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Denying Israel’s right to exist
PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
Denying Israel's right to exist
The Palestinian Authority adamantly rejects Israel’s right to exist and rewrites history to deny the 3,000-year-old connection of Jews to the Land Israel. [See "Rewriting History" section.] The essential message of the PA to its people is that Jews have no historical connection to the land, and that the State of Israel was created by the colonial powers for two reasons: to rid their countries of Jews, and to establish a colonial bridgehead in order to control the region. One particularly horrific expression of this ideology appeared in the official PA daily as far back as 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, [by] ridding Europe of the burden of the Jews.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 1998]
 
This video of Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, Abbas Zaki, shows how this distortion continues to be expressed:
 
"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 … Then, 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 it is an ongoing [colonial] project, an outpost for Imperialism.” 
[PA TV, May 14, 2008]
PLO official: "We will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, or Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2017
Official PA TV broadcast for Nakba Day, showing the Nakba Day ceremony in Ramallah

Official PA TV broadcast for Nakba Day, showing the Nakba Day ceremony in Ramallah

General Coordinator of PLO's National Committee for Commemorating Nakba Day, Muhammad Alyan:
"We want to say regarding what happened in 1948: No matter how great the losses and sacrifices may be, we will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, or Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities). Let this occupation do what it wants., We are staying here, rooted like the olive tree, fighting, and defending [the homeland]."
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Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
     “The Jenin district yesterday [May 1, 2017] continued the events of solidarity with the prisoners who are hunger striking for this the 16th consecutive day.
Delegations of relatives of the prisoners and people and institutions of the city of Jenin and from within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), who expressed their support and standing alongside the prisoner members of their people, have visited since the morning hours.”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
Headline: “The Association of Workers Unions of Palestine marks May 1 (i. e., International Workers’ Day)”
     “It should be noted that members and activists of the Palestinian workers unions and associations in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), participated in their masses in the demonstrations and sit-in strikes that have been held as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners since the prisoners began their hunger strike on April 17 [2017].”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
Headline: “Despite the loss of sight, Kifah and Hanan amaze by knitting colors and decorations”
     “Kifah and Hanan are from a family of poor means that today lives in the village of Al-Dik in the Salfit district, after moving there from the village of Majdal Al-Sadiq in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2017
     “Karim Yusuf Fadl Younes from the village of ‘Ara in the north of the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel) in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) is now 58, and he has spent 35 years of his life in the Israeli prisons.”

Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
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.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Civil Defense succeeded in preventing the burning of 500 cars at the Al-Dhahiriya Crossing"
     “The teams prevented the fire from spreading to the other nearby cars, whose number was estimated at 500 cars, all belonging to Palestinian laborers working within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Fatah official delegitimizes Israel’s right to exist, calls it “’Israel’ in quotation marks”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 22, 2017

Official PA TV News, interview with Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank Jamal Muhaisen, on the hunger strike by terrorist prisoners that began on April 17, 2017.

Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank Jamal Muhaisen: "They [the prisoners] are taken captive in the PA areas, which violates international law, and they are generally transferred to prisons in the areas occupied since 1948 - what is called ‘Israel’ in quotation marks, and this also opposes international law."
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Official PA daily refers to Israel as the "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “The Israeli bulldozers destroyed a home in the village of Al-Sayyid in the Negev”
     “Yesterday, Thursday [April 20, 2017], under the protection of the police and special forces, the bulldozers of the Israeli occupation authorities destroyed a home in the village of Al-Sayyid in the Al-Kasom region of the Negev, inside the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily's non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “A man was killed and two were wounded in an altercation in Lod”
     “Last night [April 20, 2017] young Muhammad Azbarga, 25, was killed, another man was moderately wounded, and an elderly woman was wounded in her upper body in a shooting that took place in Lod, which is inside the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: “Activists for solidarity with the prisoners are hunger striking in Umm Al-Fahm”
     “A number of activists for solidarity in the city of Umm Al-Fahm in the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel) yesterday [April 17, 2017] began a one day hunger strike as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: “The occupation arrested three civilians from Tulkarem”
     “The Israeli police arrested civilian Hatem Muhammad Ghanem, 49, from the village of Deir Al-Ghusun while he was staying in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
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.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2017
Headline: "A small earthquake struck the coastal area between Haifa and Nahariya"
     "The area between Haifa and Nahariya in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) experienced a small earthquake of a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale yesterday [April 4, 2017]."
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.
Official PA TV children's program host refers to Israel as "the Palestinian villages that were occupied in 1948" and looks forward to their return 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 31, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, on Land Day
Official PA TV host Walaa Al-Battat:
“In honor of this day (i.e., Land Day), the Birds of Paradise Kindergarten has brought us flowers with the names of the uprooted villages, the Palestinian villages that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., in Israel), and Allah willing they will return to us one day. Thank you Birds of Paradise for this nice gesture.”
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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.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2017
Headline: "Shufa is in the sights"
     "Citizens of the village of Shufa, southeast of Tulkarem, are very worried about the bulldozing operation being carried out by the Israeli occupation's bulldozers in the areas adjacent to the bypass road that is west of the village and connects the Einav and Avnei Hefetz settlements to the areas within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel)."
Fatah official: “To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 26, 2017

Official PA TV program
Topic of the Day, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy Muhammad Shtayyeh

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy Muhammad Shtayyeh: "The Fatah Movement never demanded that Hamas recognize Israel. To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel. The topic of recognition of Israel has not been raised in any of Fatah’s conferences."
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Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2017
     “The Israeli police for the first time in 18 years announced a rejection of the request for a permit [to hold] the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) anniversary procession, which will be held in May in the Galilee within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The
Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.
Abbas claims Palestinians have been under occupation for "70 years" 
Source: Al-Watan (Qatar), Mar. 16, 2017
[Q:] "We will begin with the main event, and that is the phone conversation that American President Donald Trump had with you, and your important meeting with his Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. What was said in your first conversation with the US president, and did his conversation constitute a plan to eliminate the Palestinian cause, and not to resolve it?"
[PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:] "This was the first time I spoke with Trump... I told him that we hope that he will find a solution to the Palestinian issue after 70 years of occupation that will be based on two states..."
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Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 14, 2017
Headline: “The occupation authorities banned a British supporter of the Palestinian cause from entering the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel)”

Chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Hugh Lanning was barred entry to Israel on March 12, 2017 due to his pro-BDS activism seeking to impose a global boycott on 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.
Film shown to NATO reps depicts “colonialism in Palestine since 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2017
Headline: "Assaf briefed an international parliamentary delegation regarding the settlement plans"
      "Chairman of the [PA] Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf yesterday [March 2, 2017] briefed a delegation from the NATO alliance Parliamentary Assembly, which included 40 members of the alliance from 14 states, and also the Science and Technology Committee and the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group, regarding the Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank… The committee presented a filmed and detailed explanation of the colonialism in Palestine since 1948 and until today, how the occupation settlements and the wall were built, and how the division into administrative and security regions was carried out, with a focus on the latest period between 1997 and 2016."
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.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2017
     “The occupation authorities cancelled 110 work permits yesterday [Feb. 23, 2017] at the Jalame military checkpoint north of Jenin, and prevented those holding them from entering the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The Interior," "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president emphasized the importance of the role of the Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) in strengthening the connection and the opportunities for peace”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a delegation of the leadership of the Balad Party in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), led by the party’s Secretary-General Dr. Mtanes Shehadeh, yesterday evening [Feb. 20, 2017] at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.”
Fatah official: Judaism is a religion, not a nationality, therefore “has no homeland” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 21, 2017
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen, on an increase in the pace of Jewish construction in the West Bank

Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “We will never agree to a state being established on the basis of religion. A state such as this will be the height of bigotry , for [religion] is a divine message, and is not nationalism. As the religion of Islam and the Christian religion, so too the Jewish religion – it has no homeland. This is a divine message, and therefore we recognize it, and we do not recognize it as nationalism.”
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."
University lecturer tells PA TV: Jews "do not have a history, and they do not even have a Torah and a Talmud" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 13, 2017
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting geography lecturer Jihad Abu Tawileh of Al-Azhar University in Gaza
Official PA TV host: "Dr. Jihad [Abu Tawileh], what are the foundations by which the areas are chosen for settlements?”
Geography lecturer Jihad Abu Tawileh: "The foundations and data, or the considerations on which they [Israelis] depend for establishing the settlements in the West Bank are financial considerations. Also the most important consideration is not a historical consideration because the history is falsified. They do not have a history, and they do not even have a Torah and a Talmud. Israel is attempting to create a falsified history, or to invent [history]. I will call it copying biblical and Talmudic history in the West Bank, thinking that it is the land of Judea and Samaria. Of course this is falsified distorted history, but the foundations depended upon [for establishing] are financial, and especially water."
Fatah Central Committee member refers to "70 years of occupation" (i.e., since 1948) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 12, 2017
Official PA TV program State of Politics, with Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches Jamal Muhaisen
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches Jamal Muhaisen: “We are proud that there are states that were occupied by foreigners and after [several] months or a short time, thousands of people were recruited as spies for the occupying state, whereas we are proud that during 70 years of occupation (i.e., since the establishment of Israel in 1948), and an additional occupation of 50 years (i.e., since the 1967 Six Day War), until now only a very few have fallen into the Israeli net.”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the territories that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: “Beirut: A demonstration of solidarity with the members of our [Palestinian] people in the 1948 [territories]”
     “The Tyre branch of the Fatah Movement in southern Lebanon yesterday [Feb. 8, 2017] held a sit-in strike as a sign of solidarity with the members of our [Palestinian] people in the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross [in Beirut]…
Fatah Revolutionary Council member Rifat Shanaah, the Fatah secretary and leadership in Tyre, and Lebanese parties participated in the sit-in strike…
Shanaah said that American President Donald Trump’s threats to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem and to consider it the unified capital of Israel constitutes targeting of the Palestinian rights and a scandalous expression of racism. He also emphasized that the Palestinian people has not submitted and will not submit to the Israeli occupation.”
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.
Palestinian leaders: "Palestinians of the Interior" are "the legal owners of the land" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Our embassy in Madrid marked the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians of the Interior”
     “The embassy of the State of Palestine in Madrid marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) today [Feb. 7, 2017] in an event in which many members of the Palestinian and Arab community and the Spanish comrades took part.
Head of the [Palestinian] community [in Madrid] Jamil Abu Sa’ada, Professor Sonia Boles , Palestinian journalist Majed Al-Debsi, and [Palestinian] Ambassador [to Spain] Kifah Odeh noted the racist acts that Israel is perpetrating against the Palestinians - the legal owners of the land - in the Interior, in order to expose the lie according to which Israel is the only democratic state in the region…
Ambassador Odeh said that the residents of the Interior – Muslims, Christians, and Druze alike – are an inseparable part of the Palestinian Arab people, condemned the ethnic cleansing policy that Israel is still perpetrating against the Palestinians, [and added] that the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) has not yet ended.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The '48 areas" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2017
     "Political activists and academics emphasized the importance of the fighting role of our people in the '48 areas (i.e., Israel), and said that they are the witnesses to the occupation's crimes of stealing the homeland and the Palestinian land."
PA daily op-ed: "There is and never has been any sort of Temple... in Palestine... [Israelis] have not found a single thing connected to Judaism in all of Palestine, and not just in Jerusalem" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2017
      "[UN secretary-general] Antonio Guterres clearly and explicitly sinned against peace and the Palestinian-Israeli political agreement when he claimed yesterday [Jan. 29, 2017] in an interview with the Hebrew-language Voice of Israel [radio] that he 'believes in the connection between Jerusalem and the Jews.' In contradiction to the UNESCO resolutions, history, and facts, the secretary-general claimed that it is as clear as day - in his opinion which is far from the truth and the facts - that 'The Temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans was a Jewish Temple'...
Mr. Antonio... [you should know that] Jerusalem and all of Palestine - from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea - are the land of the Palestinian people, and their history is its history... Jerusalem is Palestinian Arab. It belongs only to the followers of Islam and Christianity, and not Judaism, but this does not prevent followers of the Jewish religion from visiting it. What is called the 'Wailing' Wall is nothing but the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall). There is and never has been any sort of Temple of Prophet Suleiman (i.e., King Solomon) in Palestine. The Israelis have been excavating for nearly 100 years throughout the length and breadth of the land since occupying it in its entirety in June 1967 (sic., 50 years), and they have not found a single thing connected to Judaism (sic., numerous Jewish artifacts have been unearthed -Ed.) in all of Palestine, and not just in Jerusalem..."
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PLO official: We will never recognize a Jewish State 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 25, 2017
Headline: "Rafat: We will not agree to any Israeli soldier remaining on our land"
     "PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat emphasized that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the pillars of his government, and all those who stand by its side or support it know well that there will never be a Palestinian that agrees or can agree to renounce even one of the Palestinian rights that have been anchored in the agreements and decisions of international bodies…
He continued: 'Our recognition of Israel as part of the ‘Oslo’ declaration of principles agreement (i.e., 1993 Oslo Accords) does not mean in any way that we have recognized what is called the "Jewish state," and that recognition will never take place, just as no Palestinian will agree to even one Israeli soldier remaining in the territories of the Palestinian state.'"
Hamas leader responds to accusations of Antisemitism: We’re not against Jews, we’re against Zionists, “who [are] occupying our lands” 
Source: Al-Jazeera, Jan. 25, 2017
Al-Jazeera English program UpFront, interview with senior Hamas leader Osama Hamdan

Reporter Mehdi Hasan: “You and many other Hamas officials often say that you’re in conflict with the Israelis, and it’s a political conflict, that you’re opposed to Zionism, not Judaism. You often say it’s not a religious war, you’re not Antisemitic, you’re not against Jews. And yet the Hamas charter is filled with Antisemitic references to Jews being behind Communism, being behind World War I, World War II. It endorses the famous Antisemitic conspiracy, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a global Jewish conspiracy. Aren’t you embarrassed by that kind of language? Why not take it out of the charter, to show good faith, to show that you’re not all Antisemitic?”
Senior Hamas Leader Osama Hamdan: “When we talk about the Jews we are not against their religion, we are not against their beliefs, we are not against them as a people who believes. In fact, we believe in Musa (i.e., Moses), we believe that he was a prophet, like Muhammad, and we believe they are the same. So we are against the one who is occupying our lands. We are against the ones who is occupying our cities, villages.”

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Official threatens PLO will revoke recognition of Israel in response to US embassy move 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 18, 2017
Headline: “Khaled: We must remind Trump about international law”
     “PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled warned against the dangers of any uncalculated adventure that American President-elect Donald Trump might set off on at the US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony this Friday [Jan. 20, 2017] or afterwards, through a declaration on the transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…
Tayseer Khaled again emphasized that we must move from non-credible verbal threats to active steps which have been long awaited, if Donald Trump sets off on an uncalculated adventure like this. This would be by the PLO declaring the end of the transition period, ending the unfair obligations that are imposed on it - including the revocation of the Palestinian recognition of the State of Israel which was given for free, relying on UN General Assembly Resolution 67/19 on recognition of the State of Palestine (i.e., the granting of non-member observer state status to the PA in 2012) and on the recent [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334 last Dec. 24 (sic., Dec. 23, 2016), and calling on the international community to bear its responsibilities and to stop working with Israel as an unusual state that is above the law and has a right to act according to the law of the jungle.”
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UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was passed on Dec. 23, 2016, by a vote of 14-0 with one abstention.
The resolution condemned the establishment of Israeli "settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem," saying it "has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-Stat
Non-recognition terminology: PA daily refers to Israel as "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: “Death of a criminal prisoner from Jerusalem in an Israeli rehabilitation center”
     “A criminal prisoner from Jerusalem passed away yesterday [Jan. 16, 2017] at a rehabilitative work center in the village of Tamra within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).
The prisoner was Mahmoud Nabil Bseileh, 17, from Al-Mawlawiya Street in the Al-Sa’adiya neighborhood of Jerusalem. He passed away early yesterday morning at the rehabilitation center, and had been imprisoned for the past two years on a criminal background.”
Fatah glorifies intifada and Martyrdom: We will "remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A statement from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’:
O masses of the heroic Palestinian people,
O descendants of the first Martyrs (Shahids) and bearers of the flag of the struggle,
O protectors of Jerusalem and the holy sites, and gatekeepers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,
O those who exalted Allah chose to defend the land of the fathers, to protect their national heritage, and to continue the path of the revolution that was started by the first leaders, who protected their achievements with their souls and died while still defending our honor and our national identity... 

