Libels
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will.


Throughout history bogus conspiracy accusations have been used to incite hatred, violence, and mass murder. The myriad conspiracy libels concerning Israel, Israelis and Jews are an integral part of the Palestinian Authority’s ongoing hate promotion. PA libels claim that Israel conspires to infect Palestinians with AIDS, spread drug addiction, conspired and successfully murdered Arafat, and more. The PA’s goal has been to inculcate hatred to the degree that fighting and murdering Jews and Israelis will be glorified as heroic self-defense.
Libel: Israel to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
Both Fatah and Hamas have generated and sustained religious hatred by disseminating the libel that Israel is attempting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. With close to 100% of Palestinians identifying themselves as believing Muslims, this claim is highly
inflammatory and is often combined with the call to “defend Al-Aqsa” from the Jews. The Al-Aqsa libel includes numerous fabrications: Israel was behind a mosque fire in 1969; Israel is currently digging under the mosque in order to topple it; Israel plans to replace it with a new Temple; Israel is preparing a missile attack on the mosque, and more. This libel has been actively promoted since 1998.
 
This Hamas TV cartoon video depicts demonic Jews digging under the mosque in an attempt to topple it.
 
The following are more examples of the Al-Aqsa libel:
PA TV and radio rebroadcast Abbas' 2014 call for violence for the Al-Aqsa Mosque 41 times following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2018

On Dec. 6, 2017, the day US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, official PA radio and TV started rebroadcasting Abbas' 2014 call for violence and rebroadcast it 41 times in the next 4 weeks.

Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine - 28 times between Dec. 6, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."

Official PA TV - 13 times between Dec. 17, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]... This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."
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Palestinian imam repeats libel: “The criminal Jews… invented a Temple… with the goal of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 19, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, hosting Imam of the Silwad Mosque Sheikh Taleb Al-Silwadi

Official PA TV host: “Honorable Sheikh, at this point especially, and in our talk about the second among mosques, meaning the Al-Aqsa Mosque, no Temple or synagogue was built before it, or any of those mistaken statements.”
Imam of the Silwad Mosque Sheikh Taleb Al-Silwadi: “Correct, the criminal Jews – in other words, they talk about the alleged Temple of Solomon. They invented a temple, planned, and so forth with the goal of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque… and the Al-Aqsa Mosque will never be destroyed, Allah willing, and it will remain exalted and Jerusalem will, Allah willing, be a capital and it will forever remain the capital of the State of Palestine, Allah willing.”

Girl’s antisemitic poem on PA TV: “Why did you bring the Jews to us, who defile Jerusalem and its great mosque?” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2017

Palestinian girl Hiba, on the Giants of Endurance PA TV program:
"This poem is because of [US President Donald] Trump's decision that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel:
[Former British Foreign Secretary] Balfour, you vile person, what did you do to our people?
Is your conscience quiet?
Go in your grave toward the blazing fire
You are the one that expelled us, do not ask for help
You drank our blood from a goblet, and brought this fate down upon us…
You brought to our people those who orphaned small children
You have turned the best of our people into Martyrs and prisoners
Why did you bring the Jews to us, who defile Jerusalem and its great mosque?"
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PA daily cartoon depicts Trump as Santa, gifting Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulchre to Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2017

Cartoon published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump dressed as Santa Claus giving the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to Israel, represented by a soldier with Israeli flag on his helmet.
The cartoon is in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his decision to move Jerusalem there.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.

Abbas’ advisor calls on all Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out Ribat there, and “protect its sanctity”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2017
       “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that the occupation state is playing with fire when it attempts to change the status quo in Jerusalem…
Al-Habbash demanded that the members of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) and everyone who can come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, and protect its sanctity…
Al-Habbash warned the occupation government not to take any crazy steps regarding the holy city and the holy sites in it following the reckless and irresponsible decision of the American administration (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to it).”

