PA and Fatah personalities
Mahmoud Abbas
Zakariya Al-Agha
Azzam Al-Ahmad
Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Yasser Arafat
Hanan Ashrawi
Marwan Barghouti
Muhammad Dahlan
Sultan Abu Al-Einein
Saeb Erekat
Salam Fayyad
Laila Ghannam
Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Amal Hamad
Rami Hamdallah
Atallah Hanna
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Yusuf Ida'is
Hanna Issa
Issa Karake
Muhammad Al-Madani
Ibrahim Mudayris

Jamal Muhaisen

Nasser Al-Qidwa

Ahmed Qurei

Jibril Rajoub
Samir Al-Rifai
Sabri Saidam
Dalal Salameh
Nabil Shaath
Hussein Al-Sheikh
Muhammad Shtayyeh
Tawfiq Tirawi
Abbas Zaki
Laila Ghannam
Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam
PA PM at Martyrs' Day event: "On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: "The [PLO] National Association [of the Martyrs’ Families of Palestine] honored the Martyrs of the Egyptian and Jordanian armies and the first Martyrs of the homeland"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Palestinian Martyr (Shahid) has become a global symbol of liberation and freedom, and every Martyr’s name has become connected to a resolute struggle against the occupation and its tyranny, and to the eternal connection to the land and the homeland. Yesterday [Jan. 9, 2017] a ceremony was held to mark Palestinian Martyrs' Day in the hall of the Red Crescent organization in the city of El-Bireh...
Hamdallah said: [...] 'On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land and our comprehensive national identity, defenders of the homeland and the cause, whose giving constitutes the compass of the activity and the roadmap for bringing our national project to its inevitable fate - the end of the occupation of all of our land, the release of all of the prisoners, and the establishment of the independent State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, in the 1967 borders.'
He continued: 'We remember all of our righteous Martyrs who paved the path to freedom, independence, and the state with their sacrifice and struggle...'"
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Abbas rep, speaking at teachers' ceremony, glorifies terrorist who murdered 125 and terrorist who planned Munich Massacre
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"During a ceremony honoring the teachers, which was held today [Jan. 10, 2017] by The National Al-Lud Association in the presence of a number of official figures, [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam praised the Palestinian teacher and his role in building the homeland despite all of the obstacles that the occupation has placed before our people throughout history, in a speech she gave as the representative of His Honor [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]. She noted that the teacher, in his determination, stability, and belief, has turned the refugee tent into a school out of which generations have come who strive to change the reality, outline the hope, and build the future. Ghannam emphasized that the teachers are the essence of the story, and they are the leaders and giants of the modern Palestinian revolution, from the righteous Martyrs (Shahids) Abu Iyad (i.e., Fatah founder and head of the Black September terrorist organization) and Abu Jihad (i.e., Fatah founder and terrorist responsible for murder of 125), and until the teacher, the leader, His Honor President Mahmoud Abbas, who gives special attention to the fields of education and health out of his belief that human intelligence is the real capital, and the beginning of the path to the establishment of our independent Palestinian state."

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Ramallah governor presents plaque of Palestine erasing Israel
Source: Official Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Jan. 5, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Facebook page of the Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate


Posted text: "Under the auspices of and in the presence of Her Honor [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] #Dr._Laila_Ghannam the El-Bireh Municipality yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] held a ceremony of appreciation of the El-Bireh schools for Palestinian Teachers' Day
Ramallah and El-Bireh, Jan. 5, 2017"

The top picture shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam presenting a plaque of honor. The plaque features the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

School in Ramallah has plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Dec. 14, 2016
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text:
“#[District_Governor_of_Ramallah_and_El-Bireh_]Laila_Ghannam visits Ramallah High School for Boys and honors its teachers for Teachers’ Day.”
 

In the image a green plaque of honor can be seen on the wall in the background (second plaque from the left), and on it appears the Palestinian flag in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

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Governor of Ramallah hopes that next Fatah conference will take place "in the capital liberated from the occupation’s impurity"
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 27, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam was updated about the preparedness of the security establishment to secure [Fatah’s] Seventh Conference”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam was updated tonight [Nov. 27, 2016] about the preparedness of the district’s security establishment to secure the Fatah Movement’s Seventh Conference…
Ghannam said that ‘All of the efforts are being invested even as our eyes are raised towards the capital, Jerusalem,’ and expressed her wishes that the next conference will be held in the capital liberated from the occupation’s impurity.”