Your movement [Fatah] – the movement of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, which initiated the first Launch (Intilaqa) and led the outbreak of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the intifadas and uprisings that came after it, is still loyal to the promise of the Martyrs and the sighs of the prisoners and wounded. It will remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy and will continue to raise our issue in the world. We will not raise the white flag, and we will not bow except before Allah... Together until the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, this is a revolution until victory."

The image shows the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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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.
Abbas threatens to cancel recognition of Israel if US embassy is transferred to Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president [Abbas] calls on participants in the Paris Conference to take tangible steps to implement the international decisions – transferring the American embassy will hinder the peace process, and canceling our recognition of Israel will be one of our options”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Jan. 14, 2017] inaugurated the Palestinian embassy at the Vatican. He met with Pope Francis, and again warned against the plan of US President-elect Donald Trump to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. During the inauguration of the embassy…
President Abbas emphasized that he ‘extends his hand to President-elect Trump for cooperation in order to reach peace on the basis of international law.’ He added that ‘any attempt to give legal validity to the illegal annexation of Jerusalem by Israel will eliminate the prospects of the political process, dispel the hopes of a solution based on two states, and encourage the extremism in our region and in the world.’ … President Abbas said that he wrote to Trump and warned him of the consequences of the transfer of the embassy, and noted that this ‘will not only negate any legitimacy of the US to fill a role in settling the conflict, but will also annihilate the two-state solution.’
He added that the Palestinians will discuss several options for a response, after consultations are held with Arab states, and said: ‘Cancelling our recognition of Israel will be one of them, but we hope that we will not reach that, and that instead we will be able to work with the next American administration.’”
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PLO official supports "Jerusalem Intifada" as response to "attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites" and "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Martyrs’ Day in Gaza – Al-Agha: A national strategy is needed…”

“[PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya] Al-Agha said that Martyrs’ Day comes at a time when the Jerusalem Intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) still continues, as a result of the continuation of the aggression, occupation, repeated attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and criminal acts that are taking place in the holy city [of Jerusalem] – the acts of murder, the arrests, and the acts of Judaization – and also as a result of the continuation of the destructive settlement enterprise. [He added that] therefore the struggle of our people continues until realization of the dream of the Palestinian state with full sovereignty, whose capital is Jerusalem…
[PA] Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla gave a speech on behalf of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, in which he conveyed the blessings of the government to the families of the Martyrs…He mentioned the last will of the three Martyrs Fuad Hijazi, Muhammad Jamjoum, and Ataa Al-Zir (i.e., terrorists who murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre), [which they conveyed] the day before June 17, 1960 (sic., 1930), the day of their execution. In it they said that they gave their souls and their skulls in order to get rid of the occupation (sic., Israel did not declare its independence until 1948), and demanded that everyone adhere to unity and Jihad in order to fight the enemies who stole the land and destroyed the [Palestinian] existence.”

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PLO official complains to British MPs that Israel commits "summary executions of Palestinians"; calls concept of Jewish state "racist" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi demanded that Britain bear its historical responsibility"
     "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi… met yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] with a high-ranking British parliamentary delegation that included MPs from the British Conservative Party and Labor Party who are visiting the Palestinian land in order to be updated from up close on the real situation on the ground…
Ashrawi referred to the actions of the Israeli occupation state on the ground and the fact that it continues to perpetuate its racist way with its insistence that the Palestinians recognize the Jewishness of the state, and also continues to build settlements and to expand those that exist in the Palestinian territories, and particularly in East Jerusalem. This is in addition to the acts of killing and summary executions of Palestinians that are carried out against children and women under the pretext of terror."

Throughout the terror attacks from Oct. 2015 to the present, the PA has maintained that Israel commits "summary executions" of Palestinians on the pretext that Palestinians were committing attacks. Even in cases when video footage proved that Palestinian terrorists tried to stab Israelis, the PA accused the Israeli army of killing unarmed youth. Click to view a bulletin with more information regarding this libel.

Click to view a recent bulletin documenting that Hanan Ashrawi rejects Israel as a Jewish state.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "'48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2017
Headline: "The occupation arrested 34 civilians, among them three women and a child"
     "The occupation police yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] arrested young Nael Kmeil and Zakariya Zakarneh from the village of Qabatiya, south of Jenin, at their workplace within the '48 territories (i.e., Israel)."
PLO official: If US embassy is moved to Jerusalem, PLO will "cancel its recognition of Israel and the agreements that were signed” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: We will respond to the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem with fateful decisions”
     “Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat said that the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) will make very fateful decisions, if the administration of new American President Donald Trump transfers the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Erekat added in a radio interview yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] that transferring the embassy to Jerusalem means the destruction of the peace process, and that in doing so the US will turn into part of the problem and will no longer be able to be a mediator in the peace process, which will obligate the [Palestinian] National Council to cancel its recognition of Israel and the agreements that were signed with it.”
PLO's Hanan Ashrawi reacts to Kerry's speech, rejects Israel as a Jewish state, rejects Jerusalem as Israel's capital 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2017

Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "The six principles that [US Secretary of State John] Kerry presented are undeniable Zionist principles that serve Israeli interests. For example, he spoke about Jerusalem - a capital of two states. He didn’t say that East Jerusalem is occupied, but rather that Jerusalem is a capital of two states... Secondly, he said “a Jewish state,” giving them [Israel] a great prize. We have refused and still refuse to say that Israel is a Jewish state... Even on the issue of the refugees, he [Kerry] automatically denied them the right of return, and said that it is necessary to reach a just solution of compensation and resettling and the like. In other words, there is no right of return."
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PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2016
Headline: “The international Palestine Marathon is a quality sporting demonstration with which the streets of Bethlehem are adorning themselves”
     “Approximately three months separate us from the start of the international Palestine Marathon…
As part of the start of preparations for the marathon, centers for selling participation tickets were designated in the various cities of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in the Gaza Strip, and soon in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) too.”
Senior PLO official: If US embassy is moved to Jerusalem, the "PLO needs to retract the recognition of Israel" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2016
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat
Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat: “I tell you frankly – this is my personal opinion – in the next meeting of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO), if the administration of [US] President-elect [Donald] Trump moves the embassy to Jerusalem, or the ambassador who was appointed works in Jerusalem, the PLO needs to retract the recognition of Israel. Our recognition was not given for free, as [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] said in his speech before the Seventh [Fatah] Committee…
I think that the Arab peoples also will not agree to having American embassies in any of the capitals [of the Arab states] if they [the Americans] carry out this step.”
Official PA host: “You are talking about the Arab peoples, and not the Arab governments?”
Saeb Erekat: “I am also talking about the governments.”

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Official PA daily refers to Israel as "occupied Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2016
     “Nineteen-year-old Ma’amoun Qashua… played in the past at the Hapoel Petah Tikva club in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "Occupied Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2016
Headline: “One civilian was killed and eight were wounded in an awful traffic accident in the occupied Interior”
     “A 30-year-old Palestinian woman from the city of Umm Al-Fahm (i.e., an Israeli Arab city) was killed in an awful traffic accident on Highway 6 in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for 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.
Fatah posts text written by planner of Munich massacre calling not to recognize Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "A generation will come that will tear up the signed document and say that the recognition of Israel and the reconciliation with it are a sin that the Arab nation cannot accept

There are international balances of power that may impose a certain thing, and we understand this well. However, there is a famous saying that I always repeat, according to which even if the balances of power will come and force the entire Arab nation to sign a document of recognition of Israel and reconciliation with it, and will even force the small children, the young men, and the young women to sign it, a generation will come that will tear up the document and say that the recognition of Israel and the reconciliation with it are a sin that the Arab nation cannot accept. I am sure of this, as our generation was not educated to accept Israel.
And this is despite there being facts and balances of power in the world that we must take into account.
Signed: Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf 'Abu Iyad'
Beirut, March 24, 1974"

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - One of the founders of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
PA TV portrays Israel as foreign colonial occupier, claims ancient Jewish history is Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 3, 2016

The PA TV video shows a woman who represents "ancient Palestinians" (or possibly Muslims) going through the history of the land - replacing the Jewish people's actual history. The woman is introduced in a peaceful scene feeding birds in a period predating the Roman conquest of Judea and destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Suddenly the scene is disturbed, the birds scatter and the woman runs away from various foreign invaders: first an ancient Roman soldier, then a Crusader, then a British soldier, and finally a Jew (wearing a skullcap), who throws a lit cigarette at her.
In the final scene, the woman stops fleeing when a man on a horse - the "new" Muslim conqueror Saladin who defeated the Crusaders - extends his hand and helps her up the mountain. He represents the coming savior who will "liberate Palestine" from Jewish-Israeli rule. In the end, the woman stands on the top of the mountain, fleeing no one anymore, symbolizing that Israel is gone like the other foreign rulers.
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Note: The video originally aired March 2, 2012. It was rebroadcast on both PA TV and PA TV Live at least 18 times in 2012, 54 times in 2013, 44 times in 2014, 42 times in 2015, and 21 times in 2016, most recently on Dec. 3, 2016. It was broadcast twice on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Jan. 8, 2016.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2016
Headline: “A worker from Yatta was critically injured within the 1948 territories”
     “A worker from the village of Yatta, south of Hebron, was critically injured yesterday [Dec. 1, 2016] after he fell from a [great] height during his work in the city of Holon within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA National Minister of Finance: Palestinian people have been suffering from "the Israeli occupation of our land since 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2016
Headline: “Odeh took part in marking the International Day of Solidarity with our people in Beirut”
     “[PA] National Minister of Finance Abir Odeh emphasized that the fact that the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People every year constitutes a confirmation by the international community of the continuation of the suffering and oppression that our Palestinian people are suffering from due to the Israeli occupation of our land since 1948.”
Op-ed in PA daily: Israel's founding was a "conspiracy" based on a "completely unfounded myth" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2016
Excerpt of an op-ed by Issa Abd Al-Hafiz
     “We have a sacred cause… we were subjected to an international conspiracy, which was greater than us and our capabilities, and even greater than the capabilities of all of the Arab countries together. A conspiracy unprecedented in history, in which an entire people was uprooted from its land and another people was planted [in its place] on the basis of a completely unfounded myth.”
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 Minister of Foreign Affairs to youth: The Balfour Declaration “stole and plundered our land 100 years ago” 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Nov. 29, 2016

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports

Posted text: “The [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs [Riyad Al-Malki] welcomed the delegations participating in the First International Palestinian Youth Camp

Ramallah – Publicity [Department] of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Youth and Sports

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Riyad Al-Malki welcomed the delegations participating in the First International Palestinian Youth Camp today [Nov. 29, 2016] at his office in Ramallah…
Al-Malki said: ‘We still insist on ending the occupation, because that is our obligation and because the problem began with the existence of the occupation and the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which stole and plundered our land 100 years ago.’”

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.
PFLP member: PLO plan for Palestinian state within the '67 borders is a "temporary goal and does not mean that Palestine belongs to the Jews" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Nov. 29, 2016
Headline: “If we had accepted the partition agreement 69 years ago, would our situation have been better? Wattan asks the opinions of analysts and the factions”
     “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political bureau member Khalida Jarrar, in her interview with the [independent Palestinian news] agency Wattan, referred to [UN] partition Resolution 181 and asked how the Palestinians could have accepted the partition resolution at a time when Balfour had given a promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration) that Palestine is the national homeland of the Jews! From this starting point, the refusal was a matter of principle as Palestine belongs to the Palestinians.
Jarrar denied the possibility of the implementation of the resolution at the time if the Palestinians had agreed to it, as the Zionist project is based on them settling in all of Palestine, and not in part of it.
Regarding the PLO, she said: ‘The national consensus plan of the PLO talked about a fully sovereign Palestinian state within the ‘67 borders as a temporary goal and does not mean that Palestine belongs to the Jews. It means that the matter depends on the right of return, in other words, a fully sovereign independent Palestinian state together with the right of all of the refugees to return to the homes from which they were expelled.’”

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PLO member group: 1947 UN partition plan “granted false legitimacy to a plundering entity [i.e., Israel] on the land of Palestine at the expense of its [Palestine’s] people” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 29, 2016
Headline: “The Palestinian Arab Front: The international community must end the occupation, just as it laid its foundations in the partition resolution”

“The Palestinian Arab Front (PAF) (i.e., a member of the PLO) said that our Palestinian people has experienced and continues to experience a historical injustice, which obligates the international community to pass a clear resolution on the end of the occupation, just as it laid its foundations in the partition resolution (i.e., the UN partition plan)…
The front added in a press release on the anniversary of the Palestine partition resolution and the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: ‘Sixty-nine years ago the UN General Assembly passed resolution 181 which ordered the partition of Palestine and granted false legitimacy to a plundering entity on the land of Palestine at the expense of its [Palestine’s] people.’”
Palestinians burn Israeli flag, celebrate fires raging in "the Palestinian territories that were occupied in ’48" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 25, 2016
Headline: “In pictures: The fires in the occupied territories are spreading to the bleachers in Gaza”
     “The Palestinian public responded to the fires raging (i.e., a wave of Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016) in the Palestinian territories that were occupied in ’48 (i.e., Israel), which have become the topic of the day in the international, Arab, and local media outlets, with the burning of the flag of the [Israeli] entity state during games of the League in the Gaza Strip.
During the meet of Khidmat Rafah with its counterpart Khidmat Khan Younis that was held today, Friday afternoon [Nov. 25, 2016], at the municipal grass field of Rafah in the center of the Rafah district in the Gaza Strip, [the spectators] burned the flag of the Israeli entity and chanted calls against the occupation state, in addition to sounding calls to prayer on the field before the beginning of the game in response to the occupation’s decision to ban [the sounding of] the prayer calls (the “Muezzin Law,” see note below –Ed.) in Jerusalem."


The picture shows a Palestinian spectator burning an Israeli flag in the bleachers at a game in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

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.
For a list of other countries that have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution, click "full article."
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.”

The article appears in the November 2016 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on Nov. 23, 2016.


A cartoon showing a Palestinian boy and girl sitting next to each other is included in the article.
Girl: “What is the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)?”
Boy: “The Balfour Promise? I think that is the reason that you and I were registered as refugees in the camp.”

Regarding assimilation, fo
PA National Security Forces presents map of Palestine replacing Israel: “It was never your homeland”  
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 21, 2016
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


The image shows a Palestinian woman standing next to the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map are written the names of cities in the PA areas as well as in Israel.

