"Just as Jews can't come to the Ka'aba in Mecca, they can't come to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These are holy Islamic places."

-- Palestinian Legislative Council member Ra'fat Al-Najjar (IMRA, June 12)

"O our beautiful land imprisoned in a cage and surrounded by wolves, My shaded garden, the tormentors have destroyed you, and the dogs have settled in you, O Jerusalem, O my city, With my notebook and pencil and the fire of my rifle I will shatter the cage, I will kill the wolves and plant the flag "

-- poem read on the Voice of Palestine, the official radio station of the Palestinian Authority (May 22)

"I now see the walls of Jerusalem, the mosques of Jerusalem, the churches of Jerusalem. My brothers! With blood and with spirit we will redeem you, Palestine! Yes, with blood and with spirit we will redeem you, Palestine!"

-- PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, addressing a crowd in Tulkarm (Voice of Palestine, April 28)

"Allow me to say that it takes only one side to start a war. At the end of the path on which Israel is proceeding, a declaration of war awaits."

-- PA "Jerusalem Affairs Minister" Feisal Husseini (Al-Ittihad, May 18)

"[Selling land to Jews] is a very dangerous act and there has been a decision to ban it by putting anyone who sells even a centimetre on swift trial and to seek the death penalty against them."

-- PA "Justice Minister" Freih Abu Middein (Agence France Presse, May 5)

"Despite all the conspiracies, Jerusalem and Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea will remain Islamic until judgment day ..."

Ikrama Sabri, Palestinian Authority mufti (Islamic religious leader) for Jerusalem (Voice of Palestine, 9 May)

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