Monday, May 23, 2011

Abbas speech delivered by advisor: "Israel is incidental in history"

From Palestine Media Watch:

“National reconciliation [between Hamas and Fatah] is required in order to face Israel and Netanyahu. We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims – that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years BCE – we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7000 year history BCE. This is the truth, which must be understood and we have to note it, in order to say: 'Netanyahu, you [i.e., Israel] are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.'”

That's funny. I wonder why they don't call the land "Canaan," then.