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PA daily op-ed: Jesus was "a Canaanite Palestinian" who was "crucified and put to death by the Jews"

Headline: “The resurrection of Jesus, the resurrection of the country”

Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, columnist for the official PA daily

“Easter…is not a holiday for Christian Palestinians only, but rather a holiday for Palestinian nationalism, because Jesus, peace be upon him, is a Canaanite Palestinian. His resurrection, three days after being crucified and put to death by the Jews – as reported in the New Testament – reflects the Palestinian narrative, which struggles against the descendants of modern Zionist Judaism in its new colonialist version, which conspires with Western capitalists, who claim to affiliated to Christianity.

Jesus, peace be upon him, the virtuous patriotic Palestinian forebear who renewed the Old Testament, split away from its followers, founded his New Testament, and spread it among mankind. This made the Jews persecute him until they caught him, crucified him, and then murdered him. He later rose from the dead, like the phoenix, and began to disseminate his teachings that still exist and will exist as long as mankind exists.

Jesus’ story is his people’s story; the Zionist movement – the pawn of the capitalist West – wanted to falsify the historical facts, to exile and crucify the Palestinian Arab nation and then murder it through ethnic cleansing… but the Palestinians, Jesus’ descendants, rose from the ashes, like the phoenix, from the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and the Naksa (i.e., ‘the setback,’ Palestinian term for Israel's victory in the Six Day War). They dressed their wounds and raised the flag of nationality again by founding political parties and factions…

The first day of Jesus’ resurrection (i.e., Easter) is a distinct national holiday that relates not only to Christians but to all Palestinians, believers of the different religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism.”

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