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Israel is a colonialist implant
Israel is a colonialist implant
The PA created an odious alternative history to denigrate the rebirth of the State of Israel and deny Israel’s right to exist. Since Jews, they say, never had a history in the Land of Israel and therefore never would have started the Zionist movement on their own, an imaginative story had to be created to explain Jewish renaissance in Israel. Accordingly, they teach that Jews were so evil in every country they inhabited for thousands of years that the nations of the world were forced to persecute and often expel them – as acts of self-defense. According to the PA libel, the repeated persecutions and expulsions of Jews are proof that the world agrees about the evil nature of Jews. Britain and Europe were suffering last century from their Jews in their countries, and therefore created Zionism in order to be rid of their Jewish “burden.” The Land of Israel was chosen by the Europeans, in this scenario, as the place to send the Jews in order to control and steal the “natural resources” of the Middle East. This is what the PA is referring to in its schoolbooks and official media when they refer to Israel as an imperialist colonial implant.

This article is an early expression of this ideology in the official PA daily in 1998:
“The difference between Hitler and [British Foreign Minister] Balfour was simple: the former [Hitler] did not have colonies to send the Jews so he destroyed them, whereas Balfour… [turned] Palestine into his colony and sent the Jews. Balfour is Hitler with colonies, while Hitler is Balfour without colonies. They both wanted to get rid of the Jews… Zionism was crucial to the defense of the West’s interests in the region, [by] ridding Europe of the burden of its Jews.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 1998]

This video is a recent expression of this PA ideology, on PA TV:
“Europe, led by Britain, founded Israel... We, as Arabs, as negotiators, as Palestinians when we meet with Europeans [should say]: 'You created and implanted a thieving entity upon Palestinian land...' As they implanted [Jews here] they got rid of [Jews there] and I do not wish to elaborate on this. The Jews in the time of Herzl caused European societies to lose sleep. They wanted to be rid of them, and implanted them in Palestine."
[Fathi Buzia, PA political commentator, PATV, June 17, 2009]
Op-ed: Western colonialism tried to "erase the Palestinian identity, history, and existence" and established Israel "to serve the goals of the capitalist West at the expense of the Jews, who were misled in the name of religion"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2019
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

   "Western colonialism in general, and British colonialism in particular – in cooperation with the Zionist movement, and later with its physical base, the colonialist State of Israel – attempted during the 30 years of the Mandate, from 1917 to 1948, to change the social, demographic, economic, and legal systems on the ground in order to erase the Palestinian identity, history, and existence, and to establish the rogue state [Israel]. This was in order to serve the goals of the capitalist West at the expense of the Jews, who were misled in the name of religion, and in the name of slogans preparing the groundwork for negating the other – such as 'a land without a people for a people without a land,' 'the promised land,' and 'your land, Israel, from the Nile [River] to the Euphrates [River].' Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of Jewish, Zionist, and other immigrants, some of whom were escaping – to anywhere – from the tragedy and hell of European fascism and Nazism, were brought [to Palestine]… They established the colonialist State of Israel."
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Op-ed in official PA daily says Jesus is a symbol of a national struggle against those who falsified the Old Testament, and which have not “ceased committing their crimes to this very day”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Jesus, peace be upon him, was the first symbol of a national struggle for liberation and escape from the claws of those who pretend to belong to Judaism, who falsified the Old Testament and its intentions, fought their prophets, and did an injustice to the Jews, Christians, and others in Jesus’ times. They have not ceased committing their crimes to this very day, after Judaism was hijacked by the Zionist movement that imposed its colonialist project on it. This was with unconditional agreement and support from the colonialist West in order to achieve its colonialist goals.”
Palestinian envoy in Uruguay: Balfour Declaration was “ominous,” Israel was established “while bloody massacres were being committed by the Zionist gangs,” promotes “use of all means of struggle”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2018
      "The embassy of the State of Palestine in Uruguay – in coordination with the union of worker organizations and the human rights department – marked International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in the main hall of the Association of Professional Organizations and [with] the participation of Ambassador of the State of Palestine Walid Abd Al-Rahim… Ambassador Abd Al-Rahim reviewed the history of the Palestinian struggle since the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the unjust resolution to divide Palestine (i.e., referring to the UN Partition Plan for Palestine; see note below), erase the name Palestine, and recognize the state that was established while bloody massacres were being committed by the Zionist gangs in order to expel the members of our people and bring the Zionist immigrants from abroad.
The Palestinian ambassador focused on the will to struggle of the members of our people and on the use of all means of struggle (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ in order to restore our people’s legal rights, return the Palestinian cause to the UN, and to bring about the states of the world's recognition of the independent Palestinian state."

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PA daily op-ed to Jewish Israelis: “You are victims of a plan of fraud” by the “colonial powers” since Balfour “made a promise to your foreign forefathers who have no right to the land of our homeland Palestine”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

     "With the passing of 100 years since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), the message must be conveyed to the Jewish Israelis, and particularly those among them who were and still are victims of systematic fraud. We say to them with full sincerity: You are victims of a plan of fraud by the greatest colonial powers in the world, since British Foreign Secretary [Arthur] Balfour made a promise to your foreign forefathers who have no right to the land of our homeland Palestine, and until [US President Donald] Trump, who promised you to destroy our spirit, our culture, and our identity when he realized his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of your state… Jewish Israelis, what you need to know is that Great Britain scorned your human value when it used your forefathers as a colonial pawn in the region. That is what Balfour did, who whispered to you unprecedented hatred and prevented you from seeking refuge in Britain during the period when you fled from the rest of Europe. All Balfour did was to export your problem to our land, and colonialist Britain did indeed succeed in using you. Today, Donald Trump is using you so that he will be able to execute his colonialist agenda."

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PLO official: “Jews… knew only to make money, trade, weave plots, corruption… The European nations and Russia were sick of them”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2018

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the Balfour Declaration

Palestinian National Council member Najib Al-Qaddumi: "Indeed, this is an ominous day, and it is considered a day of mourning for us because the so-called 'State of Israel' was established by way of this promise. The Israeli entity was established. The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was the cornerstone for the establishment of this renegade state. However there is no choice but to return to the background behind the publication of this promise by then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour. We will return to the situation of the Jews in Europe and Russia, when they lived in a closed society and knew only to make money, trade, weave plots, corruption, and such. Even the European nations and Russia were sick of them and longed for when they would leave their country."
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Op-ed in official PA daily on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration: “the Jews didn’t need a homeland,” were used as “pawns of the colonialist capitalism in the Arab homeland”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The 101st anniversary of the ominous [Balfour] Promise"

"One-hundred-and-one years have passed since the disaster, the promise of cursed British Foreign Secretary James Arthur Balfour (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), which was agreed upon by the heads of the Western wealth on the eve of its publication on Nov. 2, 1917, and particularly the US and Britain. The decision determined that 'a national homeland would be established for the Jews in historical Palestine, while the other minorities would receive civil and religious rights,' and hundreds of thousands of Jews – persecuted, oppressed, and denied political, cultural, and religious rights among the peoples of the capitalist West – were pressed to serve as pawns of the colonialist capitalism in the Arab homeland. This was in order to tear it apart, crush it, and steal its resources at the expense of the pan-national Arab revival project.

The West, represented at first by the British Mandate State, did not make do with providing the human, logistic, financial, economic, and legal needs in order to establish a 'national' homeland 'for the Jews,' but also opened wide the way for them to rule over a geographical area larger than the historical land of Palestine. This was despite [the fact that] the Jews didn’t need a homeland, but rather needed to be liberated from the inhuman, tyrannical, and oppressive laws and acts of the states and peoples with which they were nationally affiliated, and among whom they had lived throughout history and whose culture and language they had absorbed.
However, the leaders of the colonialist states and their political, economic, and financial elites wanted this and decided on the establishment of a 'national homeland'...

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PA TV shows Russian kicking Jew during 1903 Kishinev pogrom, asks rhetorically: "Did the Balfour Promise come as a surprise 100 years ago?” - indicating that Europe wanted to get rid of the Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 3, 2018
Official PA TV, filler on the Balfour Declaration

Official PA TV narrator: "Did the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) come as a surprise 100 years ago? During his campaign to the east, Napoleon [Bonaparte] called to the Jews of the world to settle in Palestine. [German Emperor] Wilhelm II afterwards discussed settling the Jews in Palestine with his friend Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II."


Visual: A drawing is shown of a Russian leader and the year 1903, the year of the Kishinev pogrom. Afterwards a picture is shown of a Jew, characterized by his large nose and long beard, being kicked by a Russian, characterized by a Russian flag.
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PA daily: Jews "exploited" the "ominous" Balfour Declaration in order to establish Israel "on the land of others"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2018
      "Today, Friday, Nov. 2 [2018], is the 101st anniversary of the publication of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in whose framework Britain granted the Jews the right to establish a national homeland in Palestine, relying on the false statement 'a land without a people for a people without a land.' …The Jews succeeded in exploiting the piece of paper that was published by [then British Foreign Secretary] Arthur Balfour, who was known for his closeness to the Zionist movement, and afterwards the mandate's document and the decision of the [UN] General Assembly in 1947, which determined the partition of Palestine, in order to realize their dream to establish Israel on May 15, 1948. This entity achieved membership in the UN due to the pressure of the global powers, and Israel became the first state in the history of the global political system that was established on the land of others. It also received international aid that enabled it to patronize the region, to spread out, to swallow more Palestinian and Arab territories, and to act violently against the Palestinians who remained on their land, without mercy.
The Balfour Declaration granted a homeland to the Jews despite them not being residents of Palestine..."

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“[Europe] was sick of the behavior of the Jews and planned to get rid of them” - PA Minister of Education posts video explaining Balfour Declaration
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Nov. 2, 2018

Posted text:
"101 years since the ominous promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), and soon a year since the new ominous promise (i.e., US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem and promise to transfer the US embassy to it). Here is a simple explanation of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) for its anniversary, which is today [Nov. 2, 2018]"

Narrator: "The nightmare was created by Britain and was realized on the land of Palestine. Britain gave a right which it did not have to one not entitled to it: [A right] to our land in the form of a state, which is now known as 'Israel' …
It was said that the old continent [Europe] was sick of the behavior of the Jews at the time, and therefore it planned to get rid of them. It was also said that Israel’s establishment would guarantee the division of the region for the West, and give it a foothold in the Arab homeland, which was afterwards called 'The Middle East'…
British Foreign Secretary at the time Arthur James Balfour stabbed a dagger into the soft belly of Palestine. He took upon himself a promise from one without ownership to one not entitled, as if he was the owner of the land and not a colonialist…
This is just a drop in the sea of Britain's crimes against our people, whose existence it has insisted on denying despite its Phoenician and Canaanite roots."
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Song on PA TV to Britain: “We will erase the memory of the Balfour Declaration;” "We are rooted in this land from the days of the Canaanites"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 1, 2018

Song “Listen Balfour, Listen” performed by Qassem Al-Najjar and Shadi Al-Burini

Lyrics: “O Balfour, years have gone
Generations have gone until now
You have gone and others have gone, yet this is the land of Palestine
Regardless of the time that passes, we will erase the memory of this [Balfour] Promise
Listen Balfour, listen
The right of my land will yet return
We bow only to Allah
We are the Palestinians…
We are your owners, Palestine
And we are rooted in this land from the days of the Canaanites
We have identity
Palestine’s history is great, Jerusalem is ours and no one else’s
Regardless of your efforts to falsify, this land is Palestinian…
O British man, listen up
You must apologize to us
This homeland is ours, and not the Zionists’
You deprived my precious homeland
You stole the right to my land and gave it to the Zionist
This is an international crime
Balfour [of] the ominous promise committed a crime against my oppressed people
We will not be silent from this day forward, we will not forget the cause"
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Article in official PA daily claims Israeli prisons are “financial companies whose goal is to impoverish the prisoners,” which constitute “part of the occupation's colonialist economic project” and target Palestinian prisoners
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2018
Headline: "The occupation arrested 484 civilians in the month of August"

"The prisoner and human rights institutions noted as part of a fact sheet they published yesterday [Sept. 10, 2018] that… the total of what the PA pays for the prisoners’ purchases from the canteens in the prisons has reached approximately 2.7 million [Israeli] shekels per month, in other words, 400 shekels for each Palestinian prisoner. Most of the families are also forced to put additional sums into the accounts of their children in the prisons to fund their daily needs due to the terrible food and drink that the Israeli Prison Services provides them, in addition to the purchase of clothes, shoes, cigarettes, electrical appliances, and the like.
These large sums constitute an ongoing financial burden on the prisoners' families and the PA due to the high prices of the products in the canteens, which cost up to three or four times their original price outside the prison. This is because the occupation state has turned the prisons into financial companies whose goal is to impoverish the prisoners and their families, and also the institutions that take care of their affairs and provide them with sums evaluated at tens of millions of shekels per month.
The prisons’ economy constitutes part of the occupation's colonialist economic project, due to the repercussions it causes to the male and female prisoners in particular, and to Palestinian society as a whole (Palestinian and Israeli prisoners pay the same prices according to Addameer; see note below -Ed.). This is as the occupation is attempting to create a rift between the prisoners and the rest of Palestinian society by turning the prisoners into a financial burden for which the local society has to bear responsibility."

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PA daily op-ed: There is a hostile plot to divide the entire region into tiny powerless states to benefit Israel, the “satanic body” that was planted in the region like a “poisoned dagger”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Egypt’s fate is to be great, which is deeply understood by the heroic Egyptian army that – at a critical crossroads that began on Jan. 25, 2011 (refers to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, after which the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power –Ed.) – succeeded in analyzing the situation with exceptional genius… and in dealing wisely and intensively with the hostile plot to divide the entire region and turn it into tiny insignificant states that racially, ethnically, and territorially contradict each other, for the benefit of the satanic body that was planted in the heart [of the region] like a poisoned dagger: Israel.”
Abbas’ advisor: Islam’s religious war to destroy Israel has started; Israel is the "culture of Satan"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2018

Official PA TV program
Quranic Horizons, lecture on Sura 2:114 of the Quran by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash

Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Jerusalem is the arena of conflict between us and the colonialist project [Israel]... Jerusalem’s [Al-Aqsa] Mosque apparently is the heading for the eruption of the conflict and The Battle of History between Islam and the enemies of Islam; between the Muslims and the enemies of Muslims; between the Islamic culture in all its splendor and human glory and the culture of Satan attempting to establish oppression and aggression at the expense of the culture of truth and goodness... This mosque is decreed to be the arena of the battle between good and evil. This mosque and this wonderful city - the city of history, religion, and culture, Jerusalem - are decreed to be the heading of the conflict... Jerusalem is the heading of this battle, this conflict, and this round, which I and many others see as the key, as the first step, as the spark of the battle of the ‘‘final promise.’’"
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Qalqilya District Governor: Balfour Declaration was an "ominous promise was given by someone with no ownership to someone with no right” and an “historical sin"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2018
Headline: “The Qalqilya district governor received the British Parliament delegation”
     “Qalqilya District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh yesterday [June 28, 2018] briefed a delegation from the British Labour Party - which came to visit the [PLO] Department for Negotiation Affairs - on the situation in the Qalqilya district… The district governor praised the role that the Department for Negotiation Affairs is carrying out and thanked it for hosting this delegation, which came to visit the district in order to be briefed on its situation. He also emphasized the importance of the visit, and briefed those present on the disastrous consequences of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) on the Palestinian people. In addition, he emphasized that this ominous promise was given by someone with no ownership to someone with no right, and demanded that the government of Britain atone for the historical sin that it committed against the Palestinian people by recognizing the Palestinian people’s right to an independent Palestinian state.”

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Op-ed in PA daily on Gazan riots and attacking US embassy move to Jerusalem: Israel is "satanic Zionist plant," Trump is a "moron"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily

    "Gaza, O the flag of nationalism and its symbol; Gaza, O the glory of the people and the nation; Gaza, O the pride of the men, women, and children; Gaza, O the symbol of giving and sacrifice…
Your enemies and the robbers of the land and the homeland are vampires who are shepherded by a rebellious cowboy (i.e., US President Donald Trump). On behalf of the Zionist-like Crusaders, they are attempting to execute you, Palestine, Jerusalem, and peace…
O sister of Jericho, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, and Jerusalem - the proud capital as history is slaughtered, the facts are turned upside down in the name of the wretched promise of the moron Trump and his staff who are obsessed with Armageddon – sprinkle your pure blood over their putrid heads that are contaminated with the conduct of capitalists, that are mired in the bog of robbing the peoples and planting the satanic Zionist plant in the inhabited home and homeland… A curse on all the cowards from among the [Muslim] Brotherhood (i.e., Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood), the infidels, and the murderous children of Zion."
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Op-ed: Zionist movement was established by “Khazar tribes,” who have no connection to “the children of Jacob”; “Colonialist and imperialist forces” chose to "plant an aggressive entity" in "Palestine" to "divide" Arab nations
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The tragedy of the Nakba and the wonders of resolve"

"At this time we remember the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), a comprehensive act of aggression that was carried out against us not because we sinned, and not because we committed a crime… but rather because the course of history… caused the same strong parties – then and afterwards – to use their brutal power against us. They used the Zionist movement, which was established… by peoples of the Khazar tribes, who have no connection to the children of Jacob (Israel) [parentheses in source]… Since Canaanite Palestine is an organic part of the Fertile Crescent (a region of the Middle East where early human agriculture and civilization flourished –Ed.), the colonialist and imperialist forces decided to choose Palestine in order to plant an aggressive entity in it that would divide the united Arab nation into east and west, north and south."
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Op-ed in official PA daily refers to the State of Israel as a “colonialist settlement enterprise” and Us Ambassador David Friedman as a “criminal”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “There is no coexistence under occupation”

“It is no surprise when colonialist diplomats or their allies turn the facts upside down in order to justify their occupation and crimes…
One of the examples of insolence, lawlessness, baseness, and contempt is the statement of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who stated on Monday [April 23, 2018, at an event] for the establishment of Israel on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) at the Begin Heritage Center, that ‘There is an admirable model of coexistence in Jerusalem’! …
There is no need to explain who Friedman is and what his role is in the Israeli colonialist settlement enterprise, because it is already known to all, and his colonialist position exposes the emptiness, wretchedness, and bankruptcy in what the despicable American ambassador said. What coexistence is he talking about? And what is ‘admirable’ about it? Is it the series of violations and war crimes that the soldiers and officers in the Israeli army of death, border police, and Israeli police are committing? Or the theft of homes and their expropriation? Or the murder and burning of child Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir (i.e., Palestinian teen murdered by Israeli extremists)? …
I would like to tell the criminal American ambassador that there is no occupation in the world that can be lived with in coexistence.”
Abbas’ advisor: Israel is “falsifying history;" After WWII, “the colonialist states” wanted to “get rid of” the Jews of Europe, “who had a monopoly over the economy and capital” and therefore “helped them establish their state,” which was a “crime”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2018
    "During the lecture, [Supreme Shari’ah Judge, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud] Al-Habbash refuted the claims that the Israeli occupation is spreading against Palestine and its residents by falsifying history and the religious and political facts through fabricated and false myths.
He said: 'After World War II ended, the colonialist states wanted to get rid of the presence of the Jews of Europe, who had a monopoly over the economy and capital. Therefore, they supported these claims and helped them establish their state on the land of Palestine at the expense of the Palestinian people, who are still suffering from this crime.'"
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Op-ed in PA daily: Trump is "colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque, Balfouresque"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The aggression against Syria – Israel is the fourth in number and benefits the most”
      “I do not believe that colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque, Balfouresque [US President Donald] Trump is interested in the welfare of a single Syrian and his right to live, since the same Trump justifies the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the officers of the occupation’s army, its soldiers, and its settlers, and he defends these crimes. He knows with certainty that these are orders of the political and military elite in the occupation state’s government. He is joining Israel in a rebellion against the international institutions, and is activating the terror of a superpower against those opposing his policy – so what brainless person would believe his claims that he cares about the Syrians’ right to live and is protecting them from chemical weapon attacks?”
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PA Mufti: Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Palestine are "an Islamic waqf until Judgment Day," and forbids selling or relinquishing it to "enemies"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2018
     "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has forbidden easing the transfer of ownership of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies.
The mufti stated yesterday [April 12, 2018]: 'Palestine, that includes within it Jerusalem, is waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) land [and] it is forbidden by Shari’ah law to relinquish it or ease the transfer of ownership of it to enemies, because it is part of the Islamic public property. Granting ownership over Islamic territory or part of it to enemies is invalid and constitutes treason.'
He added: 'Whoever sells his land to his enemies or takes compensation for it sins, as in doing so he aids in the removal of Muslims from their homes. Almighty Allah connected those who remove Muslims from their homes and those who aid in doing so to those who fight against Muslims because of their religion.' He [the Mufti] also emphasized that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine, and that the American declaration regarding Jerusalem and considering it the occupation's capital is an invalid and illegitimate decision, as one who has no ownership cannot transfer something that belongs to someone else."
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Holocaust “was a lie,” “the Jews conspired with Hitler to create a gate to Palestine to bring the settlers,” says Palestinian political analyst
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2018

Official PA TV program Inside

Political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "[The Israelis] cried over the false Holocaust in Hitler's days, and it wasn't in such large numbers. I want to note –"
(PA TV host): "That's a lie they have spread throughout the world."
Political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "Indeed, it was a lie. Many of the Israelis or the Jews conspired with Hitler in order to create a gateway to Palestine to bring the settlers. Therefore, the policy of settlement and colonialism is in the blood of these people."
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PA television program celebrates release of terrorist prisoner who participated in murder of 1 Israeli, with footage of Abbas embracing him
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2018
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on the celebrations on March 14, 2018, over the release of terrorist prisoner Rajai Haddad who participated in the murder of Gavriel Hirschberg; hosting Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen who took part in the release celebrations

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Video is shown of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas embracing released terrorist prisoner Rajai Haddad during celebrations for his release at the PA headquarters in Ramallah on March 14, 2018.

Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “[My participation in the celebration] was a kind of message to the occupation that the issue of the prisoners and issue of the Martyrs (Shahids) are a red line for us, because they are symbols of struggle in dealing with this colonialist invasion that is still weighing on us and defiling our holy sites… Certainly we are waiting for the day when the fascist occupation’s solitary confinement cells will be closed, and then the people will celebrate its freedom in the shade of its independent state whose capital is East Jerusalem, and the return of the refugees to the lands that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”

Rajai Haddad – Fatah terrorist who stood lookout, notifying terrorist Ayman Sharbati when to shoot. Israeli civilian Gavriel Hirschberg was murdered and a second civilian was injured in the Old City of Jerusalem attack on Nov. 20, 1997. Haddad was sentenced to 20 years and after his release Mahmoud Abbas held a reception in his honor in the PA h
Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel - “the colonialist satanic plant” of the West “to get rid of the problem of the Jewish ghetto” - will not survive because the “Zionist project… is a project that rejects life”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

       “The core and essence of the Anglo-Saxon-Israeli connection were never a secret to anyone, or unclear and vague, because their foundations are obvious and clear, and they are based on the mutual relationship between the Anglo-Saxon decision maker and funder and the Zionist project, so that it will carry out the role and mission required of it. Therefore, the owner of the project of Israel is the West, the entire capitalist West, and the fact that there are differences of opinion and even criticism between the capitalist bodies according to hierarchy and status does not in any way mean that they have a disagreement about protecting and perpetuating the status of Israel – the colonialist satanic plant in the region on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)... 
Therefore, to the extent that the national, popular, political, and diplomatic struggle develops, we will achieve two goals simultaneously: 1. To enable building foundations for a political, possible, and accepted agreement; 2. The splitting and fragmenting of the Zionist project, because it will not be able to continue to exist without the Anglo-Saxon financial and security aid, and particularly because it is a project that rejects life.”
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Op-ed in PA daily: Israel is a “settlement colonialist Zionist entity… which came to the world through illegal relations… between colonialist powers”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “Trump responded – quicker than what the world diplomats expected – to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ plan for peace and an end of the conflict when he decided to go too far with a shamelessness that has not characterized the US policy since the birth of the settlement colonialist Zionist entity ‘Israel,’ and the announcement on the adoption of this infant, which came to the world through illegal relations that can be called relations of political adultery between colonialist powers – led by Great Britain – and Zionism…
Trump’s decision to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – in honor of the opening of the strongest colonialist base in the Middle East, which is called ‘the State of Israel,’ 70 years ago – for the 70th anniversary of the crime that the then colonialist states committed against the Palestinian people (i.e., the embassy will be opened on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence according to the Gregorian calendar)… firmly proves that the lord of the White House has decided to bring the weapons, abilities, and resources of the US into the war front against us, and to treat us – the Palestinian people – as enemies, even though we consider peace as a strategic decision.”
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Trump is leading a war against the Arab and Islamic nation; US and Israel are the only enemies, Trump is "fascist, Nazi, and a lunatic,” says Fatah official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2018
 

Official PA TV program
Topic of the Day, on US President Donald Trump being an “enemy” of the Palestinians, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:
“It was incumbent on [US President] Trump - if he wasn’t a fascist and Nazi in his thinking - to respond to brother [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech and initiative at the [UN] Security Council by taking back or at least giving a positive interpretation to what he said and the ideas that he proposed… A large state like the US, which is supposed to act in order to implement international decisions and world peace, is today the one harming world peace due to this blind bias in favor of the occupation… The The US only pursues its interests, which are to destroy the Arab region so that Israel – which was planted in the region by colonialism – will rule the region and the Islamic nation will be destroyed... Therefore I say: The only enemy – and it is clear why I say the only enemy – the only enemy and only danger to the region, to peace in the region and in the world, is Israel and the US.”
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Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 20, 2018
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018.

"Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from the cruelty of exile and loss of human security. They continue to wander the world after the loss of their peaceful and stable lives in their homeland. They are part of the 13 million Palestinians, whose country has not yet been recognized as full Member State of the United Nations, despite the numerous resolutions reaffirming their right to self-determination and statehood on their national land.
We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remain rooted in their land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland and made contributions to humanity and civilization witnessed by the world. They established institutions, schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, theaters, libraries, newspapers, publishing houses, economic organizations, businesses and banks, with wide regional and international influence.
All of this existed before and after the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, a declaration by which those who did not own, giving to those who had no right. The British Government bears responsibility for the catastrophic consequences inflicted on the Palestinian people as a result..."

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Op-ed in PA daily: Israel was established by colonialism; Israel’s actions are “1,000 times more despicable than the acts of the forces that it accuses of the disasters that befell the Jews… [including] the horrors of Nazism“
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The Palestinian truth is proven on the ground”
     “Israel was not created on the basis of the tall tales of the books of the Bible that contradict each other; it was established on the basis of the waves of colonialism that came one after the other, which viewed the Zionist movement as an ideal pawn. It is clear that Israel is declining daily into acts that are 1,000 times more despicable than the acts of the forces that it accuses of the disasters that befell the Jews, starting with the Babylonian exile, on to the Roman exile, and ending with the horrors of Nazism.”
Antisemitic Fatah op-ed: Shakespeare's Shylock was an accurate description of the Jews; Theresa May is a "hostile and sinful woman" for supporting the "ominous" Balfour Declaration
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 31, 2018
Op-ed by Mahmoud Al-Assadi

     "Today, 100 years after the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), stands British Prime Minister Theresa May, who bears the name of 'Mother Theresa' - but how great is the difference between the two. While Mother Theresa was a saint and an ascetic woman who sacrificed her life to help the poor and oppressed, do justice with them, and give them civil rights such as justice and equality, present British Prime Minister Theresa May is a hostile and sinful woman, who brags shamelessly about how she and her conservative government are proud and take glory in the fact that the government of Britain approved the Balfour Declaration in 1917...
While Britain's colonialist history is full of people like [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour, [Baron] Rothschild, [former British Prime Minister] Tony Blair, and Theresa May, the greatest playwright William Shakespeare correctly described the deceitful, greedy, trickster, extortionist, and lowly character of the Jews in the story The Merchant of Venice in the 16th century."
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Op-ed in official PA daily calls Israel a “colonialist pawn,” claims Israel has been Palestinian “since the dawn of mankind”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 16, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily

Headline: “History is the engine of politics”

“The State of Israel is a lawbreaking state that has no connection to the Jewish issue, as it is essentially a colonialist pawn. This is because the West that worked relentlessly for the establishment of the Israeli state and used the Jews as tools to realize its will was never interested in solving the Jewish issue. It only wanted to create a funded tool that would serve its goals and vital interests in the heart of the peoples and states of the Arab world, in order to tear them to shreds, fragment them, steal their resources, and leave them in a permanent state of backwardness and dependence. At the same time, it must be emphasized that historical Palestine has been the country of the Palestinian people since the dawn of mankind, and [the Palestinian people] was here before Abraham, peace be upon him, before Moses, and before the creation of all of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”
Abbas distorts history: Israel is Europe's "colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism, but made use of the Jews so they would serve as pawns"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2018
Excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the PLO Central Council on Jan. 14, 2018

      "Egyptian intellectual Abd Al-Wahab Al-Masri, may his memory be a blessing, was one of the most important people that spoke about the Zionist and Jewish movement… He described this entity with these words: 'The significance of Israel’s functional character is that colonialism created it in order to fill a specific role; it is a colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism, but made use of the Jews so they would serve as pawns, and they were, under the motto 'the Promised Land' and 'the Beloved Land,' and they brought them here'…
There is an important matter – how will the Jews immigrate [to Palestine]? The Jews do not want to immigrate because of killing and slaughter. Even during the Holocaust that took place they did not immigrate [to Palestine] (sic., there were many attempts to immigrate to the Land of Israel, many of which were blocked by the British). By the way, the number of Jews in Palestine in 1948 did not exceed 640,000, and most of them came from Europe. [Theodor] Herzl [a founder of modern Zionism] used to say: 'Antisemitism is the engine of Zionism' – in other words, the more antisemitic a person is, the more beneficial he is to us [the Jews]. This is because he advances the Zionist goal – to expel the Jews from their countries to Palestine."
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Abbas: Europeans “wanted to get rid of the Jews to benefit from them in our land”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a speech to PLO Central Council:
"There is an important matter – the Jews' immigration [to Palestine]. The Jews did not want to immigrate, not even because of killing, slaughter. They did not want to immigrate. Even during the Holocaust that took place, they did not immigrate [to Palestine]. They did not immigrate... [Theodor] Herzl (i.e., founder of modern Zionism) used to say: 'Antisemitism is the engine of Zionism. The more antisemitic a person is the more beneficial he is to us because he advances the Zionist goal by expelling the Jews.' They [the Europeans] wanted to get rid of the Jews there for their reasons and to benefit from them in our land - killing two birds with one stone."
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Op-ed in official PA daily: “The colonialist West created the colonialist State of Israel” to destroy the Arab world; US aid to the PA “is not meant to protect the interests of the Palestinian people”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The philosophy of financial aid”

In order to serve its colonialist project in its old and new forms, the colonialist West created the colonialist State of Israel in the heart of the Arab homeland – at the expense of the interests and the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people – following World War II. This was in order to tear apart the states and peoples of the Arab nation, plunder their resources, ensure that they would continue to serve as a market for its merchandise and products, and prevent the consolidation of the pan-Arab awakening project.
What is more, the aid states and the loans that are provided by the capitalist states in general, and the US in particular, never came out of piety or because of the beautiful eyes of the poor peoples. This was systematic and calculated aid that was meant to serve their strategic goals and interests. Therefore, the financial and economic aid to the Palestinian Arab people by the US is not for free, and is not meant to protect the interests of the Palestinian people. This is conditional aid, and its price is defending the essential interests of the US in the region, not endangering them, and accepting the American sponsorship of the peace process, including recognition of Israel and holding negotiations with it in order to reach a political solution.”
Palestinian university student: “Jerusalem has been the capital of Palestine since the Canaanites,” “The Jews don’t even have a state named Israel”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 4, 2018
Official PA TV program Period, on the opinions of young Palestinians regarding US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Palestinian university student Hadeel Abu Sharakh: “[US President Donald] Trump’s decision was incorrect. Jerusalem has been the capital of Palestine since the Canaanites. The Jews don’t even have a state named Israel, because the Jews are just groups scattered in the states of Europe. They were gathered and promised the establishment of an Israeli state for them in Palestine since [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour.”

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Op-ed in PA daily invents ancient Arab history in Palestine, denies any Jewish ties to the land of Israel: “If they are here, this is for a Western colonialist goal”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 19, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

       “There is no doubt about the Arabness of Palestine for the last 10,000 years, as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas noted in his latest speech in Istanbul. Regarding the Children of Israel, the Arab tribe that became extinct, and its presence here, indeed it is Arab movement (i.e., apparently meaning an Arab nomadic tribe), and the present residents of our land who are affiliated with the Jewish religion have no connection to them. In other words, they (the residents of the [Zionist] entity) [parentheses in source] are affiliated with several nations, and there is no hereditary – DNA – or national connection between them and the Children of Israel that became extinct. On the other hand, we – the Jebusites, Canaanites (members of the Kinana tribe) [parentheses in source], and Arab Palestinians (the Philistines) [parentheses in source], members of the Tayy tribe, and other tribes - were in Palestine even before the Common Era and established civilization and Jerusalem… The groups of people that are affiliated with Judaism today… were never a people at any time in history. Religion does not create a people or race. Palestine belongs solely to the Palestinian Arabs... The scattered members of the nations that are affiliated with Judaism have countries of their own, and if they are here, this is for a Western colonialist goal – the dismantling of the [Arab] nation – and this is pure exploitation of the cover of a religious lie.”

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Fatah official calls to implement same “peaceful and non-violent“ policies towards Israel as towards South Africa, compares Trump to “colonialist“ Balfour
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 18, 2017
        “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub demanded to strengthen the solidarity with our people, by the international community taking decisive steps regarding Israel.
Rajoub emphasized that the time has come for the same policy that succeeded in South Africa to be implemented, and the same peaceful and non-violent methods that the solidarity movements and states throughout the world use should be implemented.
He added that the time has also come to impose sanctions on those who violate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
He said this during his participation in the 54th election conference of the ruling party [in South Africa], the African National Congress, on behalf of the PLO and Fatah, and as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative… He asked: ‘Who is [US President Donald] Trump to determine the status of Jerusalem [by recognizing it as Israel’s capital]? One hundred years ago a British colonialist [Foreign Secretary] called Arthur James Balfour decided to give Palestine, which was not his land, to a movement that is not affiliated with our land (i.e., the Zionist movement.) We say to them - Jerusalem is not yours. Jerusalem is holy to the three monotheistic religions, and it is occupied land according to international law.’”

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PA daily op-ed: “Trump will be Balfour's successor; he has taken [Britain's] place as a colonialist country in order to complete the Zionist enterprise that began with the Balfour [Declaration] 100 years ago”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “The most important thing at this historical moment is that the Palestinian and Arab public, and also the friends of Palestine and free people of the world, know that from our perspective, [that of] the Palestinians, [US President] Donald Trump will be [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour's successor; he has taken down Great Britain and taken its place as a colonialist country in order to complete the Zionist enterprise that began with the British Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) 100 years ago…
We must always remember that the biggest losers will be the US and its pawn, the occupation state Israel, because through the crime of blowing up the bridges to peace… they are declaring war on dialogue and negotiations as a means to resolve disputes and establish peace between warring states.”
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PA daily op-ed: Israel is an “colonialist investment project,” “Jews control the communications and media as well as the financial arteries of the large companies”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 16, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

        “There are those who rush to hold the Palestinian leadership responsible for the occupation state’s policy…
But don’t those same people who rush know… that the occupation state (Israel) [parentheses in source throughout article] is rebelling against international law, and that as a colonialist investment project it still answers the needs of the powers, which are interested in controlling the Middle East region in general and the Arab states in particular, subjugating its peoples, and preventing them from restoring their cultural status…The [Palestinian] leadership’s mission – to unravel the occupation state’s (Israel’s) connection with the powerful countries and states of the world – is not a simple matter, but it is also not impossible…
The mission is not simple because Jews control the communications and media as well as the financial arteries of the large companies, and most importantly: the European states are careful to leave the Jewish problem in the Middle East and prevent its return to its countries of origin (Europe).”

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PLO official: Jewish historical ties to the land is “a Zionist invention,” Jews are in “Palestine” because “Europe wanted to get rid of them”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 15, 2017

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the anniversary of the PLO Palestinian declaration of independence, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat

PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat: "There are deep Palestinian roots in Palestine throughout all of history. It is a Zionist invention that this is the land of the Jewish patriarchs. This is completely incorrect. There were Jews in Palestine... We have Muslims, Christians, and Jews. But all of them were and still are [part of] the Palestinian people... The Khazar Jews were brought and expelled from Europe to Palestine, in order to get rid of them. Germany wanted to get rid of them, [as did] Britain, France, and Italy. All of Europe wanted to get rid of the Jews and expel them so that the West would have a permanent base in the Middle East. Indeed, they established the State of Israel on the land of historical Palestine."
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Gazan official on PA TV: The Balfour Declaration was “part of a colonialist plot to rip apart our Arab nation and uproot Palestine from [its] heart”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2017
National Action Committee Secretary and senior official of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front in Gaza Mahmoud Al-Zaq: “Palestine was an issue in relation to all the free forces in the world, and it is an issue of struggle. Those who participated in the self-sacrificing activity were not just Arabs, rather there are also people from all around the world who participated [together] with us in the modern Palestinian revolution..."
Official PA TV host: “Mr. Mahmoud, what pushed these people to join the ranks of the Palestinian revolution despite not being Palestinian?" [...]
Mahmoud Al-Zaq: “The free peoples of the world saw the Zionist movement as one who was the facilitator and pawn in the service of the colonialist force in the world. Palestine and the Palestinian people were the victim of this international colonialist plot in the entire region, and Palestine is at the heart of this region, and therefore the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) came as part of a colonialist plot to rip apart our Arab nation and uproot Palestine from the heart of our Arab nation based on a colonialist policy to destroy our Arab nation and assist the theft of the resources of the peoples of our Arab nation.”

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Fatah official: “The idea of a national home for the Jews is a colonialist idea… [Palestinians must] sue Britain as we are talking about a holocaust that has exceeded the Holocaust of the Jewish people in Germany”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2017
Fatah Revolutionary Council member Abdallah Kmeil: "When we talk about the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), we must also talk- or get into a historical matter. There is the [former British Prime Minister Sir Henry] Campbell-Bannerman document for instance, which is an important document prepared by the former British prime minister, who held a series of meetings with the colonialist states at the time, between 1905 and 1907... They looked at the Arab region and at [the fact] that it should be made ignorant by all means, and should be divided by all means... They must be divided by planting a foreign body in the heart of the Arab homeland... And they talked about Israel or the Jews being the ones who need to be in this region. If so, the idea of a national home for the Jews is a colonialist idea...
[Regarding Britain's celebration of the Balfour Declaration,] I have said that there is no choice but for the Palestinian steps to continue. In other words some of these processions, at least, certainly suing Britain. There is no choice but to sue Britain as we are talking about a holocaust that has exceeded the Holocaust of the Jewish people in Germany. This is a holocaust of the Palestinian people and a holocaust of the Palestinian national rights by making the [Balfour] Promise, and this is a text that ridicules the Palestinian people…"

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PLO officials on the Balfour Declaration: “A colonialist promise… [Britain’s] sin;” an "ominous promise”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2017
      “In response to the latest British statements regarding pride in the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the fact that the British government is celebrating it and not apologizing for it (see note below –Ed.), Erekat emphasized: ‘There is no greater shame than to celebrate a colonialist promise in the 21st century. Britain should have used the opportunity to correct its sin, apologize to the Palestinian people for the historical injustice it caused to it, do justice with the victims through compensation among other things, recognize the State of Palestine, and to support the removal of Israel’s immunity, demand an accounting of it, and make it pay the price of its occupation’…
PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha said: ‘On exactly this day in 1917, Britain issued the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that gave the Jews the right to establish a national homeland on the land of Palestine... This ominous promise is what led to the expulsion of our people from its homes and property after massacres and crimes were committed against it as part of an international plot.’"

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Fatah official on Balfour Declaration, a “colonialist crime”: “No to apology, no to compensation, and no to compromise, rather resistance”
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, Nov. 2, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. The image shows a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and the English text of the Balfour Declaration.

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“This anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) marks 100 years since the colonialist crime and the liberation resistance that the Palestinians have been forced to carry out on the homeland in all of Palestine and the diaspora, [and] our statement still remains the same: ‘No to apology, no to compensation, and no to compromise, rather resistance until the return [of the refugees], the state, and self-determination.’”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
PA TV broadcast from high school discussing Balfour Declaration; Teacher: “Had we not been weak, Britain would not have dared to give a homeland to the Jews”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 2, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the PA Ministry of Education dedicating the first lesson of the day to a discussion about the Balfour Declaration, live broadcast from Ramallah High School for Boys, hosting Ramallah High School for Boys teacher Akram Jabr

Official PA TV journalist: “The Palestinian people demands that Britain apologize for the historical injustice or for this promise that was annexed to the historical injustice to the Palestinian people. Today [Nov. 2, 2017] the first lesson is being dedicated to discussing this [Balfour] Promise (i.e., Declaration) with the children, and to talk about the significance of this matter.”
Ramallah High School for Boys teacher Akram Jabr: “Indeed, it is our duty as teachers, educators, and politicians – I say to the Palestinian people – the boy, the man, and so forth – it is necessary to be aware not only of the Balfour Promise. There are many matters related to us. Our history is abundant with tragedies. The Balfour Promise is what led to all of the tragedies that have befallen the Palestinian people. Nevertheless, I say something to history: The homeland will not be forgotten. The place of the homeland exists, whether settlements were established [on it] and whether what is called the State of Israel was established. The homeland exists. Our hope is first and foremost in Allah Almighty, and afterwards we depend on the young, that they will not forget Palestine. Palestine is Palestine! Palestine is Palestine! Palestine is Palestine! It was never called Israel, never.”

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Cartoon in PA daily depicts UK PM May drinking Palestinian blood as a “celebration” of the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2017

Headline: “[British Prime Minister] Theresa May celebrates our [spilled] blood”

The cartoon depicts Theresa May holding a wine glass filled with blood.
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PA Ministry of Information: Balfour Declaration is “the greatest crime in the history of mankind”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 1, 2017
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Information: The Balfour Promise is the greatest political and legal crime in history"
    "The [PA] Ministry of Information stated on the anniversary of the black Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that this promise is the greatest crime in the history of mankind and a political, legal, and moral sin whose heavy price is still being paid by our people with its blood and living flesh.
The ministry emphasized in a statement today, Wednesday [Nov. 1, 2017], that the fact that British Prime Minister Theresa May takes pride in the promise testifies to political insolence not yet seen by history, a strengthening of the violations of our people’s legal rights, and an insistence on supporting terror, settlement, and aggression.
The ministry stated that the promise and all of the ramifications are a legal offense that has no statute of limitations, and that everyone who advances it must be put on trial before the International Criminal Court. This is because a state cannot establish another state on land that it does not own, and it has no right to dispose of it freely under any pretext."
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Fatah Facebook post commemorating Balfour Declaration with image of bloody hand: “No Pride in Colonialism”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "#Balfour100"

The image shows what are supposedly Palestinian refugees on the left and then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and current British Prime Minister Theresa May with a bloody handprint overlaid on their faces.

English text on image: "No Pride in Colonialism: Make It Right and Recognize Palestine"
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s exact quote before the British House of Commons on Oct. 25, 2017, was: “We are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the State of Israel, and we will certainly mark the centenary with pride.”
Fatah official: “The ominous Balfour Promise is the greatest crime” ever committed against the Palestinians, Israel was founded for colonial reasons
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 31, 2017
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki issued a call to the national parties and progressive political forces in the Arab homeland for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which he demanded that they consider Nov. 2, 2017, as a day of Arab rage in all of the Arab capitals and cities... Zaki explained that this is meant to force Britain to bear its moral, political, humanitarian, and legal responsibility for the consequences of the oppressive promise, and to demand that it correct the historical injustice that led to the uprooting of our Palestinian people, its expulsion, and the occupation of its homeland... He said that the ominous Balfour Promise is the greatest crime that has been committed against the Palestinian people for 100 years, and it is a type of strengthening of the strategic interests of the colonialist forces, which adopted, supported, and strengthened the Zionist project, goals, and presence in Palestine, the heart of the Arab homeland. This was in order to prevent its unity, take over its resources, divide it, split it, and undermine its stability, so that Israel would always be a hostile body to its surroundings and require backing from the colonialist states.”
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Abbas advisor: Balfour Declaration is “a promise from one without ownership to one that is undeserving” [i.e., Jews] which was a “crime”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2017
      "[PA] Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is a promise from one without ownership to one that is undeserving. [Al-Habbash] held Britain responsible for the tragedy resulting from [the promise], and from which the members of our people and the peoples of the region are suffering due to this ominous promise, and [said] that this injustice must disappear so that the world and region will live calmly and in peace. [Al-Habbash] added that this crime that Britain committed caused tragedies to the Palestinian people, and it is a crime against our people and the Muslims in general…
He noted that after 100 years, instead of Britain apologizing it is holding a celebration for the anniversary of this crime, and British Prime Minister [Theresa May] is proud of her country's crime, due to which blood was spilled and rights were stolen… The supreme Shari'ah judge explained that after 100 years of oppression, our people is still resisting, and its determination has not been broken."

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PA TV News quotes Deputy Chairman of Fatah: The Balfour Declaration “is a crime... [and] Britain is committing another crime by celebrating the ominous anniversary”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2017

Official PA TV News, on Fatah’s condemnation of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

Official PA TV newsreader: "Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is a crime and an instrument that [led to] the Nakba, and that Britain is committing another crime against our people by celebrating the ominous [100th] anniversary [of the promise]."
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The Nakba - i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
PLO official: Balfour Declaration “laid the foundations for the brutal system of oppression and Jewish settler colonialism in Palestine”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2017
Headline: “During his visit to a number of prisoners and released prisoners’ families in Hebron – Karake: The Balfour Promise laid the foundations for the occupation’s brutal system of oppression”
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)… laid the foundations for the brutal system of oppression and Jewish settler colonialism in Palestine, and that Britain bequeathed all of the means of oppression and violence against our people to the Zionist colonialism…
Karake said: ‘It is not enough that Britain apologize to the Palestinian people, rather it must pay compensation to our people following the disasters and victims that were caused to [our people] due to its policy supporting Zionism… and it also must recognize a free and independent Palestinian state, instead of degrading our people’s right to self-definition and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the colonialist Balfour Promise.’”
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PA daily editorial: Balfour Declaration was “the greatest crime of the era” and celebrating it is "completion of this crime" Jews had “no right” to Palestine
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2017
Headline: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida editorial: Balfour – the disgrace of British politics”
      “When it continues to celebrate the 100th [anniversary] of the greatest crime of the era that Britain committed against the Palestinian homeland, people, and future with the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration,) what the government of Britain is doing is nothing but the completion of this crime and the slaughter of the basic moral and human values, so that the murderer will be able to continue to dance on the bodies of his victims! [Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour – who gave something that was not his at all to one who has no right...There is nothing that can justify the celebration of this crime… and the 100 years since Balfour are 100 years of Palestinian suffering and 100 years of wars and struggles in this region. The first organized state-terror is the terror of the British crown through the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was nothing but colonialist plans to steal a homeland, expel a people, and rip apart a nation…
In insisting on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise, British Prime Minister [Theresa May] is striving to forge and invent values that have no basis in the human and cultural system of ethics.”
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Sec-Gen of the PA Presidential Office: UK’s celebration of the Balfour Declaration is support of the “crime” committed against the Palestinians
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2017
Headline: “Abd Al-Rahim: May’s statements regarding the 100th anniversary celebration of the Balfour Promise by Britain indicates ignorance of the historical facts and political insolence”
     “Secretary-General of the [PA] Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s statements (see note below –Ed.) regarding how Britain will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) indicates ignorance of the historical facts, political insolence, and an insistence on supporting this crime that was committed against our Palestinian people."
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Fatah cartoon portrays Britain and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” with Balfour Declaration
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2017


Text and cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The cartoon shows an elderly Palestinian woman with a Palestinian flag on her shirt speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the elderly woman’s speech bubble two hands are seen – one with the UK flag and the other the Israeli flag on their sleeves – stabbing a knife into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is labeled “Palestine.” The handle of the knife consists of a document, on which “Balfour 1917” is written.
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Fatah: UK PM May’s statements celebrating centenary of the Balfour Declaration are “unacceptable” and support of the Israeli “racist apartheid regime”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: May’s statements are unacceptable, and they must correct the historical mistake”
      “The Fatah Movement emphasized that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s insistence on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is completely unacceptable and is a type of renewal of the crime and direct encouragement and support of the occupation and the racist apartheid regime being implemented against our people by the Israeli occupation state.
Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement last night [Oct. 26, 2017] that the first thing the government of Britain must do is to recognize the State of Palestine, instead of celebrating the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people, the first signs of which appeared in the ominous promise [issued] on Nov. 2, 1917.”
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PA Foreign Minister: UK PM’s support of Israel’s founding and the “historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration is concerning
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 26, 2017
Headline: “Al-Malki: We are monitoring with concern Theresa May’s statements regarding her country’s pride in the Balfour Promise”
       “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki said that the Palestinian side is monitoring with great care and concern the statements of British Prime Minister Theresa May (see note below –Ed.), who declared that her state is proud of the establishment of the Israeli occupation state, and that she is determined to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)...
The foreign minister again emphasized that Palestine is continuing its legal steps against Britain and the submission of lawsuits against it in the British, European, and international courts in order to demand that it correct its historical mistake against our people and give it the necessary compensation.”
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Fatah: Britain should apologize for the “historical injustice” of the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The British prime minister’s statements – bias in favor of the occupation state”
      “The Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission condemned the statements of British Prime Minister Theresa May (see note below –Ed.), in which she declared Britain’s ‘pride’ in the establishment and molding of the Israeli occupation state for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). Head of the Mobilization and Organization Commission’s information office Munir Al-Jaghoub said that Theresa May’s statements express true bias in favor of the racist occupation state, and contain within them the danger of granting legitimacy to the occupation that harms the Palestinian homeland and the people… [Al-Jaghoub] demanded that the government of Britain bear its historical, legal, political, material, and moral responsibility for the consequences of the Balfour Promise, apologize to the Palestinian people that is suffering from disasters and exploitation, and correct this historical injustice and recognize the independent State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem.”
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Fatah official: Britain must correct “historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2017
      “Fatah Central Committee member and the [Fatah] Movement’s Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah) Azzam Al-Ahmad briefed British Consul-General [to Jerusalem] Philip Hall and Italian Consul General Fabio Sokolowicz on the latest political developments regarding the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation… Al-Ahmad demanded that his British guest correct his country’s historical mistake, which was expressed in the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and recognize the independent State of Palestine.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Fatah branch distributes pamphlet against the “ominous” Balfour Declaration to university students
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “250,000 fliers will be distributed next week in the universities and high schools
#Balfour_crime_of_the_century, #The_promise_of_the_oppressor, #Balfour_ongoing_injustice, #Balfour_100years”

Text on pamphlet cover below the logo:
“A pamphlet from the Shabiba student movement – Palestine
10 x 10 questions and answers
100 years of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)”

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PA Ministry of Information: UK PM’s celebration of UK’s role in Israel’s creation via the Balfour Declaration is “repetition of the greatest political crime in the history of mankind”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 26, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The British prime minister’s statements are a repeat of the political crime”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the determination of British Prime Minister Theresa May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and the fact that she took pride before the parliament in the role of her state in the establishment and strengthening of the occupation state ‘Israel’ (see note below –Ed.), constitute a repetition of the greatest political crime in the history of mankind… The ministry emphasized in a statement today (Thursday) [Oct. 26, 2017] that May’s refusal to apologize for this dark promise and her stubbornness regarding it, not only reflect extremist political trends, but also indicate a large moral crisis whose source is Britain... The ministry reminded May and all of the supporters of the dark promise in the government of Britain that if they continue to defend the political crime, this will not contribute in any way to establishing a just and comprehensive peace – not only in Palestine, but throughout the world.”
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Op-ed by PLO legislator says Britain ought to be “ashamed” of the “despicable” Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Khaled Jamil Mismar, member of the Palestinian National Council – the legislative body of the PLO

“[Britain] is not ashamed of the despicable act that the criminal [British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour committed 100 years ago, and is not trying to cover its ugly image. It is silent before the peoples of the world out of shame before these peoples for what it committed against a people that is struggling, which lived in peace on its holy land... Britain is not ashamed… but rather adds to its error and shame and wishes to celebrate – yes to celebrate, O the shame - the 100th anniversary of the ominous [Balfour] Promise (i.e., Declaration) and forgets the pain and trouble that it has brought to our people during all of these 100 years. And behold Balfour’s descendant, the criminal Theresa May – Prime Minister of Britain – calls on the criminal [Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin] Netanyahu to openly celebrate this despicable crime together with her… Britain’s history is full of tragedies against the peoples of Asia and Africa. It exploited peoples in these lands, stole their assets, and sucked the blood of their inhabitants.”
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PA Minister of Foreign Affairs: Abbas has instructed the PA to sue Britain over “the ominous Balfour Promise” – “the beginning of the disaster… the establishment of the Zionist entity”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2017

Official PA TV newsreader: "[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki said that the [PA] leadership intends to submit a lawsuit, according to the instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas, if Britain insists on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e. Declaration)..."
PA Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki: "There are several steps that we may take, including submitting lawsuits to the British, regional, and international courts against Britain over what it did 100 years ago when it gave a promise that it did not have the right to give... We say that the Balfour Promise 100 years ago was the beginning of the Palestinian disaster. This disaster is expressed primarily by the uprooting [of Palestinians] and the establishment of the Zionist entity that is the State of Israel."

