July 08, 2021

Palestinian Authority PM: There is no connection between Israelis and the Jews

Mohammad Shtayyeh
Ramallah
- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that "there is no connection between Israelis and the Jews."

He said modern Israelis are not descendants of Jacob, but are "Khazar Jews" who converted to Judaism in the sixth century CE.

He made these remarks in a public address that was aired on Palestine TV on June 29, 2021. Shtayyeh continued to say that Israel "constitutes a function rather than a state."

He went on to claim that Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon Bonaparte, the American consul in Jerusalem, and Balfour all said they wanted a 'function state' in the region that serve their interests.

Source: memri