The General Secretariat's Social Affairs Sector and its Department of Culture and Dialogue of Civilisations organised an exhibition on Ancient Palestinian Inscriptions and Writings on 22-23 August.
The exhibition was held under the patronage of His Excellency the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, in collaboration with the Wasata Association for Youth Action in the State of Palestine and the Arab Civilisation Association in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Social Affairs Sector, elaborated on the exhibition's objectives. She underscored that the exhibition serves to illuminate the rich and cultured history of Palestine while presenting a fresh perspective grounded in scholarly methodologies, anchored in archaeological evidence, with a special emphasis on ancient inscriptions and writings. Additionally, the exhibition aims to trace the evolution of the Canaanite alphabet across various eras, spotlighting the significance of Palestinian cultural heritage. It places great importance on educating the younger generation and disseminating knowledge of Palestine's historical and cultural legacy.
View the contents of the exhibition: exhibition on Ancient Palestinian Inscriptions and Writings.pdf
Dr. Abu Ghazaleh further explained that the exhibition's activities encompass a symposium centred on "the significance of inscriptions in comprehending the ancient and contemporary history of Palestine." Through this Arab event, a powerful message is intended for Israel, the occupying power—one that resonates globally. This message emphasises the opposition to Israel's forceful efforts to Judaise Jerusalem and manipulate our extensive history. These attempts include unlawful tactics such as theft, appropriation, obliteration, destruction, and other unethical means aimed at achieving their reprehensible objective of eradicating the Palestinian cultural and civilisational identity. These persistent endeavours, which have been ongoing since 1948, underscore their blatant disregard for the other's culture and history. In contrast, the exhibition serves as a potent declaration of Arab steadfastness to our history, civilisation, and Arab culture.
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