Names of Israeli locations listed on the map:
"Safed," "Tiberias," "Acre," "Nazareth," "Haifa," "Beit Shean," "Ramle," "Be'er Sheva," "the Negev"

Names of PA locations listed on the map:
"Jenin," "Tulkarem," "Nablus," "Jericho," "Ramallah," Gaza," "Bethlehem," "Hebron"

Names of locations located partly in Israel and partly in PA areas:
"Jerusalem," "the Dead Sea"

Posted text: “#The_[PA_]Palestinian_National_Security_Forces”

Text on image:
"It (i.e., Palestine) belonged to our forefathers before us
And will remain for our descendants after us
You have others aside from it
And we have no other aside from it
So do not consider it [your] homeland
As it was never your homeland."
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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 non-recognition terminology: "The 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2016
Headline: “A worker from Ramallah was injured with burns within the 1948 territories”
     “A worker from the Ramallah district was injured with burns over his entire body two nights ago [Nov. 15, 2016] within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), and was transferred to the Khalil Suleiman Government Hospital in Jenin.”
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
Abbas advisor:"Israel is disturbed by the call to prayer because it reminds [Israel] five times a day that this land is Palestinian and a waqf that belongs only to the Muslims" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 14, 2016
Headline: "Al-Habbash: The call to prayer will be sounded and our mosques are full of believers, despite the occupation's opposition"
     "Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash condemned the steps of the occupation with all its institutions... especially in everything regarding the decision of the committee of Israeli government ministers to bring the bill banning the sounding of the call to prayer in the mosques to what is called the 'Israeli Parliament' for ratification.
In a press statement this evening (Monday) [Nov. 14, 2016], Al-Habbash described these steps as steps of oppression and a harsh blow to the freedom of worship… He clarified that these steps will lead the occupation and its leaders to the International Criminal Court as war criminals, especially after the latest resolutions of UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), according to which the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) is Islamic and the Old City of Jerusalem is an exclusively Islamic heritage [site]. He added that Israel has gone crazy in the wake of UNESCO's latest resolutions…
The supreme shari’ah judge emphasized: 'Our mosques will remain full of believers, and no one in this world will be able to silence the call to prayer as long as there is one Palestinian on this land.' He noted: 'Our mosques precede the occupation state; it has never happened and will never happen that they will not sound the call to prayer.' Likewise, he clarified: 'Israel is disturbed by the call to prayer because it reminds [Israel] five times a day that this land is Palestinian and a waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) that belongs only to the Muslims."

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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.
Abbas’ spokesman: Balfour Declaration” was “crime of the century,” a “historic mistake” that should be reevaluated and corrected  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2016
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The Balfour Promise is the crime of the century”
       “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina described the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) as the crime of the century, and emphasized that it will not pass in silence.
Abu Rudeina added in a press release on the [99th] anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise [Nov. 2, 2016] that this crime led to tragedies, uprooting, and refugees , whose price has been paid by the Palestinian people and the Arab nation, and [led] to consequences that still have an effect on everyone. Abu Rudeina called on those who issued this ominous promise to reevaluate it and correct the historic mistake, which will remain a mark of shame on the forehead of humanity.”

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 official: Balfour Declaration was “a project initiated by one who has no ownership for one who has no right" 
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, Nov. 2, 2016

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. The image shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and a copy of his letter to Baron Rothschild.


Posted text: "The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was not a promise and word of honor, but rather a project initiated by one who has no ownership for one who has no right. And to those who do have the right to freedom and dignity, we promised to remain loyal to the path until [the achievement of] freedom."

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 on Palestinian radio: Britain must “issue a new promise that will end the promise from 99 years ago [i.e. the Balfour Declaration, considered basis for Israel’s establishment]”  
Source: Radio Voice of Palestine (Fatah), Nov. 2, 2016
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program A New Day, interview with PA Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki on his meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

PA Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki:
“We spoke not only about the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) but also about several additional topics that we think are of great significance and which should be monitored together with the British officials. Regarding the Balfour Promise we pointed out that it is most important that Britain issue a new promise that will end the promise from 99 years ago. A new promise that will speak about Britain’s commitment to the Palestinian people’s right of self-determination, and Britain’s support for the establishment of a Palestinian state and the recognition of the State of Palestine, that is the minimum. Likewise we spoke about the historical responsibility of Britain in light of what happened as a result of the Balfour Promise and the apology required from Britain if it has the daring and the courage to bear responsibility in light of what happened to the Palestinian people as a result of the Balfour Promise...”

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Note: Al-Malki stated that in his meeting with Johnson it was agreed that the British government would give a response in the coming days.

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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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 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.
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.
Fatah Facebook condemns Balfour Declaration that promised establishment of Jewish national home  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration): A promise of one who has no ownership to one who has no right (the text of the Balfour Declaration follows –Ed.)”

The image shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour with Arab refugees seen in the background.

Text on image: “The Balfour Promise
Nov. 2, 1917
A promise of one who has no ownership to one who has 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.
Fatah cartoon depicts Balfour Declaration, given by Britain, “one who has no ownership,” to Jew, “who has no right” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Nov. 2, 2016

Cartoon posted on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “The Balfour Promise”

The cartoon shows two men standing under a light fixture labelled “The Balfour Promise.” The man on the right represents Britain and is passing a rolled piece of paper symbolizing the Balfour Declaration to the other. On his sleeve is written: “One who has no ownership.” The man on the left represents the Jews. He is dressed as an ultra-orthodox Jew and on his sleeve is written: “One who has 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.
Abbas’ advisor: PA will ask Britain to apologize for Balfour Declaration 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: "Advisor Zumlut: We are continuing our legal battle against the occupation"
     "Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] for Strategic Affairs Husam Zumlut emphasized that the [PA] leadership is continuing its legal battle against the occupation and the Israeli extremism and settlement government in order to hold the world legally, ethically, and politically responsible for finding a fair solution to the Palestinian cause similarly to many of the international disputes…
He added that the leadership is serious about opening the topic of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and about holding Britain legally, ethically, and politically responsible for what happened to the Palestinian people for an entire century, following the decision to give what was not in its ownership to one who had no right to it. He noted that Britain has taken the Palestinian position very seriously, and that a meeting will be held on the subject in the coming days between Palestinian and British top officials in order to discuss the Palestinian position that demands that the British government apologize to the Palestinian people for what has happened to it, recognize its political rights and the State of Palestine, and help end the occupation..."

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Palestinian National Council: Britain must “atone for its crime and historical sin against our land and against our people” (i.e. the Balfour Declaration) 
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… In an announcement that it published today (Tuesday) [Nov. 1, 2016], the Palestinian National Council emphasized that it is important to unify the efforts of the Palestinians, the Arabs, and people of conscience living in the world. This is in order to pressure the government of Britain and to force it to do justice to the Palestinian people and atone for its crime and historical sin against our land and against our people, who have lived in Palestine, they and their forefathers, for thousands of years. The National Council demanded that the British House of Commons in particular reopen the Balfour Promise file, discuss it, pressure the government of Britain to immediately recognize the State of Palestine, and force it to help the Palestinian people receive all of its rights… 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…"

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PA Minister of Foreign Affairs demands Britain take responsibility for the Balfour Declaration, which “was the main reason for the official establishment of the State of Israel in 1948” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “Al-Malki demands of Britain that it not participate in [the celebrations of the] 100th [anniversary] of the Balfour [Promise]”
       “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki demanded that Britain recognize the State of Palestine, support giving full membership to Palestine in the UN, and not participate in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). This was during an official visit in London, the capital of Britain, which will last two days and which Al-Malki began with a meeting with his counterpart, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson…
At the end of the meeting, Al-Malki spoke about the position of the PA regarding the participation of Britain in marking [the anniversary] of the Balfour Promise. He demanded of his British counterpart that Britain not participate in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of this ominous promise. Likewise, he demanded of him that an official British position be taken and that the government of Britain bear the moral and historical responsibility for this promise, which was the main reason for the official establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and its consequences: the uprooting of the Palestinian people from its land, and its expulsion to all parts of the world.”

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PLO official: Balfour Declaration "constituted the basis for all of the injustices... committed against the Palestinian people, as well as the Palestinian holocaust that has been continuing for the past 100 years” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “National condemnation of the Balfour Promise, and the [PLO] Department for Refugee Affairs prepares to launch a campaign against the ominous promise”
      “PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department for Refugee Affairs Tayseer Khaled called on all Palestinians of all political and ideological affiliations in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the refugee camps, and the countries of the exile and the diaspora to unite around the national campaign denouncing the colonialist Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
This is for the approaching 100th anniversary of this promise, which constituted the basis for all of the injustices that the Zionist movement and the State of Israel committed against the Palestinian people, as well as the Palestinian holocaust that has been continuing for the past 100 years before the eyes and ears of the international community.”

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.
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 demands Britain apologize for the Balfour Declaration in year-long campaign 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 31, 2016
Headline: "The [PLO] Department for Expatriates calls to the [Palestinian] communities to unite their efforts in a campaign to mark 100 years of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)"
    "The PLO Department for Expatriates emphasized… in a letter that it sent to the Palestinian communities in foreign countries… that one of the conditions for the success of the campaign, which is expected to last from Nov. 2, 2016 to Nov. 2, 2017, is its reliance on the national consensus plan led by the PLO. It noted that they must not be satisfied with publication of notices of condemnation, but rather must act to take advantage of the international momentum that supports the Palestinian people in order to accumulate achievements for the right of the Palestinian people and for the right of its cause… The department emphasized the supreme importance of setting clear goals for the campaign, and primarily a call to turn 2017 into the year of the establishment of the Palestinian state and to demand of Britain that it apologize for the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and the suffering that it [Britain] caused the Palestinian people, and [that it] atone for the crime that it committed by recognizing the Palestinian state."

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 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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Fatah official: UNESCO resolution “showed that the Jews do not have a historical right to the land of Palestine,” Israel falsifies archaeological findings to prove there was an “alleged Temple”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2016
Headline: “Shtayyeh: Our people will always repel attempts to harm the national legitimacy and underlying principles”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh… commented on the latest resolutions published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and clarified that it is important to build on them and to turn to the UN General Assembly with them so that it will adopt them.
He added: ‘We thank all of the states in UNESCO who supported us, and the leadership is determined to continue with activities of this type. We clarify that the importance of these resolutions is expressed in how they exposed the lies of Israel, and torpedoed the occupation authorities’ words regarding the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall) and what they term “the historical right.”’
Shtayyeh continued: ‘The latest UNESCO resolutions have torpedoed the excuses for talk about their right to a “Jewish state,” and showed that the Jews do not have a historical right to the land of Palestine.’
He said: ‘Ever since the occupation in 1967, they are excavating day and night without finding anything regarding the alleged Temple (sic., numerous archaeological relics from the Temple have been found), which has caused them to place fake graves. Likewise, they brought ancient floor tiles in an attempt to claim that they were Jewish graves, but the falsehood of its (i.e., Israel’s) stories is well known.'”

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Op-ed in PA daily: Israel is deluding “itself and the world that there is any connection between the Jews and Judaism and Palestine”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2016

"In the madness of the Zionist search for any [Jewish] remnants throughout the historic land of Palestine – and especially beneath or around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Palestinian people – in order to delude itself and the world that there is any connection between the Jews and Judaism and Palestine, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu committed to personally participate this week in the removal of soil from under the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
 
Fatah official falsely claims that archaeologists have confirmed “no [Jewish] archaeological artifacts of any sort” in Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2016
Headline: “Zaki: Netanyahu’s participation in excavations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is playing dirty”
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s announcement of his participation in excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Netanyahu’s actual statement appears in a note below) challenges the UN resolutions and is a violation of international law. He emphasized that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution was a slap on the cheek for him [Netanyahu]…
In a radio interview that he [Zaki] gave yesterday [Oct. 25, 2016], he said that the UNESCO resolution was a shock for Netanyahu, who boasted that the land is Jewish and claimed that the world gave him permission to continue his crimes…
Zaki emphasized that archaeologists already confirmed in the past that there are no [Jewish] archaeological artifacts of any sort (sic., Jewish archaeological artifacts abound in Israel), which exist according to the Israelis' claim. He noted that no one, not even in the occupation state, will accept Netanyahu’s decision because this holy land is a historical site that appears in the UNESCO list.”

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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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PA daily: Israel's "false narrative and claim that it has a history from 2,000 years ago in the Palestinian land... has been rejected by Israeli academics" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2016
Headline: "The failing Israeli war"
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "The government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu continues its attack against the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution from two weeks ago on Thursday, Oct. 13 [2016] - which rejected the connection between the Jews and Judaism and the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] (i.e., Temple Mount) and the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., Western Wall) - through its desperate efforts to impose its false narrative and its claim that it has a history from 2,000 years ago in the Palestinian land, which has been rejected by Israeli academics."

UNESCO passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “ Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aq?a Mosque/Al-?aram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
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PA daily op-ed: Balfour Declaration was “ominous promise”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
Excerpt of op-ed by Issa Abd Al-Hafiz
      “Acre is the city of the three Martyrs (Shahids) (i.e., terrorist murderers Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir) who the British Mandate authorities strangled on Red Tuesday, this date that remains preserved in the black history of the [British] mandate and in the Palestinian memory of previous generations.
Along the coast, on the sea of Acre (i.e., the Mediterranean Sea), the graves of the three Martyrs have remained witnesses to the crime of the British Mandate that was lenient and allowed the bringing in of tens of thousands of Jewish migrants to Palestine after [then British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour published his ominous promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), in which he committed to the establishment of a national homeland for the Jews on the land of Palestine while exploiting its being under the mandate after the collapse of the Turkish Empire in World War I, even though the ominous promise was published two full years before the end of the war (sic ., the Balfour Declaration was published on Nov. 2, 1917, while World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918).”

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.

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.
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.
PA non-recognition terminology: "1948 areas" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2016
Headline: "Two young people from Tulkarem and Yatta were killed in two traffic accidents within the green line"
     "A young person from Tulkarem was killed yesterday [Sept. 28, 2016] in a traffic accident that took place next to Shfar’am within the ‘48 areas (i.e., PA term for Israel)…
Likewise, yesterday it was announced that young Muhammad Yusuf, 33, from the village of Yatta south of Hebron, died of his injuries that were caused when he fell from a [great] height at a building site during his work in Be’er Sheva within the 1948 areas three days ago [Sept. 26, 2016]."
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 daily: "There are no archaeological remains of Jews in historical Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2016
Headline: “The racist arrogance of Netanyahu – part 1”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu is a clown who does not know how to amuse and a pathetic demagogue…
He says something and its opposite – one time [he says that]: ‘The UN has become a farce,’ and another time he says that: ‘The UN also changes, and everything is changing quicker than you think.’ Another time he announced that: ‘The UN Human Rights Council is a big joke, because every year it condemns Israel more than any other state in the world’…
Afterwards he continued with an attack against the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and said that it ‘denied the close connection of 4,000 years between the ‘Jewish’ people and its holiest site, ‘the Temple Mount’ (meaning the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first direction of prayer, and the third holiest sanctuary) [parentheses in source]. There are no archaeological remains of Jews in historical Palestine. Seventy years have passed and the Israeli archaeologists have not found any proof of their existence on the land and homeland of the Palestinian people.”
Fatah official refers to Israel using non-recognition terminology: "The lands occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 24, 2016
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22, 2016, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen
Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen: “The settlers are a time bomb on the Palestinian land, which is liable to cause an explosion at any moment, and therefore there is no choice and no solution other than their returning to the lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., one of the ways the Palestinians refer to Israel).”
Abbas demands apology from Britain for the “ominous Balfour Promise” which facilitated “most terrible crime” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 22, 2016
Official PA TV broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22, 2016

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “One hundred years have passed since the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), according to which the British, Great Britain, unjustly gave the land of Palestine to another people. Thus they laid the foundation for the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people and the loss of its land and its expulsion from it. They were not satisfied with this, but rather the British Mandate translated the promise into actions and policy that helped carry out the most terrible crime against a people that lived in security on its land, did not attack anyone, and did not participate in any war against anyone. Therefore we call upon Britain, on the 100th anniversary of this ominous promise and ominous deal, to draw the conclusions and learn a lesson, and accept on itself the historic, legal, political, material, and ideological responsibility for the consequences of this promise, including an apology to the Palestinian people for the Nakba, the tragedies, and the oppression that have afflicted it, and the correction of this historical tragedy and dealing with its consequences, at the very least by recognition of the Palestinian state. This is what is required of Britain after what it did to the Palestinian 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 refers to Israelis from Ashkelon as "settlers" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2016
Headline: “Two settlers from Ashkelon stabbed a citizen in Idhna in Hebron”
     “Two settlers from Ashkelon yesterday evening [Sept. 19, 2016] stabbed a citizen in the village of Idhna that lies west of Hebron. Israeli police reports claimed that the background of the stabbing crime was criminal, and that it occurred due to an argument over a repair to the settlers’ car.”