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PLO official: Celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration turns Britain into an “enemy of the principles of justice and humanity”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2017
      “The PLO Department for Refugee Affairs yesterday [Oct. 19, 2017] condemned the British government’s announcement [that it will be] celebrating the 100th anniversary of the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which falls will take place on Nov. 2, 2017...
In a statement yesterday, PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Dr. Zakariya Al-Agha opposed the British government’s declaration [that it will be] marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise, and its call to senior Israeli officials to participate in the celebration ceremony. He noted that the announcement of the ceremony is considered a blow to the Palestinian people, and it turns Britain into an enemy of the principles of justice and humanity... He emphasized that Britain’s refusal to apologize and its insistence on holding a ceremony with senior Israeli officials on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise will be met by official Palestinian action, by putting Britain on trial and dealing with this case before the international courts. This is if Britain will not take back its opposition to apologizing and acknowledging that the Balfour decision was a historical mistake.”
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Abbas’ advisor: Balfour Declaration was an “ugly crime,” giving Palestine to “undeserving” Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 20, 2017

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "In another few days we will mark the miserable anniversary of the ugly injustice and ugly crime that befell our people, through what is known as the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). In another few days, on Nov. 2 [2017], it will be 100 years of the ugliest injustice to ever befall [our] people in this land, in the modern age. One with no ownership of this land – Foreign Secretary [Arthur Balfour] of Britain which occupied Palestine while having no ownership of any part of Palestine, not even one millimeter or one grain of sand – gave a promise to one undeserving who has no connection to this land, not religiously or historically, at the expense of the Palestinian people... They [Britain] have no ownership and they have no right, and those to whom they made the promise [the Jews] have no right to it... Balfour and Britain committed this crime at our expense and at the expense of our history and rights, and this is not consistent with reason, religion, law, and morals."
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PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “historical mistake” that Britain should correct, Israel commits terror against Palestinians
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2017
Headline: “Al-Ahmad calls on the Inter-Parliamentary Union to help our people’s struggle to end the occupation and to complete the recognition of the State of Palestine”
       “In his speech before the Inter-Parliamentary Union general assembly yesterday [Oct. 17, 2017], [Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) delegation head and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam] Al-Ahmad said that ‘The Palestinian people, which is standing firm in the occupied homeland and outside of it, expects you to stand alongside it in its ongoing struggle – since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) from British Foreign Secretary [Arthur Balfour] 100 years ago – for its freedom and the achievement of its national rights like the rest of the peoples of the world. We hope that Britain will correct its historical mistake against our people’…
The Palestinian National Council delegation head added: ‘In Palestine we do not attribute democracy to ourselves [as Israel does], we do not oppress and exploit the other, and [we do not] sponsor terror organizations that carry out oppression, killing, settlement, and destruction of the homes and farms of the residents, as the occupation authorities are doing against our people.’"
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Fatah: Balfour Declaration was "the most horrible crime in the history of mankind"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2017
      “The Fatah Movement said that the ominous [Balfour] Promise (i.e., Declaration) that Britain gave the Jews 100 years ago is an invalid promise, and that they do not have a right to the land of Palestine so as to be able to promise it to others. Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi... emphasized that Britain committed the most horrible crime against mankind when it gave itself permission to give this promise and implement it through the mandate conspiracy and the laying of the foundation for the establishment of the Israeli occupation state on the ruins of the Palestinian people. [He noted that the Palestinian people] have put down roots in the depths of the Palestinian land since the Canaanites set foot on this blessed land… Al-Qawasmi said: ‘The government of Britain is required to apologize to the Palestinian people that is standing firm, and to its women and children who were uprooted to refugee camps in the diaspora because of this ominous promise. It must atone for its crime, at least a little, by immediately recognizing the state of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, instead of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous promise and the most horrible crime in the history of mankind.’"
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Infographic commemorating the Balfour Declaration: “It perpetuated the colonialist method… [it] constituted a preface to the declaration of the State of Israel”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 10, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Infographic no. 11: The consequences of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
Design: Information Office [of the]
Fatah Movement – Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

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Fatah: “Britain [must] take full responsibility for the consequences of the wretched promise” (i.e., Balfour Declaration)
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 9, 2017

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Posted text:
“A change in the logo (the previous logo for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration was identical, aside from the black circle around the logo being in the colors of the Palestinian flag –Ed.)
#The_Fatah_Movement is publishing the logo for the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). It demands that Britain take full responsibility for the consequences of the wretched promise, and the damage, disasters, pain, and expulsion that were caused to the Palestinian people. It also emphasizes the demand that the government of Britain to fully recognize the rights of the Palestinian people, and prime among them recognition of the Palestinian state, and that Britain must bear legal and moral responsibility for this decision (i.e., the Balfour Declaration).
(The following section appears in Arabic and then English –Ed.)
A promise from those who do not own to those who are not entitled
#Balfour100
(Balfour Declaration 2 November 1917) [parentheses in source]”
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Op-ed: Balfour Declaration was “crime against humanity,” Jews have no right to Palestine
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2017
Headline: “”A century since Balfour and a half century of settlements”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Britain can celebrate a century since the promise of British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, whose kingdom committed a crime against humanity when it had a mandate over Palestine. It denied the Palestinian people its future in its homeland, Palestine, and gave the leaders of the colonialist, occupying, and settling enterprise in Palestine a homeland – of which the kingdom did not own [even] one grain of sand. Likewise, not one of the Jews who arrived at the beaches of Palestine in ships – as invaders or refugees from the hell of persecution in Europe – has ownership [of Palestine].”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Palestinian National and Islamic Forces calls on Britain to “officially apologize for the promise to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine [i.e., the Balfour Declaration]”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 27, 2017
Headline: "The forces of Ramallah and El-Bireh decided on actions to urge Britain to apologize for the Balfour Promise"
      "The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh District have decided to hold a series of public activities in order to urge Britain to officially apologize for the promise to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine, and to demand that it annul the disastrous consequences it caused the Palestinian people.
The forces said: 'These activities will start from the beginning of October [2017] and will include ongoing sit-in strikes, processions, and letters of protest that will reach their climax on Nov. 2 [2017], which is the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).'
This declaration came as part of a statement published by the forces after the meeting of their leaders in Ramallah yesterday [Sept. 26, 2017]..."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah official accuses Israel of being a part of colonialist plan to segregate Arab states
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information held a conference regarding the Palestinian petition to the UN”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Information in Ramallah yesterday [Sept. 14, 2017] held a political conference regarding the Palestinian petition to the UN and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the 20th session of the UN in September 2017 in New York.
Fatah Movement Central Committee members [Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy] Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh and [Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki spoke at the conference…
Zaki emphasized that the colonialist states have a plan prepared since the time of Muhammad Pasha (i.e., an Ottoman Albanian who became the ruler of Egypt and who is considered the founder of modern Egypt because of the numerous reforms he made), according to which Arab states will become states divided into sections and will be financially, industrially, and militarily subordinate to the superpowers, particularly after the discovery of oil in the Arab Gulf states. Israel was a product of the colonialist states in the past, and afterwards the US came and took [over] the colonialist project through its continued control of the world, and the Arab states in particular, and defending Israel as its station and military base. However, with the passing of years, Israel has become a burden to [the US].”
PLO official demands Britain apologize for "ominous" Balfour Declaration, which "gave Palestine to those who are not its residents" and led to Israel's establishment
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: “Rafat called on the government of Britain to apologize on the anniversary of Aug. 10”
     “[PLO] Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat said in a statement on the anniversary of the publication of the Palestine Constitution (i.e., Palestine Order in Council , 1922, officially establishing the British Mandate) by the government of Britain on Aug. 10, 1922: ‘For 100 years the Palestinian people has been suffering from the results of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that was issued in 1917. This promise gave Palestine to those who are not its residents, contributed to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and led to the expulsion of large numbers of the Palestinian people from within Palestine to outside of it. Therefore, the Palestinian people is still suffering from the consequences of this promise made by Britain.’”

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Official PA daily op-ed on terrorists: “Martyrs were and still are the compass of our struggle”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017
Headline: "Just not their salaries"

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily

"A short while ago, Israel succeeded in causing the UN, Norway, and Denmark to stop supporting a gender (i.e., women’s) center that serves 60 Palestinian women in the village of Bizzariya (sic., Burqa), whose founders named it after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), [- the funding was stopped] on the pretext that she was a 'terrorist.' Unfortunately, these powers responded to Israel’s extortion, despite the UN and the two above-mentioned states knowing the truth. They know that Martyr Dalal was a Palestinian fighter who devoted her life to defending her cause, despite [the fact that she] loved life and wanted to live a free and dignified life like all young people in the different countries of the world.
However, the uprooting and occupying Israeli colonialism destroyed and threatened her life and the lives of her people throughout the entire world, which created the political circumstances that caused the young Palestinians to join the ranks of their national factions to defend the national rights that were stolen by colonialist Israel…

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PA TV: Israel a “destructive colonialist project” established through Britain’s “great fraud and deception”
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 15, 2017
Official PA TV Live program The TV Dictionary, on the Al-Fida'iya Association

“The Al-Fida'iya Association is considered the first Palestinian military association, even though the armed activity against the Zionist project began in 1886, when Palestinian residents that were thrown out of the village of Mulabbis attacked the homes of the settlers that were built on the lands of their village (i.e., Petah Tikva). The Al-Fida'iya Association began to operate in 1918, after Britain occupied Palestine. The association established branches in Palestinian cities such as Jerusalem, Gaza, Nablus, Hebron, Tulkarem, and Ramle .
Muhammad Al-Dabbagh led the organization, and afterwards he was replaced by Mahmoud Aziz Al-Khaledi, and the organization had a secret advisory council whose members included: Haj Amin Al-Husseini (i.e., Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who collaborated with Adolf Hitler), Sheikh Sa’id Al-Khatib, [and] Hassan Abu Al-Saoud … The organization operated in complete secrecy…
This organization acted to prepare the comprehensive revolution against the British occupation, and to resist the Zionist project, and was especially interested in disseminating the principles of Arab unity. The Al-Fida'iya Association provided small arms to its members and prepared lists with the names of the Zionist leaders.
[The organization] established a unit for the purpose of monitoring what was happening and being published in the press (i.e., a type of intelligence service)… and even though the general view regarding Britain at the time basically assumed that Britain was an ally of the Arabs… afterwards Britain’s great fraud and deception were exposed, which led to the establishment of a destructive colonialist project that shattered the hopes of the Arab nation, and imposed an oppressive occupation from whose disastrous results the whole region is still suffering from to this day.
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Op-ed: Israel, “the protégé of Zionism and colonialism,” which replaced the Palestinians with “Zionist gangs,” is a “cancerous gland filled with the poisons of civil wars" in the body of the Arab nations
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, May 31, 2017
Excerpt of op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Secretary of the Fatah branch in Lebanon Rifat Shanaah

      "The Arab countries without military capabilities have tried to convince themselves that the Israeli entity, the protégé of Zionism and colonialism, has taken what it wants, carried out its criminal plot against the land of Palestine, expelled most of the Palestinian people, and replaced it with Zionist gangs and groups that were brought from all over the world by the British Mandate, the spiritual father of this racist entity. However, this entity was planted in the heart of the Arab homeland as part of a political plan that will not be satisfied with uprooting the Palestinian people from its land, erasing its national identity, and destroying its political entity. It has a larger, more comprehensive, and far more dangerous goal. This racist entity, which is full of aggression and hatred against the existence of the Arab nation, has begun to weaken the body of this nation by existing as a cancerous gland filled with the poisons of civil wars, and has stood behind every one of the conflicts that the Arab world has been experiencing, particularly since 2010."

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Al-Quds University professor claims Israel erases history, planning to establish Third Temple
Source: Al-Quds, May 22, 2017
Headline: "Dr. Yusuf Al-Natsheh: Israel uses excavations to spread the biblical narrative and establish the Temple"

"Professor of History and Antiquities at Al-Quds University and Director of the Tourism and Antiquities Directorate of the [Jordanian] Endowment Department Dr. Yusuf Al-Natsheh said that the general goal of the Israeli archaeological excavations is to erase the Canaanite Arab cultural characteristics and the historical continuity of the Palestinian people from the past to the present, and to give this continuity to Israel.
During the speech he gave at “The City of Jerusalem After 50 Years of Israeli Occupation: Future Horizons Conference”… he added: ‘The goal of the archaeological excavations is to pave the way for the establishment of the Third 'Temple' in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to discover remains from the First or Second Temple and the continuation of the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall). Their goal is also to attempt to prove the history of the Bible and the events and texts included in it, and thus to prove Israel's right to Palestine and that they have returned to here and are not new immigrants and colonialists.’"
PA Observer to the UN distorts facts: “Zionist terror organizations massacred 400 cities and villages in 1948”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 17, 2017
Headline: “Mansour sent the UN a letter about the Nakba”

“Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour sent three identical letters to the three heads of the UN: the UN CEO, this month’s president of the Security Council (Egypt), and the chairman of the General Assembly. In the letters he noted that May 15, 2016 was the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948.

In his letters, Mansour explained that 68 years ago more than 800,000 Palestinians were uprooted, expelled from their homes and lands, or fled out of fear for their lives, after the Zionist terrorist organizations perpetrated barbaric massacres in more than 400 cities and villages in Mandatory Palestine, in a clear act of ethnic cleansing… [He added:] ‘Today, the Palestinian Nakba continues. Millions of them live in the Diaspora as refugees, without receiving their inalienable right to return to their homes, or continue to live in the State of Palestine, including in East Jerusalem, under Israeli military occupation for nearly 50 years. They are forced to suffer the constant violations of their human rights and endure more loss of life and property, in addition to indescribable suffering and difficulty.’ Ambassador Mansour noted that on Nakba Day, ‘we must again emphasize the Palestinian refugees’ right of return, a collective and personal right according to UN resolutions, and especially resolution 194 of the General Assembly. This right does not expire as time passes, and honoring it is basic to achieving a just and permanent solution to the conflict.’”

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PA President Abbas blames “ominous” Balfour Declaration for ‘injustice’ caused to Palestinians, demands apology from Britain
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president on Nakba Day: Our people has foiled the attempts to erase [it] and [make it] disappear and still adheres to its rights”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [May 15, 2016] addressed a speech to our people, and also to our heroic prisoners that are waging the battle of freedom and dignity (i.e., hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017)…

Following is the text of the president’s speech:
‘Today we are marking the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), the Nakba of 1948. This is not just a memory from the past that has ended, but rather a painful memory that continues [to influence] our lives. This is because our Palestinian people, which has paid the price of a history not its own, is still being subjected to the same injustice that began more than 100 years ago, at the time of the appearance of Zionism and its false narrative – a narrative that denied our existence on our land and that still denies our legal national rights, which are anchored in the decisions of the international bodies.
On this painful anniversary, it must be emphasized that the historical injustice that was caused to our people, and which continues to accumulate, began in fact with the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). Therefore, we call on the government of Britain to bear its historical and moral responsibility and not mark and celebrate the 100th anniversary of this invalid promise. Instead, it must submit an apology to our Palestinian people, which has paid a heavy price in its blood and homes as a result of this ominous promise and its implementation at the expense of our historical homeland and at the expense of our people and its legal rights.

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Fatah calls to escalate violence in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners; they are “fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council called to strengthen the support for the prisoners by escalating the popular resistance”

“The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council yesterday [May 11, 2017] called on the national and Islamic factions to join the national freedom and dignity [hunger] strike battle of the prisoners.
The Council expressed appreciation in a statement for the participation of some of the factions’ leadership members in the strike, and in conjunction praised the popular and official public support for the strike.
The Council called to expand the support and aid for the brave prisoners by escalating the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence) in the areas of friction with the occupation and its settlers…
The statement said: ‘This is a legitimate strike that is being waged by free fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation - resistance that is consistent with international law and the decisions of the international bodies.’”

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Abbas plans to "put Britain on trial for the Balfour Promise"
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Apr. 26, 2017
Headline: “Britain refuses to apologize for the Balfour Promise, and the [PA] president will put it on trial”
     “Britain has refused to submit an apology for the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that was issued in 1917 and paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel.
[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Britain officially apologize to the Palestinian people for this promise in a speech that he gave before the UN General Assembly in September [2016], but Britain is intending to hold celebrations together with senior Israeli officials for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise on Nov. 2 [2017].
Palestinian Ambassador to Britain Manuel Hassassian told [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine that… ‘Steps will be taken to put Britain on trial for the Balfour Promise, and there are lawyers working on the matter in Britain. The position of the president is clear, and he will not retreat from it until Britain apologizes to the Palestinian people and recognizes the State of Palestine.’”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Full text of letter sent by imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti to Palestinian students
Source: Israeli Arab website, Arab 48, Apr. 17, 2017
Headline: "From Barghouti to the students of Palestine: 'Knowledge is your weapon to liberate the homeland'"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member and member of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), ... who is serving 5 life sentences, sent a letter from within the prison to all the young people of Palestine, and to the students in particular, in which it is stated: 'I write this letter to you from my small cell, which is small for the great prisoner and the free man. However, the chains that bind the body cannot bind the willpower, as the soul is nurtured by the love of the land of Palestine and its people.' ...
"These colonialists wanted the prison to constitute a graveyard for the fighters, but the prisoners, with their resolve and willpower, have stood against the hangman and the jailor and turned the prison into a station for renewing the strength, strengthening of the [sense of] belonging, and deepening of the experience...
In order to be creative in resisting the colonialist, we must be creative in our studies, education, and culture. I say to you - I was arrested for the first time when I was in high school, I took the matriculation exams in prison, and continued on the path of study and obtained a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate. This was despite being imprisoned for more than 23 years, expelled for seven years, and subjected to pursuit and assassination attempts. I say this to you in order to emphasize to you that the path of studies and the national path go side by side.'"
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Abbas to Britain: “You committed a crime against the Palestinian people… the Balfour Promise - a promise of one who is not the owner to one who is undeserving”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 11, 2017

Official PA TV News, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech to the Palestinian ambassadors’ conference in Bahrain on April 11, 2017

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We will continue to make our demands of Britain. Our demands are not secret. They asked: What do you want from us? We said: Say ‘Sorry’ and recognize the State of Palestine. They said: It is problematic. We said: So we will submit a lawsuit against you in the international courts and in the courts in Britain. will not concede our rights. You committed a crime against the Palestinian people, and that is the Balfour Promise. A promise of one who is not the owner to one who is undeserving."
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Ambassador of Palestine to the EU: Palestinian struggle to expel the "invaders" has lasted more than 100 years
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Movement’s Belgium and Luxembourg branch marks Land Day”
     “Under the auspices of the Embassy of Palestine, the Fatah Movement’s Belgium and Luxembourg branch marked the 41st Land Day in the center of the capital, Brussels…
Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium, and Luxembourg Abd Al-Rahim Al-Fara… emphasized that Land Day is one of the few national and pan-Arab events that sums up all of the significance of the Palestinian cause: resolve, resistance, resistance to colonialism and settlement, and unity of all of the sons of the one Palestinian homeland – from Rafah to Rosh HaNikra (i.e., an Israeli city in the Galilee) – against the occupier…
He said: ‘Our compass is only Palestine, in a struggle that has lasted more than 100 years for the purpose of expelling the invaders and establishing the Palestinian state.’”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
PLO calls on the British government to "apologize for the ominous Balfour Promise"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2017
Headline: "The PLO called to expose the occupation's steps and its settlement policy"
     "The PLO Department of Arab Relations called to expose the Israeli occupation's steps and its settlement policy…
The department noted that the fact that UN Secretary-General [António Guterres] cancelled the [UN] ESCWA (Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) report (see note below –Ed.) is an expression of his siding with the occupation government and its acts. This is in the shadow of the passing of 100 years since the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and the British government's insistence on continuing to support the occupation state and side with it and continue the injustice that was done to the Palestinian people and the peoples of the region as a result of this decision …
The department called… on the British government to end this historic tragedy that was caused to the Palestinian people, apologize for the ominous Balfour Promise, recognize the Palestinian state, and compensate those who were harmed by the historical injustice that the Balfour Promise constituted."

On March 17, 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres ordered that a UN ESCWA (Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) report declaring that "Israel has established an apartheid regime that systematically institutionalizes racial oppression and domination of the Palestinian people as a whole" be taken off the ESCWA website.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas on the Balfour Declaration: Britain "must apologize for this historic mistake"
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), Apr. 3, 2017
Headline: “Abbas in an interview with Al-Quds Al-Arabi: … We will turn to the international forums if Britain insists on marking the anniversary of the Balfour Promise and will not apologize”
Excerpt of an interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by the London newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi

[Q:] “As we near the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that promised the Jews a national home in Palestine (on Nov. 2, 1917), [and as] preparations [are being made] to mark this anniversary, which British Prime Minister Theresa May has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to participate in – are there Palestinian steps that are more than just calls on London to apologize for this historic mistake against the Palestinian truth? And what Palestinian moves will there be if Britain ignores the Palestinian calls?”

[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] “We began to demand that Britain apologize to the Palestinian people at [our] speeches of the last UN General Assembly session in September 2016, and also at the Arab Summit in Mauritania. We demanded and still demand that Britain not celebrate this event, which was catastrophic from the Palestinian people’s perspective. In addition, it must apologize for this historic mistake that it committed against us, and it must recognize the State of Palestine…”

[Q:] “And if Britain does not respond to the Palestinian demands on the matter? Are there other steps, for example turning to the International Criminal Court and other international organizations?”

[Mahmoud Abbas:] “I have said that we will turn to all of the local and international forums and talk to them..."

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Fatah calls on Britain to “correct the historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 2, 2017
Headline: “The European Union condemns: New settlement construction will destroy the hope for the two-state solution”
     “The Fatah Movement welcomed the international positions condemning the settlement colonialism. In a statement by its spokesman in Europe Jamal Nazzal, Fatah said that immediate recognition of the State of Palestine is the only logical and effective response to the settlement colonialism… Fatah expressed its appreciation for the position of British Secretary [of State for] Foreign [and Commonwealth Affairs] Boris Johnson regarding Israel’s announcement of the construction of 2,000 housing units in the settlements in the West Bank. It called on Britain to correct the historical mistake - the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) - and to recognize the State of Palestine.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah official calls on Britain to apologize for the Balfour declaration, a “historical mistake”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2017
Headline: “Fattouh calls on Britain to recognize the State of Palestine”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Commissioner of International Relations Rawhi Fattouh called on Britain to recognize the State of Palestine within the 1967 borders whose capital is East Jerusalem, to implement the recommendation of the [British] parliament on the matter, and to submit an apology for issuing the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). This was said during Fattouh’s meeting yesterday [March 30, 2017] with a delegation from the British Labour Party, led by General Secretary of the Party Iain McNicol. Fattouh emphasized the significance of the British recognition of the State of Palestine, particularly in light of the recommendation that was published by the parliament in 2014 on the matter, and also the importance of the apology for the historical mistake that the government of Britain made in issuing the Balfour Promise.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah official says violence unites Palestinians, calls on Fatah to join “civilian popular resistance against Israeli “colonialists”
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah Movement from the Al-Karameh victory in 1968 to running on the spot in 2017"

Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

"The [Fatah] Movement must be revitalized in actuality by joining the civilian popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinian leaders to refer to and include violence –Ed.) against the settlement and the occupation forces with tens of thousands of the movement's activists. They will be doubled in a moment by the national and Islamic forces and parties and the masses of our great people joining. This is because what unifies us is the battle and not dialogue, which has not brought any benefit on any of the different levels. If these masses succeed in blocking the bypass roads, Israel and its settlers will not remain [there] because the incentives for their presence are their freedom [of movement] and the lack of resistance in actuality to their presence as invading colonialists on our Palestinian land."