PA District Governor to kids: Palestinian flag will fly over Jerusalem after it is liberated from Israel’s “defilement”
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Nov. 13, 2016
Images and text posted on the official Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “The Al-Awael School today [Nov. 13, 2016], under the auspices of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam, marked the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahids) of [PA] President Yasser Arafat and the anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence (see note below –Ed.).
District Governor Ghannam emphasized in her speech that the national spirit of our generations emphasizes that the Palestinian flag will undoubtedly fly above the walls of Jerusalem, its churches, and its mosques, after it is liberated from the occupation’s defilement.”

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.

Official PA TV program praises terrorist, accomplice to 3 murders, as “heroic prisoner”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 13, 2016
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance praises terrorist prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi , who was an accomplice to the murder of 3 Israelis and sentenced to 3 life sentences, as “heroic prisoner.”

Official PA TV host: “We are now in El-Bireh, and more precisely at the home of heroic prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi who was sentenced to 3 life sentences and 20 years.”


 
Screenshot shows the mother of terrorist prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi.
Text on screen: "Mother of heroic prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi"
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Governor of Ramallah praises terrorist's mother: "You carried him in your womb as a fetus so as to be separated from him... as a Martyr"
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Sept. 27, 2016
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam
Posted text: “#How_great_you_are_mother
#Dr_Laila_Ghannam”
The image shows the mother of terrorist Yasser Hamdouni accompanying PA Security Forces in carrying her son’s body in a funeral parade with the body seen wrapped in a keffiyeh and the Palestinian flag.

Text on image: “You carried him (i.e., terrorist Yasser Hamdouni) in your womb as a fetus so as to be separated from him as he is raised over your head as a Martyr (Shahid).
How long the separation was [due to] the jailer, and how you dreamed of embracing him in peace and security, and God’s decree arrived, and he left the grip of the jailer so that you will accompany him as a groom to Paradise (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam).”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.

Ramallah governor tells British students: The "occupation is vile," "executing our sons" and "targeting those with special needs"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam updated a British student delegation about the Palestinian reality”
     “Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District [Laila Ghannam] yesterday [Sept. 4, 2016] received a delegation of students from the British Liverpool Hope University…
Ghannam summarized the systematic policy of Judaization of the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity, and the attempt to depict the Palestinian people as a terrorist …
Likewise, she referred to the settlement issue and the settlers and their daily attacks against the Palestinian people under the protection of the occupation army. She noted that there is always a false Israeli version that seeks to change the facts and reality, and this is what has been proven by numerous videos of the activities of the occupation executing our sons, without them posing any danger or significant threat, in addition to their attack targeting those with special needs and women…
She said: ‘Despite all of this, we are a peaceful people that desires life. Our faith stems from our just cause, and it is our central motivation for creativity and excellence. Our only obstacle is the occupation, and it will be recorded in history that we are a fighting and resisting people and that the occupation is vile.’”

Governor of Ramallah claims Israel carries out racist acts against Palestinians
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam: The occupation’s fences and checkpoints will not divide members of the one people”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam yesterday [Sept. 3, 2016], during a reception for female Arab advisors for advancing the status of women and empowering them in the villages and local councils in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., PA term for Israel), emphasized the unity of the blood and the cause, and also emphasized that the fences and checkpoints will not separate the souls of the one people and their national affiliation.
Ghannam clarified during the meeting that her goal was to have the female Palestinian activists of the Interior get to know the district governor and benefit from her experience, because we have full awareness and we understand the suffering of our sisters in the occupied Interior due to the racist acts being carried out against them.”

PA leaders honor killer of 15 at dedication of monument in his name: Terrorist was "a real man, a fighter... We are proud of him as one of the symbols of the Palestinian national struggle"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2016
    “Top officials yesterday [July 17, 2016] unveiled the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Ahmad Jabarah ‘Abu Sukkar,’ (i.e., Palestinian terrorist who murdered 15 Israelis) one of the most veteran Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, at the entrance to the town of Turmus Ayya in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district...
Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District] Dr. Ghannam said that the death of Ahmad Jabarah ‘Abu Sukkar’ was a loss for everyone who protects human rights and every freedom fighter. She noted that the deceased fighter left behind a legendary history… [Chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club Qadura] Fares added in his speech: ‘This man was not a regular man, but rather an epic of a struggle that will be written by the history of the Palestinian victory in large letters due to the greatness of our resolute prisoners… [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs] Issa Karake emphasized in his speech that this monument is intended to implant in the minds of our sons and daughters that we are continuing to be loyal to the path of the Martyrs… Karake added: ‘Ahmad Abu Sukkar is a real man, a fighter, and a man who left his impression on everyone and who was a school for giving, resolve, and courage. We are proud of him as one of the symbols of the Palestinian national struggle…”
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PA officials participate in dedication of monument to terrorist who killed 15
Source: Official Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, July 18, 2016
 