Note: Ashkelon is an Israeli coastal city in Southern 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.
PA daily describes Israeli city of Ashdod as “in the occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2016
Headline: “The election ink has arrived, but the voter might be absent”
     “The election ink (in Arab countries voting is conducted by dipping a finger in ink and making a fingerprint on one’s selection –Ed.) arrived two days ago [Sept. 9, 2016] from Europe at the Ashdod port in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), but according to indications, the voters are likely to be absent from the voting booths.”
PA daily non-recognition terminology: Israel is “’48 areas” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 9, 2016
Headline: “20 citizens were wounded in two separate traffic accidents in Jerusalem and Jenin”
      “A traffic accident occurred between two cars and led to the injury of nine citizens, six of them in serious condition and three in moderate condition, and a number of them were transferred to hospitals within the ’48 areas (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the '48 areas" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 6, 2016
Headline: “As a sign of solidarity with our people: BDS calls to freeze the membership of the Israel Football Association”
     “The BDS movement (i.e., Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement) in Italy called… to place Palestinian flags on social media pages yesterday evening [Sept. 5, 2016] as Italy is playing against Israel in the 2018 FIFA (i.e., Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup qualifications in Haifa, which is in the ’48 areas (i.e., PA term for 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.
Palestinian activist: Palestinians descend from ancient Canaanites, if Jews were in Samaria 3000 years ago it was "for a short period" as "guests" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2016
Headline: “Journalists took a tour of the historic village of Sebastia”
     “Activists of the village of Sebastia (i.e., where an ancient Jewish capital stood, see note below) in the Nablus district, during a meeting of journalists held yesterday morning [Sept. 4, 2016], declared that the village is the third [place] after Jerusalem and Hebron that is [most] under the threat of Israeli Judaization …
The hashtag campaign #Sebastia_sun_of_the_cultures, which was officially launched yesterday by young activists, declared that the village of Sebastia is under threat of Judaization…
Head of the Sebastia Municipality Mu’tasim Aliwi said: ‘The Zionist occupation illegally insists that it has ownership of the place… Despite the occupation’s claim that it has roots in this village for the last 3,000 years, the Canaanites were here before that and established their culture here 4,000 years ago…’
Spokesman of the #Sebastia_sun_of_the_cultures campaign Zaid Al-Zuhri emphasized that, ‘Every bit of Sebastia tells of an ancient culture that has passed from here. They say it is Samaria, the capital of the northern kingdom. Indeed, this is the Israeli version on which they base their historic right to Palestine, and we say to them: ‘Perhaps we received you here as guests 3,000 years ago for a short period during the Roman period, but we have been here for more than 4,000 years. Sebastia is the direct continuation of Canaanite Shakim, in other words the city of Nablus.”

The city Shomron (Samaria in Greek), near Nablus, was the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE. It was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 BCE and rebuilt by the Judean King Herod in 27 BCE, who renamed it “Sebastia.” For more information, click "full article."
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "'48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2016
Headline: “Approximately half a million students from the ’48 territories return to their schools”
     “Approximately 530,000 Palestinian students from the ’48 territories (i.e., PA term for Israel) returned yesterday [Sept. 3, 2016] to the study chairs at the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year.”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam: The occupation’s fences and checkpoints will not divide members of the one people”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam yesterday [Sept. 3, 2016], during a reception for female Arab advisors for advancing the status of women and empowering them in the villages and local councils in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., PA term for Israel), emphasized the unity of the blood and the cause, and also emphasized that the fences and checkpoints will not separate the souls of the one people and their national affiliation.
Ghannam clarified during the meeting that her goal was to have the female Palestinian activists of the Interior get to know the district governor and benefit from her experience, because we have full awareness and we understand the suffering of our sisters in the occupied Interior due to the racist acts being carried out against them.”
Fatah official: Israel's existence constitutes "aggression against Arab territory" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 23, 2016
Official PA TV program State of Politics hosts Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen:
“The [Arab] Joint Defense Treaty determines that any aggression against Arab territory must be fought against. What about the Israeli aggression that extends 50 years already against the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem, and in addition, the territories that were occupied in ’48? Why is the Joint Defense Treaty of the Arabs not being implemented regarding this issue?”
PLO official refers to Israel as "Palestine that was occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 20, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, interview with Secretary of the PLO National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science and Chairman of the Palestinian Writers’ Union Murad Al-Sudani about the Palestinian Educational Cultural Forum
Secretary of the PLO National Committee for Education, Culture and Science and Chairman of the Palestinian Writers’ Union Murad Al-Sudani: “The budget allocated by the occupation’s Ministry of Education to the Arab sector in Palestine that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) is 10 or 20 times more than the budget of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture. They (i.e., Israel) understand the importance of culture, and they are trying to change the Palestinian awareness and erase it (i.e., Palestinian culture).”
PA government calls on Palestinians of the "Interior" to carry out Ribat at Al-Aqsa 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2016
     “In its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Aug. 16, 2016] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, … the [PA] government expressed appreciation for the heroic stand of our people who pray and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), from among the women and the men, who stand against the attacks of the Israeli occupation’s gangs and thwart their aggressive racist schemes against the first direction of prayer (i.e., Jerusalem). Likewise it called on our people in the [Palestinian] Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) and all of those who can reach Jerusalem to come to it, to be there constantly, and to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas, in order to respond to every attack against it.”
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 Foreign Ministry demands Britain apologize for the Balfour Declaration 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 28, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Foreign Ministry called on Britain to bear the historical responsibility for our people”
     “The [PA] Foreign Ministry said that the ongoing historical injustice befalling our people places on Britain historical responsibilities that it cannot evade to help our people and to stand by its side in order to undo the historical injustice that it contributed to, and to stop the suffering of our people…
The ministry demanded of Britain that it submit an official historical apology for everything caused by the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the [British] Mandate – the expulsion, destruction, killing, and suffering that continues to this day, accompanied by official British recognition of the State of Palestine in the borders of June 4, 1967, whose capital is Jerusalem.”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as the “‘48 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2016
     Headline: “Jenin hosts the Palestinian Clothing Festival”
“The Jenin district, the [PA] Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science celebrated yesterday [July 25, 2016] the opening of the Palestinian Clothing Festival at the amphitheater of the tourist village of Hadad.
Taking part in the opening of the festival were Jenin and Nablus District Governors Ibrahim Ramadan and Akram Al-Rajoub… as well as delegations from the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
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 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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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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Official PA daily calls Israel “the Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2016
“Shabab Al-Khalil defender Tamer Tatour decided to leave the [football] club and play in the Interior (i.e., Israel) league for the Hapoel Kfar Kanna club.”
PMW note: Hapoel Kfar Kanna is an Israeli-Arab football club.
Official PA daily calls Israeli city of Haifa “occupied;” and Israel is “the interior that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 28, 2016
Headline: "With a computer, O watermelon"
     "Three Palestinian students from the interior that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), who are studying software engineering at the College of Applied Sciences at Technion University in the occupied city of Haifa, have succeeded in inventing a small device that reveals the quality of the watermelon before the purchase."
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Lecturer on PA TV: The Anti-Christ is the leader of the Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine in the Quran, broadcast on the occasion of the month of Ramadan
Former lecturer and a regular presenter on the show Bassam Jarrar: “The Jews will leave Palestine, and this time eastward. If you pay close attention, culture and social organization is moving eastward, and in the West there are crises. Among the Jews, since 1990, articles have begun to appear that support a connection with the East. Therefore it appears that they will go eastward, and they will have alliances with the East after they leave Palestine. After a certain amount of time, we don’t know how long, they will try to return to Palestine under the leadership of the Anti-Christ . For what is the purpose of the campaign of the Anti-Christ, who continues to advance until he arrives here? He continues until he arrives here, that is to say his destination is here. Because the Anti-Christ is a Jewish leader, or he is the leader of the Jews. It may also be that the Jews will create him. What does it mean that they will create him? That’s another topic. He will return [to Palestine].”

Jarrar, a former college lecturer in Ramallah who had his own show on official PA TV in 2015 on numbers in the Quran, claims on his website on Islam called the “Noon Center For Quranic Studies and Researches” that the events of the “Anti-Christ” will take place sometime around 2022 CE.
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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PA TV Ramadan lesson teaches that Islam prohibits Israel’s right to exist: “Holy Palestine is a waqf... It is forbidden to relinquish a single grain of its soil” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 11, 2016


Head of the Waqf’s Al-Aqsa Academy of Heritage and Antiquities Najeh Bakirat:
"Every grain of soil in Palestine (i.e., including all of Israel) is ours. The status of Hebron is part of the status of Palestine, as it is an integral part of the Palestinian land, like the status of Nazareth in our eyes, and Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa (i.e., all are cities in Israel). Every grain of soil in Palestine is part of the blessed Palestine, the holy Palestine which is a waqf. Therefore it is forbidden to relinquish a single grain of its soil."
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A waqf is an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law.

The presenter, Najeh Bakirat, is listed as the director of this PA TV program and also appears on the show as one of the presenters.

Broadcast on official PA TV, Palestine in the Quran show
Official PA daily implies Jews have no connection to land of Israel, says “Judaism is a religion, and is not a nationality in any way”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2016
Headline: “Between complete refusal and accepting the facts”
     “The great lie, as we know, which was spread by the leaders of the Zionist movement such as Israel Zangwill (i.e., a British author and a close associate of Theodor Herzl) and Theodor Herzl (i.e., one of the founders of the modern Zionist movement), says that Palestine is ‘a land without a people for a people without a land.’ In this slogan there is no truth of any kind, as Palestine and its people existed together, and as the Jews were citizens of the lands from which they came in ships of the Zionist movement project. Likewise, Judaism is a religion, and is not a nationality in any way, and the ‘Ashkenazi’ Western Jews tried and are still trying to change Judaism into that.”
Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they are thieves. The problem is that they are thieves who stole the land, and who want to steal the history, but history cannot change and cannot be falsified. The facts bear witness to it. We have been here for the last 5,000 years, and have not left this land. We have not left this land. Our forefathers are the monotheist Canaanites and Jebusites. They are the ones who built Jerusalem, before Abraham was even here."
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There never was an ancient Palestinian-Arab nation. Arabs first arrived in the land of Israel/Judea with the Muslim invasion in 637 CE. Arabs first identified themselves as "Palestinians" in the 20th century, after the creation of the State of Israel. Claiming a 5,000 year old Palestinian nation is a historical lie.
Official PA daily: Israel is “the 1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 28, 2016
     “Thousands of citizens from occupied Jerusalem and within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), and about 200 adults from the Gaza Strip, held Friday prayers yesterday [May 27, 2016] at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza.”
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PA daily article about Israeli Arabs calls them as "Palestinians within the 48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 24, 2016
Headline: “Hamdallah received a delegation of Arab [Israeli] parliament members and leader of the Monetary Authority”
      “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah received a delegation of Arab [Israeli] parliament members, led by Ahmad Tibi, in his office in Ramallah yesterday [May 23, 2016].
The prime minister was briefed regarding the situation of the Palestinians within the 48 territories (i.e., Israel) and occupied Jerusalem, and emphasized the position of the leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas and the government, to support them on all levels.”
Official PA news agency refers to Israel as "1948 territories" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 24, 2016
Headline: “The Israeli police arrested a young person from Qabatiya, within the 1948 territories”
     “Yesterday evening, Tuesday [May 23, 2016], the Israeli police arrested a young person within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel). [The young person was] from Qabatiya, south of Jenin.”
Abbas’ speech in Turkey: The Palestinian Nakba began “in 1917 (i.e., with the Balfour Declaration) and continues until this day”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 24, 2016
This speech was actually given by PA Foreign Minister Ryad Al-Malki in the name of Abbas. However this is not mentioned in the WAFA article or in the next day’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. A last minute change might have caused a change in speakers.

Headline: “[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: Despite the occupation and a lack of resources, we are doing what is required of us in everything connected to international humanitarian aid”

Excerpt of speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the First International Summit on Humanitarian Activity on May 24, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey

“Ensuring the existence of international collective political will to implement the decisions of international institutions – which call to find a comprehensive and just political solution to the Palestinian issue –is the first and basic stage on the way to ending all aspects of the Palestinian people’s tragedy.

As a result of it, the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) was caused, which started to be carried out in 1917 (i.e., with the Balfour Declaration) and continues until this day.

Ladies and gentlemen, approximately 6 million of our people are still refugees and uprooted, living in their places of refuge in neighboring states and within Palestine.'

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Official PA TV reporter claims occupation began in 1948 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 24, 2016
Official PA TV News report on the opening of a Maronite church in Bethlehem
Official PA TV reporter: “As part of strengthening the Christian presence and reinforcing the principle of religious tolerance and pluralism on Palestinian land, the Saint Charbel Church, the first Maronite church in Bethlehem, was opened, and a festive mass was held in honor of the opening with the participation of 4,000 people. It is anticipated that the opening of the church will assist in increasing the number of tourists who come to Palestine, and strengthen the presence of the Maronite community that has been spread through the land occupied since 1948 (i.e., Israel).”

There are no Maronites in the PA areas and Gaza. The Maronites in Israel live in the Galilee and Haifa.
Fatah student movement: "The illegal occupation will not succeed in hiding the truth and changing its [Jerusalem's] Canaanite Arab Islamic and Christian character" 
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.”
Official PA daily: Israeli “settlement in Palestine” began in 1948 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2016
Headline: “Assaf briefed the Jordanian parliamentary delegation regarding the settlement plans”
      “A Jordanian parliamentary delegation including 13 parliament members visited the PA Committee Against the Wall and Settlements yesterday [May 19, 2016], led by Deputy Chairman of the Jordanian Parliament Faten Khleifat… Present at the reception for the visiting delegation was Chairman of the [PA] Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Minister Walid Assaf who blessed the delegation for coming to Palestine, their second land and homeland, and added; ‘We and Jordan constitute one people in two countries.’ The parliament members listened to a filmed and detailed explanation regarding the state of [Israeli] settlement in Palestine from the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948 until now and the manner of settlement building, the building of the fence, and the division of areas administratively, and in regard to security.”
Abbas: "Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2016
Headline: “We will build the government institutions, and you will be able to declare independence soon”
     “President Mahmoud Abbas inaugurated the Palestinian Museum which is on the grounds of Birzeit University in an opening ceremony in the presence of top officials, leaders, academics, and cultural figures…
[Abbas] said: ‘We are inaugurating one of the most magnificent Palestinian buildings, which will guard and tell the memories of our people, while it lets future generations know that Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites, and are planted in this ground throughout time and long decades, and they have not left this land, not even for one moment.’…
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam said…‘The inauguration of this building that stirs pride shows that Palestine is a state that is only missing being rid of the occupation, which is trying to create history for itself at the expense of our history, but it is our history. We were here and will remain in our land, and the occupation will not last long.’”