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Palestinian Ambassador to the UK demands apology for the Balfour Declaration
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 15, 2017
Headline: “Ambassador Hassassian reminded the British Liberal Democrats of their role in the Balfour Promise”
     “Palestinian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Manuel Hassassian met with a number of members of the [British] Parliament and the British House of Lords from the Liberal Democratic party… During the meeting, he demanded that the lords and Parliament members bear their responsibility regarding the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), pressure the British government to recognize the State of Palestine, and submit an apology request. He noted that this promise was given under the auspices of the last government of the then Liberal Democrats (sic., the Liberal party, which is currently part of the Liberal Democratic party), which places on them the moral responsibility for what happened to the Palestinian people due to this promise.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA Minister of Foreign Affairs demands that the UK apologize for the "ominous Balfour Promise"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2017
Headline: “Al-Malki: The Arab foreign ministers decisively emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause”
     “[PA Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad] Al-Malki discussed the recent developments in the Palestinian arena with his British counterpart [UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs] Boris Johnson…
He emphasized the [Palestinian] opposition to the preconditions set by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for starting any sort of negotiation between the Palestinian side and the Israeli side, and particularly what [Netanyahu] said in the US and in Australia regarding the need for Palestinian recognition of a Jewish state and for Israeli security control over the Palestinian state…
He mentioned the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Balfour Declaration), and demanded that Britain apologize for this promise instead of calling to mark [its 100th anniversary], because it is the greatest disaster that has been caused to the Palestinian people and to its dream to remain on the soil of its homeland like the rest of the peoples of the world.
He added: ‘It would have been better for Britain to fix the historical mistake that caused the greatest damage to the Palestinian people and to its national cause, as it made two-thirds of the Palestinian people refugees and homeless in the region and throughout the world.’ He also called on Britain to recognize the Palestinian state in the June 4 [1967] borders, whose capital is East Jerusalem.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Israeli Arab MP quotes Fatah FB post: "Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe"
Source: Balad Party Facebook page‎, Mar. 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the Israeli Arab Balad Party Facebook page

Posted text: “[Israeli Arab Parliament member] Hanin Zoabi: Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) should return to Europe where he came from
This law is the clearest form of a declaration of war against everything with roots in this country. This is proof that the battle is not against ‘the terrorist’ and not against ‘the extremist,’ but rather against the Arabs and the locals and against their every expression. Simply put, we will not obey the law and we will demand that the Muezzins not obey it, and we will expose all the means of pressure that will be exerted against them, whether by the government or by its branches.
Our people must know that those who passed the law and those who defend it are those who on a daily basis plan and aid in enlisting our youth into the security branches, and in erasing our national identity.”

Text on image: “Hanin Zoabi
Balad Party leadership member
Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe where he came from”

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion. Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. Click "full article" for a list.
Fatah FB: "Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) should return to Europe
(The same statement appears in broken Hebrew below–Ed.)
#You_will_not_silence_the_Muezzin”

The first image shows tall minarets, and in the foreground a mob of armed figures is marching while carrying a sign.
Text on sign: “Bill to ban the Muezzin’s call”

The second image shows a mosque with a dome that is shining red like an alarm, while a hand with a Star of David on its sleeve covers the mouth of the mosque tower to prevent the call to prayer.

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
Cartoon posted on Fatah Twitter depicts UK and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine”
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 4, 2017

Cartoon and text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account


Tweeted English text: "UK PM Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' & 'celebrate' the Balfour Declaration on Anniversary
independent.co.uk/voices/balfour…"

The cartoon shows a Palestinian woman, part of her clothes forming the Palestinian flag, speaking with British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the woman’s speech bubble two hands with the British and Israeli flags on their sleeves are seen stabbing the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map is written “Palestine.”

The link to the British news website The Independent leads to a “page not found” message.
PA daily op-ed: "Ominous" Balfour Declaration was created by Jewish money and imperialism
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2017
Headline: “One people not split into groups”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

        “We are in the period of the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was created thanks to Jewish capital and the imperialistic wave rampant in that period, which acted freely with the inheritance of the sick man - as the Turkish Caliphate was called. I have very carefully followed the conferences that were held almost simultaneously in Tehran and Istanbul… and both of them, the Shi’ite one in Tehran and the Sunni one in Istanbul, attempted to play the Palestinian card, while the Palestinian people stands united and is not at all interested in these conferences.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah official: “The Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "Shtayyeh briefs an ALECSO delegation about the developments in the Palestinian cause"
       "Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of the Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh met with an Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization ALECSO delegation led by Director General of the organization Abdullah Muharib…
During the meeting Shtayyeh welcomed Dr. Muharib and his entourage… and briefed the delegation on the latest developments in the Palestinian cause. He reviewed the historical background of the Zionist project in Palestine since 1650 (sic., 1850) and until present times, what is called the 'global Zionist plan,' and the historical connection between the Zionist project and the Western colonialist project… Shtayyeh emphasized that the Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents."
PLO official: “Danger of damage to Islamic nature” of Jerusalem, needs defense against “occupation and global Zionism” otherwise no peace in world, calls for “all forms of resistance” – includes violence
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "At the Tehran conference for support of our people: Al-Za'anoun calls to use all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem"

“Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) [Salim Al-Za'anoun] demanded the use of all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem, the eternal capital of our state, and to support the residents of Jerusalem, who are dealing by themselves with the policy and steps of the Israeli occupation state and global Zionism – especially in the shadow of the American threats to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Al-Za'anoun emphasized in the Palestine speech at the Sixth Support for the Resolve of the Palestinian People Conference (sic., the Support for the Palestinian Intifada Conference) that is convening today (Tuesday) [Feb. 21, 2017] in Tehran, the capital of Iran, that our people – in all of its cities, villages, and refugee camps – defends not only the sites that are holy to the Muslims and Christians, but also the honor of this nation.
He emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause for the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world until the Palestinian people succeeds in liberating its land and establishing its independent state, whose capital is Jerusalem. This is because there will be no security or peace in the region, or even in the entire world, without Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state…

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PA official: Conflict with Israel is a “confrontation with colonialism”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2017
Headline: “Al-Qidwa: A cancellation of the two-state solution is a cancellation of the political solution, and in this case confrontation will be the replacement”

“[PA] Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideological Mobilization Nasser Al-Qidwa said yesterday [Feb. 16, 2017] that ‘A cancellation of the two-state solution is a cancellation of the political solution, and if the diplomatic solution is eliminated then confrontation will be the replacement.’
These statements were made during a press conference held by Al-Qidwa in Ramallah with the media outlets, after he was elected to the position of Fatah Movement Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideological Mobilization…
He also emphasized that it is necessary to stand against the Israeli steps regarding settlement. He said that this is the central mission for which the people must be mobilized and for which it is necessary to press for a ban on working in the settlements or buying the settlement products, as part of all of the legal efforts that guarantee a serious confrontation with colonialism.”
PLO demands Britain apologize for “historical injustice” caused by “colonialist and ominous” Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee opposes the Israeli plundering of Palestinian land, which is called ‘the Regularization Law,’ and calls on the international community to oppose it”

Excerpt from the full text of the statement published by the PLO Executive Committee in a meeting held on Feb. 13, 2017.

“The [PLO] Executive Committee discussed Britain’s decision to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) this year. It called on Britain to cancel this celebration, and apologize to the Palestinian people for the crime and the human tragedy that Britain caused it 100 years ago. [It also called on Britain] to fix this mistake and the historical injustice that was caused as a result of this colonialist promise, to recognize the State of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to the lands from which they were uprooted by brute military force, and to compensate the Palestinian people for the damages of the human tragedy that was caused as a result of this colonialist and ominous promise.”

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Arab “experts” claim that Bible proves Israel is Palestinian; modern Israel is a “colonial” force planning to “Judaize the land”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: "Experts: The book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab’ refutes the Israeli lies"

"Arab experts and researchers emphasized yesterday [Feb. 8, 2017] that the book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab,' published by researcher Dua Al-Sharif, refutes all of the lies and false narratives that Israel has disseminated throughout recent decades in an attempt to prove the claims regarding 'what is called the Promised Land, the Judaization of Jerusalem, and the construction of the Temple on the ruins of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.'
These statements were made during a discussion about the book ‘The Bible Proves that Palestine is Arab’ at the international book fair in Cairo, with the participation of Secretary-General of the Arab League Sa'id Abu Ali, political analyst and researcher Dr. Sarkis Abu Zaid, and author of the book and expert on Israeli affairs Dua Al-Sharif. The Egyptian Middle East News Agency quoted Sa'id Abu Ali who said: 'The Israeli claims are based only on false claims and lies, and this is what the researcher has proven by examining the historical facts, that there is no promise, Promised [Land], or anything else, and it does not matter what they do, Palestine will remain Arab.'
Dr. Sarkis Abu Zaid noted that 'The conflict with Israel is cultural and military,' and that 'This book comes at a time when the colonialist states are struggling over the division of the region in order to create a new map that will first of all serve the West and Israel.' He added that Israel intentionally falsified history in order to erase the Palestinian identity, as the Israeli myth claims that the Bible is the spiritual father of modern culture, while everything that is written in it was taken and stolen from the Arab cultures, such as the ancient Egyptian culture, the Iraqi culture, and the Canaanite culture.
The author said that the book discusses three sections – the land,
Fatah official calls for "comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism" using "all forms of struggle"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: "Palestinian and international responses condemn the 'Settlement Regularization Law,' and calls to turn to the International Criminal Court"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said that the Palestinian response to the Israeli law regarding settlement (i.e., the Regularization Law) that was recently ratified by the Israeli Parliament, needs to be through a comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism. [This must be] a confrontation that will begin with the mobilization of the Palestinian masses in order to oppose settlement on the ground by boycotting work in the settlements, demonstrations, civil disobedience, boycotting settlement products, and all forms of struggle activity (i.e., including violence) on the ground, and afterwards to use the international tools at our disposal, such as the previous [UN] Security Council resolutions and the rulings of the [UN] International Court of Justice.”

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned - or with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. Click "full article" for more information.
PA government condemns UK's invitation to Netanyahu to celebrate 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
     "The [PA] government condemned Britain's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). It condemned the celebration of this anniversary [that marks an event] that led to the uprooting of the Palestinian people from its homeland…
The government emphasized that instead of celebrating this anniversary, Britain must apologize to the Palestinian people and correct the historic mistake that it made, by recognizing the Palestinian state, supporting its establishment, and compensating the Palestinian people for what happened to it as a result of this human tragedy."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily op-ed: Balfour Declaration was a "historical crime," Israel's founders were foreign "invaders"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Israeli Parliament law – officially joining the global terror front”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

“?The Regularization Law’ [which was ratified by] the Israeli Parliament while [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu was in London in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) (sic., while in London on an official visit, Netanyahu was invited to the celebrations which will take place later this year –Ed.) appears to be something leading to a new crime. [It happened] 100 years after the original crime, when Great Britain gave invaders the land of Palestine, not even a centimeter of which was under its ownership. And now, the descendants of the dynasty of the sin and the historical crime are giving what does not belong to them to the foreign settlers and invaders, and are preventing the original residents of the land – the Palestinian Arabs – from their full right to it, and do not allow the establishment of peace in two states..."

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Fatah official: Balfour Declaration caused loss of Palestinian self-determination and independence, Britain should not celebrate with Israeli PM
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: “Nazzal calls to cancel the European [Union]-Israel Association Council conference”

“[Fatah] Movement Spokesperson in Europe Jamal Nazzal called on the friendly European parties in the government and opposition to act to cancel the European [Union]-Israel Association Council conference, which is expected to be held this month…
Regarding the hosting [on Feb. 6, 2017] of occupation [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by the government of Britain for [the 100th anniversary] of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) (sic., while in Britain on an official visit, Netanyahu was invited to the celebrations that will take place later this year –Ed.), Fatah expressed its discontent over this step, which it described as a ‘saddening provocation.’ This is because through the Balfour Promise and its implementation, Britain caused our people to lose its right to self-definition and independence in its homeland. Nazzal said: ‘What would be more efficient for making justice and peace in the world as far as Britain is concerned would be for Britain to be a guarantor for stopping the historical injustice that was caused to many peoples who were harmed as a result of the history of Britain in the period of colonialism.’”

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Through the Balfour Declaration, Britain “laid the foundations for the crime of the century in 1948,” i.e. Israel’s establishment, and still continues its “colonialist way”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily 

    "The conservative British government led by [UK Prime Minister] Theresa [May], in its position contradicting the conclusions of the [2017 Paris] conference, was as if it wanted to say that Britain, the central player in the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people, is continuing the same policy. It has not learned lessons from history, has not retreated from its colonialist way, has not tried to atone for its errors towards the Palestinian people, and is still hostage to the Israeli policies.
Nonetheless, in my opinion the Palestinian leadership will not close the doors on dialogue and contact with the British government, will act to influence its erroneous positions, and will press it to reexamine its policies, as they are quite far from support for the option of peace. This [will be done] by demanding that it atone for its policies that led to the Nakba of the Palestinian people, and particularly the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and its results that laid the foundations for the crime of the century in 1948."
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PLO official: Britain should oppose Israeli policies, especially because of upcoming anniversary of “the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 16, 2017
Headline: “Erekat condemned the positions of Britain and Australia and called on them to recognize Palestine”

“Today [Jan. 16, 2017] Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat strongly condemned Britain and Australia’s reservations about the concluding statement of the Paris Peace Conference…

Erekat called on Britain and Australia to bear their historical, political, and legal responsibility and to recognize the State of Palestine. He added: ‘We expected that Britain in particular would fulfill a balanced and just role and be a central and active part of the international alignment opposing the occupation and settlement… especially since our people, which has been the victim of an unfair historical injustice, stands today at the gates of marking the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). Therefore we call on [Britain] to correct this error and to recognize the State of Palestine, as this constitutes one of the conditions for protecting the two-state solution that it calls to implement.’”

Paris Peace Conference - A peace conference was held in Paris on Jan. 15, 2017, attended by representatives from over 70 countries, but with no representatives from Israel or the PA. The conference issued a declaration calling for a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution and praising UN Security Council Resolution 2334. Britain and Australia refused to sign the declaration, with Britain arguing that the declaration, which was made as part of the French Peace Initiative, might harden the Palestinian negotiating position, particularly given its timing right before the inauguration of US President Donald Trump’s administration. The following day Britain blocked the EU Foreign Affairs Council from adopting the declaration.
PA daily: Embassy move is an "annihilation of the two-state solution" and "could cause the outbreak of a religious war"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: “Trump’s position regarding Jerusalem is the benchmark”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “First of all, transferring the American embassy is a sort of new Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that determines the issue of Jerusalem in advance in favor of Israel, despite it being one of the final resolution issues in the Oslo Accords. This constitutes a change in the outlook of the new American administration regarding the peace process and its perception regarding the principles of the political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and this is undoubtedly a sort of annihilation of the two-state solution and the Palestinian issue in general.
Secondly, the step could cause the outbreak of a religious war that is liable to encourage terror and extremism.
Therefore, it will not be coincidental that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas will describe the step, if it happens, as aggression against the Palestinian people, as it is a direct threat to global peace and is liable to eliminate the hope for peace.
Here there is no choice but to wonder: How does Trump say that the fight against terror and ISIS is at the top of his priorities, and at the same time take a step that could cause the outbreak of a religious war and encourage extremism, violence, and terror?”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily op-ed: Western countries had “colonialist malicious intent to carry out the crime of the modern era,” i.e. Israel’s establishment, “by giving a state to one who is not entitled [to it]”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2017
Headline: “Happy new year to Fatah and the revolution”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily

“The [Palestinian] leadership has adopted several political directions, [including] suing the British Mandate state for issuing the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) even before stepping foot in Palestine, and before the League of Nations gave it the mandate to it (i.e., Palestine) in 1922. This proves that the colonialist countries of the West in general, and Britain in particular, had colonialist malicious intent to carry out the crime of the modern era, by giving a state to one who is not entitled [to it] on the lands of the original residents of the land, members of the Palestinian Arab people.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily op-ed: Israel “was established on a colonialist foundation and a fake mythical narrative… even before its establishment by the criminal Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2016
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

"The Israeli state - and I am not talking only about the existing political system - is a state that was established on a colonialist foundation and a fake mythical narrative, was aided by the Jewish immigration from a variety of nations, and was faked even before its establishment by the criminal Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and incomparable capitalist Western support that continues to this day. If not for this, and if not for the political, diplomatic, military, financial/economic, and cultural aid, and the ongoing immigration, it would not have been established and would not continue to exist until now. This prelude is known to all members of the Palestinian people and to a large part of the Arab peoples and even the peoples of the world. Therefore, it does not constitute a new addition to the reader, but this creation and its racist elements can only lead to colonialist racist consequences, no matter how much the West will try to educate or to embellish the image of the distorted state. This is because the distorted birth of a strange creature will in the end lead to distorted data, whatever the clothing or cosmetics that a person, institution, state, or any other body may place on the face of this creature."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily op-ed implicitly compares the Balfour Declaration to the Holocaust
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2016
Op-ed by Dr. Oudeh Masharqah

"Between Nov. 2 (i.e., the date of the Balfour Declaration) and [Nov.] 29 (i.e., the date of the UN partition resolution), the Palestinian people have experienced events and memories that are like a lump in the throat and cause it to deeply feel the historical injustice that [Britain] itself perpetrated against an injured people… During my previous official work I met with then British Consul General [to Jerusalem] Sir Vincent Fean , who speaks fluent Arabic. During the introductory conversation between us, I asked him: 'When will Britain acknowledge its crime and the historical injustice that it perpetrated against our Palestinian people?' I continued: 'Germany has clearly expressed that it feels this way towards the Jews for reasons related to what is called the “Holocaust” and [Adolf] Hitler's acts. As a result of these feelings, Germany has expressed great sympathy for the occupation state and has given and still gives it comprehensive aid, which includes for instance giving a very advanced German submarine to Israel, and much additional aid, along with providing broad political support..."

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Official PA daily op-ed: UN partition plan created Israeli uprooting colonialist state, Britain should be prosecuted over Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2016
Headline: “The 29th of November”

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“The 29th of November has a special significance in the life of the Palestinian people as it brought us bitterness, pain, and tragedy in 1947, when the UN adopted international Resolution 181 (i.e., the UN partition plan) which allowed the establishment of the Israeli uprooting colonialist state, which uproots, expels, and displaces, on 56.74% of the territories of historical Palestine… thus it brought it after 30 years, also a sort of apology to the Palestinian people, when the [UN] General Assembly voted in 1977 on international Resolution 32/40 B, which determines that Nov. 29 every year is the international day of solidarity with [the Palestinian people]…

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PA and Fatah: UN Partition plan was a "historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people and the land of Palestine by the forces of colonialism"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2016
Headline: “On the International Day of Solidarity: The international community must fulfill its role in order to do justice with our people”
     “Today (Tuesday) [Nov. 29, 2016] is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which was set to Nov. 29 every year by the UN…
The [PA] Ministry of Information said that [UN] resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine (i.e., the UN partition plan) is a dark chapter in the history of the Palestinian cause…
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah emphasized that it honors and appreciates all of the peoples and countries that determined that every year on Nov. 29 would be the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It said that this day is a type of reminder to the nations, peoples, countries, and governments that the Palestinian people has a historical and natural right in its homeland, Palestine.
A statement from the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission said: ‘Setting the International Day [of Solidarity with the Palestinian People] on the same date as when the resolution on the partition of Palestine was made proves to all those who seek the truth in the conflict with the Israeli occupation and settlement project on our land that the free peoples of the world and the countries of the world that care about human rights for all cannot ignore the historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people and the land of Palestine by the forces of colonialism.”

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PA daily: Balfour, like Hitler, wanted to get rid of the Jews, so he sent them to Palestine instead of killing them
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Nov. 23, 2016
Headline: “Reconsidering the Balfour Declaration”
     “[Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour was himself an Antisemite, and he often attacked the Jews who immigrated to Britain during his term as prime minister from 1903-1905 (sic., 1902- 1905), and he said that they are not assimilating among the residents, and issued laws that limited the Jewish immigration (Aliens Act) [parentheses in source]. He reasoned that the Jews, as an organic group, could not solve their problem within the European cultural structure, in other words, through assimilation in the [European] societies (sic ., Balfour was quoted as saying Jews could either assimilate in Europe or establish a state in Palestine; see note below). The solution would only be possible outside of the cultural structure, in other words, through colonialism…
The difference between [Adolf] Hitler and Balfour in this field was that Balfour had colonies, among them Palestine, and he sent the Jews there in order to get rid of them. Hitler did not have colonies, and therefore he got rid of them through extermination. However, the true victims of both Balfour and Hitler were the Palestinians and the Arabs, and we are still paying the price after 100 years.”

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Poem in official PA daily: Chase Jews out of Palestine with Islamic call to prayer
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2016
Headline: "Rise and call to prayer"
Excerpt of a poem by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily, referring to the "Muezzin Law" to limit the decibel level of loudspeakers at religious sites
     "O, our sheikh, call 'Allahu Akbar' as much as your soul desires
Without requesting permission
And our [Christian] father,
ring the church bells
At any time
Cause them to tremble [in fear]
From the reciting [of the Quran]
And the call to prayer
Chase them everywhere
On the generous land of the homeland
Until they leave our skies and lands
And Palestine again becomes
As it once was
And will wear a mantle of glory and Arabness
Without colonialism
And will sing in the name of return,
freedom, and independence”

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
PA Parliament: Britain “established the occupation and settlement in Palestine,” must recognize its ”serious mistakes” against the Palestinians (i.e., the Balfour Declaration)
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2016
Headline: “PA Parliament: It is not possible to continue to recognize Israel without an end of the occupation”

“For the 28th anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence (see note below –Ed.), the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) emphasized that the struggle of our people continues, and it is undeterred by the violence and terror of the occupation…
The PA Parliament demanded that the UN act to implement its resolutions on Palestine, and called on the state that established the occupation and the settlement in Palestine approximately 100 years ago (refers to Britain and the Balfour Declaration –Ed.) – and that which still grants its patronage to the last occupation in the world – to stop supporting and defending [the occupation], to recognize its (i.e., Britain's) serious mistakes against our people, and to rescue [our people] from the Israeli occupation that denies all of the agreements that were signed with it. This is because it is not possible to continue to recognize Israel for free without it ending the occupation and recognizing the State of Palestine, and the peoples are always ready to sacrifice in order to restore their legal rights and to live in dignity.”

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Maj
PLO official calls US support Israel “blind bias,” repeats anti-Israel libels
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 13, 2016
Headline: "Khaled: The statements of the American vice president-elect are banal and provocative"

“PLO Executive Committee member [and member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s (DFLP) Political Bureau] Tayseer Khaled described the statements made by Mike Pence, the vice [president] of American President-elect Donald Trump, regarding the relations between his country and Israel, as banal and unworthy of a superpower such as the US.

In the statements of Trump's vice [president] it was said that he and his president, Trump, 'understand that Israel is not hated by our enemies for her mistakes, but rather for what it is doing right, as it is defending itself with an army of citizens who defend their nation in battles in a decent and humane manner. Israel's struggle is the struggle of the US, and the US stands by Israel's side and supports its just cause. Israel's fate is also the fate of the US, and the support of Israel and standing by its side constitute a great honor; and occupied Jerusalem is the eternal homeland of the Jewish people,' according to him. (This quote is actually a paraphrase of parts of Pence's statement, and some of the paraphrase, such as describing Jerusalem as "occupied," is incorrect. See note below for Pence's actual statement. –Ed.)

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PLO official: PA demands Britain apologize for “ominous” Balfour promise which was "historical mistake"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2016
Headline: “Demands for an apology from Britain for the Balfour Promise, and calls on the world to save Palestine from this historical mistake”
    “PLO Executive Committee member Hanna Amira said that through the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), Britain gave something it had no ownership over to one who has no right to it, which matches what successive occupation governments are carrying out when they give the Palestinian land to settlers.
Amira said in an interview with [the official PA radio station] The Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding talks with the British government regarding the entire ominous promise so as to inform them about the petition to the [UN ] International Court of Justice on this issue.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA National Security Forces Facebook: Balfour Declaration was “promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2016

mages posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

Text on top right picture: “A promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”

Text on bottom left image:
“The 99th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
The tragedy began here”

The images show various pictures of Palestinian refugees, and at the bottom left a logo is seen bearing a “99” with “1917-2016” under it, referring to the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was issued in 1917.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah Facebook: “Ominous Balfour Promise… will remain a curse upon the colonialist”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “It will remain a curse upon the occupier”
Text on image: “Nov. 2, 1917
The ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
The Balfour Promise
will remain a curse upon the colonialist”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “colonialist agreement” and a “sin”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: "How can Britain atone for the Balfour Promise?"
By Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat
       "The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was never a report on paper or a promise given by one of the British statesmen, but rather an occupation colonialist agreement that aided and set the basis for committing one of the tragedies of the century, the tragedy of a people that is still paying the price of the conspiracy against it by some of the colonialist states…
Israel alone could not have taken over the land of Palestine and planted itself there without Britain and the international community supporting the occupation project and giving it immunity from accountability. Britain gave Palestine to the Jews for free, and its support of the Balfour Promise was the first declared link in the realization and establishment of the occupation of Palestine… In order to atone for the sin of the Balfour Promise, Britain must recognize the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, as one of the conditions for protecting the two-state solution it calls to implement..."