The picture shows the monument erected to Palestinian terrorist Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar in the town of Turmus Ayya on July 17, 2016. In the picture Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake is to the left of the monument, Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Laila Ghannam is standing to the right of the monument, and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and PA Parliament Member Qais Abd Al-Karim is seen to the right of Ghannam.

Text on monument:
“Monument of the heroic Martyr
Prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar
1936-2013
This monument was erected under the auspices of:
Ramallah and El-Bireh District
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club
The Turmus Ayya municipality
Arrested in 1976
Sentenced to life
Released in 2003”
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Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar (“Abu Sukkar”) - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.

PLO and PA officials participate dedication of monument for “heroic” terrorist who killed 15
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, July 17, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs

The photo shows the monument erected to Palestinian terrorist Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar in the town of Turmus Ayya on July 17, 2016. In the picture Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Laila Ghannam is to the left of the monument, wearing a yellow head covering, Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake is between Ghannam and the monument, Chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares is furthest to the left, Chairman of the PA Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Walid Assaf is second from the right, and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and PA Parliament Member Qais Abd Al-Karim is directly to the right of the monument.

Text on monument:
“Monument of the heroic Martyr
Prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar
1936-2013
This monument was erected under the auspices of:
Ramallah and El-Bireh District
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club
The Turmus Ayya municipality
Arrested in 1976
Sentenced to life
Released in 2003”

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Governor of Ramallah: Israel tries to kill us with drugs and fireworks
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 10, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, hosting Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, on warning issued by the Ramallah and El-Bireh district regarding the use of fireworks in celebrations to mark the end of matriculation exams
Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam: “There are daily summary executions and the occupation is also trying to cause our people to kill itself with its own hands, through means [of Palestinians acting] outside the national consensus, [one of] them being the fireworks that enter [the PA]. We do not have complete control over our areas that are under [our] security control. This [influx of fireworks] is done by some of the greedy merchants, and of course with the support of the occupation that tries to kill us with everything, whether with drugs, fireworks, [Palestinians acting] outside the national consensus - all of the actions and negative behavior that could lead to the collapse of this society which has suffered greatly from this occupation.”

Governor of Ramallah visits family of bomber, lays flowers on graves of terrorists who murdered hotel guests
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 6, 2016
Headline: “[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. [Laila] Ghannam and the security authority began the [Eid Al-Fitr] holiday by laying wreaths of flowers on Martyrs’ (Shahids’) graves”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam, and with her the security authority of the district and mayors, visited the monument of the Martyrs’ (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution in El-Bireh, the Al-Amari refugee camp, and in Beitunia, and read the [Quranic] Al-Fatiha Sura for the Martyrs' souls …
The district governor laid flowers on the grave of the Martyrs of the Jordanian army, the grave of the Martyrs of Palestine in the El-Bireh cemetery, and [the grave of] the Martyrs of the Savoy operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Ramallah cemetery…
Likewise, the district governor visited the family of prisoner Muhammad Fawzi Falana from the town of Safa, who was sentenced to a life sentence, and emphasized that our prisoners are a symbol of the struggle, issuing a challenge [to the occupation], and will power, and we cannot imagine any future solution without the release of them all. She demanded that the entire world act seriously to end the suffering of our living Martyrs (i.e., prisoners) in the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) fortresses of oppression, and emphasized that our holidays and celebrations will remain incomplete as long as there are male and female prisoners in the prisons.”

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PA District Governor of Ramallah and Fatah official honor released terrorist who killed Israeli teenager
Source: Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, July 3, 2016

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate
Posted text: “[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam and the Ramallah and El-Bireh branch [of Fatah] honor released prisoner Abd Al-Fattah Doleh in the presence of Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul.
Ghannam [said she] looked forward to the release of all the prisoners, and noted that our prisoners are a symbol of the resolve and present a challenge [to the occupation].”

