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  Kislev 25, 5777 , 25/12/16

'The UN says the Maccabees conquered Palestinian land'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, Sunday evening, that the Maccabees did not liberate Jerusalem from the Greeks according to Friday's anti-Israel vote by the United Nations Security Council. During a speech at a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem, Netanyahu continued, "According to the UN resolution, the Maccabees did not liberate Jerusalem, they occupied Palestinian territory. According to the UN resolution, the villages that they started out from in the Modi'in area, those villages and that area were 'occupied Palestinian territory'."

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