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Fatah in Lebanon: The Balfour Declaration, promising a Jewish national home, was a “crime”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: "Fatah in Lebanon: Britain must bear its responsibility and recognize the crime of the Balfour Promise"
       "The Lebanon branch of the Fatah Movement said on the anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that Britain - which was the direct cause of our tragedy, the loss of our land, and the harassment of its people and its expulsion – must bear its full responsibility and fully recognize the crime that it committed through Balfour’s promise to the Jews to establish a national homeland for them on the land of Palestine. The movement demanded in its statement that was published today, Wednesday [Nov. 2, 2016], that the United Kingdom fully recognize the need to establish an independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, to implement the right of return of the Palestinian refugees to the lands that they were expelled from based on UN Resolution 194, to support the resolutions of the international bodies regarding the fate of our people, and to do justice with it by supporting its legal rights, and particularly its right to international protection."

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Fatah Facebook post condemns “ominous” Balfour declaration, “that was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "A homeland that refuses to be forgotten"
Text on image:
"We will not forget the ominous promise
The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
That was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right
Nov. 2, 1917"

The image shows Palestinian refugees, and on the right former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, with flames superimposed over his picture.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA and Fatah: Britain should apologize and compensate the Palestinians for the Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ninety-nine years to the Balfour Promise: Britain is morally, legally, and politically responsible for the suffering of our people”
      “[For] 99 years since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which ‘One without ownership gave [Palestine] to one without a right [to it],’ Palestine has been a hostage of this promise – in the hope that 2017 will be the year of the end of the occupation. Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] on Diplomatic Affairs Majdi Al-Khaldi said that… the Palestinian diplomatic [service] is trying to make the government of Britain recognize the State of Palestine as compensation for the mistake that it made then, especially considering the fact that it had no authority over Palestine, and its behavior stemmed from it being a colonialist state that gave itself permission to issue a promise like this…”

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PNC: During Israel’s establishment, “most atrocious massacres were committed against our people, and... our people were expelled from its land by the Zionist gangs, under the auspices… of the British Mandate government”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “The National Council demands that Britain atone for the sin of the Balfour Promise"
    “The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded that Britain, which gave the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e, Declaration), bear the legal and moral responsibility for all the tragedies that have befallen the Palestinian people…
Likewise the council demanded that the Palestinian and Arab institutions, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Aligned Movement, and everyone who identifies with us support the call of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to submit a lawsuit against the government of Britain for issuing the Balfour Promise…
[The National Council added that] this unprecedented British promise was the main reason that hundreds of thousands of Jews were expelled to Palestine and established settlements in it, that the most atrocious massacres were committed against our people, and that our people were expelled from its land by the Zionist gangs, under the auspices and with the support of the British Mandate government.”

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Balfour Declaration led to “establishment of a homeland for the Zionist movement in return for.. a tool for carrying out the ambitions of the capitalist West in Palestine… and also in order to resolve the Jewish issue in Europe”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “Putting Britain - giver of the [Balfour] Promise - on trial"
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Tomorrow, Wednesday [Nov. 2, 2016], will be the 99th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), the promise of the Foreign Secretary of Not-Great Britain [Arthur Balfour] to the members of the Jewish religion to establish ‘a national homeland' for them in Arab Palestine, the historical homeland of the Palestinian Arab people since the creation of mankind on earth. The barbarity of this offensive promise made by the government of the state of the British Mandate in Palestine is not expressed solely by its being issued, but also by the activity to implement it in the field, as the Supreme British Commissioner in Palestine, the Jew Herbert Samuels, legislated laws and regulations that assisted in the implementation of the ominous promise on the Palestinian land. Likewise, it created all of the social, political, economic, and legal conditions for the establishment of a homeland for the Zionist movement in return for it [the Zionist movement] constituting a tool for carrying out the ambitions of the capitalist West in Palestine and in the Arab homeland, and also in order to resolve the Jewish issue in Europe, at the expense of the Palestinian people...”

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PLO calls Israel an “illegal entity,” calls the Balfour Declaration “invalid”
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 31, 2016
Headline: "On the 99th anniversary of Balfour: A call to Britain to support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state"
     "The PLO Department for Refugee Affairs called on Britain to act in a serious manner to support the demands of the Palestinians to establish their independent state whose capital is Jerusalem, and to return the refugees to their homes in accordance with the international resolutions. The Department for Refugee Affairs said today, Monday [Oct. 31, 2016], in a press release for the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that the time has come to end the international negligence that relates to this illegal entity, 'the occupation,' as a state above the law.
PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakaria Al-Agha clarified that the Balfour Promise is invalid due to the illegality of its content, as the subject of the promise is the treaty with Zionism to expel the people of Palestine from their homes and to give it to foreigners…"
 
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PA daily: Israel is "colonialist pawn and spearhead of the capitalist West," founded on "fabricated Zionist narrative"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2016
Headline: "Us, the UN, and its anniversary"
Excerpt from op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "Yesterday [Oct. 24, 2016] a ceremony was held in Ramallah for the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the UN…
As the organization (i.e., the UN) was starting out, the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people took place in May 1948. On Nov. 29, 1947, the organization adopted [UN] Resolution 181, regarding the division of historical Palestine – the land and homeland of the Palestinian Arab people – into two states (the Partition Plan, rejected by Arab leaders and governments –Ed.). One of them was named Israel, the colonialist pawn and spearhead of the capitalist West, [which the UN] allowed to exist, and gave it all that was needed in order to survive and live so as to serve its purposes, but [as opposed to this] it prevented the establishment of the Palestinian Arab people’s state, and through pretexts and ridiculous excuses did not allow the return of 800,000 Palestinian refugees, who were exiled by the Zionist gangs that occupied their land...
One of the main goals for the establishment of the organization was to guard 'human rights,' and they established this by publishing the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' in 1948. [However,] these are the same states that caused a new global tragedy that same year, by establishing the Israeli ethnic cleansing state…
They established on the land [of the Palestinians] a rogue outlaw state, the State of Israel, and brought to it all of the Jews of different nationalities, who accepted the false and fabricated Zionist narrative and aligned with it."

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PLO launches campaign against Balfour Declaration, calls Israel “colonialist project” of Britain
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2016
Headline: "Official and popular preparations for the launch of a campaign on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise"
    "Palestinian leaders, representatives of the factions of national activity, representatives of civil society organizations, union members, academics, and jurists emphasized the importance of uniting the official and popular efforts and the unity of the Palestinian communities in the homeland and the diaspora during the events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)… Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Tayseer Khaled said that… the department is preparing, through intensive daily discussions with the communities in the diaspora, to launch a broad campaign from Nov. 2, 2016, to Nov. 2, 2017, which will include different activities that will extend over the course of an entire year, in order to make the international community, and Britain in particular, face its historical responsibilities and to call on it to atone for the great crime that it perpetrated and to correct the historical injustice done to the Palestinian people. Khaled said: 'The Balfour Promise is at the base of a colonialist project that was dressed in a false religious and mythical cover in order to realize the colonialist aspirations of Britain and its stepdaughter, the Zionist movement, which to this day is connected through its colonialist project – the State of Israel – to the imperialist interests and their current leader, the US.'"

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Oct. 2016 poll: 75% of Palestinians support Abbas’ call on Britain to apologize for 1917 Balfour declaration promising establishment of Jewish homeland
Source: Center for Opinion Polls, An-Najah University website, Oct. 17, 2016
Q: “Do you support or reject a call from President Mahmoud Abbas on Britain to accept the historical, legal, political, material, and moral responsibilities relating to the consequences of [the] Balfour Declaration including offering an apology to the Palestinian people for the catastrophes and injustice committed against them?”
   Total  West Bank  Gaza Strip
I support 75.0 78.7 68.8
I reject 17.5 17.3 17.8
No opinion/
I do not know
7.5 4.1 13.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Note: "Following are the results of the Palestinian Public Opinion Poll no. 53
PA Ambassador to France: Balfour Declaration “stemmed from the desire to solve… ‘the Jewish problem’ in Europe by creating a homeland for them… so that Europe would be rid of the problem of its Jews”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2016
Headline: “Palestine participates in a seminar in the French Senate marking 100 years since Sykes-Picot”
       “The Vigilance Committee for Real Peace in the Middle East (CVPR-PO) yesterday [Oct. 10, 2016] held a seminar in the French Senate… Ambassador of Palestine in France Salman Al-Harfi… said that this [Balfour] Promise stemmed from the desire to solve what was called ‘the Jewish problem’ in Europe by creating a homeland for them (i.e., the Jews) and transferring them to it, so that Europe would be rid of the problem of its Jews.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas advisor attacks Trump for promise to move embassy to Jerusalem: "Mr. Whoever you are... will end up in the garbage bin of history"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 30, 2016
Official PA TV, Friday prayers from the mosque at the grave of Yasser Arafat, sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash. Present in the audience: Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, and PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail
Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “The mister called [Donald] Trump, the American presidential candidate, promised that he will transfer the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Does Jerusalem belong to his father, or perhaps to the father of Israel? There are people in Jerusalem, Mr. Whoever you are. Whoever gives that which does not belong to him to one who has no right to it will end up in the garbage bin of history as [British Foreign Minister Arthur] Balfour did before him, but the Palestinian people will remain and Jerusalem will remain.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Palestinians prepare for year-long campaign against the Balfour Declaration, demand apology from Britain
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 26, 2016
     “The embassy of the State of Palestine in the United Kingdom held a meeting to consult and prepare for the series of activities that will take place throughout the 100th year since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). More than 22 representatives of different associations that support the Palestinian cause in Britain were present at the meeting.
Ambassador Manuel Hassassian opened the meeting with a speech, in which he mentioned the tragedy that befell our Palestinian people as a result of this discriminatory [Balfour] promise, of which [only] the part that benefits the Israelis was implemented, while the part connected to the Palestinian people was not implemented. He emphasized that the fact that the British government is not participating in marking the 100th anniversary of this promise is just proof of its support of all [the crimes] that Israel perpetrates against the Palestinian people. He demanded to pressure the British government again so that it would take a firm stand regarding the settlements and the blockade and recognize the State of Palestine, as a minimum apology for the Balfour Promise.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA TV airs song addressing Israel: "Accursed is your grandfather who brought us the Balfour Promise"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 13, 2016
Official PA TV program Holiday Morning, hosting poet Abdallah Qishta
Poet Abdallah Qishta begins to recite the poem "A Homeland That is Tired of Waiting"
Poet Abdallah Qishta:
"Oh my enemy, others are brighter than you…
You are a Nazi, do not lie and do not call for peace
The chaos of your corruption is running rampant in Muslim countries
Your ebb and flow have come to an end, the illusion has reached its end and dissipated
Your time has come, accursed is your grandfather who brought us the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
[Even if] a period passes, we will not forget and our veins will be renewed
Your fate is shame and disgrace, regardless of what will come to pass.
Tomorrow we will liberate our land and we will lay the cornerstone,
Sometimes with weapons, and sometimes with politics.
The soil always calls to us: 'Come with [your] head held high,
Wear the crown of glory, and break the head of the evil one’
Its [the soil’s] knife will express our rage and will not allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be harmed…"
Official PA TV host: "We do not deny that the poem is wonderful and the style is very unique, especially as there is an attractiveness to the Nabataean or Bedouin poem, as some know it ."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Op-ed in PA daily: Balfour Declaration was “ominous promise” in which “those without ownership of the land of Palestine gave as a gift to those who are not entitled to it”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2016
Headline: “Strengthening the Palestinian legitimacy!”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza.
      “The great mistake that was perpetrated against Palestine 100 years ago through the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which those without ownership of the land of Palestine gave as a gift to those who are not entitled to it, which is the Zionist movement, and which considered a people that has existed for thousands of years (i.e., the Palestinians) as just a [group of] minorities whose humanitarian rights must be protected, without mentioning their political rights – a great mistake was the basis for the establishment of the State of Israel; it is the hinge on which all the regional and international alliances with Israel are based in different ways, and on its basis Israel continues to deny the existence of the Palestinian people, and therefore their rights as well.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Official PA daily op-ed: Western aid money is an “obligation towards the Palestinian people from… the capitalist West that created the Israeli ethnic cleansing state”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2016
The following is an excerpt of the op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily:
“The West is not dictating any sort of position to the Palestinian leadership in general, and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in particular. The [Western] aid money is not a favor from anyone; it is an obligation towards the Palestinian people from the entire world, and particularly the capitalist West that created the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and supported it. The revolution movement, Hamas, and its pawns have apparently not heard what was said in President Abbas’ speech at the recent Arab Summit in Nouakchott, [Mauritania], in which he called on the Arab brothers to help the Palestinian leadership sue Not-Great Britain for giving the ominous promise, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA Foreign Minister: Balfour Declaration was “mistake and historical wrong” that Britain should apologize for, because it contributed to Israel’s establishment
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 28, 2016
Headline: “Al-Malki: It is the right of our people to settle accounts with those who caused its Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and Britain must apologize and recognize the State of Palestine”
      “[PA] Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki emphasized that Britain must apologize for the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and correct this historical mistake by recognizing the State of Palestine in the borders of June 4, 1967…  Al-Malki said today (Thursday) [June 28, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: ‘Palestine hoped that Britain would demonstrate historical and political courage and responsibility, and would come and officially declare that it apologizes to the Palestinian people for the Balfour Promise on its hundredth anniversary.’ [...]
Al-Malki noted that the Palestinian leadership expects British recognition of a Palestinian state in the ’67 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. This is as a correction of the mistake and the historical wrong it did with the Balfour Promise, which led to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), uprooting, suffering, and prevention of the establishment of the Palestinian state, and it [Britain] did the opposite: It contributed to the establishment of the occupation state (Israel) [parentheses in source]...”

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PA Daily: Put "Not-Great Britain" on trial for its support of the "Hebrew colonialist state"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Putting Britain on trial”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “The government of the United Kingdom has fulfilled a destructive historical role in everything connected to the life of the Palestinian people – not because of the publication of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)… and also not because of the executive role of its mandate, which established the creation of the colonialist Israeli state, which is foreign to the heritage and history of the peoples of the Arab nation – rather it is because it continues to support the Hebrew colonialist state, to aid it financially, with weapons, economically, and with incessant immigration of Jewish Zionist or deceived non-Jewish manpower, and insists on not allowing the establishment of the Palestinian state… Britain continues to conspire with the racist State of Israel, which throughout the history of its existence has constituted a direct danger to the life and future of Arab states and peoples in general, and the Palestinian people in particular, and which has threatened the Arab national security with a long series of wars with direct European and American support. As a result, dozens and hundreds of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids), injured, and prisoners have fallen…
Putting Not-Great Britain on trial is one of the most important acts of the struggle in order to defend the interests of the Palestinian people… It is necessary to deepen and develop it (i.e., the act) by suing all the states that have eased Jewish immigration to Palestine during the decades of the conflict and until this day… Likewise, the cessation of all forms of immigration to Israel must be demanded immediately..."

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PA asks Arab League to help sue Britain for issuing Balfour Declaration, Britain should apologize for the Balfour Declaration like Germany did for the Holocaust
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 25, 2016


Official PA TV newsreader: "In a speech given in the name of President Mahmoud Abbas, [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki... asked the General Secretariat of the Arab League to help the [PA] leadership prepare a legal case..."
PA Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki in speech at the Arab League Summit representing PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We ask the General Secretariat of the Arab League to assist us in preparing a legal case in order to file a lawsuit against the British government for its issuing the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and for its (i.e., the Declaration’s) implementation afterwards, as a mandatory authority, which caused the Nakba of the Palestinian people and its expulsion..."
Expert on International Law and Secretary General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa: "It is the right of the Palestinian Arab people to sue Britain... If they refuse to accept it [the lawsuit] in the International Criminal Court, we can turn to the UN [General] Assembly... and [demand] the establishment of an international criminal court with the jurisdiction to place sanctions on Britain… I present as an example the Nazis’ Jewish Holocaust against the Jews in World War II. Germany even apologized and until now it has expressed political, economic, social, and cultural apologies. It even has funded the Israeli entity with billions of dollars until now, and therefore it is similar to the holocaust carried out against the Palestinian Arab people."
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PA daily oped: “The fascist State of Israel,” representing “colonialist” US and other states, promotes global terror groups, while Palestinian resistance is not considered terror
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 19, 2016
Headline: “No to terror”

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily

“If you wish to examine a specific definition of terror… you can adopt the following explanation:

Terror is a criminal and barbaric act, which is not connected to any people, human race, or religion…

Whatever the forces, organizations, or people that stand behind it, it is a wild law-breaking group, and has no connection to peoples’ struggle for liberation, and particularly [not] to the struggle of the Palestinian people… the Israeli ethnic cleansing state is the first address for all that is connected to the creation of global terror, without forgetting the role of the capitalist states in general – also in East Europe and not only in the West...
PA daily condemns “colonial Israel, which arose on the ruins of the Nakba of the Palestinian people in 1948 and still occupies its land, and steals and Judaizes it”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2016

"Whoever knows the most extreme, racist, and fascist prime minister in the history of colonial Israel, which arose on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people in 1948 and still occupies its land, and steals and Judaizes it and the Palestinian people’s interests, knows that the leader of the Likud (i.e., Israeli political party) is the enemy of peace."

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Abbas advisor accuses Israel lobby in Washington of "policy of colonialism" and "methodical forgery of the facts... to thwart the opportunities for peace"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2016
Headline: “Zumlut: The Israeli lobby is behind the deterioration of the situation in Palestine”
     “Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] for Strategic Affairs Husam Zumlut held the extremist Israeli lobby in Washington responsible for the deterioration of the situation in the Palestinian territories by encouraging the occupation, the policy of colonialism, and the creation of [a cover of] defense for the occupation soldiers and settlers to carry out many types of violence and organized terror against our people...
During the speech he gave before American Congress members in Washington in response to the invitation of the Congress’ Foreign Relations Committee, Zumlut emphasized that ‘The extremist Israeli lobby is involved in methodical forgery of the facts and carrying out political blackmail as part of a pre-planned agenda, whose goal is to thwart the opportunities for peace and fight the regional and international elements striving to achieve it…
As part of his response to a question about Congress’ proposed resolution calling for the cessation of financial aid to the Palestinian government due to the government’s payments to the families of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, Zumlut said: ‘This is a Palestinian law, in force since the establishment of the PA, and it is a law that applies to everyone detained by Israel without exception or choice.’ Likewise, he emphasized: ‘This is the right of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners, and the obligation of the Palestinian government to provide a security plan that will provide a dignified life in the absence of the breadwinner.’”

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Father of terrorist: "We have 6,000 years in this land, while those people... came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 9, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, report on the resolve of the father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh from the Qalandiya refugee camp, whose home has been demolished twice
Visual: The camera focuses on a poster.
Text on poster: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Anan Abu Habseh, who carried out the stabbing operation at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. The date of his death as a Martyr: Dec. 23, 2015”
Father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh: “The first time [my home was demolished] was in ’75, when I was arrested, and this time it was because of the Martyrdom (Shahada) of my son, may Allah have mercy on him. Praise Allah, Lord of the Worlds, these things – as I told you, since ’48 our homes, villages and cities are being destroyed, and our sons, fathers, uncles, and relatives are dying as Martyrs – and the journey continues. There are no flaws and no retreat from our journey. This policy of destruction is in the occupation’s blood, from ’48 until now. We are the Canaanites, we are the Jebusites, we have 6,000 years in this land, while those people, who came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe at the expense of the Palestinian people, they are like the empires that invaded this land and left defeated. Therefore they will [also] leave it defeated, Allah willing…”
Official PA TV reporter: “We thank you for being with us, have a good morning. We salute your resolve. [May Allah have] mercy on Anan’s soul, and [may Allah have] mercy on all the righteous Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us. Freedom for our brave prisoners, and of course we wish a speedy recovery for our injured.”

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Fatah: Modern Jews have no connection to ancient "Jewish Arab tribes" who lived in Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 7, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
“Fadel Al-Rabi'i: Regarding the ‘Judaism of the state’…
     Judaism is an ancient Arab religion, and there is no doubt about this, as this religion did not appear in Scotland or Mexico, the prophet Moses is not a Danish prince, and King David is not a British nobleman. As it is an ancient Arab religion, the groups that took Judaism on themselves 2,000 years ago were certainly not German or Viking tribes, but Arab tribes. This means that the Jews of the distant past who settled in southern Al-Sham (Palestine) [parentheses in source] were Jewish Arab tribes, and not immigrants brought by the Jewish Agency in ships.
In this context alone, every false claim must be rejected regarding the blood connection between a French or American Jew and the Children of Israel, as that is like a claim that the Christians in the US are the descendants of the Jacobites in Balad Al-Sham (i.e., the area of Syria, Lebanon, and northern Israel)...
Due to all this, the modern Jews do not have the right to take over the heritage of the ancient Arab tribe known in history as the Children of Israel just because at some point they took upon themselves the religion of this tribe... There is no archeological or cultural remnant that verifies, points to, or even hints that the European Jews, for example, are descendants of the Arab Jews who accepted Judaism 2,000 years ago. And if one foolishly insists on considering today’s Jews as the natural continuation/descendants of the Jews of the past, in this case every Jew, whatever his original citizenship, needs to consider himself an Arab returning to his ethnic roots according to this claim, and therefore he has no right, in any way to [make] religious-historic demands.”

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Fatah spokesman: Israel views Quartet report as a "green light to continue its terror, violence, incitement, and theft of our lands"
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 6, 2016
Headline: “[Fatah Spokesman Osama] Al-Qawasmi: Israel viewed the Quartet report as a green light to act violently against the Palestinian people”
     “The Fatah Movement said that the Israeli occupation state viewed the Quartet (i.e., Middle East Quartet: US, EU, Russia, and UN) report that is slanted in its favor as a green light to increase its violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people, and to continue its colonial settlement project, whose purpose is to uproot the Palestinians from their lands and homes for the benefit of the settlers who are stealing our land and property by force of weapons.
[Fatah Spokesman Osama] Al-Qawasmi clarified in a press statement that those who phrased the Quartet report ignored the suffering of the Palestinian people and international law, described our legal struggle against the Israeli settlement, occupation, and racism as incitement and violence, and ignored the real incitement and the organized state terror that Israel perpetrates against the Palestinian people, are the ones who at this moment are giving it (i.e., Israel) a green light to continue its terror, violence, incitement, and theft of our lands.”

Quartet report, July 1, 2016 – A report in which the Quartet (US, EU, Russia, and UN) reiterated its position that “a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967, and resolves all permanent status issues.” Click "full article" for more information.
PA Foreign Ministry: “Colonialist” Israel is “Judaizing Jerusalem”; fabricating history to destroy Arab connection
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 22, 2016
Headline: "The [PA] Foreign Ministry held the Israeli government responsible for the consequences of its excavations under Jerusalem"

"Today, Wednesday [June 22, 2016], the [PA] Foreign Ministry held the Israeli government responsible for the consequences of its colonialist excavations under Jerusalem. The ministry made a statement that the extreme right-wing government of [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu 'continues to use all its capabilities in its all-out war against occupied East Jerusalem and the Palestinian presence within it, in order to complete its arbitrary Judaization actions and separate it from its Palestinian surroundings. In order to accomplish this, the Israeli occupation authorities and their various branches and organizations are trying to change the state’s character and distort its Arab Palestinian identity by far-reaching forgeries on two levels – above ground and underground. Above ground, by building settlement cities, paving a wide network of roads, taking over many Palestinian homes in the Old City [of Jerusalem] and the Arab neighborhoods in the city and expelling their residents, and by wholesale Palestinian home demolitions. Meanwhile, underground the occupation authorities are forging all the historical facts that are found in the belly of the earth and that verify the Arabness of Jerusalem.'

The ministry added that in order to achieve this 'Since 1967 the occupation state has continued to excavate a widespread network of tunnels, passages, and plazas, to establish underground synagogues, and to play with the historical antiquities found in the belly [of the ground]. This was recently exposed in the Hebrew media, which verified that the excavations taking place under the Old City and the Palestinian villages that surround it are being done for political motives, in order to create new facts that will be in line with the ideology of the extreme right that is ruling in Israel.
Palestinian political analyst legitimizes murder of Israeli civilians: "Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers"
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 15, 2016
Headline: “Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) – between the sanctification of the weapon and its definition as a crime”
Op-ed by senior Palestinian political analyst and columnist Hani Al-Masri
     “If the main method of activity is appropriate for a certain period, that doesn’t mean that it is necessary to negate, reject, or condemn other types. On the contrary, the experience of struggle throughout history, including the Palestinian experience and the experience of India, South Africa and others, has proven that it is possible to integrate peaceful and armed methods of struggle, whether the method of the struggle at one stage or another is peaceful or armed, and no one side can alone determine the appropriate method of struggle. The nature of the conflict, its unique characteristics, the circumstances, the factors influencing it, and the conduct of the other side are what actively contribute to determining the method that will be adopted...
Armed resistance must always be present, as it is an anchored right, and it must be carried out in accordance with the circumstances, and must not be altogether uprooted, nor defined as a crime under any circumstances...
Likewise, we cannot help but examine the matter of harming civilians in Israel. Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers, and the proof of this is that weapons are common in all the different regions, and hundreds of thousands of civilians carry them on the streets. All of them, other than the ultra-orthodox Jews, serve in the army. However, most of the ultra-orthodox Jews, like all the rest, are radicals who incite the murder of non-Jews."