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Terrorist who stabbed an Israeli posted will expressing desire for Martyrdom for Al-Aqsa before the attack: “Our blood is cheap for you, O our homeland, O our Jerusalem, O our Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: Facebook page of terrorist Yassin Abu Al-Qur’a, Dec. 10, 2017

Text posted on the Facebook page of terrorist Yassin Abu Al-Qur’a hours before he committed a terror attack in Jerusalem on Dec. 10, 2017, stabbing and critically wounding an Israeli security guard

Posted text:
“For Allah we have risen
And asked to wave the flag
Let the glory return to the religion
And let the splendor return to the Al-Aqsa Mosque
And let our blood be spilled
Our blood is cheap for you, O our homeland, O our Jerusalem, O our Al-Aqsa Mosque”

Yassin Abu Al-Qur’a – Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli security guard outside Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station on Dec. 10, 2017. Al-Qur’a was arrested while trying to flee the scene.

According to the Israeli Security Agency, Al-Qur’a’s will was inspired by a verse calling for Martyrdom that appears in his PA schoolbook.

Fatah in Nablus calls on Palestinians to “come out… in force” against “any attempt to harm the holy city, Judaize it, and change its characteristics,” if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “Fatah in Nablus called for a popular uprising ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ against Trump’s decision”
     “The Fatah Movement in Nablus today, Wednesday [Dec. 6, 2017], called to come out determinedly and in force against American President [Donald Trump’s] decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem. During the emergency meeting convened by Fatah’s Nablus branch today, Fatah called… on the masses of the people, with all of its components and parts, and in all places where it is located, to bear the moral, national, and human responsibility to come out against the aggression that threatens to harm our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and to be ready to express their rejection of the dangerous American bias, if Trump’s speech tomorrow includes a decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize it as the capital of Israel... Fatah emphasized in a statement that the members of the Palestinian people – who stood [firm] during the last Jerusalem uprising and presented the most spectacular examples of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity.”
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PA government calls on Palestinians to protest against US Jerusalem decision, says those who “stood upright” during previous unrest “will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city" and to "Judaize" it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
     “During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called on the masses of our people – with all of its groups and wherever it is located – to express their opposition to the dangerous American intentions to transfer the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
The government emphasized that the members of our people – who stood upright during the last Jerusalem uprising and presented a spectacular example of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity. The government emphasized that transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will threaten the peace and security in our region and the world.”
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PA daily: “Extremist Jews defiled the Dome of the Rock plaza”, PA spokesman: Israel is “harming the holy sites,” which will lead to a “terrible religious conflict” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017
Headline: “Settlers defile the Dome of the Rock plaza under the protection of the occupation forces”
         “In a dangerous precedent, a group of extremist Jews defiled the Dome of the Rock plaza after they ascended to it following a change in the path of the daily invasions…
[PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said in a statement yesterday [Dec. 3, 2017] that the settlers’ invasion of the Dome of the Rock plaza constitutes outrageous persistence and insistence by the government of Israel in harming the holy sites…
The official spokesman held the government of Israel fully responsible for the crimes committed by the gangs of settlers against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. He warned that the goal of the aggressive and escalating steps against Jerusalem and the holy sites – and prime among them the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque – is to ignite the spark of a terrible religious conflict.”

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Abbas advisor: The Temple Mount will remain a “purely Islamic” mosque under Muslim sovereignty, despite Israeli “acts of falsifying history and distorting historical facts” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 26, 2017
     "Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash… explained that the Palestinians in all of their varieties and leaders, and the Arabs and Muslims together with them, will never allow the occupation authorities to impose their sovereignty over the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount), which was and will remain a purely Islamic mosque, over which non-Muslims have no sovereignty. This is as was determined by divine decree in the holy Quran and also by UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolutions, despite all the acts of falsifying history and distorting historical facts that the Israeli occupation state is attempting to carry out."

Note: Israel has publically stated multiple times that it has no intention whatsoever of changing the status quo at the Temple Mount.

