Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem: Israel "never saw or knew any Jewish civilization, antiquities"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - June 6, 2014

 
     “Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said…: ‘Fate and divine will willed that the land of Jerusalem be filled with countless civilizations and antiquities – for there are various antiquities under most of the properties in the Old City of Jerusalem, including hallways, cellars, tunnels, water shafts, bath houses and places of worship… whose history goes back over 5,000 years. In the past, the Near East knew ancient civilizations of various kinds that succeeded each other, but it never saw or knew any Jewish civilization, antiquities or even a historic structure.”