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Fatah student movement: Israel plans to "expel" Jerusalem's residents and "Judaize" it as part of the "plot of the Zionist colonialist expansion"
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba: The fact that Israel displayed a misleading sign regarding the reality of Jerusalem constitutes the issue of a challenge to the international community”
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [student] movement issued a statement in which it emphasized that Jerusalem was and will remain the eternal capital of our Arab Palestinian people, and that all the activity of the illegal occupation will not succeed in hiding the truth and changing its Canaanite Arab Islamic and Christian character. Likewise, it emphasized that the fact that the right-wing extremist [Israeli] government tried to falsify the facts a number of days ago through the advertisement of a picture describing East Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (apparently referring to Israeli exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York –Ed.) is part of the Zionist movement’s plot to expel its residents and Judaize it on the way to completing the plot of the Zionist colonialist expansion at the expense of the Palestinian people and land.”
Fatah: Britain must recognize Palestinian state to make up for “historic sin” of Balfour Declaration
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2016

"Fatah demanded of Britain to recognize the historic right of our people to its homeland Palestine, because it was the [British] mandate state that laid the foundation for the establishment of Israel. Likewise, it [Fatah] demanded of it [Britain] that it recognize the State of Palestine in the borders of June 4 [1967] with Jerusalem as its capital, as a first stage and an expression of a sincere desire to make amends for its historic sin against our people."

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Op-ed in Pa daily: "Colonialist" Israel was established by "capitalist Europe" to atone for the Holocaust
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2016
Headline: “Learning the lessons of the Holocaust”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
       “Last Thursday [May 5, 2016] was the 71st anniversary of the Holocaust (i.e., Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day) carried out by the Nazis against members of the Jewish religion, which claimed the lives of millions of them…  In order to atone for this despicable crime against the European Jews, capitalist Europe committed another crime: the establishment of the colonialist State of Israel on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people..."
Official PA daily op-ed: Israel "maintains a colonial settlement, holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical... weapons," while Palestinian rocks and knives are legitimate self-defense
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2016
Headline: “The establishment of a committee to monitor the incitement”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “The Israeli incitement against the Palestinian leadership and people encompasses all aspects of life, and it is biased incitement that has no basis in real facts, but twists the facts, falsifies and mixes up information, moving away from the basic pillars of the Arab/Palestinian – Israeli conflict. This incitement is based on denying the right of the Palestinian to defend himself and his national narrative, and includes the falsification and distortion of data and quotes, and exaggeration [of some] details at the expense of the main issues. For instance, the Israeli wars and their crimes turn into ‘defense’ of residents on the border, and according to the logic of the Western countries working in coordination with Israel, the equation is reversed: ‘It is Israel’s right to defend itself!’ The occupying state, which maintains a colonial settlement [enterprise], holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical, conventional, land, marine, and aerial weapons, perpetrates all types of killing, destruction and burning of citizens, their fields, their homes, etc., against the unarmed Palestinian people that is subject to occupation for the last 70 years, and has nothing at its disposal but its resolve, rocks, and knives – and yet it [the Palestinian people] is required to ‘condemn’ its struggle, because it is viewed as ’terror’ in the eyes of the capitalist West, the Americans, and the Europeans, and even when the [Palestinian] people marks its annual Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Day, it becomes ‘incitement’ and violence.”
Qalqilya governor: Balfour Declaration is a "crime against Palestinians" that "paved the way for the theft of their land"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: "Conference on summary executions and persecuting their perpetrators in the International Criminal Court"
      "During the conference organized by the Al-Quds Open University, the Authority for Political and National Guidance, and the Fatah Movement, titled The Summary Executions and Persecuting their Perpetrators in the International Criminal Court… [Qalqilya] District Governor [Rafe' Rawajbeh] noted that the crime of [the Israeli] occupation stretches from 1948 to the present, and emphasized that the occupation is a crime and that the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is a crime against the Palestinians as it paved the way for the theft of their land."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
US and Europe "exported" the "Jewish terror to Palestine," Israel is "the ugliest form of terror"
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Mar. 22, 2016
Text posted by PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri on his Facebook page on March 22, 2016, following the March 22, 2016 terror attacks in Brussels that killed at least 31 and injured hundreds: "While we condemn and denounce terrorist acts everywhere in the world, we Arabs are the ones who have been most severely burned by the fire of terror, which has been created and exported by the US and Europe since the Arab Jihad fighters in Afghanistan, and before that by exporting the Jewish terror to Palestine, supporting it and justifying it. Today, Europe is being burnt by its [the terror's] fire in its airports and squares. I do not gloat but feel pain over every innocent soul that was killed, but those who prepare the poison will taste it themselves, and today Europe is having a taste of what it prepared with its own hands. Unless you fight terror everywhere, first and foremost in Palestine, since the [Israeli] occupation is the ugliest form of terror, as well as in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan - you will be burnt by its fire, and terror has no religion."
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PA official claims that Israeli settlements started in 1881 as a "colonialist project"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The launching of Your Initiative is Their Resolve – the Martyr Ziad Abu Ein Prize at the An-Najah University”
     “The national An-Najah University launched the Your Initiative is Their Resolve – the Martyr (Shahid) Ziad Abu Ein Prize, under the patronage of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah… Chairman of [PA] Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Walid Assaf said: ‘The settlement issue has existed from the moment the colonialist project in Palestine began in 1881 (i.e., First Aliyah - Zionist immigration to what is now Israel).’”

Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel “was established on the foundations of colonialism”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2016
     Headline: "[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the French Initiative"
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
"What happened in the southern districts (the Gaza Strip) [parentheses in source] in 2007 (- Hamas military takeover of the Gaza Strip from the PA/Fatah –Ed.) occurred with the support and aid of the Israeli government at the time, which served as a cover and supporting body for the Hamas coup against Palestinian legitimacy for Israeli strategic reasons. Likewise, Netanyahu has no right to talk about the model of extreme countries as long as his country exists. This is because this state was established on the foundations of colonialism and still maintains traditional colonialism in the Palestinian territories, and violates international conventions, regulations, and resolutions, and refuses on principle to pay its dues of the peace process. Therefore, the Prime Minister of the herds of settlers (i.e., Benjamin Netanyahu) has no right to talk about extreme countries, because Israel, and behind it the US, and countries in the region that follow it, are those that allowed the same extremist groups to multiply in the Arab arena like mushrooms [after rain], in order to achieve their goals and take apart and redivide the states and the peoples of the Arab nation into small, religious, sectarian, and ethnic states."

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PA daily op-ed: “Colonialist” Israel was created to stop Arab countries from developing and to fragment them
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2016
Headline: “Problems of the Arab democracy”

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily, in which he describes 10 obstacles that the development of democracy in Arab countries faces. Following is one of them:

    “The colonialist state of Israel which expels [the local inhabitants] and settles [in their place] was created at the heart of the Arab world on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel). This state is a time bomb exploding incessantly in colonial wars. The purpose of its creation was to consume the Arab peoples’ potential to develop, to thwart and neutralize every option of development in every country of the Arab world, to damage the project of complete liberation from subordination to colonialism in its old and new forms, to prevent the pan-Arab revival project from achieving its goals – unity, freedom, justice, and sustainable development – and to act to deepen the process of fragmentation in Arab countries.”
Fatah Commissioner: Israel is “a ‎colonialist project on our land”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2016
     ‎“The Fatah movement received the ‎decisions of the EU, made at a meeting of ‎European Foreign Ministers in Brussels, ‎with a call to turn them into an action plan ‎to end the Israeli occupation. It called on ‎Europe to take immediate steps to protect ‎the option of the Palestinian state in the ‎framework of a two-state solution from the ‎unilateral steps being taken by the ‎occupation…‎ Fatah Commissioner of International ‎Relations and Fatah Central Committee ‎member Nabil Shaath stated: ‘The ‎decision made by the council of EU ‎Foreign Ministers yesterday [Jan. 18, ‎‎2016] regarding the Palestinian issue is ‎very positive. It is a step forward, which in ‎the end has to lead to severe sanctions ‎against Israel, in order to fight its [Israel’s] ‎colonialist project on our land’…‎ Shaath emphasized that it is important to ‎complete the diplomatic successes by ‎achieving national unity and the end of ‎the rift (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas), in ‎order to strengthen the Palestinian ‎positon and support the present intifada ‎and popular resistance.”‎
PA TV: Balfour Declaration was Europe's "solution to get rid of them (the Jews)"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2016

Excerpt from the film Fatah: Revolution until Victory, originally broadcast on Jan. 1, 2013 in honor of Fatah's 48th anniversary:

"Faced with the Jews' schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
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Note: This video was originally broadcast on official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013, and rebroadcast on Nov. 11, 2014, Dec. 31, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
PA TV: Balfour Declaration was Europe's "solution to get rid of them (the Jews)"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2015

"Faced with the Jews' schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
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Note: This video was originally broadcast on official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013, and rebroadcast on Nov. 11, 2014, Dec. 31, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
Israel was “unnaturally” established by colonialism, “as an idea to get rid of the European Jewish problem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2015
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for official PA daily
     “The occupation state, ‘Israel,’ which was established outside the natural historical framework of the formation of countries in this civilized part of the world, and came into the world following illegal competitive relations between the worldwide promoters of colonialism, and as an idea to get rid of the European Jewish problem, after all the attention the world has lavished on it [Israel], whether willingly or unwillingly, today pulls out the sword of enmity and rebellion against international law. The same law that has guaranteed it since its establishment was announced in the partition resolution in 1947 (the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine, and which was rejected by the Palestinians –Ed.) , and it was given the birth certificate of a state, under certain conditions, which is located within the natural and historical borders of Palestine, in other words, what we call the fourth of June borders. This was after it went beyond the interpretations of the partition resolution and forcefully took over parts of the territories that the partition resolution called ‘the Arab state’ at the time! It is possible that the rebellion and non-compliance is a natural matter among most of those who were born outside the legal framework of regulations, values, and laws, and Israel has left compliance with international laws regarding human rights outside of its conduct regarding the Palestinian people, which has the natural and historical right to Palestine, all of Palestine.”
PA daily op-ed: “Western colonialism planted” Israel with the goal “to destroy the Arab and Islamic nation” and “get rid of the ‘Jewish problem’ in Europe”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline
: “Jerusalem in the claws of Zionism”
     “When Western colonialism planted the Zionist entity in the heart of Palestine (out of many other alternatives) [parenthesis in source], it had colonialist goals: to destroy the Arab and Islamic nation and to stop any early sign of its revival, and to get rid of the ‘Jewish problem’ in Europe, through settling them in Palestine.”
PA daily: “The real cause of terror” in the world “are the colonial countries… like the Israeli occupation”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 16, 2015
The writer describes the terror attacks that took place in Paris and Beirut injuring many and then states that Israeli terror has claimed the lives of many, many more Palestinians.

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: "No to terror"
     "Likewise, the Israeli-American-Takfiri terror hurt (sic, killed) 224 innocent Russians, when a passenger plane was blown up on the 31st of last October [2015]… The real cause of terror are the colonial countries, whatever their type of colonialism – old-school like the Israeli occupation, which has hung over Palestinian lands since the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948, and afterward in 1967, or new, like what the US is doing, violating the basic human rights of weak and poor peoples in third world countries."

Paris attacks 2015 - On Nov. 13, 2015, seven terrorist attacks were carried out simultaneously in Paris, France, in which it is estimated that 129 people were murdered. An additional 352 people were wounded, 99 of them in serious condition. The most massive attack took place at the Bataclam Theater during a rock concert, where 87 people were murdered. On Nov. 14, 2015 ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks.

Beirut bombings – On Nov. 12, 2015, two terrorists carried out simultaneous suicide bombing attacks in the Al-Dahieh district of Beirut which is inhabited mostly by Shia Muslims and controlled by Hezbollah. More than 40 people were killed and over 240 were wounded in the attacks. The Islamic State terror organization took responsibility for the attacks.

Russian plane attack 2015 – On Oct. 31, 2015, a Russian plane was blown up over Sinai, Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
Speaker at PA event in a school describes Balfour declaration: “One who had no ownership (i.e., Britain) gave [it] to one who had no right (i.e., Israel)”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Culture and Education Commission are holding a cultural event in Tulkarem against the Balfour Declaration"
      "The [PA] Ministry of Culture and Education Commission in the Tulkarem district held a culture and song event at the Ibrahim Al-Khawaja School, on the 98th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration. During the event, historian Nu'man Shahrour spoke… Historian Shahrour spoke in detail before the students about the Balfour Declaration that was made on Nov. 2, 1917, which was the basis for establishing Israel, and through it one who had no ownership [of Palestine] gave [it] to one who had no right."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA government marks 98 years since “ominous Balfour Declaration”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: “The government inaugurates 20 projects worth over 7 million dollars in order to strengthen the resolve of Hebron residents”
      “During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [Nov. 3, 2015] in Hebron, the [PA] government called for the UN Security Council and General Assembly to obligate Israel to remove the outposts in the Old City [of Jerusalem], to open the Al-Shuhada Road in Hebron, and to allow Palestinian security forces to spread out in the region in order to provide the civilians with protection from the settlers’ attacks and crimes… The government emphasized that the resolve of our people in Hebron and the great sacrifices the district’s residents have made… have caused the Israeli government to launch a revenge attack, which has caused the death of 29 Martyrs from the district during the popular uprising, who saturated the Palestinian ground with their pure blood… The government listened to a report by Hebron district Governor Kamel Hami about the settler attack against the district and the violations being perpetrated by the occupation forces and gangs of settlers. He expressed appreciation of the fact that the president [Abbas] and prime minister [Hamdallah] are making sure they receive all of the Martyrs’ bodies [from Israel] and bring them to burial with state funerals befitting them and their sacrifices… The government emphasized that even though 98 years have passed since the ominous Balfour Declaration, our people is still paying a heavy price with its land, its children’s blood, and its daily suffering, and the international community still stands by helplessly in the face of the historic injustice which has caused many massacres and crimes carried out by the Zionist terror gangs, which has led to our people being uprooted from their homeland.”
PLO, Fatah and the PA denounce Balfour Declaration as “ominous,” a “historical crime” and “the worst political crime in modern history”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2015
Headline: "On the anniversary of the Balfour Promise: Erekat call on Britain and the world to end the occupation"
      “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [Saeb Erekat] called on the countries of the world that have not yet recognized Palestine, and first among them Britain, to recognize a Palestine with sovereignty on the 1967 borders with its capital in Jerusalem, and to end its Israeli military occupation…
These things were stated in Erekat's press release on the 98th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which he renewed his call for Britain to take legal, political, and ethical responsibility for acquiescing to the Zionist movement's request to establish a national homeland for Jews on Palestine's land, and the fact that it paved the way for, and fully supported, one of the largest ever acts of ethnic cleansing in 1948 and the expulsion of our people by force. Likewise, he called on it [Britain] to act seriously and responsibly together with the international community to correct the mistake, as our people is still paying the price of the consequences a century later…"

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Fatah: Balfour Declaration was an “ominous promise,” Jews had “no right” to create state
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 1, 2015

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 1, 2015
The picture shows what is supposedly Palestinian refugees from the period of the establishment of Israel on the left, and British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in flames on the right.
Text above image: “The promise of those with no ownership to those with no right”
Text on image: “We will not forget the ominous promise, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
Given by those with no ownership to those with no right”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Israel’s establishment is a result of ‎‎“British-French-German-American ‎colonial West”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for the official PA daily:
     ‎“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] ‎Netanyahu delivered a speech yesterday ‎‎[Oct. 20, 2015], Tuesday, to the Zionist ‎Congress, which was full of all colors of ‎forgery, deception, and incitement ‎against the Palestinian people and ‎President Mahmoud Abbas… and which ‎acquitted Adolf Hitler, the German ‎leader, of the blood of millions of Jews, ‎and ‘placed the responsibility for it’ on ‎‎[Grand Mufti] Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who ‎‎‘incited’ Hitler to carry out the ‎Holocaust, according to Netanyahu’s ‎neo-fascist logic…‎
Everyone knows that the Palestinian ‎people and its historic leaders, from ‎‎[Grand Mufti] Haj Amin Al-Husseini and ‎those who preceded him and followed ‎him, all of them were victims of that ‎Holocaust, whose results are the ‎responsibility of the British-French-‎German-American colonial West. This is ‎because they paved the way through the ‎ominous British Balfour Promise (i.e., ‎Declaration), and afterward through the ‎campaigns of Jewish immigration to ‎historic Palestine. They gave them (Zionist ‎Jews) (parentheses in source) all the ‎political, legal, financial, and military ‎reliefs to establish the Israeli state on the ‎ruins of the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the ‎Palestinian term for the establishment of ‎the State of Israel) of the Palestinian ‎people in May 1948... The ‎near future undoubtedly holds a strong ‎blow against the occupying fascist ‎Zionist leader [Netanyahu], as a friend ‎of Hitler and his ilk.”‎
Europe collaborated with "the Zionist colonialist entity" with the aim of stealing from the Arabs and fragmenting them
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “The two causes contradict each other”
       “What researchers trying to compare the two causes could not identify was that the Palestinian issue was a tangible issue, on the ground and in history, with real presence in reality. Likewise, its cause is essentially different from the Jewish issue, which was actually a phantom from the European point of view and was created by them [the Europeans].
In addition, all European leaders sought to create a cheap, low-cost mechanism that would ensure the fragmentation of the Arab region in order to steal the resources of the peoples of the Arab nation. Therefore, they used the Zionist colonialist entity and collaborated with it, in accordance with developments in the international capitalist camp, and in a manner that would serve the interests of Europe and the US… Were it not for Europe’s [support] since Napoleon’s call in 1978, King Wilhelm II (i.e., last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruled from 1888 to 1918. –Ed.) in the second half of the 19th century, Britain’s adoption of the Zionist movement since the mandate over Palestine and the issuing of the Balfour promise (i.e., Declaration) in November 1917 and the subsequent American patronage and support, after it [the US] became the center of decisions and the leader of the Western camp following World War II, the Hebrew state would not have managed to exist and endure.”

Note: The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily: Jewish "colonialist plot" is based on "massacre, burning, murder"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2015
Headline: “The Paradox of penance at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a columnist for the official PA daily, in his regular column
     “Yom Kippur is also meant to mark the birthday of Adam, peace be with him, and to be a day of mutual forgiveness and asking pardon for any punishable act carried out by members of the Jewish religion in the last year. However, those who follow the crimes of the leaders of the Israeli ethnic occupation state and its herds of colonialists can see that they take from the Bible what is appropriate for their colonialist plot, based on massacre, burning, murder, and permitting [spilling the blood of] the Arab Palestinian non-Jews, whatever their religion may be, even if they are Samaritan Jews or Neturei Karta (i.e., extremist, anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox Jews who deny Israel's right to exist until the Messiah comes).”
Israel is “the pillar of the colonial West”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 25, 2015
     Headline: “Iraq stands resolute against America”
“Despite the successes of the American-Israeli alliance in ‘sister’ Iraq – such as the formulation of a constitution based on [the concept of] federacy, the establishment of a government with a sectarian nature, the spreading of anarchy on religious, sectarian, and ethnic grounds and [grounds of] faith, through the establishment of ISIS and Shiite militias, the promotion of the independence of the Kurdistan region in Iraq from the central government, the theft of the resources and glorious culture of Iraq and the destruction of its economy – the Iraqi people, with all its elements and diversity, still adheres to its original identity, the Pan-Arab identity, which protects the other ethnic groups…
However, the enemies of Iraq, and especially the US, refuse to accept the choice of the Iraqi people. Since Henry Kissinger declared the dissolution of the states and peoples of the Arab nation in the mid-1970s, when the spark of the Lebanese civil war was ignited in 1975, the American administrations throughout history and the military and security decision-making centers and the legislative and executive institutions are acting – in coordination with the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and other countries in the region – to rip apart the fabric of the Arab peoples. Each one has its personal goals, in addition to the shared one…"

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PA daily op-ed: Israel founded on colonialism, established to be a “base” for the US
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 24, 2015
Excerpt of article by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily:
      “As is known to the whole world, the countries of the capitalist West invented, together with the leaders of the Zionist movement, the idea of ‘the Promised Land,’ and afterward they invented the deceitful Jewish slogan ‘a land without a people for a people without a land,’ in order to achieve the goal of global Zionism. The two ideas – the idea of ‘the Promised Land,’ and the deceitful colonialist idea – were the main deceptive factor, meant to remove the European Jews from their nations and place them in Palestine, in order to establish the Israeli colonialist state as a front base of the capitalist West, and particularly of the US.”
Israel is "fascist," "based on forging of facts and history," "created and planted by... European colonialism"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 2, 2015
     “The state of Israel is fascist through and through. It is hostile to [the concepts of] law, peace and coexistence between the nations, and does not believe in treaties and international laws. This state was and continues to be based on the forging of facts and history, and the theft of another people’s lands. This state, created and planted by the British, French, German, American, and European colonialism in general… will not succeed in defending its ugly colonial face.”
PA daily: French and British colonialism led to the birth of Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2015
     "Israel spreads the danger posed by ISIS on one hand, and the Iranian danger on the other hand, in order to sneak into the bedrooms of the Arab regimes, as if it has no aspirations [to rule] from the Nile to the Euphrates. This Arab entrapment by Israel reminds us of the correspondence of the Fatimids in Egypt with the Crusaders in order to unite against Nur Al-Din Zangi (the Selijuq ruler who united the Syrian principalities and northern Iraq into one large Muslim country –Ed.), and the engagements of the Pope with the Assassin movement later [in history] in order to confront Saladin, in addition to many rulers of his time betraying their homelands, [thus] facilitating the Mongol invasion… We can [only] say that the results of the Mongolian invasion and the Crusades, which nobody stood against except for the Egyptian army, paved the way for the Safavid state in Iran and Iraq, the spread of the Turks in the Western world, and the continuation of French and British colonialism, which led to the birth of Israel.”

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Official PA daily: "Zionist colonialists" are "forgers of history"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 10, 2015
Headline: “Two states – one homeland!”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Returning to the new initiatives on the negotiation table, the ‘Two States – One Homeland!’ initiative which will be officially announced tomorrow, Thursday [June 11, 2015], in Beit Jala (i.e., near Bethlehem), is the product of an agreement between Israeli and Palestinian figures. However, it should be noted that some of the Palestinians whose names are signed on it announced in advance that they do not recognize it, and that their names were added without asking them, which indicates their disagreement with what is stated in the initiative. This is after Palestinian media platforms and figures debated and pointed out serious flaws that it includes, among them [the statement] that ‘The two peoples recognize the historical rights of each other to the one homeland.’ Moreover, this initiative did not stop here. In addition to the deep confusion between the Palestinian and Zionist narrative, which equates the Palestinian owners of the land and history with the Zionist colonialists, forgers of history with the most abominable Zionist slogan, ’A land without people for a people without a land,’ the initiative also rejected the right of return of Palestinians to their land and homes from which they were expelled, and limited their return to the State of Palestine only (i.e., and not to Israel).”
Balfour Declaration was “racist, hateful, and atrocious” and a right that Jews did not deserve
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, May 14, 2015
Fatah-run Awdah TV broadcast the documentary A Homeland in the Memory of Generations about the Palestinian struggle from the Balfour Declaration until war in Gaza, and the strong connection between Morocco and Jerusalem. The film was produced by Palestine International Institute and Dr. Elias Al-Amari from Morocco, and not by Awdah TV. PA Parliament (Legislative Council) member from Fatah Ashraf Jum’ais is mentioned in the credits at the end as the film’s supervisor.
Film narrator: “This is the longest and greatest tragedy in history, and the most racist, hateful, and atrocious scene was when Britain granted the Jews a national homeland in Palestine in the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).”
PA Parliament member from Fatah Ashraf Jum’a: “The occupation of Palestine by Britain was a preparatory step toward the establishment of a national home for Jews in Palestine. Britain issued the ominous Balfour Promise in 1917, and with this decision a right was given to an entity not deserving it – the Zionist entity - by one not its [the land’s] owner – Britain.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah member in PA daily: Zionist project is "a colonialist, economic, and settlement project"
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 6, 2015
Headline: “Returning the awareness and understanding of the situation in order to break the cage”
Op-ed by Muhammad Shtayyeh, member of the Fatah Central Committee, in the biweekly supplement of the official PA daily
     “Recently [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu came to us with the Jewish state that he wants to build in ‘Judea and Samaria’ (i.e., the West Bank), after the Zionist movement completed its colonialist economic project in the Palestinian coastal region (i.e., Israeli coast), which is the most fertile region in Palestine.
And the question is: If the state is ‘Jewish’ and relies on the geography of the Bible, why was the State of Israel not established from its beginning in ‘Judea and Samaria,’ in other words the West Bank, and the coastal region not left for the Palestinians? The answer is that the Zionist project was not a religious project at all, but rather a colonialist, economic, and settlement project meant to draw settlers, and religion was only one of the excuses for this project, which merited the sponsorship of the colonialist countries, and began as a source of mutual benefit for Britain and the Zionist movement, each for its own reasons.”
Nazis and colonialists "conspired" to make [European] Jews immigrate to Israel... to serve colonialist ambitions... in the Arab world"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily:
     "Even though the Jewish people were never one nation, the Jews of the different European nationalities paid a heavy price in the Second World War, since Nazis committed a holocaust in the Polish [city of] Krakow and in other cities in Europe. Estimates regarding the number of Holocaust victims differ. The supporters of the Zionist movement have exaggerated the number of victims, claiming that it amounts to 6 million, whereas others, unbiased researchers, have estimated that there were between one and two million Jewish victims.
In addition, the leaders of the Nazi and Fascist states conspired to make the Jews immigrate to Israel, the establishment of which was supported by more than one leader and one European state, to serve the colonialist ambitions of these states in the Arab world.
Likewise, the Zionist movement wanted to achieve a series of goals: First, to take advantage and use this [the Holocaust] to blackmail the European states financially and politically to make them support the Zionist colonialist project. Second, to bully the Jews to immigrate to the Israeli ethnic cleansing state, which was in a preparatory stages of establishment. Third, to increase the Jews' suffering and abuse in order to take advantage of the world's compassion for them..."
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Awdah TV: Jews were corrupt so Europe wanted to get rid of them with Balfour Declaration
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Feb. 18, 2015

"Faced with the Jews' schemes Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up position in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
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Note: This video was originally broadcast on official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013 and Nov. 11, 2014. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
PA daily op-ed: Israel was established “for colonialist reasons”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2015
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, in response to an op-ed by Dr. Guy Bechor in the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, in which Bechor wrote that the Arab world’s power will decline with the drop in oil prices, and that other countries, such as the US and Israel, will take their place as the world’s main energy exporters.
     “The Israeli publicist’s [Guy Bechor’s] statements may be correct in certain respects, but he forgets that the [natural] gas Israel claims to have found in the sea is not its exclusive property, for the Syrian, Lebanese, Cypriot, Palestinian and Egyptian gas fields are bigger, and the part belonging to Israel is not so huge. In addition, in the event of a fall in oil prices and the finding of new gas and oil sources outside the Arab world, Israel will lose its strategic importance for the US and the West. This is because Israel is an entity established by colonialism in the vicinity of the Suez Canal for colonialist reasons – in order to maintain [their] presence near the Canal, which was at the time the [main] marine transportation artery, and the West continued to protect Israel after oil was discovered. Once oil loses its strategic importance, Israel will also lose its importance, for its main role is to spread instability in the Arab region and prevent geographic continuity between the eastern and western Arab countries, in order to preclude any form of Arab unity and development and modernization in the Arab countries. In addition, Israel’s role will come to an end once oil loses its importance and becomes plentifully available on the markets – for Israel’s role is only to destroy.”
PLO Ambassador to India: Zionism is an "imperialistic initiative" that uses American aid to create a "Jewish ISISness"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 24, 2014
Headline: “Between the grinding stones”
Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “When the occupiers began their attack against Palestine they were not religious Jews. They were seculars who used religion in order to encourage the Jewish citizens of undeveloped countries to immigrate to Palestine. It was a clear imperialistic initiative that wore a religious appearance. This initiative, in today’s reality of law-breaking Israel, began to scorn imperialism itself, and the seculars as well, and placed ’Judaism’ in the place of the alleged ‘democracy.’ And just as all of them had, at every stage, traitors who aided them, thus the American aid given to them was more than enough to take over both sides of the conflict…
Along this line, at the same time as the Arab humiliation, the appetite of broad groups of Arab society for faith in greater extremism was whetted, but not in order to confront their Jewish antithesis in Palestine, but rather in order to storm the antithesis of their ideology in every land, even if this antithesis was Islamic. Regarding Palestine, the Jewish ISISness cast its heavy shadow on Palestinian society, which does not have the means and possibility of creating its own ISIS.”
PA daily refers to Israelis as “colonialist Zionist herds”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2014
     “The murder of Martyr (Shahid) Ziad Abu Ein by the army of death and the colonialist Zionist herds came as a huge shock to the [Palestinian] political leadership and people, for [through it] the murderous Israelis have confirmed that they do not distinguish between ministers, senior officials or ordinary citizens, nor between members of one faction or another, or even those without any [factional] affiliation, because the Zionist Israeli target is the Arabic-speaking Arab Palestinian.”