PLO official: “Herds of settlers are escalating the invasions and desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s pure plazas” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 26, 2017
Headline: “Qurei: The escalation of the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque will lead only to more extremism, violence, and instability”
    “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei warned against the dangers and consequences of the fact that groups of the herds of extremist settlers are invading the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas from the Mughrabi Gate…
Qurei said: ‘This is a most sensitive and dangerous matter. The fact that the herds of settlers are escalating the invasions and desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s pure plazas – under the protection and umbrella of the Israeli occupation government, which is doing all it can to facilitate their entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, walking around in them, doing as they please with them, and holding Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies in them – constitutes a provocation of the Muslim worshippers’ sensibilities.’”

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PLO education official: Israel has falsified Jerusalem's "consciousness and memory," excavates under the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to steal it, and appropriates Palestinian culture  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 14, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on PA Ambassador to UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Mounir Anastas being appointed Rapporteur of the UNESCO Cultural Committee, hosting Secretary-General of the PLO Palestinian National Council for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani

Secretary-General of the PLO Palestinian National Council for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani: ""There is no time, hour, minute, day, month, or week that it [Israel] does not penetrate the innards of the city [Jerusalem] in order to falsify its consciousness and memory, and in order to excavate under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and above it with the goal of stealing...
[The Israelis] have attributed to themselves the Palestinian Viper (i.e., known as the Viper of the Land of Israel and the scientific name Vipera Palaestinae), the Palestinian Gazelle (i.e., known as the Gazelle of the Land of Israel), Palestinian embroidery, the Palestinian debka (i.e., a type of dance), the Palestinian keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress), and most of the Palestinian foods – humus, the broad bean, falafel, [and] shakshouka (i.e., an egg and tomato dish). They steal all of these items in order to create a culture for a people without a culture."

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Palestinian newspaper accuses Israeli lawmaker of “invading” the Al-Aqsa Mosque and of “calling for the establishment of the Temple” on its ruins while visiting the Temple Mount  
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 26, 2017
Headline: “Rabbi Glick invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque at Netanyahu’s decision”
     “Godfather of the invasions and Israeli Parliament Member of the extremist Israeli Likud party Rabbi Yehuda Glick invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] together with his son, following permission from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…  In a statement, Glick thanked the Israeli prime minister for allowing him and his son to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of his son’s wedding, while calling for the establishment of the Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Glick made no such call in his message).”

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PA daily: Israelis visiting the Temple Mount on a Jewish holiday carried out “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, organized by “alleged Temple” organizations  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 16, 2017
Headline: “The occupation is continuing to burden occupied Jerusalem – the settlers are renewing the invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “Yesterday [Oct. 15, 2017] groups of settlers renewed their invasion of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza through the Lion’s Gate [of the Old City of Jerusalem] amid reinforced protection from the occupation forces, and the settlers carried out provocative dubious tours at the blessed mosque plaza. The Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza was witness to widespread invasions by settlers last week, as a response to the calls of what are called the alleged Temple organizations to their activists and to the settler public to widely participate in collective invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza for the Jewish Sukkot holiday.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Institute, the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site.

PA official: Israel excavates under the Al-Aqsa Mosque to destroy it, will claim it was “an earthquake” and build their “third Temple” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 13, 2017

Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Sec.-Gen. of the PA Islamic-Christian Council Hanna Issa about Israeli construction and excavations in Jerusalem.

Official PA TV host: "Let's talk about the excavations [in Jerusalem]. We are now at the beginning of the winter season, and the cracks have begun to show clearly in the homes of the [Arab] residents..."

Sec.-Gen. of the PA Islamic-Christian Council Hanna Issa: "They [Israelis] think that they have sovereignty underground (i.e., under the Temple Mount), and they want sovereignty above ground. Through these excavations they plan for the Al-Aqsa Mosque to collapse, and they will say that there was an earthquake, and then they will build their third Temple, Solomon's Temple, as they claim [existed]. "
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Hanna Issa holds the following positions: Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council

