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Arab Professor: Moses Was a Muslim

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A Palestinian lecturer recently claimed that Moses was a Muslim. According to a report from Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Dr. Omar Ja’ara, a lecturer at Al-Najah University in Nablus and specialist in Israeli affairs, said on a recent Palestinian Authority TV religion program that David and Solomon in the Hebrew Bible are not connected to David and Solomon in the Quran. He claimed that Saul killed Goliath, describing it as “a great Muslim victory” and that “this was the first Palestinian liberation through armed struggle to liberate Palestine from the nation of giants led by Goliath.”

He added that a Muslim Moses, the predecessor of Saul, led the exodus of the Muslim Children of Israel out of Egypt.

According to analysis by PMW, the Quran doesn’t refer to the “Children of Israel” as “Palestinians” at any point. It also does not refer to the Jewish conquest of the Land of Israel as a “Palestinian” conquest.

PMW reports that this claim is the latest in a series of attempts by the Palestinian Authority to rewrite history.

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