In a February 4th, 2016 interview with Palestinian TV, Ibrahim Khreisheh said that all Jews living in Israel should return to their country of origin, as reported by The Jerusalem Post. He almost acknowledged the well-documented fact that between the early 1920’s and 1970’s almost 1 million Jews were expelled from Muslim countries all over Africa and the Middle East, by saying that the Arab, as well as the European countries, should take Jews back; but was quite adamant that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel.
Khreisheh, who is the Palestinian Authority envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council, then contradicted himself by saying that Jews came to Palestine from outside the region to colonize it by establishing their own state. Using some classic revisionism, he went on to say that throughout history, Jews have subjugated Palestinians and even used the book of Exodus to prove his point. He compared the Israelites taking possession of what he mockingly calls the “Promised Land” with the Jews who still live in Judea and Samaria.
The Palestinian Authority representative said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had basically invited Jews back into Russia, which signified a wonderful opportunity for all Jews to leave Israel and go back to where they came from. Khreisheh graciously made this general offer on behalf of Arab, European and other foreign countries.
Mr Khreisheh cited US President Obama’s statement of, “We are all Jews” to say that Palestinians are Muslims, Christians and Jews, and if the Jews in Israel leave, “Then we, the Palestinians, will return to be the way we were.”
His words are in direct contrast with those of Hamas Minister of the Interior and National Security, Fathi Hammad, who in March 2012 said that every Palestinian in Gaza and throughout Palestine can prove their heritage to Arab lands. He said that half of the people of Gaza are from Egypt and the other half from Saudi.
Click on the video below to watch a short clip from the interview.