PA ambassador to Ukraine: Palestinians left their lands "under duress so as to be replaced by those who have no ownership of or right to the land" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 17, 2016
Headline: “Palestinian embassy marked the Nakba in Ukraine”
     “The embassy of the State of Palestine in Ukraine marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) together with Arabic House and the Sunflowers Charity Fund …
Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Ukraine Mohammed Alasaad said that our people is still suffering for the last 68 years from the Nakba it experienced, and still experiences a new Nakba every day expressed by settlement, Judaization, checkpoints, arrests, blockades, and the perpetration of the most despicable tortures against our people, after it was expelled from its land, cities, and villages to live as a refugee in the Diaspora and left its lands under duress so as to be replaced by those who have no ownership of or right to the land.”
Palestinian events for Nakba Day deny refugees resettlement, hold convoys of “vehicles of return” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2016
(AFP) “The Train of Return in Bethlehem”
Text on first train carriage: “There is no statute of limitation to our right of return”
“The buses of return in Ramallah”
(AFP): A mass procession in Nablus on Nakba Day”

Headline: “On Nakba Day: Train, ship, and buses for the return”
“The [Palestinian] residents of various places in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and refugee camps in the Diaspora marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) yesterday, by sounding a siren for 68 seconds, and in mass processions…"

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Palestinian National Council: Right of return is non-negotiable, peace will only come when the refugees return to land occupied by “Zionist gangs” in 1948 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2016

"The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded of the UN to act to implement resolution 194, to enable the refugees to return to their land that was occupied by the Zionist gangs in 1948, and to put an end to the arrogance of the occupation and its frivolous opposition of the international community's will by leaving our people under occupation."

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..."
PA daily describes Israel as “the 1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2016
Headline: “Nablus: The Samaritans make a pilgrimage to the peak of Mount Gerizim”
     “Members of the Samaritan ethnic group completed the ceremonies of the pilgrimage to the peak of Mount Gerizim in Nablus early yesterday morning [April 27, 2016]… It should be noted that the Samaritans, who describe themselves as the true keepers of the bible, number 790 people, some of whom live in Nablus, while the others live in Holon, within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA government calls on Palestinians and Israeli Arabs “in the interior (i.e., in Israel) to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2016
    “During its weekly meeting in Ramallah yesterday [April 21, 2016]… the [PA] government warned of the dangerous calls of the alleged [Jewish] Temple extremist groups and organizations for mass participation in increased invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza as the Jewish holiday season begins, and to organize Talmudic activities on the mosque’s plaza. This is part of the aggressive schemes of the Israeli occupation government, meant to completely take over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Judaize them. The [PA] government called on its people in the interior (i.e., Israel) and everyone who can come to Jerusalem to do so, and said to be constantly present in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there in order to retaliate to every possible attack against it.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology, referring to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2016
Headline: “Palestine marked Prisoner’s Day with processions and mass national rallies”
     “Our Palestinian people in the West Bank, in the Gaza Strip, and in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), and all of the different diasporas marked Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, which took place yesterday [April 17, 2016].”
Qalqilya governor says Israeli occupation began in 1948 
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.
Jericho Governor: Israel "stole our land" and "forges" history 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Jericho: Rally to mark Prisoner’s Day, Land Day, the anniversary of [the death of] Abu Jihad, and Deir Yassin”
      “The Jericho branch of the Al-Quds Open University held a national rally yesterday [April 12, 2016] to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the eternal Land Day, the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre in the Jericho municipality theater, in the presence of many politicians… Jericho and [Jordan] Valley District Governor Majed Al-Fatiani said that… in April, on the land of Rue Verdun, the two Kamals, Nasser and Adwan, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar died, and the Land Day Martyrs wrote their will to us, stating that we should tell those who stole our land that we as Palestinians have a large breathing space that has been maintained throughout history, regardless of how much this occupier forges, it cannot forge the letters of history and the will of the peoples. Likewise, in April Abu Jihad, manufacturer of men, also passed away, but Palestine prevails, and the idea is still inscribed in our hearts.”

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PA daily refers to Israel as "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "Nazareth: Announcement of the establishment of the Loyalty and Reform Party"
     "Yesterday evening [April 11, 2016], the establishment of the Loyalty and Reform Party within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) was announced in Nazareth, in the presence of party leaders and popular and political leaders."
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Op-ed in PA daily: Israeli government is led by "right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "Israel's terrorists blame others for what exists in them"
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     "I have worked in journalism non-stop since I was an adolescent, and I followed the terror of the white regime in South Africa and the massacres in Rwanda, and also in Srebrenica (i.e., town in Bosnia and Herzegovina ) after the division of Yugoslavia. However, all of this is dwarfed by the terror of the Israeli right-wing and the government of war criminal settlers, headed by the most despicable man in the world, [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, and the US Likud (i.e., American Friends of Likud), which protects the last apartheid state in the world.
[US] President Barack Obama spoke at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington about preventing the 'dirty bomb' [from reaching] the hands of ISIS. He did not speak about Israel's nuclear arsenal, despite the fact that Israel and ISIS compete with each other in [the field of] terror…
There is no peace with the Netanyahu government. It is a government that includes the most right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place. The name of the land is Palestine, and it is occupied, and Israel is a myth, written hundreds of years after the alleged events.
In conclusion, the terrorist right-wing in Israel does not include all of the Israelis and Jews, as there are many groups of Jews working for peace and defending the Palestinians, and they deserve gratitude and appreciation."

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PA daily op-ed: “Historic Palestine, and Jerusalem at its heart, its western and eastern parts, has been Palestinian land for 4,000 years” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2016
Headline: "The embarrassing capitulation of the UN"

Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

"A few days ago the UN refused to display an Israeli exhibit titled Zionism and Jerusalem, which was meant to be held on Monday, April 4 [2016], because the exhibit is not consistent with the decisions the of international bodies and includes pictures and symbols that have no connection to Zionism and the Israeli ethnic cleansing state, including pictures and items of the original owners of the land, in other words the Arab Palestinians. Likewise, posters are displayed in the exhibit with slogans that contradict the option of a political arrangement and the UN resolutions from the beginning of the conflict 70 years ago and until today, such as: 'Jerusalem, where Israel originated 3,000 years ago!' However, the UN leadership capitulated to the logic of Israel's representatives in the UN after Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon sent a letter of sharp protest to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in which he protested the ban decision…

Unfortunately, the UN ignored its regulations and decisions and agreed to the option of the Israeli ambassador, right-wing extremist [Danny] Danon, who opposes the two-state option within the borders of June 4, 1967. This is an embarrassment for the UN secretary-general and the entire international body, and reflects a shirking of the decisions of international entities by those appointed by this body, who have rejected and reject the Israeli view, as it has no connection to reality, the two-state option, or historical logic. This is because historic Palestine, and Jerusalem at its heart, its western and eastern parts, has been Palestinian land for 4,000 years."
PA daily does not call Israel by name, uses term "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 2, 2016
     "About 70,000 residents of occupied Jerusalem, its surroundings, and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) held the afternoon prayers yesterday, Friday [April 1, 2016], at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza."
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PLO magazine for kids teaches that a city on Northern Israel is a "settlement" 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Apr. 1, 2016
      “The occupied city of Sepphoris
A Palestinian city in the Nazareth district, located 6 kilometers north of the city and considered one the Galilee’s largest cities... The village was seized by the Zionist occupation on May 15, 1948, and its residents left for good… The name of Sepphoris, like the rest of the Palestinian cities whose residents were expelled, was changed to a Hebrew name, and now this principal city is known as the settlement Tzipori.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
PA daily refers to Israel as "1948 territories" and Israeli Arabs as "1948 Palestinians" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: "Center for rights presented the challenges facing the 1948 Palestinians (i.e., Israeli Arabs)"
     "The Mossawa Center for the rights of the Arab citizens within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) presented the challenges facing the 1948 Palestinians 40 years after Land Day."
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Mossawa Center The Advocacy Center For Arab Citizens In Israel – NGO whose stated aim is "to promote the economic, social, cultural and political rights of the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel, and the recognition of this community as a national indigenous minority, with their own national, cultural and historical distinctiveness."
According to NGO Monitor, the Mossawa Center advocates against Israel internationally, including in reports to the UN, and also incites against the Arab-Christian community in Israel and its leaders due to the community's support of cooperation with the Israeli army.

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 warns against Israel’s “stealing of the land” and refers to Israel as “territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2016
     Headline: “The Department of Refugee Affairs demands to expand the popular uprising and join efforts to deal with the settlements”
“The PLO Department of Refugee Affairs emphasized yesterday [March 30, 2016] that Land Day was a day of fierce Palestinian defiance against the stealing of the land and its expropriation by the occupation, and a significant turning point in the history our people’s struggle in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) in the West Bank and Gaza…
The department saluted our people in the West Bank and Jerusalem and their uprising, which has been going on for 5 months (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016), in order to protect Jerusalem, the holy sites, and the land. [It also saluted] our people in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), who stand firm in the face of the occupation’s racist policy.
The department stressed that our people will turn each and every one of its days into a day of protecting the land from the [Israeli] plans and actions to erode it, swallow it, and establish the despicable occupation on it. It stressed that the popular resistance to the settlement enterprise, the occupation, and its settler herds must be escalated, until it (i.e., Israel) is banished from all the territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine.”

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PA daily op-ed: Israel is an “illegal entity” with no “cultural antiquities that justify its lies,” brings in Sephardic Jews to bolster its false claims  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Op-ed by Abdo Wazen Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat

Headline: “The uprooted Jew”
      “Israel is ‘hunting’ the Jews of the Arab world one by one, after having hunted them by the dozens and hundreds in previous decades in military and intelligence operations, including the well-known ‘flying carpet’ operation in Yemen (i.e., an Israeli operation between June 1949 and September 1950 that brought 49,000 Yemenite Jews to the newly established State of Israel). Is Israel worried about their fate in the surroundings in which they were born and raised (i.e., the Arab countries), and whose culture they inherited, or is it in need of the Sephardi Jews’ roots in order to imbed them in the occupied Palestinian land, which does not contain any cultural antiquities that justify its lies… Israel feared for the fate of 19 Yemenite Jews and took a secret risk in order to transfer them from Yemen to its illegal entity, while our people in Syria for instance are being driven to the coast by their country so they will travel in ships that will sink in the ocean after shells, missiles, and barrels of gun powder rained down upon them. Our regimes are striving for the death of their peoples, impoverishing them, starving them, chasing them and denying them the most basic living conditions, while our Israeli enemy seeks the world’s Jews with a flashlight, and calls them to the land of the alleged ‘promise.’”
PA Grand Mufti calls Israeli Arabs “Palestinians of 1948” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 23, 2016
Headline: "The grand mufti called to increase the visits to the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein called on everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially from Jerusalem and its surroundings and from among the Palestinians of 1948 (i.e., Palestinians living in Israel), to do so, in order to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and pray there in order to stop those who wish to defile and attack it. This is due to the measures being taken by the occupation against it and those who visit it, and the ban on those [Palestinians who are] 50 and under to enter it."

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
Fatah and PLO official: Israeli “occupation” has been “one of the main sources of terror for more than 60 years”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 21, 2016
Headline: "The National Council demands the determination of a definition of terror and its reasons"
     "Azzam Al-Ahmad, [Fatah Central Committee member and] head of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union taking place today [March 2, 2016] in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, demanded that a clear definition of the concept of terror and its causes be determined so that we will be able to specify the means to deal with it and remove all its causes… Al-Ahmad emphasized that we, as Palestinians, oppose the Israeli occupation, which has been one of the main sources of terror for more than 60 years, and see how some of the international forces still hold double standards regarding global issues. Al-Ahmad demanded that the world apply international law to the Israeli occupation, which is one of the sources of terror in the Middle East, and wondered why some of the international powers insist on continuing to provide many Arab countries with reasons for anarchy and destruction, and to support the civil wars taking place within them."
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Abbas: All of Israel is occupation: "We have been under occupation for 67 or 68 years" since 1948  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2016

Official PA TV program Flower of Hope, interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas about the establishment of a center for cancer treatment.
Abbas explains the importance of establishing a center for cancer treatment and thanks donors who have already given money for its establishment.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
: "As we are building up man and his health, we are building an economy, agriculture, industry, and laws. All this exists, praise Allah, and is moving ahead naturally. There are many obstacles. I do not deny that countless obstacles and difficulties stand before us, but all of these are no match against our will. We have been under occupation for 67 or 68 years (i.e., since Israel’s establishment in 1948). Others would have sunk into despair and frustration. However, we are determined to reach our goal because our people stands behind us."
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PA Grand Mufti: “Settlers” are trying to “steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites,” in order “find their fake history under them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti condemned the continuation of the Israeli excavations under the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)”
     “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the continued excavations that the settlers are carrying out under the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. He announced yesterday [March 7, 2016] that the settlers are acting, under the cover of their racist government, to steal the Islamic Palestinian holy sites, and to paint them in colors fitting their barbaric Zionist beliefs. Likewise, they are trying in vain to find their fake history under them, similar to the destructive excavations taking place under the walls of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
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).’”

PA daily op-ed denies Jewish history as an “invention of the Jewish people, based on Palestine being its historic biblical land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: “Why does Israel oppose a Palestinian state?”
Excerpt of op-ed by Bassem Barhoum
     “What is the basis of the Israeli opposition to a Palestinian state, and what are the reasons for the continuation of this opposition? There are reasons that are connected to the essence of the Zionist narrative and the foundations upon which it is built: The narrative of the invention of the Jewish people, based on Palestine being its historic biblical land. This narrative has been consolidated at the expense of the Palestinian people and at the expense of its land, hence the need to deny its existence and its rights. Therefore, any recognition of the national rights of the Palestinian people, or any allusion to them, means the destruction of this narrative, upon whose foundations Israel was created. Any Israeli agreement to an independent sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital means the beginning of the collapse of the Zionist structure.”
Official PA TV: Israel doesn't take into consideration Arab residents of "the Interior" in matters of health and environmental pollution 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 6, 2016
Official PA TV News, Arab villages and towns around Haifa bay condemn the findings of the report that points to a connection between the petrochemical factories and the health of the residents
Official PA TV reporter: “This is not a new problem that the [Israeli] Arab residents are suffering from due to the environmental pollution which has been raised in the past and had its damages exposed, but the conduct of the latest Israeli studies dealing with the refineries, and their ignoring dozens of Arab towns, was an additional strike which showed that the [Arab] residents of the Interior (i.e., Israel) are not taken into consideration, even on the level of health and environmental pollution.”
Op-ed in PA daily responds to Israeli criticism of international aid for terrorists: The world owes the Palestinians money for enabling Israel’s establishment, majority of aid money goes to PA salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2016
Headline: “Hotovely and the baseless questions”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
      “Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely published an article last week in the American Wall Street Journal, titled ‘Where Does All That Aid for Palestinians Go.’ [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s deputy wondered where the aid funds have gone that have been given to the Palestinians over the past 22 years, and which have amounted to 21 billion US dollars in the form of development aid from 1993 to 2013, according to the World Bank... Hotovely’s article misleads world public opinion, turns the facts upside down, incites, and blackens the image of the Palestinian leadership and Palestinian fighters... If we consider each point [of the article] that appears in the American magazine separately, we will notice the following things: First, the Israeli extremist [Hotovely] ignores or pretends not to know that the funds of the donor countries are the minimum that the international community owes the Palestinians, and Europe in particular, which contributed to the establishment of the 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 in 1948. Secondly, she ignored the fact that the majority of the total funds received by the PA over 20 years were used for salaries of the PA’s civil and military employees.”
PA youth magazine dedicates monthly article to “Palestinian cities that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel)” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Feb. 1, 2016
Headline: “Zayzafuna and building bridges with the Palestinian Writers Union in Haifa”
    “It is better that an idea come late than never. The Palestinian Writers Union in occupied Haifa is an important pillar for intellectuals in the Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel), and we at Zayzafuna have met several times with the chairman of the General Union for Palestinian Writers and the Secretary General of the National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Murad Al-Sudani. This has served as an incentive for us in this matter, especially after a national core group of this union was formed, separate from the Israeli political parties and normalization.
Therefore, we at Zayzafuna have decided to dedicate two pages a month in the Zayzafuna magazine to the topic ‘the cultural scene in Palestinian cities that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., that are within Israel)” – and this is our duty to them – in order to build cultural bridges between us. Thus we will have relations with each other, because after all we are one cultural body – no matter how much the occupation and some of us will try to separate us.
In the February 2016 issue we will publish [an article] about the cultural scene in occupied Haifa. Every month we will publish [articles] consecutively about the cultural scene in all of the Palestinian cities that were occupied in 1948, so that the ember of Palestinian culture will continue to burn and be ignited, and will not under any circumstances be extinguished.”

