facebook page, July 11, 2018]

(Yahya Muhammad Skaf participated in the murder of 37, 12 of them children)

Fida'i Omar Abu Laila"
[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Salfit Branch, March 20, 2019]

(Omar Abu Laila, murdered 2 Israelis.)

“On June [25], 1974, a unit of Palestinian Fida’i attacked the city of Nahariya” [Official Fatah Facebook page, June 25, 2018]

1974 Nahariya attack – Three Palestinian terrorists murdered 10-year-old Ronit, 5-year-old Gilad, and their 30-year-old mother Irena Zarankin 

The following is a video compilation of examples of the PA’s defining Jesus as a Palestinian.

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Text: Palestinians on official PA TV say Jesus was a Palestinian

 "Jesus is a Palestinian par excellence."

[PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein, PA TV, Nov. 30, 2012]        

"The entire world knows that Jesus is Palestinian."

[Israeli Arab MP Samy Abu Shahadeh, PA TV, Dec. 13, 2021]

"In the final analysis, Jesus is a Palestinian." 

[Palestinian historian Khalil Shoka, PA TV, Dec. 16, 2012]

"The holiday of the birth of the Palestinian prophet Jesus, the son of Mary."

[PA Government Spokesman Ibrahim Melhem, PA TV, Dec. 24, 2020]

"The greatest Palestinian in history since Jesus is Yasser Arafat."

[Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub, PA TV, Nov. 29, 2012]

"Jesus was a Palestinian... All Christians believe that he was Palestinian."

[Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, Zaki's Facebook page, April 29, 2021]

"We wish the Palestinian people... resolve and patience that characterized the first Palestinian, Jesus."

[Official PA TV host, PA TV, Dec. 24, 2020]

"Jesus was born in this land. He and his mother [Mary], we may say, were Palestinians par excellence."

[PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein, PA TV, May 12, 2009]

"Jesus is a Palestinian."

[Song participated in the Yasser Arafat Prize in Zimbabwe, PA TV, Nov. 21, 2021] 

But no matter how many times Palestinian leaders lie about Jesus it does not change Christian tradition: Jesus was a Jew! 

Visual opening the video: “The Last Supper” (Jesus with the 12 Apostles at the Jewish Passover meal)
Painting by Leonardo da Vinci


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