PLO official: “Palestinians are the original owners of the land”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Dec. 12, 2013

     “During a conference held by the Palestinian Peace Alliance on the tenth anniversary of the Geneva Initiative in Ramallah yesterday evening [Dec. 8, 2013]… [Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo] reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s utter refusal of Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish [state] and said: ‘Netanyahu wants historical Palestine to be a national homeland for the Jews without rights for the Palestinians, the original owners of the land.’”