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PA daily refers to Israel as “the territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 21, 2016
Headline: “38 prisoners served more than 20 years in the occupation’s prisons”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs stated yesterday [Jan. 21, 2016] in a report that the number of prisoners who have served more than 20 years in the occupation’s prisons has risen to 38 prisoners, most of them sentenced to life, and 14 of them from among residents of the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). The commission noted that the veteran prisoners are Karim Younes, arrested on Jan. 6, 1983, and Maher Younes, arrested on Jan. 18, 1983. The commission said that the number of prisoners sentenced to life sentences has risen to 504 prisoners.”
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.

Maher Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980 together with his cousin Karim Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
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.”‎
Fatah official about "American infernal plot": The US created ISIS to make an Islamic state as pretext to create a Jewish state  
Source: Al-Mashriq (independent Iraqi newspaper), Jan. 10, 2016
Headline: "Palestinian leader Zaki to Al-Mashriq: The essence of the American plan in the region - an ISIS state against the Jewish state! Israel takes [Hezbollah leader] Hassan Nasrallah very seriously, and the Palestinians have not used Iran's support"
     "PLO leadership member [Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China] Abbas Zaki linked the establishment of an Islamic state under the auspices of ISIS with the establishment of the Jewish state on the land of Palestine. He described the plan to establish these two states as the revival and realization of the American concept for the region.  The Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China [Abbas Zaki] stated in an interview with Al-Mashriq: 'The American plot began by targeting the heart of the Arab nation, by destroying Iraq and Syria, and weakening Egypt.' He clarified: 'The strong Arab states did not receive support that would enable them to deal with Israel and stop its spread on Arab land.' Abbas Zaki stated: 'ISIS is an American product, necessary for the establishment of an Islamic state in order to justify the existence of a Jewish state, in which there is no place for Palestinians.' He explained: 'The dismantling of Arab societies by taking advantage of the sectarian factor is part of the infernal plot to dismantle the Arab nation (ummah), split it, and kill its spirit of solidarity.'
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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.
PLO kids magazine: Palestine has been “violated by the occupation for the past 67 years… and wanted to throw us into the sea” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “The thief and the dogs”
By Israa Kalash/Nablus
      “This Palestinian home, which is the home of all of us, has been violated by the occupation for the past 67 years. It stole it [our home] from us, and wanted to throw us into the sea and that whatever was left of us would remain subject to its authority, using all human means to achieve this goal.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
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.
PLO kids magazine director: We say “Kafr Yasif (village in northern Israel)… Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa, all of them are occupied cities,” even if we lose our funding 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine this Morning, interview with Zayzafuna non-profit organization Director Sharif Samhan
Zayzafuna Director Sharif Samhan: “When we write about a Palestinian author, and we say that he comes from an occupied city, the occupation and other people, and those who give funding say to you that Kafr Yasif (i.e., village in the north of Israel, northeast of Acre) is an Israeli city and not an occupied city, and according to the Oslo Accords it is an Israeli city. I, as a simple citizen who is not active in politics, and does not frequent the halls of politics or Oslo -
Official PA TV host: “But you want to publicize correct news.”
Zayzafuna Director Sharif Samhan: “My answer is that from my perspective as a simple citizen, I see Kafr Yasif as an occupied city, until Allah says differently. When there will be an all-inclusive agreement, and we will receive our rights, if the head of the [Palestinian] Authority says that Kafr Yasif is an Israeli city, we will follow him and say it is an Israeli city. But at the moment, as a simple citizen I see Kafr Yasif, like Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa, all of them are occupied cities. The meaning of this small matter is that the one giving funding cannot in any way give you money. Every provider of funding has an agenda, which you need to obey, and if you do not obey he will stop your funding. We decided that we do not want funding, we want to transmit our message..."
Samhan continues, saying that for the last 8 years they have received no support from the PA Ministry of Culture, except for once, in the amount of 10,000 shekels.

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Lawyer on PA TV: Israelis are afraid when they see a Palestinian because they know the land doesn’t belong to them, according to the Bible  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i

Lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i: “This brings us back to deep psychology, if we can expand on the subject. In criminology [it is called] the psychology of the thief. The psychology of fearing the one [who has] the right. Therefore he [the Israeli] is very tense when he sees the Palestinian. His finger is always on the trigger, even when he meets an unarmed Palestinian or a woman. Why? Because he knows deep in his heart that this land is not his land. Even in the Bible, when they say about Jerusalem ‘Your descendants and homeland are Canaanite’ (might refer to Ezekiel 16:3: ‘And say: Thus says the Lord God unto Jerusalem: Thine origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.’ –Ed.). And even when they arrived in Palestine as guests, and the Palestinians received them, as is written in the Bible, they always bore this shame of stealing the land from its rightful owners. Therefore, their behavior remains of the same character, ruled by the character of a thief, out of fear of the one with the legitimate right.”
PA daily op-ed: “Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2015
Headline: “The supporters of Israel’s terror are attacking Islam”
     “I say that Israel has no right to exist, because there is no archeological remnant in the area to support [this right]. The stories of Jewish prophets are a sick invention. However, I do not want even one Jew to die, even if he is a war criminal like members of the Israeli government. I just demand an independent Palestinian state. Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants.”
Op-ed in official PA daily: “Religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem” or to “historic Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2015
Headline: “Ziedan’s irrational teleology”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
     “[Egyptian author] Dr. Youssef Ziedan dropped a heavy bomb with his rational approach to the status of Jerusalem when he rejected its Arab identity, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the First Direction of Prayer and the third ‘Sanctuary’ , its Islamic value, and considered it a ‘myth’ with no connection to reality. He relied on the history of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was built by Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan (the 5th Umayyad caliph. –Ed.) in 65 AH, in other words after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, thus giving the Jews the right to Palestine...First, the religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem. Anyone turning to Jewish historians and archaeologists will understand this truth, as some of them, such as Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman (i.e., Israeli archeologists), and Shlomo Sand (i.e., a history professor at Tel Aviv University), have confirmed that there is no such connection. In addition, Israel is already in existence for seven long decades in historic Palestine, and its archeologists are searching for any evidence that will connect them to Jerusalem or the Palestinian land, but they have not found even a small piece of evidence to confirm the Zionist assumption. Second, a large number of Arab and foreign historians have confirmed that the locations noted in the bible have no connection to Palestine, and they are all to be found in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Third, the fact that the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque was not built in its present form does not rule out its presence there in its original form and the fact that Caliph Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan built it here, where it stands until today, only reinforces the words of the Quran. Fourth, Dr. Youssef knows well that the Zionist narrative is a fundamentall
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: Palestinians are original inhabitants of the land and Israel is just another “invader and occupier” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2015
Op-ed by Izzat Daraghmeh, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Headline: “Rabbi Zion’s religious ruling…”
     “These are the Palestinians, descendants of the Canaanites and the Jebusites, the first to dwell on this sacred soil and to inhabit this blessed land. They are the first who set foot on this soil, and built Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Safed, Hebron, Nablus and Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv, Ed.). They are those who have put down roots in the heart of Jerusalem, and survived throughout all the centuries, and all the dreams of invaders and greedy ones were shattered on their rocks and chests. Colonialism and all invaders and occupiers passed through here, while the Palestinians continued to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and stand firm.”
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 TV host teaches kids that “the 1948 lands” (i.e., Israel) will return to Palestinians one day 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 6, 2015
Official PA TV program Children’s Talk
Official PA TV host: “Do you know what the 1948 lands are?”
Girl Batoul: “Yes, they are the lands that the occupation took from the Palestinians in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA TV host: “Very good. One of these days they will return to us, right?"
Girl Batoul: “Yes.”
Official PA TV host: “Of course they will return to us.”
Palestinians are “original owners of the land” who were “uproot[ed]”to be replaced with “foreign Jews” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2015
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “You do not have a future on our land, O Lapid, and get out of our sky!”
       “Do not leave us. Continue to weigh on our chest, to kill our children and young people, to Judaize Jerusalem and our holy sites, to uproot us from our land, and to bring foreign Jews in our place, and to build homes for the Jewish ISIS in place of our homes! Remain, and we love your occupation, your injustice and terror, and get up every morning grateful for your Talmudic bloody crimes. Remain with your robbers’ swords in your hands... We do not want an independent Palestinian state with its capital in  Jerusalem. Your state which violates international law is enough for us... Who told [Israeli Parliament (Knesset) member Yair] Lapid that the Palestinian people does not want to get rid of the occupation? Who convinced Lapid that the Palestinian people wants to see the settlements on its land, army camps, tanks, tractors, soldiers and officers, into whom orders and Talmudic rabbis’ rulings have been injected, which allow the spilling of the blood of Palestinians, the original owners of the land? ... Does Lapid not know that the occupationis like a virus and the settlement is like cancer, and you are supposed to remove them from your body, and not the opposite? Unless the fabricating genius wants to take apart the body, cut it up, and crumble it, in order to keep its viruses and cancers!”
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.
Israel’s founding implied to be “historic injustice which has caused many massacres and crimes carried out by the Zionist terror gangs” 
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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PA Security Forces spokesman: Balfour declaration was “ominous promise… made by those who have no ownership to those [i.e., Jews] who have no right”  
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2015


Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces

Text on photo: “We will not forget the ominous promise,
the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
made by those who have no ownership to those who have no right.
Nov. 2, 1917”
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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 official blames Balfour Declaration [i.e., basis for Israel’s establishment] for the current "disasters of war and instability" in Middle East 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2015
Headline: “98 years since the ominous Balfour Declaration”
     “Today [Nov. 2, 2015], Monday, is the 98th anniversary of the promise in which British Foreign Minister Balfour gave the Jews the right to establish their national home in Palestine. The ominous promise – in which one who does not have ownership gave the land of Palestine to one who does not have the right – was given by the British government of that time, and it worsened the tragedy of the Palestinian people from day to day… It should be noted that the Zionist movement used the Balfour Declaration as a pretext for establishing the Zionist entity, through the placement and expansion of settlements which turned into large cities after 1948, as a result of the takeover of large territories of Palestine’s lands, and expropriation of them from their legal owners. This was done using all inhuman means, such as massacre, uprooting, and expulsion, against the Palestinian people, which increased its suffering and placed it in ongoing conflict with the occupation from that day on… Secretary-General of the [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa clarified: ‘Britain played an illegal role, which began 3 years before it announced the Balfour Declaration, when it promised the Zionists that it would give the Jews a national homeland in Palestine. Since that date, terror operations in the Middle East region are becoming more and more severe as a result of this promise, which dragged the region into the disasters of war and instability.”
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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.
Abbas rejects Israel’s legitimacy in any borders: All of Israel is an ‎‎“occupation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2015

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: "Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, haven't you wondered: For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years (i.e., Israel's creation), how long? Do you think it can last, and that it benefits the Palestinian people?"
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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.”‎
PA daily op-ed: The land will be redeemed by the Arabs, “the true owners of the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “The rage of Jerusalem – the system of open hands”
        “Palestine is ours since the period of the Canaanites (members of the Kinana Arab tribe), the Arab Jebusites, and the Arab Philistines (the Palestinians) (worshippers of the Arab god Falas in Yemen), and from time immemorial… It is ours since the last Arab immigration 200-300 years BCE, as a result of the collapse of the emirates/regions of the tribes of the Children of Israel (the Arab Yemenite [tribe] in Yemen)…  In our land, as the archeologists say today… the Arab Children of Israel tribe, weak in numbers, was unimportant and never ruled, given the existence of dozens of other tribes in Palestine (in general, there is no connection between the people of Israel, the Arab Yemenite tribe which has been wiped off the stage of history and the present Jewish residents of Palestine who are mainly Jews from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, [the region] between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and then east and west Europe – see [the writings of] Shlomo Sand (author of The Invention of the Jewish People, which claims that that the ancestry of most contemporary Jews stems mainly from outside the Land of Israel -Ed.) and Arthur Koestler (author of The Thirteenth Tribe, which advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are descended from the Khazars Ed.), two fair Jews.) (parenthesis in source) The invasions of Palestine which occurred one after the other – the Persians, Greeks, Romans, and in modern times the English and the Zionist entity – are nothing but a prelude to its redemption by the Arabs, the true owners of the land.”
Fatah spokesman: Terror wave is occuring "within the occupied territories of ’48" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 14, 2015
Official PA TV program Inside hosts Fatah spokesman in Europe Jamal Nazal
Fatah spokesman in Europe Jamal Nazal: “Israel’s crisis regarding this public outburst (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) is that it is acting [as if the outburst] is centered in Jerusalem, and you heard the director-general of the Fatah Movement in Jerusalem, [even as] it (i.e., the “public outburst”) is taking place within the occupied territories of ’48 (i.e., Israel).
In Sakhnin (i.e., Israeli Arab city in northern Israel) yesterday [Oct. 13, 2015] they waved Palestinian flags. Those who went out in Sakhnin are Palestinians, Arabs, from the national stream and from the Islamic forces, Christians and Muslims. Israel stands before a large popular front within the territories that have been occupied since ’48 (i.e., Israel), and at the same time in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” “popular uprising," and “public outburst” are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbing ‎attacks: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437.
Israeli affairs expert on PA TV: We don’t want our children to die for Palestine because we don’t want the Israelis to have it 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 12, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosting Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas. Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas is talking about Hassan Manasrah, one of two young terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev, stabbing and seriously injuring two young Israelis.

Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas: “I do not want the [Palestinian] children to die from the fascist occupation’s hostile soldiers’ gunfire. They receive orders to murder from [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe] Ya’alon. This decision was agreed upon three weeks ago, they surely read the book by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira , who wrote The King’s Torah, and called [in his book] to murder non-Jewish (goy) children in accordance with the Torah, the goyim are non-Jews, today there are no non-Jews in the area aside from the children of Palestine, I am sure that Ya’alon, Netanyahu, and Israeli Minister of Public Security [Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information Gilad] Erdan have read this book. Let’s guard our children, and we do not want to say out loud ‘we will die and Palestine will live.’ We want to live so that Palestine will live, if we will die, and the children will also die, who will remain in Palestine, the settlers!’”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, then repeatedly stabbed a 13-‎year-old boy (name undisclosed at time of writing) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
Official PA daily: Jewish history in the land of Israel is all "myths" and "historical lies" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 5, 2015
Headline: “Dictator of the Israeli democracy”
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu turned to the old fraud, the fraud of the Jewish myths and the historical lies, that are refuted by the book of the first Jews, the Bible, and that have been refuted by hundreds of archeological missions over hundreds of years, that did not find remains of the myths according to which Palestine is the land of the Jews and their homeland, and historians are also divided about this! Likewise, leaders of the Zionist movement were also divided over the matter in their first congress 118 years ago, so much so that in the Basel, Switzerland congress in 1897, Theodore Herzl himself, the founder of Zionism, did not adopt the religious myths, but rather the political needs.”
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.
Abbas opposes Jewish state because it justifies “extremist organization such as ISIS” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Sept. 17, 2015
Headline: “A bomb in the President’s speech”
       “President Mahmoud Abbas sincerely revealed the American, Arab and Islamic pressures that led him to consider resignation, and expressed his ‘strong objection to the idea of the “Jewish State,” since it serves as justification for the religious wars in the middle east, and extremist organizations such as ISIS,’ he said… Regarding his upcoming visit to the UN, the president declared that he would ‘drop a bomb’ at the end of his speech, which he refused to disclose, and noted that he would speak about ‘Oslo and the Israeli violations reflected in the Israeli Supreme Court’s resolutions to allow the demolition of Palestinian houses in areas A and B, which are supposed to be under the PA’s administrative control.’
Regarding Jerusalem’s explosive situation, Abbas said that ‘Israel is implementing a division according to times at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and maybe even according to areas, between Jews and Muslims.’ He emphasized that ‘this division according to times and areas will absolutely not be accepted,’ and that ‘Jerusalem is a red line, and we will not allow [anyone] to harm it,’ in his words. Abbas attacked the notion of the ‘Jewish State’ saying: ‘If Israel wants to be a Jewish state, there will be justification for ISIS and other similar organizations to establish an Islamic State in Syria, Gaza, Egypt, etc.’”
Op-ed in PA daily: “There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands… Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2015
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     “In college I was a student of history. I focused on the modern history of the Middle East, but the material also included the study of ancient history, on the assumption that it serves as a ‘background’ for the present. I ask the students of religion to accept what I say: There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands. There are no archeological remains of kingdoms or prophets… There were Jews in our lands, from east to west, but there were absolutely no kingdoms. Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin, and are not ‘Sephardis’ - in other words - Middle Eastern… However the fathers of orthodox Judaism fled from the Caucasus Mountains to eastern Europe, and afterwards to its center, and became Zionists, or Ashkenazis (i.e., Jews of European descent). They claimed a right to Palestine, and the British colonialism and American administrations throughout the generations supported them, until Palestine was lost."
PA Ministry of Education: We didn’t print books for teachers that referred to “Israel” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 8, 2015
Headline: “Ministry of Education: We did not print books for the National Education school program for the 8th, 9th and 10th grades”

“The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education stated that it did not print books of the National Education school program for the 8th, 9th and 10th grades.
In a statement to the press, the ministry added today (Tuesday) [Sept. 8, 2015] that it provided the teachers with headlines and outlines of the study material, and gave them leeway to instill noble values, habits, and proper conduct [in the students] within a national, educational, and purposeful framework that is capable of stimulating their thinking and boosting their level of education and knowledge.
The ministry clarified that it was not the body that published the folders, sold in bookstores under the name ‘National Education’, but rather they [the folders] were a private initiative, with which the ministry has nothing to do. [The Ministry of Education added:] ‘If so, the expression that stirred controversy, “Palestinians in Israel,” by no means appeared in any of the books of the Palestinian curricula. Therefore, it is the hope of the ministry that strict care will be taken regarding attention and accuracy in everything related to information being published.’”

Note: It is an official PA policy not to refer to Israel by its name, or even to recognize Israel. See PMW bulletin on PA terminology here: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=6855
Poem read on PA TV: “The sea of Jaffa belongs to us, and the accursed took it from us, and it will return to us in the future” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 7, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine this Morning, interview with the Palestinian poet Rania Hatem who won a poetry contest in Jordan. Rania Hatem reads one of her poems:
     “My mother told me that the sea of Jaffa belongs to us, and the accursed took it from us, and it will return to us in the future, because there is an orchard which belongs to the Diab Family and Alaa Al-Din family. My mother has died and Jaffa still awaits the return of the missing; even its loving sea longs for the exiled.
In the name of Allah tell me: Who will I cry for? The captive Al-Aqsa [Mosque], or the Martyrs, or the prisoners? Or I will say to you: The greatest sorrow is for all of you, O Palestine.”
Fatah refers to Israel as “’48 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2015
Headline: “Fatah calls for unification of the efforts to protect the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]”
      “The Fatah movement called to unify the efforts to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza, in all possible legitimate ways.  Fatah Spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi stated yesterday that the harm to the holy places, and especially to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza, is against international treaties and laws, and constitutes a violation of citizens’ rights, which must be opposed by resolve and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic). Likewise, he emphasized that the Fatah fighters and our entire people, especially residents of Jerusalem and the [19]48 territories (i.e., Israel), stand firm against the implementation of plots to Judaize Jerusalem. The Fatah movement called on nations and forces throughout the world to act immediately to prevent the historic, religious, and cultural massacre, which the occupation state is gradually perpetrating against Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA Security Forces call Israeli city of Acre “occupied” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Aug. 27, 2015

 
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces
Text on image:
“Good evening
Occupied Acre”


 
PA Security Forces Facebook post describes Acre as “occupied” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Aug. 9, 2015

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces.
Text at bottom of image:
“Good evening.
The occupied city of Acre.”
PA daily article calls Israel “the 1948 occupied territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2015
Headline: “The 7th [Palestinian] Educational Cultural Forum is closing its events with a farewell and appreciation ceremony to the participating delegations”
     “The 7th Palestinian Educational Cultural Forum closed its event yesterday, (Monday) [Aug. 3, 2015] with a farewell and appreciation ceremony and tribute to the participating delegations: the Spanish delegation, the Russian delegation, the Palestinian delegation from the Palestinian Diaspora, and the Palestinian delegation from the 1948 occupied territories (i.e., Israel).”
Head of the Supreme Islamic Council: “The Israeli occupation is void, and has no authority or legitimacy, and in the end it will pass [from the world], Allah willing” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2015
Headline: “Al-Aqsa calls for help: desecration, violation, and attack of worshippers”
     “[Head of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem Sheikh Ikrima] Sabri stated: ‘The fact that the Israeli occupation continues to do as it wishes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a heinous crime. The responsibility for protecting the Al-Aqsa Mosque lies on the shoulders of all Palestinians, and therefore we call to the people of our nation throughout occupied Palestine – from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river – to be present at the holy [Al-Aqsa] plaza in Jerusalem, and to cry out for it.’ He emphasized that the entire Palestinian society must unite in order to help Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Sheikh Sabri explained: ‘The fact that the Arab world is occupied with internal warfare and civil war does not excuse it from its responsibility for Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Palestine.’ He added: ‘The Israeli occupation is void, and has no authority or legitimacy, and in the end it will pass [from the world] Allah willing. Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Palestine belong to us, and we will never relinquish them.’”

On July 26, 2015 Israeli police forces broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Palestinian youth had barricaded themselves inside it during the night, armed with stones and fireworks. Clashes broke out, during which 4 Israeli policemen were injured.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the areas that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2015
Headline: “Female students from the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) demanded the intervention of the Jenin district governor in order to resolve a number of issues”
     “Palestinian female students from the areas that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) who study at the Arab American University called for Governor of Jenin District Ibrahim Ramadan to intervene immediately and order the relevant bodies to find solutions for a number of negative phenomena occurring around the female students’ dormitories.”
PA daily non-recognition terminology: "The areas that were occupied in 1948," "the Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 22, 2015
Headline: “Opening the events of the sixth Jerusalem Summer Nights Festival in Beit Anan”
     “Some of the people see the festival as an opportunity to deepen the connection between the Palestinians in the areas that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) and the citizens of these villages, through the participation of a band from the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), in addition to guests of the festival from all of Palestine.”
Official PA daily non-recognition terminology: "The '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2015
Headline: “Jenin: Launching the Palestine Contributes campaign”
     “The Jenin branch of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers and the Majd Al-Kurum faction of Hadash (i.e., an Israeli Arab political party) within the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel), announced the launching of the Palestine Contributes campaign today, Sunday [July 13, 2015], by distributing food packages to needy families in the district.”
Official PA daily non-recognition terminology: "The Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2015
Headline: “Anas Khalaileh: Playing in Yatta is a big challenge for me”
     “Anas Khalaileh has played in many clubs, among them the club in Silwan, and in many clubs in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), [such as] Hapoel Baqa Al-Gharbiya, Hapoel Sakhnin, Bnei Araba, Brothers of Acre, and Maccabi Kfar Manda.”
Official PA daily calls Israel the "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2015
Headline: “Tens of thousands prayed in the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The military checkpoints placed at the main entrances to Jerusalem bore witness all day yesterday [July 3, 2015], and until near the time of the Friday prayers, to a mass influx of citizens of West Bank districts and from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2015
     “The occupation authorities decided to distance young Tamer Shala'teh from Sakhnin in the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel) from the Al-Aqsa Mosque for 17 days.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 27, 2015
Headline: “A Fatah delegation from Syria and Lebanon visited the Salfit district”
     “Secretary of the Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Fatah branch in Dir Balut Majdi Qassem… updated the delegation regarding the agricultural activity in the village and the most prominent crops for which the village is known. Afterwards they walked toward Abu Al-Rayat, which overlooks the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily calls southern Israeli town a “settlement” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2015
Headline: “Gaza: Fierce rage following the occupation’s decision to prevent adults from praying in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque].”
      “Israel announced the cancelation of the entry permits of 500 Gaza Strip residents [who wanted] to enter Jerusalem to pray tomorrow [June 26, 2015], Friday [in the Al-Aqsa Mosque]. This is following the firing of a rocket from the [Gaza] Strip towards the adjacent settlement of ‘Netiv Haasara.’”

Note: Netiv Haasara is an Israeli town in the north west Negev desert, north of the Gaza Strip.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the territories occupied in '48" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2015
Headline: “200,000 citizens held the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas”
     “Thousands of citizens from throughout Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the territories occupied in ’48 (i.e., Israel), in addition to about 500 adult citizens from the Gaza Strip, thronged to the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday [June 19, 2015] from the morning hours.”
PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 19, 2015
Headline: “The Institution for Cooperation and the Bank of Palestine inaugurated a project to build professional capabilities for the children of fishermen in Gaza”
     “It should be noted that the Institute for Cooperation is a civilian independent non-profit institution, established in 1983 by a group of Palestinian and Arab economists and intellectuals in order to provide developmental and humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in the Gaza Strip, and in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA news agency refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 15, 2015
Headline: “Jenin: The occupation arrested a young person while he was in the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel)”
     “The Israeli occupation forces arrested young Tareq Ziyad Abu Tabih, 19, from the Jenin refugee camp yesterday [June 14, 2015] while he was in the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The 1948 territories," the "Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2015
Headline: “The government expressed sorrow over the death of prisoner Sami Younes”
     “The [Fatah-Hamas] national unity government expressed sorrow yesterday [June 11, 2015] over the death of released prisoner Sami Younes from the village of Arara in the Triangle (a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel –Ed.) within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), who died close to the age of 82.
The government expressed the condolences of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to the bereaved family and its relatives, and [said] ‘that he stressed that the resolve of fighter Younes for over 28 years in the occupation’s prisons, and the fact that he continued to stand firm on his land in his homeland until his death, is proof that the Palestinians adhere to their right to defend their liberty and their right to freedom and independence.’
The government emphasized that the death of Younes, one of the most veteran prisoners of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), ‘turns the spotlight on the suffering of the prisoners and the violations they experience contrary to international treaties and laws, and in particular the fourth Oslo accords, especially the policy of medical neglect.’”

Sami Younes
- an Israeli Arab who was serving a 40-year sentence for planning the kidnapping and killing of Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg on Dec. 1, 1980. He instructed his relatives, Karim and Maher Younes, to carry out the kidnapping and commit the murder. He was originally sentenced to life in prison, but his sentence was shortened. In October 2011, Younes was released as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 11, 2015
Headline: “Death of the released prisoner Sami Younes”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Prisoners’ Club, the national movement of prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and the released prisoners expressed sorrow over the death of released prisoner Sami Younes from the village of Arara in the Triangle (a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel -Ed.) within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

Sami Younes - an Israeli Arab who was serving a 40-year sentence for planning the kidnapping and killing of Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg on Dec. 1, 1980. He instructed his relatives, Karim and Maher Younes, to carry out the kidnapping and commit the murder. He was originally sentenced to life in prison, but his sentence was shortened. In October 2011, Younes was released as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
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).”
PA TV host refers to Israel as "the lands of Palestine occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 31, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine is Beautiful
Official PA TV host: “The Samaritans, who number about 750, are divided between those who live in Nablus and those who live in Holon in Tel Aviv, located on the lands of Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), and whose name before the occupation was Tal Al-Rabia”
Art project for Guinness world record shows fingerprints of Palestinians from “Palestine that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2015
Headline: “Fingerprint – a Palestinian project aspiring to break four Guinness world records”
     “A group of young Palestinians from the city of Nazareth launched the Fingerprint project, in an attempt to break Guinness world records with four works of art. The goal of the project, which was launched on May 2 [2015] and will last a month, under the title One Homeland, One Blood, One People, is to send two key messages: The first to the Arab world, that the Arabs in Israel are part of that [Arab] nation, from the [Atlantic] Ocean to the [Persian] Gulf, and that they continue to hold onto their land and defend their Arab identity. The second message is the highlighting of their cultural Arab identity and their social unity…
The Palestinian painter Hani Khouri, who conceived the project, said the four works competing to enter the Guinness Book of World Records are:
1. A collection of 10,000 fingerprints of Palestinians from the West Bank, from Palestine that was occupied in 1948 and from Jerusalem, on a canvas with a painting of a map of historical Palestine. In this context, Khouri notes that 3,000 Palestinians from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) and the West Bank left their fingerprints on the map (which has a white background)[all parentheses in source] in the colors of the Palestinian flag (black, red, and green), from the launch of the project until today.”
Official PA daily: Israel is "so-called 'Israel'... the occupation state... the Zionist entity" 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 27, 2015
Headline: “67 years and we continue to experience the Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) every day.”
      “On the day following the declaration of the establishment of the occupation state (the so-called ‘Israel’) [all parentheses in source], armies from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, together with other Arab fighters and Palestinian fighters (68.000 Jihad fighters) opened an all-out war against the Zionist entity (90.000 terrorists). Thereafter, the conflict became an international conflict… The Zionist enemy conquered all of Palestine except the West Bank which was annexed to Jordan, and the Gaza Strip which was annexed to Egypt.”


