PA Minister: Israel steals and appropriates Palestinian culture to justify its “legitimacy on the land”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 7, 2012

 
Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha, spoke at a gathering held by the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs and the Prisoners' Club in solidarity with Khader Adnan, a prisoner in administrative detention who, according to the newspaper, had been on a hunger strike for 52 days.
     "Deputy Minister of Information, Al-Mutawakkil Taha… said that Israel has gone beyond all forms of oppression practiced by fascism throughout history, and that it does more than racist discrimination and ethnic cleansing: it has concentrated all forms of oppression from all of history, recreated them, and used them against everything which is Palestinian in an attempt to nullify it completely. This is [done] in order to ensure its (i.e., Israel’s) historical legitimacy upon the land, its religious legitimacy and cultural legitimacy, through theft of Palestinian culture and attributing it to itself."