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Article in PA daily acknowledges Jewish history in Israel

Headline: “The occupation will open Mt. Ebal in Nablus to settlers”
       “[PA] Director of the Northern District Sites in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Dirgham Al-Fares… said: ‘”Joshua Ben Nun’s altar” belongs to the late Bronze Age – 1,300 BCE, and is a Canaanite altar on which sacrifices were made to the Canaanite gods. At the time no monotheistic religion existed, and the idea of monotheism appeared [only] in the seventh century before the common era during the consolidation of the Jewish religion in the period of the Babylonian captivity (sic., Babylonian exile), and it received its final form and was taught after the return [of the Jews] in the Persian period in 539 BCE.’”
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