Moses was a Muslim who brought “the Muslims of the Children of Israel out of Egypt,” according to a lecture on official Palestinian Authority television.
The lecture also referred to the subsequent Israeli conquest of the land of Israel as the “first Palestinian liberation … of Palestine.”
The report of such propaganda comes four days before the start of the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the story of the Exodus in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.
In an interview on PA television, Omar Ja’ara, lecturer at Al-Najah University in Nablus, made the following statements:
We must make clear to the world that David in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to David in the Quran, Solomon in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to Solomon in the Quran, and neither is Saul or Joshua son of Nun [of the Bible].
We have a great leader, Saul, [in the Quran] who defeated the nation of giants and killed Goliath. This is a great Muslim victory. The Muslims of the Children of Israel went out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and unfortunately, many researchers deny the Exodus of those oppressed people who were liberated by a great leader, like Moses the Muslim, the believing leader, the great Muslim.
Ja’ara also referred to the Jewish king Saul as “the leader of these Muslims in liberating Palestine.”
“This was the first Palestinian liberation through armed struggle to liberate Palestine from the nation of giants led by Goliath. This is our logic and this is our culture,” he continued.
While the Quran itself refers to Moses as an early Islamic prophet, the “Children of Israel” are not called “Palestinians” nor does the Quran refer to Israel’s conquest as a “Palestinian” conquest, noted Palestinian Media Watch, which translated the broadcast.
The re-writing of history and biblical text is routine in Palestinian society.
In a 2007 in-person interview with WND, Sheik Taysir Tamimi, chief Palestinian justice, claimed the Jewish Temples never existed, the Western Wall really was a tying post for Muhammad’s horse, the Al Aqsa Mosque was built by angels, and Abraham, Moses and Jesus were prophets for Islam.