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Official PA TV to kids: Israel will cease to exist
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Official PA TV to kids: 
Israel will cease to exist
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"The occupation must know... 
[Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Nazareth]
      - all of this land belongs to us...
and will return to us"
 
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by Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
In two recent broadcasts, official Palestinian Authority TV emphasized the PA message to children that Israel's existence is only temporary and will eventually cease to exist. The host of the program Children's Talk stated that Israel is "all ours" and that it "will return to us."
 
The host explained that Israeli towns like Haifa, Jaffa, Acre and Nazareth are in "the '48 lands" - a PA reference to all of Israel. Following general PA education policies, she instructed a young boy that "this information should be inside of us all the time."
 
Official PA TV host: "My friend, do you know what the '48 lands are?"
Boy: "Yes, the occupation of lands by the Israelis in the year 1948."
Official PA TV host: "These are the lands that are under the occupation's [Israel's] rule at the moment. Do you know cities from among them, can you remind me - the '48 lands?"
Boy: "In the diaspora?"
Official PA TV host: "No, the '48 lands: Haifa -"
Boy: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre."
Official PA TV host: "Correct, and Nazareth and many more cities in these lands. We will mention them in the coming episodes, Allah willing. I apologize Yazan, I do not mean to embarrass you, I mean that this information should be inside of us all the time. The occupation must know that we fully believe and are confident that all of this land belongs to us, the '48 [lands] (i.e., all of Israel) are all ours and will return to us, right?"
Boy: "Yes, of course."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 13, 2015]
 
In a later episode of the show, the same host repeated that all of Israel will become "the State of Palestine." She explained that Israeli Arabs who live in the "'48" lands (the part of Israel that is within the Green Line) "guard their existence as Palestinians and guard the place as Palestinians, and they believe that all of the land will return to Palestine, and to Palestinian rule, and to the State of Palestine." She finished with a general statement promising the end of Israel:

"- and it will all exist under the name of 'the State of Palestine.'"
[Official PA TV, Dec. 4, 2015]
 
 
The message that Israel will cease to exist, and all of Israel will be "Palestine" is not only transmitted to children on programs on TV. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that this ideology is presented to the Palestinian public as a whole through all the communications structures the PA and Fatah control.
 
The following are some recent examples of the many ways that the PA and Fatah disseminate the message that all of Israel is "Palestine" and that Israel has no right to exist:

When the PA Military Liaison Commander honored a group of creative writing students at the Al-Awda Primary School in Bethlehem, he handed them a plaque with a map of "Palestine" that showed all of Israel in addition to the PA areas and the Gaza Strip. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 10, 2015]

The official Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces referred to the Israeli towns of Acre and Jaffa as "occupied":
 
Text: "Good morning, occupied Acre"
[Official Facebook page of PA National Security Forces, Dec. 10, 2015]
Text: "Good evening, occupied Jaffa"
[Official Facebook page of PA National Security Forces, Nov. 20, 2015]
 
 
The official PA daily printed an image (below, left) showing a key ring with two keys and a map of "Palestine" that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag, along with the text: "A memory that never rusts." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2015]

The prize (below, right) in a photo competition held by the PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs showed a map of "Palestine" that not only includes the PA areas and the Gaza Strip but also all of Israel. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015]
 
The following is a longer excerpt of the PA TV host's promise that Israel will cease to exist, and excerpts from reports presenting all of Israel as "Palestine":
 
Official PA TV host: "Some of the Palestinians who lived on the '48 [lands] did not leave. They did not leave the land but remained there, and now they are guarding our land from the occupation's abuse. They live under severe racism but their presence protects our land, despite the fact that the occupation fully rules everywhere, but they guard their existence as Palestinians and guard the place as Palestinians, and they believe that all of the land will return to Palestine, and to Palestinian rule, and to the State of Palestine, and it will all exist under the name of 'the State of Palestine.'"
[Official PA TV, Dec. 4, 2015]
 
"Jihad Jayousi, the PA Military Liaison Commander, honored a group of creative writing students at the Al-Awda Primary School in Bethlehem."
Photo caption: "Picture from the [ceremony] honoring [them]"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 10, 2015]
 
The photo shows PA Military Liaison Commander Jihad Jayousi holding a plaque with a map that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
 
Headline: "Colleague Al-Rimawi won first place in the 'Freedom for Prisoners 2015' competition"
"[Our] colleague, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida photographer Issam Al-Rimawi, won first prize yesterday in the newspaper photo category of the 'Freedom for Prisoners 2015' competition, which was held by the Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015]

The picture shows Issam Al-Riwami holding a plaque in the shape of a map of "Palestine" that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
 


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