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PA Minister of Tourism: Israel, not Hamas, is behind destruction of archaeological sites in Gaza in order to “erase the Palestinian narrative in the face of the occupation’s false Israeli narrative”
“In 1998, the PA appointed a French delegation… to conduct excavations at the Tel Es-Sakan archaeological site, which is in the Al-Zahra area in the south of the city of Gaza, but these days it is being leveled and destroyed, despite the decision of the [PA] Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that...”
Nov 16, 2017
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
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...
Nov 14, 2017
PA Ministry of Information accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage, calls on UNESCO to try Israel for its “crimes;” Israel’s right to exist is “false” and depends solely on the Balfour Declaration
"The [PA] Ministry of Information reiterated on Palestinian Heritage Day that took place today, Saturday [Oct. 7, 2017], that our cultural and human heritage, with all of its components, will continue to resist Israelization and throw off all of the types of terror of the occupation that fabricate,..."
Oct 7, 2017
PA Education Minister praises school for being an “honorable example of defiance… against the occupation and its policy of Judaization" whose goal is "to erase [Palestinians’] national identity and their cultural heritage”
Text and pictures posted on the PA Ministry of Education Facebook page Posted text: “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that Jub Al-Dhib School has constituted an honorable example of defiance and resolve against the occupation and its policy of Judaization...”
Sep 14, 2017
PA government: Israel is "targeting the identity, heritage, and faith of the Palestinians in Jerusalem," which will "ignite a religious war"
“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held the government of Israel – as the occupying power – fully responsible for the harm to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… During the weekly government meeting led by him, which was held yesterday [July 18, 2017] in Ramallah, the prime minister warned against the...”
Jul 19, 2017
Op-ed in PA daily glorifies "Martyrs," condemns Israel for demanding monument to terrorist be taken down
Headline: “The Martyr Nazzal monument remains” Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily “At the height of the heated conflict between the [Palestinian] national narrative and the false Zionist narrative that contradicts history and geography, the...”
Jun 25, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: Israeli narrative in Jerusalem is “full of lies and deception,” Israel has “attacked the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity... [and] falsified… all testimony to the firm Palestinian right” to the city
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: The occupation’s tourism breathes falsification and terror” “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the occupation’s efforts to advance a tourism project in order to tell the Jewish narrative in the Old [City of] Jerusalem constitute a continuation of...”
Apr 6, 2017
Guest on PA TV: Hebrew word "Gilboa" is "Arabic-Canaanite-Palestinian" name stolen by Israel
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the launching of the National Flower of Palestine – Gilboa Iris campaign, hosting Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh Green Life Association Chairman Faisal Zakarneh: “This is a flower that grows in the Gilboa Mountains (i.e., in...”
Mar 16, 2017
Hebron Directorate of Religion: Cave of the Patriarchs “will remain an Islamic site despite all of the occupation’s attempts to change it”
Headline: “The Directorate of Religion continues the Ribat activities at the Ibrahimi Mosque” “The Hebron Directorate of Religion (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs) continued the procession of loyalty to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs)… with a large official...”
Jan 13, 2017
Guest on PA TV falsely claims Israel appropriated Jerusalem art academy from Palestinians in order to "deepen its its roots in the land of Palestine"
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, with artist and art historian Issam Helles Artist and art historian Issam Helles: “Israel understood how it could deepen its roots in the land of Palestine. It sent many Jews to study the Palestinian folk arts from Palestinians who worked next to tourist sites...”
Jan 9, 2017
PA official: Israel trying to steal Palestinian heritage
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the Nablus tourism festival, hosting PA Ministry of Tourism Director-General of the Northern Districts (i.e., the West Bank) Ibrahim Al-Hafi PA Ministry of Tourism Director-General of the Northern Districts (i.e., the West Bank) Ibrahim Al-Hafi:...
Nov 14, 2016
PA TV: Israel is “Judaizing” Palestine, committing acts of “forgery and robbery” against holy sites, and “steals our Canaanite heritage”
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital, on heritage and folklore Official PA TV host: “The Palestinian heritage refuses to undergo Judaization, despite the terror of the occupation that attempts to harm our heritage and Judaize it. Palestine, with its people, its land, its history, its trees,...”