Note: Ziad Abu Ein died on Dec. 10, 2014 at ‎a demonstration in the West Bank that ‎turned violent. Immediately following his ‎death, PA and Fatah leaders claimed that ‎Abu Ein was murdered. Footage from the ‎event shows Abu Ein in an altercation with ‎an Israeli soldier who grabbed Abu Ein by ‎the neck, and later shows Abu Ein on the ground clutching his chest in pain. The ‎autopsy, which was overseen by Israeli and ‎Palestinian pathologists, revealed that the ‎cause of death was a heart attack, but ‎disagreement remains over the extent to which the altercation with Israeli forces may have caused ‎the heart attack. Palestinians have ‎continued to describe Abu Ein's death as a ‎‎"murder" and "assassination" by Israel.‎
The Israeli narrative is shaped by “imperialism” and “the Zionist mentality of darkness, extremism and racism”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
      “If we as Palestinians, Arab and Muslims, do not disown the historic myths [prevalent] among us that is, the false Biblical stories about Jerusalem – what they call the ‘People of Israel,’ the house of worship or the Temple, and about their [past] presence on our Arab land in Palestine – then what can we expect the result to be? The myths about the redeeming prophet (and there is no prophet after Muhammad, peace be upon Him) [all parenthesis in source] will naturally prevail, as will the myths that the Israelis (the Jews living in the State of ‘Israel’ today, whose origins can be traced to the Khazars, Russians, Ukrainians and Europeans, and who borrowed their name from an extinct Yemenite tribe) have a ‘country’ and that they were a ‘nation,’ and that the Temple – which actually never existed anywhere in the area – was situated at the site of Al-Aqsa, surrounding it or at a distance of 20 to 200 kilometers from it.
The political, diplomatic, legal, or even the military struggle or the [struggle] on the ground, are not sufficient to refute the narrative that has been perfectly constructed since the 19th century by imperialism and its ambitions, in cooperation with the Zionist mentality of darkness, extremism and racism… and we are the first to have been convinced by them, while we merely argue over tiny details! For example: ‘Yes, they have been here (in Palestine) – but not for long’ or ‘Yes, they had princedoms or kingdoms, but not like these!’ And the evident truth now is that they were never here, and that even those who are here now, who are different, and the ancient ones, whose stories are documented in books, were never [present] in this Arab and Islamic land.”
PA TV rebroadcasts documentary: Balfour Declaration was Europe's "solution to get rid of them (the Jews)"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2014


Excerpt from the film
Fatah: Revolution until Victory, originally broadcast on Jan. 1, 2013 in honor of Fatah's 48th anniversary and rebroadcast on Nov. 11, 2014, Dec. 31, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
     "Faced with the Jews' schemes Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up position in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
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PA Prime Minister: Murderer of 3-month-old was a "Martyr" who fell victim to the "occupation’s colonialist, settlement, and racist policy"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2014
Report on a PA government meeting held on Oct. 28, 2014.
     “[PA Prime Minister Rami] Hamdallah spoke about his and his entourage’s visit to Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock, and the Santa Anna Church near the Lions’ Gate, and about the visit of the European consuls to Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He warned against the danger of the aggressive criminal escalation against our people and its holy sites, and against the widespread settlement plans being carried out by the extreme right-wing occupation government in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. Likewise, he warned against the actions of the occupation army, which suppresses the peaceful demonstrations and protests against the occupation’s colonialist, settlement, and racist policy, which has recently led to the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of young Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi (20) from the town of Silwan (i.e., a neighborhood in Jerusalem), and the death as a Martyr of the boy Urwa Abd Al-Wahab Hammad (14) (i.e., killed by Israeli soldiers as he was about to throw a Molotov cocktail) from the town of Silwad…
The government emphasized that the purpose of this aggressive and dangerous escalation is to turn the conflict into a religious war in the region, and that Jerusalem is a red line.”

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi - On Oct. 22, 2014, Al-Shaloudi from East Jerusalem deliberately ran over people waiting at a light-rail station in Jerusalem with his car, killing three-month-old Israeli-American Haya Zissel-Brown and Karen Mosquera, 22, of Ecuador, and injuring 7 others. He was shot by police while attempting to flee, and later died of his wounds.
Official PA daily op-ed: “Israel and ISIS – two sides of the same coin”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2014
Headline: “Israel and ISIS – two sides of the same coin”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily
     “Historically, Israel and those who stand behind it were a seed for the growth of all the Takfir (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy) streams, and directly contributed to the creation of the appropriate ground for the horizontal and vertical spread of these organizations. Despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood was established before the establishment of the State of Israel, there was a deep connection between its establishment in 1928, and its adoption by Britain, the state that received the Palestinian mandate, and the plan for the dismantlement of the Arab region. The goals of this plan were primarily to establish what was created by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916… and that the Muslim Brotherhood would assist in the birth of the Hebrew state. This was as this organization, depending on its religious aspect, its battle with the nation state, its refusal to cooperate with the national liberal and left-wing political forces, and its adoption of the Islamic Caliphate option, created the right environment for the establishment of a ‘homeland’ for the Jews in Palestine…
The integration between the Western colonialism and the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood organization created the foundations for the birth of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state in 1948, on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Arab Palestinian people..."

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PA daily op-ed: Israel is a Western colonial implant in the heart of the Arab world
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2014
Op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for official PA daily:
     “Western colonialism managed to plant ‘Israel’ as a buffer state separating [states] and settling in the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, for three main reasons: [1.] To maintain the ongoing disintegration, tearing apart and fragmentation of the nation; [2.] to control its financial and intellectual resources...[This has been carried out] as part of the ‘settlement worldview’… which was consistent with the objectives of Zionism, which established in 1881 so as to completely remove the Jewish nuisance from Europe and realize the interests of both sides… We can allude to five main [points] of dispute [between the Palestinians and Israelis:]
1. The Israelis say: ‘This is our land, not your land’... Mandatory Palestine deceptively becomes historic ‘Israel,’ a fact that has been disproved by many, most prominently by Shlomo Sand.
2. They say: ‘We are more ancient, because we had kingdoms (the fact is, if they did indeed exist then they were Arab and existed elsewhere… and the Israelis of today have nothing to do with them) [parenthesis in source] and we had prophets.’…
3. In addition, the claim that the Israelis were and remain a single nation is highlighted, and that they belong to an ancient race (meaning that ethnically, genetically and nationally they are the successors of the People of Israel, who were in fact the tribe of Israel – Arab Yemenites who are no more) [parenthesis in source] – a point that has been completely disproved by experimental science and genetics…"

Note: Shlomo Sand is an Israeli professor of history who has stated that he does not think Israelis or Jews have a “historical right” to the land.
Official PA daily: Israel is a "colonialist, settler and Orientalist state, ‎which fabricated a historical narrative in ‎order to colonize Palestine‎"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Izz Al-Din As'ad
     ‎“IS was‎ a pawn of Israeli-American ‎intelligence, meant to fulfill the dream of ‎the Jewish state…‎ The danger in a religious state is evident ‎to all groups of a people’s ethnic and ‎religious minorities, given that the Islamic ‎State – represented ‎ by IS – has ‎imposed a poll tax on the Iraqi Christians, ‎and fought other Muslims – both Sunni ‎and Shiite – under the pretext of [their] ‎having forsaken Islam and [committed] ‎heresy. In other words, a religious state, ‎whatever the religion may be, is based on ‎an ideology of exclusion, inequality, ‎injustice…‎ Every religious state has fought and will ‎always fight other religious and ethnic ‎minorities in order to expel them from the ‎country. This is what happened in Serbia, ‎this is what is being carried out in Iraq by ‎IS, and this is what may happen to the ‎Palestinians in Israel, both Muslims and ‎Christians, if the dream of the Jewish state ‎is fulfilled…‎
Establishing a Jewish state means the ‎Jewish territory controlled by the Jewish ‎state will be land for Jews only. In the ‎Palestinian case, this is a complex issue, ‎because this state is a colonialist, settler ‎and Orientalist state, which fabricated a ‎historical narrative in order to colonize ‎Palestine. It will act forcefully to destroy ‎the Arab society in Palestine, which was ‎colonized in 1948. This may amount to the ‎expulsion of the Palestinians living in ‎Jerusalem, in order to cleanse the Jewish ‎state of the ‘gentiles’ – the Jewish term for ‎non-Jews…‎
The creation of IS, the outlining of its ‎strategy... contribute ‎dangerously to the realization of the idea ‎that Israel is a Jewish state.''
Official PA daily: Israel "was planted in this region to ‎serve as a tool of evil, death and hatred‎"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and member of the Fatah ‎Leadership Committee in Gaza
     ‎“Israel is reminding the nations and ‎peoples of the world of its original ‎character, a despicable character, ‎overflowing with hate, hostility, contempt ‎of others and scorn of their blood. Why are ‎Israel’s leaders enraged when they see ‎the nations expose once again Israel’s ‎true character, its basic myth and original ‎sin – that it was planted in this region to ‎serve as a tool of evil, death and hatred? ‎Since being planted in this soil, it has not ‎wandered far from the purpose for which it ‎was created, and cannot wander far from ‎its truth: that it is a state of bloody terrorism ‎that cannot construct anything with others ‎other than hostility, hatred, death and ‎horrors.”‎
PA daily op-ed: Israel “continues its ‎construction projects in its colonies”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily:
     ‎“There is not a single Palestinian patriot ‎who opposes any form of resistance, ‎especially armed resistance. Firstly, ‎because it is the right of the Palestinian ‎Arab people to employ all forms of struggle ‎until its national goals are realized. ‎Secondly, in 1975, international law (i.e., ‎UN Resolution 3236 of 1974, which ‎reaffirmed the “right of the Palestinian ‎people to regain its rights by all means in ‎accordance with the purposes and ‎principles of the Charter of the United ‎Nations) guaranteed [the right of] ‎Palestinians to employ all forms of ‎struggle. Thirdly, the Israeli occupation ‎and aggression state refuses to accept the ‎option of peace and the two-state solution ‎according to the June 4, 1967 borders, ‎‎[but instead] launches one war after the ‎other, invades and perpetrates the most ‎heinous forms of Holocaust against the ‎Palestinian people in the West Bank, ‎Gaza and the diaspora… In addition, it ‎continues its construction projects in its ‎colonies, through the expropriation and ‎Judaization of lands, rejecting and ‎ignoring international laws and ‎regulations. As long as [this continues,] ‎the Palestinians have the right to defend ‎themselves in all ways guaranteed by ‎international laws and norms.”‎

Note: PA leaders and officials have legitimized ‎Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution ‎‎3236 which "recognizes the right of the ‎Palestinian people to regain its rights by all ‎means." The PA interprets "all means" as ‎including violence against civilians, but has ‎chosen to ignore the continuation of the ‎resolution which states that the use of "all ‎means" should be "in accordance with t
Official PA daily: Israel is an "ethnic cleansing state‎" established by the "colonialist West"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2014
Headline: “Netanyahu establishes ‎racism”‎
     ‎“Since the establishment of the Israeli ‎ethnic cleansing state, it has been ‎spreading racism and creating hatred, ‎hostility and occupation, even though its ‎founding colonialist leaders tried to ‎clothe it in ‘democratic’ garb to hide the ‎ugliness of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the ‎catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the ‎establishment of the State of Israel)…‎
Since it was the colonialist West, in all its ‎capitalist varieties, that supported it and ‎established its growth and development ‎on Arab Palestinian land, it has ‎advanced and disseminated the distorted ‎idea of its being ‘democratic.’ It even ‎brainwashed world public opinion, when ‎it spread [the claim] that Israel was ‘the ‎only oasis of democracy’ in the Greater ‎Middle East and among the peoples of ‎the Arab nation, for well-known purposes ‎that are linked to the interests of the ‎capitalist West in general and in ‎particular, the US…‎
The new Jewish ‘ghetto’ state has ‎passed many decisions and laws ‎establishing its racist character as a state ‎for the Zionist Jews. It has used the ‎ugliest forms of racism against the Arab ‎Palestinian people…
Nonetheless, the Palestinians in the ‎interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs) and wherever ‎they are must cooperate with those who ‎support peace and real coexistence with ‎the Israelis… to safeguard their rights, ‎their freedom and their national identity, ‎and to broaden the circle of the ‎supporters of peace and coexistence ‎within Israel… with the aim of ‎strengthening the peace option based on ‎the two-state solution.”‎

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Official PA daily: Israel’s creation was a “crime against humanity” and “international conspiracy”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2014
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The attempt on the part of [Israel’s] new leaders to extract recognition from the leadership of the Palestinian people that Israel is Jewish or that Israel is the state of the Jews, [amounts to] an insistence on falsifying the historical facts and events; Israel’s political leaders and other intellectuals seem as if they were trying to change the direction of the earth’s rotation. The Palestinian refugees’ right of return depends on the free decision and personal will of [each] Palestinian refugee, as it is a sacred human right which no power in the world can prevent its possessor from realizing. In addition, it is a right which will never become obsolete…
May 15, 1948 was and remains the date of a crime against humanity which has been going on for 66 years; this day is the essence and the symbol of a huge international conspiracy aimed at putting an end to the existence of a tranquil, peace-loving people. This was the day in which Israel was used as an occupation state and spearhead [against the Palestinian people].”
Fatah official: Israel is a “colonialist Zionist enterprise” in alliance with the US that seeks to weaken the entire Arab region
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki
     “On May 14, 1948, colonialist Britain announced the end of its Mandate in Palestine and the completion of its mission, [which was] to allow the Zionist movement to take over... That same night, the leader of the armed Zionist gangs, David Ben Gurion, finished reading the declaration of the ‘independence of the State of Israel,’ as it was called, to the leaders of these gangs. With them, he approved Plan D, and on the morning of May 15, [1948] the Holocaust of Palestine, its great Nakba began… [We are still struggling] to prepare ourselves for the restoration of all the rights we lost and to concentrate all our power and ability on achieving the great victory and putting an end to the Zionist settlement enterprise on our Palestinian land…
As we have seen throughout the history of the conflict, the functional aspect of the colonialist Zionist enterprise outside of Palestine’s borders calls for engaging in war and aggression against the Arab nation, completely dominating all political, social and economic channels in the neighboring Arab countries, weakening and embroiling them in wars and internal and external conflicts, and weakening the [entire] Arab region, exhausting it, to keep it under foreign influence and hegemony forever …
Beyond the borders of the Arab world, it also demands, as we have seen, the forging of a strategic alliance with the United States – where AIPAC and the Zionist lobby have a strong influence – and with the fascist regimes and oppressive regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [It also demands] supporting separatist and reactionary movements among nations fighting for their freedom and national independence... in order to keep them in the cycle of poverty and dependence on monopolistic global companies.”

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PA daily op-ed: Holocaust was heinous, but "the racist barbarity of Zionist colonialism is "no less heinous than Hitler's Nazism or Mussolini's Fascism"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “President Mahmoud Abbas set a precedent for the Palestinian policy on the Holocaust when he called it ‘the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era,’ in answer to a question about Jewish Holocaust Day, during his meeting with Rabbi Marc Schneier on Sunday, April 27 [2014]…
Israeli leaders, especially from the extreme right, such as [Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali] Bennett, [Israeli MP Uri] Ariel, [Israeli MP Moshe] Feiglin and others, will never be reconciled whatever the positive Palestinian position on the Jewish question may be… because they believe that the statements of the Palestinian leaders – and especially those of President Abbas – are a tactical ploy aimed at winning the sympathy of the West and Israel… In addition, they are trying to attribute a hostile position on the Holocaust to Mahmoud Abbas, which is not true at all…
Nonetheless, the Holocaust cannot be considered the most heinous crime against humanity, because that’s an exaggeration. The most heinous and appalling crimes in [modern] times were the World Wars and the regional wars that claimed tens of millions of lives from among the nations of the world. The Crusades were among the most heinous wars earlier in history. Every religious or ethnic war is a heinous war. The Palestinian Nakba – whose testimony against the racist barbarity of Zionist colonialism, which is supported by the capitalist West, is still evident – is also among the wars and calamities that are no less heinous than Hitler’s Nazism or Mussolini’s Fascism.”

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PA daily op-ed: "We are the main victims... of the Zionist ideology, which exploited the suffering of the world’s Jews and the Jewish problem in Europe"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 29, 2014
By Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Yes, we are against the Holocaust, because by [holding] this position we protect our humanity – despite the efforts of generals, prime ministers and leaders of extremist, Jewish parties that smell of racism and discrimination, to deprive us of [our humanity] and deny that we possess it like the rest of the nations.
Intelligent and compassionate people cannot help but perceive the tragedy of a European who was murdered, burned, arrested or persecuted for being a Jew, especially since we are the main victims, more than any other nation in the world, of the Zionist ideology, which exploited the suffering of the world’s Jews and the Jewish problem in Europe. It became a contractor for the old and new colonialist states in the heart of the Arab territory, and it perpetrates war crimes in Palestine…
We cannot accept the crimes of Hitler the Nazi against the Jews in Germany and Europe, even if the crimes of Israel’s political and military leaders against us surpass the Holocaust crime – because we support the right of every innocent human being to life.
Otherwise, we will enable any nation coming after us to condone the crimes that were perpetrated against us, just as we have condoned – for the sake of argument – the crimes of the Nazis against the European Jews.
I, as a humane Palestinian, oppose any form of exploitation, racism, discrimination and crime. There is no difference between victims in terms of [their] sex, faith or color, for we are all children of Adam and Eve.”
Fatah official: Israel was established as a barrier to Arab unity, which was stolen by the West
Source: Elyaum, Tunisian on-line newspaper, Mar. 30, 2014
Tunisian on-line newspaper Elyaum‎ ‎interviewed Fatah Central Committee ‎Member Abbas Zaki. The interview was ‎posted on YouTube on March 30, 2014.‎
Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas ‎Zaki: “We in Fatah still retain the principle ‎of armed struggle – but it should be used ‎‎[only] when it is useful to us and when it ‎exacts a heavy price from the enemy…‎
Our Middle East is rich in energy. I believe ‎the time has come for people to know why ‎Israel was established ‎…‎
They said it was necessary to establish a ‎human barrier, which is Israel, which ‎would separate the western parts of the ‎Arab world from its eastern parts, would ‎control the region’s resources – that is, oil ‎and industry – and prevent the Arabs from ‎regaining their unity and culture, which the ‎West had taken from them.”‎
Fatah official: Israel was established to divide the Arab world and take its resources
Source: Elyaum, Tunisian on-line newspaper, Mar. 30, 2014
Tunisian on-line newspaper Elyaum interviewed Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki. The interview was posted on YouTube on March 30, 2014.
Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki: “We in Fatah still retain the principle of armed struggle – but it should be used [only] when it is useful to us and when it exacts a heavy price from the enemy… Our Middle East is rich in energy. I believe the time has come for people to know why Israel was established… They said it was necessary to establish a human barrier, which is Israel, which would separate the western parts of the Arab world from its eastern parts, would control the region’s resources – that is, oil and industry – and prevent the Arabs from regaining their unity and culture, which the West had taken from them.”
PA daily op-ed: "Recognition of the Israeli state's 'Jewish identity'… means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “Today is the 38th anniversary of Land Day, at a time when the struggle between the [Palestinian] national project and the Zionist colonialist project is intensifying…
The Israeli leadership insists on bending the truth and imposing its false narrative by extracting recognition of the Israeli state’s ‘Jewish identity’ from the Palestinian people and leadership. This means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative.”

Note: Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider it a national day.
Fatah member: "Israel was designed to defeat the Arabs... from the ocean to the gulf"
Source: Elyaum, Tunisian on-line newspaper, Mar. 30, 2014
Tunisian on-line newspaper Elyaum interviewed Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki. The interview was posted on YouTube on March 30, 2014.
Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki: “Israel was designed to defeat the Arabs, from the [Atlantic] Ocean to the Gulf. If the Palestinians were the only ones [being harmed by Israel], then so be it. But I say that as long as this occupation exists, there will be no security for the Arabs, from the [Atlantic] Ocean to the Gulf.”