Palestinian newspaper quotes Islamic religious figure who accuses Israelis of “invading” the Cave of the Patriarchs and “Judaizing” it, and denies any Jewish “right” to the site 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
     “Yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017] an unprecedented escalation in the settlers’ attacks against the religious and civilian sites in the West Bank was recorded. The Israeli occupation forces continued yesterday – on the second consecutive day of the closure of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) to Muslims in occupied Hebron to protect more than 20,000 Jewish settlers who came to the mosque in order to hold ceremonies for the Sukkot holiday…
Director and Head of the Guardians of the Ibrahimi Mosque Sheikh Hafzi Abu Sneineh said that the occupation authorities are Judaizing Hebron in different ways, including through the media, while pointing out that the number of settlers who invaded the Ibrahimi Mosque during the Sukkot holiday that the Israeli media is noting is not precise, and that through this they are trying to draw additional settlers to visit Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque. [Abu Sneineh] said: ‘The Ibrahimi Mosque will remain a religious site for Muslims only, and the Jews have no right of any sort to it.’”

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PA daily calls Jews visiting the Temple Mount for Jewish holidays “gangs of settlers” who carried out “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque because of “alleged Temple” organizations  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2017
Headline: “Wide-scale invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and clashes in Abu Dis”
    “The Al-Aqsa Mosque was witness to wide-scale invasions by gangs of settlers yesterday [Sept. 28, 2017], with reinforced protection from the occupation forces. The alleged Temple organizations called on their activists through their websites and social media to widely and intensively participate in invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday, Thursday, and in the coming days for the ‘Talmudic Hebrew’ (i.e., Jewish) holidays.”

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PA Government claims rebuilding of Silwan synagogue south of Al-Aqsa “constitutes a new aggression against Jerusalem” and was done for political, not religious, reasons 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 26, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] government: The participation of senior Israeli officials in the inauguration of a synagogue south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a new aggression against Jerusalem”

“The [PA] national unity government said that the participation of senior Israeli officials in the ‘inauguration’ of a synagogue south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitutes a new aggression against Jerusalem, and a serious blow to the natural status and the Arab-Islamic landmarks of the city (refers to the reinauguration of a historical synagogue; see note below –Ed.).
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said in a statement yesterday [Aug. 25, 2017]: ‘The [Palestinian] national unity government thinks that the establishment of a synagogue in Silwan, south of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, stems from purely political reasons that are connected to the character of the Israeli occupation government. [The synagogue] is part of the settlement enterprise and has no connection to religion’…
Al-Mahmoud again mentioned the warnings of the leadership and government against the government of Israel’s policy, which is liable to lead to religious wars that nobody wants. He demanded that the international community and free world intervene to put an end to the tensions immediately, and act seriously to establish peace and security in the entire region.”

Silwan synagogue – the Ohel Shlomo Synagogue – A historical Yemenite synagogue in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, which was destroyed after the British expelled the Yemenite Jewish residents of the neighborhood in the 1930s amid Arab riots. In 2015, the Jerusalem District Court evicted an Arab family that was living in the building, and members of the Jewish Ateret Cohanim organization moved in. The synagogue is now being restored (2017).
Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel and Israeli Parliament

PA daily refers to Jews visiting the Temple Mount as “invasions” and “provocative tours,” that heard explanations about the “alleged Temple”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 26, 2017
Headline: “Settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning under increased security”
     “Approximately 120 settlers invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday morning [Sept. 25, 2017] through the Mughrabi Gate, under increased security by the occupation forces. The invasions were perpetrated by small groups that carried out provocative tours at the blessed [Al-Aqsa] Mosque plaza; they also listened to explanations about the alleged Temple in the area of the ‘locked’ Gate of Mercy, while many worshippers were in the mosque’s plaza.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

Fatah spokesman says Israel responsible for terror attacks 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2017
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, shortly after the shooting attack committed by terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal in which he murdered 3 Israelis

Posted text: “Fatah: Israel alone bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses to the occupation’s crimes against the members of our people
Head of the Communications Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that Israel alone bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses to all of the occupation’s crimes, and that if it continues its incessant aggression against the Palestinian people, it can only expect more violence. He added that the daily Israeli operations and the occupation’s violations against the members of our people everywhere are the reason for every cycle of violence...”
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