Mahmoud Al-Habbash, a senior advisor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a Friday, April 15, 2022 sermon in Ramallah that aired on Palestine TV that Jerusalem and Palestine have belonged to the Palestinian people since before the Natufians, the Canaanites, and the Jebusites. He also said that just like the Greeks, the Romans, the Persians, the Tatars, and the Crusaders, the Israeli "occupation" will disappear, and Jerusalem will remain unchanged. In addition, he said that the Israelis have no connection whatsoever to the land of Palestine and that unlike the Muslims, they have no religious or racial connection to Abraham.
Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Where are the Romans, the Greeks and the Persians? Where are the Tatars? Where are the Crusaders? Where are they all? All of them passed through here, for a long or short period of time, but where are they today? They have all been run over by the wheels of history, while Jerusalem remains unchanged.
"This occupation will also disappear, while Jerusalem will remain. Jerusalem is going through one of its darkest times, facing one of the worst aggressions against it, which is carried out by a gang that has gathered from all corners of the Earth, even though it has no connection or relation whatsoever to this land. These are people who have gathered from all corners of the Earth falsely claiming to have a historical right here. They claim that God gave this right to Abraham.
"Oh Muslims, this land belongs to Abraham? Well, we are his descendants. They, on the other hand, have no racial or religious connection to Abraham. This land belonged to us even before the Natufians, the Canaanites, the Jebusites, and the early Palestinians, and it belongs to us today, following the Islamic conquest and liberation. It belongs to us today and will belong to us tomorrow, until Allah 'will inherit the Earth, and all beings thereon.'"