Op-ed in PA daily: Israel "was established through a colonialist decision"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2014
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar , regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “Israel, which was established through a colonialist decision 66 years ago, still, to this very day, has no constitution defining its borders or defining who is a Jew. This means that Israel’s borders are expandable, so that they may include any place within the Arab countries, especially in those bordering on Palestine, where the Zionist propaganda machine can convince world public opinion that the Jews – as a race, not a religion – have historical roots.”
Official PA daily: ‎“Imperialist West” supports Zionists out of desire for “the partitioning of the Arab region” and ‎‎“as a way out of the distress of the Jewish question”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2014
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular ‎columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“The only narrative consistent ‎with historic Palestine is the Palestinian ‎narrative, and any other narrative is ‎nothing more than a fabrication meant to ‎justify a colonial occupation that expels ‎‎[the original inhabitants] and settles ‎‎[others in their place]. Therefore, all the ‎claims of the leaders of the Zionist ‎movement, from Herzl to Netanyahu and ‎everyone in between, are false… ‎
Proponents of the Zionist movement are ‎pumping up these lies through their ‎internationally influential media outlets, ‎which are supported in an unprecedented ‎way by the imperialist West, in order to ‎disseminate them and to brainwash the ‎Jews, who have been deceived, to realize ‎‎[their] colonial objectives in the region. ‎This [is being done] because the State of ‎Israel (Note: the Palestinian media ‎generally avoids using this term) was a ‎front line and support base for the ‎capitalist powers… and its purpose was ‎the partitioning of the Arab region and the ‎theft of its resources, to prevent the ‎awakening of the Arab nation and to serve ‎as a way out of the distress of the Jewish ‎question within the given time frame.‎
This conflict was never a religious conflict, ‎and never will be. This is because Israel is ‎using the Jews in order to ignite a new ‎Holocaust against them – not to protect ‎them or their interests – and to embroil ‎them in a war with the Palestinian Arab ‎nation and with the peoples of the Arab ‎nation, even though a central part of the ‎Jews with Israeli citizenship are Arabs – ‎residents of the various Arab nations, ‎including Palestine itself.”‎

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PLO official: Protect world "against the attack of Zionist and ‎international colonialism‎"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2013
Op-ed by Khaled Mismar, member of the ‎PLO's Palestinian National Council
     ‏"‏Forty-nine years have passed since Fatah ‎fired its first bullet announcing the ‎Palestinians’ revolt against their bitter ‎reality, on the first of January 1965…‎ Forty-nine years have passed, and the ‎Palestinian people is still giving all it has ‎towards the realization of its just national ‎rights, its right to a state whose capital is ‎Jerusalem, its right to return and to self-‎determination, and its right to freedom, ‎independence and the end of the Zionist ‎occupation. This great nation in the 1948 ‎‎[territories] (i.e., Israel), in Jerusalem, the ‎capital of our hearts and souls, in the ‎southern districts in Gaza, and the northern ‎districts in the [West] Bank, is still on its way, ‎the way of self-sacrifice, supported by our ‎people in the diaspora, by the masses of our ‎Arab nation in all the Arab countries, the ‎masses of our Islamic nation, and by the ‎free and respected people of the world.‎
There is no doubt that the day will come ‎when all these will move forward toward the ‎liberation of Jerusalem, the Islamic and ‎Christian [holy] sites, and the liberation of ‎the holy Palestinian land. Our great Palestinian people is always in ‎the vanguard to protect its Arab and Islamic ‎nation, and the free people of the world, ‎against the attack of Zionist and ‎international colonialism...
Stand firm, our people in the 1948 ‎‎[territories] (i.e., Israel)... For the occupation is doomed to perdition. ‎And you, on your pure and holy land – you ‎are the ones who will remain.‎
And this is revolution until victory.”‎

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Official PA daily: Israel is a "colonialist" state
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2013
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The policies and actions of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state against the manifold aspects of life of the Palestinian people provoke the anger, resentment and disgust of all the nations of the world…
There is no doubt that the various sectors of the Palestinian nation, their Arab brothers and the supporters of peace in the world – including Israelis – must broaden their sphere of activity regarding world opinion, in order to expand the process of boycott and the isolation of the Israeli apartheid state:
(1) In order to force it to stop all the violations that are preventing and obstructing the political settlement.
(2) So that it will fulfill the demands of peace – that is, two states with the June 4, 1967 borders.
(3) To maintain peace in the region and the world.
(4) To save Israel from its racist character and defeat the fascism that is evolving among the Zionists.
(5) To strengthen the character [of Israel as] a state of all its citizens, especially since the Middle-Eastern and African Jewish communities are experiencing historical persecution, and even before them, the Palestinian Arab people, who refused to leave the land of their ancestors and remained rooted in the lands that were left to them after the establishment of the colonialist [state of] Israel in 1948.”
Israel is a "colonialist" state and its actions "provoke the disgust of all the nations of the world"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2013
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “The policies and actions of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state against the manifold aspects of life of the Palestinian people provoke the anger, resentment and disgust of all the nations of the world…
There is no doubt that the various sectors of the Palestinian nation, their Arab brothers and the supporters of peace in the world – including Israelis – must broaden their sphere of activity regarding world opinion, in order to expand the process of boycott and the isolation of the Israeli apartheid state:
(1) In order to force it to stop all the violations that are preventing and obstructing the political settlement.
(2) So that it will fulfill the demands of peace – that is, two states on the 1967 borders.
(3) To maintain peace in the region and the world.
(4) To save Israel from its racist character and defeat the fascism that is evolving among the Zionists.
(5) To strengthen the character [of Israel as] a state of all its citizens, especially since the Middle-Eastern and African Jewish communities are experiencing historical persecution, and even before them, the Palestinian Arab people, who refused to leave the land of their ancestors and remained rooted in the lands that were left to them after the establishment of the colonialist [state of] Israel in 1948.”
Balfour Declaration was British plan to get Jews out of Britain
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2013
     “[History lecturer] Na'aman Shahrour stressed that the aim of the Balfour Promise (Declaration) was well-defined and clear from the outset – to get rid of the Jews [living] in Britain and Europe and to establish a state that would serve the colonialist powers, [a state] that would be a dagger in the soft underbelly of the entire Arab world.”

Note: The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Balfour declaration was a crime, whose purpose was to get Jews out of Europe
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2013
From an article by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for the official PA daily.
     “A group of our patriotic young people from Fatah preempted our patriotic publicists (yours truly among them) in suggesting an original idea: filing a lawsuit against Britain, which gave Zionism the traitorous and ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration.)… For Britain to save itself in the face of German might during World War I, the Lloyd George government pinned its hopes on the United States’ entering the war as part of the British alliance. Balfour believed that only Chaim Weizmann could convince American President Woodrow Wilson. The pay for Zionist service to the Lloyd George government… was its issuing a promise of “a national home” (for the Jews) in our land, Palestine. Palestine was most appropriate in the eyes of a racist and imperialist person who was afraid that the Jews would move to Britain itself in large numbers. He wanted them to be of service to Britain -- outside the old continent (Europe). Herein lays the foundation for the British crime against the Palestinian nation and its homeland. This is the crime that must continuously be brought before international political and legal forums, especially because Britain continues to support Israel, and refused to recognize our right to be a non-member state at the UN on 22% of our historic homeland!”

Note: The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Balfour Declaration was British plan to get Jews out of Britain
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2013
     “[History lecturer] Na'aman Shahrour stressed that the aim of the Balfour Promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration) was well-defined and clear from the outset – to get rid of the Jews [living] in Britain and Europe and to establish a state that would serve the colonialist powers, [a state] that would be a dagger in the soft underbelly of the entire Arab world.”

Note: The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Palestinian official condemns "the Zionist Obama administration... the axis of international terrorism" for interference in Syria
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2013
‎     “The General Secretariat of the General ‎Federation of Palestinian Workers ‎condemned the threats made by the ‎American administration and its allies of ‎carrying out an act of cruel military ‎aggression against the Arab Syrian ‎Republic. It emphasized that any act of ‎terrorist aggression against Syria is [in ‎fact] an act of aggression against the ‎entire Arab nation, which must be ‎stopped. In addition, it said that the ‎disgrace of the policy and all the ‎aggressive acts carried out by the Zionist ‎Obama administration, which is the axis ‎of international terrorism, must be ‎exposed. It added that its objective [in ‎attacking Syria] is to destroy the Syrian ‎state, divide Syria along sectarian and ‎religious [lines] and weaken the people ‎and army of this Arab country, a ‎circumstance which will eventually lead ‎to establishing a new fact in the entire ‎Arab region and to redrawing the map of ‎the region in a way that will serve the ‎agenda and plans of the expanding ‎settler occupation state (i.e., Israel).”‎
PA daily: Israel was established as “a colonialist project… with the aim of ruling the land and the Arab treasures”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2012
Headline: "Anniversary of George Habash's death"
     "Yesterday was the fourth anniversary commemorating the founder of the Arab Nationalist Movement and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Dr. George Habash. This doctor left us, leaving his fragrant memory, his national and native fragrance… George Habash was a school for the national struggle. He was characterized by great honesty and integrity… When the supervisory committees accepted some decision in the direction of a certain tactic in a certain political situation, he accepted it, sorrowfully. [His sorrow] was because he believed that the struggle against the Israeli occupiers, who established their state and their colonialist project at the expense of the Palestinian people, at the expense of its interests and at the expense of its national identity, with the aim of ruling the land and the Arab treasures – [this struggle] could only be through causing damage to the occupation, using all means of struggle, first and foremost among them the armed struggle…
May the memory of the tremendous leaders of the revolution – George Habash, Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Ali Mustafa, Abu Iyad… be blessed."

Note: George Habbas was the founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).
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Balfour supported Jewish homeland to get Jews out of Europe and get "genocidal weapons" invented by Jews
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it.
Headline: "Tubas girls 'judge' Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] in their letters"
     "Girls from Tubas [in the West Bank] chose to mark the 94th anniversary of the cursed Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] by writing letters of sorrow and pain to the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, and to the British Foreign Minister, William Hague, since it was the letter by that country's Foreign Minister Arthur James Balfour, which has caused the Palestinian people ongoing suffering. During a workshop held yesterday by the PA Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the city's Education Administration, girls from the Tubas [West Bank] high school wrote dozens of open letters to politicians and girls in Britain... Amina Muhammad wrote in her letter the real reasons that caused Balfour to give his dark promise, first and foremost [was] to be rid of the Jews in Europe and to award them a prize for the genocidal weapons which they had invented (i.e., the atomic bomb), which helped Britain to annihilate more people."
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Balfour Declaration was a "sin"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2011
Headline: "On the 94th anniversary of the cursed promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] - personalities and bodies called upon the world to correct part of Balfour's sin by supporting the Palestinian demand at the UN"
     "The world must correct part of its sin - thus concurred national figures and bodies which published announcements yesterday on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] ... Member of the PLO Executive Committee Zakaria Al-Agha demanded that the United Kingdom vote at the Security Council in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital... In a press release yesterday, Al-Agha demanded that Britain assume its responsibility towards the Palestinian people and make amends for its mistakes, since it is the main culprit for its suffering, and to admit its grave mistake against it in allowing the Jews, by means of the cursed promise, to seize control of the Palestinian land and to establish their state on the Arab ruins and the Palestinian villages which were destroyed in 1948. ... This was said in a press release by the department yesterday, on the 94th anniversary of the promise which Britain gave to the Jews, to give them a national home in Palestine, which has caused our people suffering, oppression and injustice continuing to our own times."
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PA daily: Balfour Declaration was part of plan to free England and Europe of "the burden of the Jewish problem"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2011
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was a letter from the British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild of the Zionist movement, which expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." Every year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Authority leaders and official media issue harsh statements attacking it. 
     "The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, expressed the hope of seeing Palestine as a state in the UN, on Sept. 21, 2011, and we believed him... It has been said of the Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] that it was a promise by someone who had no ownership [of the land] to those who had no right [to it]. We said of Obama's promise that it was a promise by someone who is unable, to those whose right [to the land] it is already. Balfour's promise to the Jews of Europe - a homeland in Palestine - was a preventive step, because in his letter he sketched a road map for freeing his country and Europe of the burden of the Jewish problem, and of the bases for the spread of Communism in western Europe, which was led by the poor, the European workers, and the Jews... The Jews of the Zionist enterprise sought a promise from Balfour, who had the ability, because they knew that only the strongest power in the world at the time [Britain] could impose the conditions for the establishment of a state for the Jews. His promise was an ominous sign, [bringing] disasters upon the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the nations of the region and the world."
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Abbas wrote research papers claiming Zionism was a European “imperialist colonialist movement”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2011
     “Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas raised this claim in the research papers he wrote, as testified by a professor of political science at Bir Zeit University, Dr. Samih Hamouda:
“Yesterday, the department of political science at Bir Zeit University, in cooperation with the Madar Center for Research, held a symposium… Professor Samih Hamouda, of the political science department at Bir Zeit University, presented an analysis of the research papers written by President Mahmoud Abbas on the subject of Zionist ideology. Prof. Hamouda said that in his writings and research, the President linked Zionism to imperialism by examining the reasons for the growth of Zionism, through scientific analysis of European society and the problem of the Jews in Europe, and linking this with the aspirations of the West in the Arabic East. He added, ‘In the President’s research, the Zionist movement is not Jewish, nor does it flow from the desires of the Jews themselves. Rather, it is an imperialist colonialist movement which sought to use the Jews and to enlist them to further the western colonialist plans.’”
Israel established as result of a "colonialist settler Zionist plan"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2011
Official PA daily columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     "The Zionists must acknowledge publicly, in front of the world, that the Jews have no connection to the Palestinian Arab land, upon whose ruins arose the colonialist settler Zionist plan that settles and expels, represented by the Israeli apartheid state. That which occurred two thousand years ago (i.e., the Jewish/Israeli presence in the land), assuming that it is true, represents in the book of history nothing more than invention and falsification and a coarse and crude form of colonialism."
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Zionism was an integral part of an "imperialist plan to seize the Arab homeland"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 19, 2011
On PA TV history program Witnesses and Testimonies, Palestinian scholar Anis Fawzi Al-Qassam talks about the drafts of the Balfour Declaration drawn up by Haim Weizmann and claims that one of them read, ‘The Zionist movement is the sole and legitimate representative of the so-called Jewish nation’ and other scholars express the belief that Zionism was part of a colonialist plan:
Palestinian scholar Khaled Ayed:
“The Zionist enterprise in its entirety is essentially a settlement enterprise which began at the end of the 19th century. It was and remains based on bringing over Jewish immigrants, seizing Arab land in Palestine by all possible means, and establishing colonies.”
Lebanese scholar Mas’oud Zaher: “The Zionist enterprise is an integral part of the imperialist plan to seize the Arab homeland and other parts of the world. This period of the imperialist plan witnessed every sort of fascism, Nazism, Zionism, dictatorship and military regimes – all of these served the imperialist master plan. Zionism, like fascism, Nazism, dictatorship and the military regimes, including the Arab ones, served – and continue to serve – this plan.”
PA daily: "The colonialist governments in Europe" established Israel "in order to deal with the Jewish problem"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2011
Official PA daily columnist Muwaffaq Matar claims that the US tries to export the problem of radical Islam, which it nurtured for its own ends, back to its countries of origin, now that it has become a danger to the US
     “The US is once again attempting [to implement] the solutions that were invented by the colonialist governments in Europe in order to deal with the Jewish problem and with the parties of the young Zionist movement, at the beginning of the 19th century. Great Britain acted then to transfer the whole problem from the heart of Europe to the heart of the Middle East region, by means of the promise by British Foreign Minister Balfour to establish a national home for the Jews in Palestine.”
Fatah: Israel’s establishment was an international conspiracy by Allied powers
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2011
Headline: “Fatah: The San Remo Conference proves that the [Allied] Powers supported Zionism at the expense of the Arabs’ causes”
     “The Fatah movement recalled the cursed San Remo Conference [of April 25, 1920], in which the Allies awarded the Mandate for Palestine to Britain…
An announcement published yesterday by the Information Committee of the [Fatah] Commission for Mobilization and Organization said that the San Remo Conference, which was attended by the colonialist Allied Powers and which affirmed the Balfour Declaration, was one of the main international conspiracies during that period to further Jewish settlement in Palestine. It was the San Remo Conference which brought catastrophe and disaster upon the land of Palestine and upon the Palestinian people, since the Allied Powers had officially authorized Britain to enforce Mandatory rule upon Palestine, in order to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. It is therefore no wonder that the Zionist gangs called the San Remo agreement the Jewish ‘Magna Carta.’”
PM Fayyad’s advisor: "Racist Israeli apartheid state" founded on "colonialism"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 8, 2011
Political advisor to PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Omar Al-Ghoul, criticizes Israel's attack on Hamas and uses the opportunity to demonize Israel and attack Israel's legitimacy as a state:
     "Israel is a country that was founded on aggression and colonialism, and it lives on the continuation of bloodshed, war and violence. The racist Israeli apartheid state is incapable of turning to peace and coexistence between nations... This aggression is currently focused on Gaza, under the pretext of a shell being fired at an Israeli bus. The [school] bus wasn't that badly damaged, but Israel wants to use the attack on the bus as an excuse for its latest war crime against our people."

Note: Hamas fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus just minutes after dozens of children had gotten off. The one child who remained on the bus was killed.
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PA TV news broadcast: Israel was established by an "international conspiracy"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 21, 2011
PA TV News broadcast: Report on the anniversary of the Karameh battle – "the first Arab victory against Israel"
PA TV reporter ends the news report by saying:
     "The Al-Karameh [battle in 1968] was the turning point in restoring [Arab] honor following the defeats of the Arab armies against Israel, which had been established by an international conspiracy upon the ruins of a people which remains alive and whose voice rings out, thanks to the rifle of the rebels at the village of Al-Karameh in Jordan."

Note: In 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the Al-Karameh village in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists were launching attacks on Israel. Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
Official PA daily: “The Zionist Jews were glad to be the instrument of the colonialist enterprise.”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 19, 2011
Columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     "The European and American forces of evil enabled [the Jews] to achieve the idea of a 'national home,' in order to be rid of them and to remove from European society the results and consequences of the Holocaust which they [the Europeans] committed against the European Jews in Nazi Germany. This was [done] in order to tear apart the Arab land, by planting them as an imperialist colonialist enterprise in Arab Palestine. Instead of opposing the West's colonialist plans and ideas, the Zionist Jews were glad to be the pawns of and fuel for the colonialist enterprise."
"European and American forces of evil" supported Zionism to be rid of Jews
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2011
Headline: “Zionism reproduces the Holocaust”
     “Day by day, Zionist racism is becoming more firmly and clearly entrenched in Israeli society, having been born from the womb of the reactionary worldview, the worldview of the ghetto, ‘God’s chosen people’ and ‘the Promised Land’ – and from the books of slaughter, according to which ‘God commanded the Children of Israel to slaughter them [Amalek] and to slaughter their children, their wives, their elderly, and even their livestock, two thousand years ago.’
The rabbis of death and the promoters of pagan Zionist thought have continued to spew their poison among the Jews, in order to stir up and rouse feelings of animosity and hatred against the Palestinians, since the European and American forces of evil facilitated for them the [fulfillment of the] idea of the ‘national home’, in order to be rid of them and to remove from the European [social] fabric the results and implications of the Holocaust which they carried out against the Jews of Europe in Nazi Germany. This was [done] with the aim of tearing apart Arab land, by planting them as an imperialist colonialist enterprise in Arab Palestine. Instead of standing against the West’s colonialist plans and ideas, the Zionist Jews were glad to be the instrument of and fuel for the colonialist enterprise. They enjoyed the game of deception and the forging of facts, after dipping their hands in Palestinian and Arab blood. They plundered the Palestinian land and national interests, and established their state upon the ruins of the Palestinian Arab people, under the faded and false slogan, ‘A nationless land for a landless nation.’ …
Motivation behind Balfour Declaration to rid Europe of Jewish burden
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2010
Headline: "The Ministry of Culture in Tulkarem holds a political conference on the subject of the Balfour Declaration" 
     "The Ministry of Culture Administration in Tulkarem, in cooperation with the [Department of] Public Relations of the Security Forces, held a political conference under the heading, 'The West and Balfour's Promises,' to mark the 93rd anniversary of the cursed Balfour Declaration... Lecturer Na'aman Shahrour spoke about this anniversary, which still sticks in the throats of the Palestinians... He said: 'The Palestinian people is still bleeding since the British Foreign Minister gave this promise, resulting in all that has happened throughout the years and what is happening now - killing, destruction, and theft... All this in order to be rid of this burden, called the Jews, which troubled Britain and Europe, who wished to be rid of this burden - even at the expense of a different nation.'"
Fatah MP: The world implanted Israel in our body
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 1, 2010
PA TV daily talk show and news program Palestine This Morning:
Subject: Israeli boarding of the Gaza flotilla ship
Interview with Najat Abu Bakr, member (Fatah) of Palestinian Parliament

Abu Bakr: "I am certain that the State of Israel – this entity which the world implanted in our body, in our bones, in our history – this [Gaza flotilla incident] is the beginning of the end of this oppressive entity."
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Europe created criminal Israel out of guilt complex
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 16, 2010
     "While the world was raising its voice to judge the Nazis and putting up gallows to hang the criminals in Nuremberg, other criminals were spreading killing, destruction and expulsion in Palestine, before the eyes of the world. This is the free world – the world that could judge the criminals [in Nuremberg], but at the same time created out of the victim a future criminal, and released its reins, under the pretext of a guilt complex – a complex stimulated and invoked only when the victim was clearly Jewish or, later, Israeli."
Hamas Foreign Minister: Jews ruined every country they lived in
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 15, 2010
Hamas Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, at National Conference for Maintaining Principles and for Support of Jerusalem, held in Gaza and broadcast live:
     "On behalf of all of you [present at the event] I direct a clear message to the Israeli enemy: We say, at the very moments that you are inaugurating the new House of Destruction [the Hurva synagogue] – Oh historical project of destruction! At this moment we must make a recommendation to you. You, who killed your prophets, and whose fate throughout history has been destruction; you – even if you have an atom bomb – you are headed for destruction. You, who ruined every country you lived in - [it was] because of your actions [that] you were killed, you were expelled. You were destined for destruction and you remain so."
A Zionist state solved the Jewish problem in Europe
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2009
Column by Khalil Al-Tamizi, describing the history of Zionism:
     "The Jews sought a land to settle as a solution to their situation; Europe applauded this trend because it wanted to get rid of the Jews and their problems, and thus arose the Zionist movement with a secular leadership... and Herzl began to employ the myth of the land promised by the Torah, which became the most important principle of Zionist thought."
Europe established Israel as giant ghetto to get rid of Zionists
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 2, 2009
On the PA TV program "Palestine This Morning":

Abd Al-Karim Samara, political commentator: "In 1917 Britain was a world power... and the Zionist movement was able to apply great pressure within the British government and, seemingly, also within British society, and this weight began to move – at a certain stage, when Germany was close to becoming the top world power, the Zionist movement tried to woo Hitler at that time, but the [Zionist] movement was hesitating whether to turn towards the Soviet Union or towards America… and when the compass pointed towards America, a great deal of activity began to increase the Zionist influence and the Zionist lobby in the United States. In other words, there is always an attachment to the strongest power and an attempt to influence its decision. And so it was – Balfour was one of the dignitaries who were at first hostile towards Zionism, but they began to work on him and to pressure him until he surrendered, and the Balfour Declaration was issued…
The Balfour Declaration is a vague promise, in general, but it was put to use – it spoke about a national entity or homeland for the Jews in Palestine… as though the Palestinians were primitive local inhabitants… in need of development.

Host: "In what way could it be said that Europe, and some countries outside Europe, had had enough of the Jews, and therefore made efforts to find a region or [place for a] concentration for Jews, to export them from the ghettos in their countries to a larger ghetto, and Palestine was chosen – or, other areas were chosen, too, but it was Palestine's misfortune that Israel was established here."
Europe wanted to be rid of Jews so created Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 17, 2009
Fathi Buzia, PA political commentator
     “Europe, led by Britain, founded Israel... We, as Arabs, as negotiators, as Palestinians when we meet with Europeans [should say]: 'You created and implanted a thieving entity upon Palestinian land...' As they implanted [Jews here] they got rid of [Jews there] and I do not wish to elaborate on this. The Jews in the time of Herzl caused European societies to lose sleep. They wanted to be rid of them, and implanted them in Palestine." Click here to view
Israel established to rid Europe of Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2008
Abbas Zaki, PA representative to Lebanon:
     "We must understand why Israel was established… [The Europeans] wanted to get rid of the Jews… At that same time, energy [oil] was discovered in the Arab region… They solved the [Jewish] problem by exporting [the Jews to] Israel [and at same time] they imposed their hegemony on the region’s natural resources. The [purpose of the] State of Israel is not for the Jews, but is an ongoing [colonial] project, an outpost of Imperialism.”
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Britain established Israel to get rid of British Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2005
Ibrahim Mudayris, Official, PA Ministry of Religious Trusts and Religious Affairs:
     “Britain is the one who promised them [the Jews] the establishment of a national home on the land of Palestine. Why? Because Britain was disturbed by the Jewish presence in Britain and wanted to be relieved of them.”
Palestinians will take revenge on Britain for establishing Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2005
Ibrahim Mudayris, Official, PA Ministry of Religious Trusts and Religious Affairs:
     "In 1917 of the previous century, Palestine was conquered by Britain, on whom we place full responsibility for the events in this land. At this opportunity, we put the responsibility on Britain [for the creation of the state of Israel] and say: we will never forget our revenge! We will never forget our revenge on Britain, who cannot escape the burden of its historical, political and moral responsibility because of what it committed on the land of Palestine... "[It was] Britain that promised [the Jews] the establishment of a national homeland on the land of Palestine. Why? Because Britain resented the Jewish presence there, in Britain, and wanted to be relieved of them..."
PA cleric: Britain supported Zionism to rid themselves of Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2005
Ibrahim Mudayris, Official, PA Ministry of Religious Trusts and Religious Affairs:
     "Britain is the one that promised them the establishment of a national home on the land of Palestine. Why? Britain was upset by the Jewish presence in Britain, and wanted to rest from them." Click to view video
Palestinian child: Jews moving to Israel saved the world from evil of Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2002
Young girl on phone, named Majda:
     "Regarding the problem of the Jewish presence, you'd agree that the Jewish presence in the land of Palestine was nothing but the liberation of all the countries of the world from the source of evil. That evil which is found in the Jews has become a germ among us, which is a cancer that grows and continues to grow, and we are the ones who suffer from this cancer."
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Britain planted cancer (Jews) in Middle East to control it
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 14, 1999

Dr. Issam Sissalem, history lecturer, Islamic University and Educational TV host:
"The Jews lived in isolated areas, in ghettos in Poland and in Russia....
Britain wanted to plant a cancer [in the Middle East to control it]. …
Britain decided to plant in this land a foreign secluded entity - a cancer - in order to drive a wedge amongst the [Arab] nation.”

PA: Balfour thought Jews were "Semitic human waste"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 27, 1998
PA Daily editorial:
     “Balfour, whose natural tendency to Antisemitism ruled over his head and heart throughout his entire life… was bothered by his failure to convince the head and priests of world Zionism to agree to Uganda as their designated homeland, when he saw in this land an ideal place in which to isolate the Jews and their dreams, and it was a garbage dump which had enough room for the inhuman Semitic human waste.”
Hitler and Balfour freed Europe of Jews in self-defense
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 1998
     “The difference between Hitler and [British Foreign Minister] Balfour was simple. The former [Hitler] did not have colonies to send the Jews to, so he destroyed them, whereas Balfour… [turned] Palestine into his colony and sent the Jews. Balfour is Hitler with colonies, while Hitler is Balfour without colonies. They both wanted to get rid of the Jews… Zionism was crucial to the defense of the West’s interests in the region, [by] ridding Europe of the burden of its Jews.”
Zionism was a British tactic to get rid of Jews
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 9, 1998
Tallal Abu Afifa, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Youth:
     “Britain had an interest in creating a foreign human body in the Middle East and to get rid of the Jewish existence in Europe…and the Zionists also had an interest in establishing for themselves a homeland in Palestine, in the framework of these interests Britain succeeded in entering Palestine.”

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