Abd Al-Fattah Doleh – Member of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). He served a 12-year sentence for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Ofir Rahum on Jan. 17, 2001, and was released on June 30, 2016. Amna Muna met Rahum in an Internet chat room and engaged him in an online romance that culminated in his agreeing to meet her. She drove him to Ramallah, where they were met by Doleh and another accomplice, Hassan Alkadi, who shot Rahum to death.

PA and Fatah officials celebrate release of terrorist who participated in the murder of Israeli teen
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 2, 2016

Terrorist Abd Al-Fattah Doleh making the victory sign

Headline
: “Beitunia welcomed released [prisoner Abd Al-Fattah] Doleh after 12 years in jail”
     “Figures from the city of Beitunia, from the [Ramallah] district, and from the Fatah Movement welcomed released [prisoner] Abd Al-Fattah Doleh, who served 12 years in the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) prisons... First everyone faced the grave of Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, where the released prisoner placed a wreath of flowers on the grave in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Beitunia Mayor Ribhi Dawla, and a group of official figures, public figures, and members of the Fatah branch in the district… The Beitunia municipality and Fatah held a mass rally, which was attended by [Fatah] Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Prisoners’ Club Chairman Qadura Fares, Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, and a large gathering of Beitunia residents and friends of the prisoner... Doleh thanked all those who welcomed him at this national rally, and emphasized the continuation of the path of struggle until achieving all of our rights and basic principles... Beitunia Mayor Ribhi Dawla emphasized that the prisoners are the symbol of liberation and getting rid of the occupation, and noted that the city of Beitunia, the city of Martyrs and prisoners, will remain loyal to the path of the Martyrs.”
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PA and Fatah officials at funeral of accidentally killed teen: Israel executes Palestinians in “cold blood,” Fatah official calls for “resistance in all its forms”
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016
PMW note: Mahmoud Rafat Badran was a 15-year-old Palestinian who was accidentally killed by Israeli soldiers who were pursuing Palestinian suspects that had thrown stones at moving Israeli cars, injuring 3. The PA used this tragic event as a platform for spreading its libels that Israel deliberately targets children for execution and encouraged use of “resistance in all its forms,” a euphemism for terror attacks.

Headline: “Masses of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud Rafat] Badran to his grave”

“Yesterday [June 23, 2016] thousands of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud] Rafat Badran, 15, to his grave in the town of Beit Ur in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, with official, civilian, and military participation

In his speech, Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul called for national unity and an end to the internal rift [between Hamas and Fatah].

Al-Aloul said: ‘The occupation (i.e., Israel) carries out daily executions of children and of the rest of our people on the roads and at checkpoints. The occupation’s admission about the accidental killing of Martyr Badran provides all the data and proof for their conviction and to prove their lies. These children tried to play and have fun like the rest of the children throughout the world, but the occupation’s bullets insisted on killing them.’

Al-Aloul emphasized the option of resistance in all its forms in light of the fact that the peace process is stalled and the occupation continues its crimes…

Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor [Laila Ghannam] participated in accompanying the body from the Palestine Medical Center and said during the funeral: ‘There is an Israeli decision to execute our children in col

PA officials hold plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel at celebration for Palestinian scouts
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, June 22, 2016

Text and picture posted on the official Facebook page of PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “[PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam during her participation in the celebrations of the Palestinian Scout Association’s full membership in the international organization (i.e., World Organization of the Scout Movement ), which was held by the association with the participation of scout [associations] from Arab and world states, under the sponsorship of his honor, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.
Ramallah’s Palace of Culture, 16th of Ramadan, 2016”
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In the picture from left to right are Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub, a scout, PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam. Rajoub is seen holding an honorary plaque with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

The Palestinian Scout Association was “conditionally recognized” without voting rights as a Member Organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1996. It was declared a full member with voting rights on Feb. 27, 2016.

Governor of Ramallah: "The occupation will not last long"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2016
Headline: “We will build the government institutions, and you will be able to declare independence soon”
     “President Mahmoud Abbas inaugurated the Palestinian Museum which is on the grounds of Birzeit University in an opening ceremony in the presence of top officials, leaders, academics, and cultural figures…
[Abbas] said: ‘We are inaugurating one of the most magnificent Palestinian buildings, which will guard and tell the memories of our people, while it lets future generations know that Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites, and are planted in this ground throughout time and long decades, and they have not left this land, not even for one moment.’…
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam said…‘The inauguration of this building that stirs pride shows that Palestine is a state that is only missing being rid of the occupation, which is trying to create history for itself at the expense of our history, but it is our history. We were here and will remain in our land, and the occupation will not last long.’”