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Former PA PM denies authenticity of Jewish gold medallion discovered near Western Wall

When this gold medallion (see picture) was discovered 50 meters from the Temple Mount in September 2013, with clear Jewish symbols (a menorah -candelabra, a shofar - ceremonial horn, and a Torah scroll - Bible), the PA rushed to deny the authenticity of the find.

PA TV host:
 "I would like your response to the Jewish treasures discovered near the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall)..."
Ahmed Qurei, former PA Prime Minister and member of the PLO Executive Committee: "I think this is a falsification, a falsification of the truth. It's all an attempt to make claims. They did not find anything. They excavated beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque and didn't find anything. They found only Roman and Byzantine artifacts. They only found a few ancient Canaanite artifacts. They didn't find anything [Jewish], [not even] a stone."
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