Nov 13, 2016
PA TV discounts archaelogical find as a "forgery": Israel "fabricates lies" as part of plan to "build the alleged Temple in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Official PA TV News, on Israeli archaeologists casting doubt on the authenticity of the newly found papyrus from 700 BCE on which is written "Jerusalem" in ancient Hebrew script Official PA TV reporter: "The Israeli media is attempting to use a document which is said to be a certificate on which is..."
Oct 29, 2016
Fatah official appreciates UNESCO resolution during "difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and ... even ethnic cleansing"
Headline: “Hamad expressed appreciation for the UNESCO resolution to recognize Jerusalem as an Islamic heritage” “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad said that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution to recognize East Jerusalem as a pure Islamic heritage...”
Oct 20, 2016
PA Ministry of Information: Jews attempt to "plunder the forefathers' heritage and pass off a fake Israeli narrative full of holes"
Headline: “Ministry of Information: The Palestinian heritage is stronger than the Judaization” “The [PA] Ministry of Information considered Palestinian Heritage Day – Oct. 7 – to be a rebellion against the Judaization despite the occupation’s terror that targets our heritage and [the occupation’s]...”
Oct 6, 2016
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "No non-Muslim has any connection to" Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) or to Al-Aqsa Mosque, which "is defiled" by "settlers"
Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet at the Ibrahimi Mosque” “The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday [Oct. 1, 2016] marked the anniversary of the emigration of the Prophet (i.e., the Muslim New Year) at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)...”
Oct 2, 2016
PA Council: Israel perpetrated "the theft of an entire culture, with all its details and antiquities", and is "in preparation for a despicable crime and massacre"
Headline: "The Islamic-Christian Council: 34 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacre and the crimes continue" "The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places emphasized today, Friday [Sept. 16, 2016],… in a statement that the Israeli occupation authorities, with their..."
Sep 16, 2016
PA cartoon: Israeli soldier eats ancient archaeological site
Text at top of cartoon: “Sebastia…” The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier eating a Roman column from the antiquities of Sebastia, as if it were a hot dog. Sebastia was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE and today is under the jurisdiction of the Israeli...
Sep 6, 2016
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month” “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish...”
Sep 1, 2016
PA minister: Israel is trying to “manipulate and Judaize” Jerusalem as part of a “systematic scheme to erase the Arab, Islamic, and Christian cultural characteristics" of the city, condemns attempts to give it a "false Jewish character"
“[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini yesterday [Aug. 25, 2016] updated a delegation of Arab, European, Asian, and Palestinian diaspora writers, authors, and poets who are visiting Palestine at the moment… on the cultural arena and the limitations from which...”
Aug 26, 2016
PA Minister of Culture warns: We must preserve Palestinian heritage "in order to prevent the occupation from making it Israeli"
Headline: “Bessaiso: We succeeded in bringing back the honor of the Palestinian cultural scene” “[PA] Minister of Culture Ehab Bessaiso said yesterday [Aug. 17, 2016] that the ministry is currently working to bring back the honor of the Palestinian cultural scene, and that it succeeded in doing so...”
Aug 18, 2016
PA daily: Israel imposes Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools in Jerusalem as part of its “Judaization” and “falsification of history”
Headline: "The occupation is trying to impose the Israeli curriculum on the schools in Al-Quds (i.e., Jerusalem)" "The Israeli Ministry of Education is trying in every way to harm the Palestinian curriculum. Since the occupation of Al-Quds (i.e., Arab name for Jerusalem) in 1967 and until this day,..."
Aug 10, 2016
PLO Education official: Israeli program benefiting East Jerusalem schools is attack on Palestinian students’ identity
Headline: “Al-Sudani condemned the occupation’s targeting of the Jerusalem schools and called to refuse the budget's conditions” “Secretary-General of the [PLO] National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani condemned the latest decision of the occupation government,...”
Aug 9, 2016