Text on image: “The anniversary of the Nakba - What was taken by force, can only be restored by force.”
The image appears on each of the eight pages in the newspaper’s section on the Nakba.
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Educational tour for young Palestinians “highlights the ‘Arabness’ of the entire historic Palestine, from the sea to the river” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 26, 2015
Headline: “Burj Luq Luq organizes a tour of the Upper Galilee and Wadi Al-Qarn in the framework of The Young Palestinan Guide program”
     “The Burj Luq Luq Community Center organized a trip to the Upper Galilee (Wadi Al-Qarn) in the framework of the Young Guide program which is part of the Your Young, O Jerusalem project, implemented by the Burj Luq Luq Community Center, under the supervision of the Welfare Association (a non-profit organization supporting Palestinian development –Ed), and funded by Jerusalem business man, Munir Al-Kalouti. The tour was made to Wadi Al-Qarn and the Wadi Al-Qarn Castle (the Montfort) [parentheses in source], to mark the day of the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., 'the catastrophe,' Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and to highlight the ‘Arabness’ of the entire historic Palestine, from the sea to the river. Fifty young guides from Jerusalem participated: academics and experts in history, geography, media, and photography.”
PA TV host calls Israel “the occupied interior”; guest says goal is “to free” all of the land (i.e., including Israel) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 22, 2015
Official PA TV program The Course of Events hosted National Action Committee member Mahmoud Al-Zaq and Fatah spokesman in the Gaza Strip Fayez Abu Aita. The report is about an event to commemorate the Nakba - “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel.

Official PA TV reporter: “Under the supervision of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, the Young Leadership Forum organized a summer camp in the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf [Sports] Center in the Al-Fari’a refugee camp under the title ‘Al-Yarmouk is our Nakba,’ as part of the activities to mark the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.
This summer camp represents the historic Palestine as it includes youth from the occupied interior (i.e., Israel) and all areas of the homeland.”
Female participant: “This is a summer camp of the forum, called ‘Al-Yarmouk is our Nakba,’ which brings together people from the West Bank and people from the interior, from the lands occupied in ’48 (i.e., Israel), in order to unite them and break the barriers that divide us.”

PA TV report on an event in Khan Yunis to commemorate the Nakba:
Hasan Abu Salah, Head (Mukhtar) of one of the neighborhoods of Khan Yunis]: “[We are here] to free our Palestinian land, including all its historical territory, even if it will be in stages. However, we will not concede even one meter of our land, from the north or south or west, all our historical land will return to us. The [right of] return is a holy right that it is forbidden to concede.”

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Palestinian national committee: Lifta nature reserve is not an Israeli site, must preserve the "Canaanite heritage village" and its "Palestinian identity" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2015
Headline: “Discussion on dealing with the occupation’s plan to list the village of Lifta as an Israeli site”
     “The Palestinian National Committee for Education, Culture, and Sciences deliberated yesterday [May 20, 2015] over ways to oppose the Israeli occupation authorities’ plans to register the village of Lifta on the world heritage sites list as an Israeli heritage site…
Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Committee for Education, Culture, and Sciences Murad Al-Sudani praised the role of the head of the Lifta Association and its members in preserving their Canaanite heritage village and their Palestinian identity, and also praised them for their resistance to the occupation’s plans, whose goal is to destroy the village and Israelize it.”

Lifta was an Arab village near the western entrance to Jerusalem. During the War of Independence in 1948, the Palestinian residents deserted their homes, most of which remained empty for many years. In the 1980s the site was declared an Israeli nature reserve.
Official PA daily: 19th century "Palestinian" saints prove Jewish history in Israel is a "fabricated Zionist narrative" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2015
Headline: “The saints and Mahmoud Abbas”
Excerpt of article by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “When His Holiness [Pope Francis] said to President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘It is fitting to honor you with this medallion because you are an angel of peace,’ (sic., rather than calling Abbas an angel of peace, the pope said that he should be one) for us this was a certificate of recognition by billions of faithful in the world that the ideology and political conduct of President Abbas are noble, tolerant, and peaceful…
A deathly silence fell over the senior Israeli officials when the Catholic Church declared the Palestinian nuns Mary Alphonsine Ghattas (1843-1927) and Mariam Bawardi (1846-1878) as saints, and also afterwards. This is an [Israeli] admission, unwillingly made, of a historic fact, which will dwell forever in the consciousness and faith of billions of faithful in the world. None of those believing in the two falsehoods – ‘the promised land’ and ‘God’s chosen people’ – even dared to jump up and say that Saint Bawardi is ‘Israeli’ because she is from the Galilee. This is because, simply, they believe that their facts about our holy land (‘their country’) [parentheses in original] are artificial, and created through the terror of occupation and settlement, and that their foundations, which were invented not long ago, are similar to the roots of the desert thistle, as compared to the roots of the holy tree, which is the Palestinian man, which have existed ever since the relationship was established between man on earth and God in heaven…
It is natural that the two saints be Palestinian, and it is just that the fabricated Zionist narrative will take a fall before the holy throne."

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Palestinian journalist and PA TV host refer to Israel as the "occupied Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2015
Official PA TV program Free Space, on Nakba Day which marks “the catastrophe” of Israel’s establishment
Israeli Arab journalist Muhammad Abu Alan: “I can say that the activities to mark Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in occupied Palestine (i.e., Israel) are more widespread and satisfying than in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.”
Official PA TV host: “Do you really think that in the occupied Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) the participation in marking Nakba Day and in its activities is better than in the West Bank or in the Gaza Strip?”
Muhammad Abu Alan: “Yes, I can say so with certainty. When you see the Palestinians marking the memory of the Nakba in Palestine that is occupied since ’48 (i.e., Israel) you see that they are of all ages, children, elderly, women, students, workers, from all echelons [of society].”
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.
Official PA daily: Israelis are "foreign invaders" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 14, 2015
Headline: “The Nakba – that the injustice will establish a country!”
Excerpt of article by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “That there should remain in the world a Palestinian refugee who wants to return to the homeland Palestine and the barbed wire and laws of the occupiers prevented him from doing so, and that the preachers of justice and freedom in the world would know that injustice established a state - from here began the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the world…
The occupiers think, despite their intelligence, weapon capabilities, and financial capabilities, that our land does not differentiate between foreign invaders and those who love it; the land alone, like a mother, holds the secret of distinguishing between its true child and a fake one.
The foreign invaders know that the human memory is hidden in the ground, even if the bones of its people rot, but they [the foreign invaders] insist!”
PA TV program: Israel’s establishment “by the Zionist gangs” a “crime against humanity”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2015
     Official PA TV program Topic of the Day hosted Director General of the PLO Department of Refugee Affairs Ahmad Hanoun.
Official PA TV host: “The Palestinian nation in the homeland and the diaspora commemorates today [May 13, 2015] the 67th anniversary of the most heinous crime against humanity committed in the modern era against an entire nation by the Zionist gangs. [The crime was] killing and expulsion intended to eliminate it [the people] from the political and geographical map, and establishing their [the Zionists’] entity through killing and [sowing] fear at the expense of a land, a history and a people, namely, the Palestinian people and land.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "The '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2015
Headline: “Launching the Qadura Musa Prize for Excellence and Innovation”
     “A funeral was held under the auspices of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, who was represented by [Jenin] District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan, in the presence of the wife of the deceased [former Jenin District Governor Qadura Musa] and his children, heads of the security, civilian, and private institutions, [PA] Parliament members, representatives of the national forces, and delegations from within the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2015
Headline: “Palestine on its way to the Vatican”
     “For this event, according to the Deputy Patriarch of Jerusalem and Palestine Archbishop Walim Al-Shoumali, a series of masses and prayers will be held in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA news agency uses non-recognition terminology: "'48 territories" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 10, 2015
Headline: “The Israeli police arrested two young people from Jenin inside the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel)”
     “The Israeli police today, Sunday [May 10, 2015], arrested two young people from the refugee camp of Jenin inside the ‘48 territories (i.e., 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.”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2015
Headline: “AMIN held a reception for World Press Freedom Day”
     “The AMIN media network yesterday, Sunday [May 3, 2015], held a reception for World Press Freedom Day attended by journalists from across the West Bank, occupied Jerusalem, and the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily: Holon is in "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2015
Headline: “The Samaritans celebrate the Passover holiday”
     “It should be noted that the number of Samaritans, who describe themselves as observing the true Torah, is 780, and half of them live in Nablus, while the other half live in Holon in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2015
Headline: “The Solyma association launches the Hope Bridge initiative”
     “During the launching ceremony heads of the Hope Bridge initiative from the Gaza Strip, the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel), and several Arab and European countries spoke.”
Official PA news agency refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Apr. 28, 2015
Headline: “General strike in the ‘48 territories”
     “Today, Tuesday [April 28, 2015], a general strike is taking place in the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel) in protest of the Israeli government’s policy.”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "Territories that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2015
Headline: “The Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] eulogizes Ali Jabr”
     “The deceased was born in 1937 and hailed from the village of Maghar (i.e., an Israeli Arab village in northern Israel) in the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2015
Headline: “Arrest of a young person at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza”
     “Occupation forces yesterday [April 22, 2015] arrested a youth at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., Temple Mount). Our correspondent reported that the occupation police arrested young Omar Odeh from Qalansuwa which is in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 regions" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
Headline: “The occupation prevented a 70-year-old woman from visiting her prisoner son”
     “The occupation authorities yesterday [April 21, 2015] prevented an elderly woman from Ramallah from visiting her son who is imprisoned in the Nafha prison in the Negev, and revoked her permit to visit the occupation’s prisons within the 1948 regions (i.e., Israel).”
Zionists "took advantage" of Holocaust to "blackmail" Europe into supporting Zionism and gain "the world's compassion" 
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... 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...
There is no arguing that the Holocaust and catastrophe did strike the Jews and claim more than a million victims, which is a crime according to all political, legal and moral criteria. However, the Jewish catastrophe occurred as part of the [Second] World War, which brought about the death of tens of millions of people... On the other hand, the Palestinian catastrophe, inflicted by the Zionist terror organizations and their allies - the colonialist Western states - was limited to Palestinians only and included killing [them], driving them out and deporting them from their homes and homeland, to the unknown of being refugees. It has been nearly 70 years, and the Palestinian catastrophe and Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) still witness the barbarity of the Zionist Jews and their allies."
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Official PA daily: Abbas received a delegation of clergy from "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2015
     “[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas yesterday evening [April 17, 2015] received a delegation of Muslim, Christian, and Druze clergy from within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2015
Headline: “Agreement to support the project of ‘printing selected excerpts of literature of the Palestinian resistance’”
     “National Palestinian Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Secretary-General Murad Al-Sudani and head of the General Union of Arab Palestinian Writers within the 48 territories (i.e., Israel) Sami Mahana yesterday [April 15, 2015] signed an agreement of support for the project of ‘printing a variety of books connected to the poetry and prose anthology and selected excerpts of literature of the Palestinian resistance.’”
Official PA news agency refers to Israeli Arabs as "1948 Palestinians" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Apr. 14, 2015
Headline: “The governor of the Jenin District emphasized his desire to achieve a close connection with the Palestinians of ‘48”
     “Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan said that he and the leadership are interested in providing all paths and possibilities in order to achieve a close connection between members of our people in the districts of the homeland and 1948 Palestinians (i.e., Israeli Arabs)…
These statements were made today, Tuesday [April 14, 2015], as he welcomed the head of the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce and Industry Amer Saleh, a delegation from the chamber, and high-ranking economists from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily non-recognition terminology: "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2015
Headline: “Opening the second National Heritage Festival of Ya’bad events with a large popular and official presence”
     “The second National Heritage Festival of Ya’bad events opened yesterday [April 10, 2015]… Present at the opening were Ya’bad Mayor Dr. Samer Abu Bakr... and many citizens from different regions in the West Bank and the '48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2015
     “Islamic Waqf Director-General Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib and Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani were accompanied by delegations from the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement within the 48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 9, 2015
Headline: “Arrest of five citizens from Hebron and six from Jenin”
     “The occupation police arrested the youth Muhammad Nasser Khaddour, 23, from the village of Barkin southwest of Jenin, while he was inside the ‘48 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2015
     “From the morning hours citizen residents of the Old City [of Jerusalem], its suburbs and its villages, and from within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), streamed to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Official PA daily: Mayor of village in the "'48 territories" claims "Israel took control of the Palestinian lands by all ways and methods" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2015
Headline: “Bir Zeit University marked Land Day”
     “The former mayor of Deir Hana in the 48 territories (i.e., Israel), Raja Khatib, said that Israel took control of the Palestinian lands by all ways and methods.”

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.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "Territories that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2015
     “Al-Zinati, who lives within the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), encouraged the players to arm themselves with a fighting spirit.”
PA daily reports on novel by Palestinian student about “occupied Palestinian city” of Haifa 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 2, 2015
Headline: “’The love of Haifa’ – a novel by child Dunya Sanawnaw from Salfit”
      "They absorb the love for the homeland from an early age: Despite her young age, and although there are some who question her novel, Dunya Sanawnaw, a 10th grader at the Girls High school in Salfit, was 15 when she completed her first novel, where she expresses her fervent love for her dear homeland Palestine.
Without guidance from anyone, she finished writing the novel ‘The Love of Haifa’, which weighs on the readers and makes them cry over the situation of Haifa, 67 years after its occupation by the ‘Israelis’… She said: ‘I visited Haifa and Acre, and they were very beautiful, but when I was a little girl I went shopping in Haifa and wanted to buy a bottle of water from one of the shops on the Haifa beach. I was surprised that the shopkeeper did not know Arabic and I had to speak English to him to make him understand what I wanted to buy. I found out later that he was a Jewish settler brought from abroad.’ As for the details of the novel, Sanawnaw wrote about the essence of her ideas, her emotions and her deep love for the Palestinian city of Haifa, and its transformation from a pure Palestinian and Arab city, lively and full of joy… to a city that only 2% of its current residents are Palestinians, [a city] forgotten by some.
Sanawnaw noted that her novel expresses the extent of the Palestinian man’s love for his homeland, and the fact that he has not forgotten [it], in spite of the expulsion and the long years that passed [since]; that he would sacrifice his life for it without hesitation; that he realizes that its liberation will not come on a silver platter; that the love of the homeland is rooted in his heart and thoughts; that the occupier must leave, not those who have been the legal owners of this land for thousands of years…&rdq
PA daily article calls Israel "'48 territories," "this entity" and "the interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2015
Headline: “The masses of our people celebrate the 39th anniversary of the eternal Land Day”
     “Although it has been 39 years, the Palestinians of the ’48 territories (i.e., Israeli Arabs) have not grown tired of marking Land Day... The Palestinian land is the supporting pillar of the success of the ’Zionist enterprise’ according to the Zionist writings, especially those published by the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897. Ever since its establishment, this entity strived to implement the policy of Judaizing the Arab land and uprooting the Palestinians from their land by [carrying out] dreadful massacres against them. The authorities did not stop at expropriating land that Palestinians had been expelled from - they also expropriated the land from those Palestinians who had remained on their land. It should be noted that between 1948 and 1972 Israel expropriated more than a million acres of land from Arab villages in the Galilee and the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages adjacent to the Green Line in northern Israel). Land Day is a turning point in the relations between the ’Israeli authorities' and the Palestinians of 1948, since responding the way it did, Israel sought to prove to the angry masses that they [the Israelis] were the ‘masters of the land.’...” 

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Fatah official: "The land of Palestine, occupied since 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day interviewed Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches Jamal Muhaisen on the resolutions of the Arab League summit.
Muhaisen: “We are approaching the seventh decade of the Israeli occupation of the land of Palestine, occupied since 1948, and the fifth decade of lands occupied in 1967.
If there won’t be an arrangement in the region based on this initiative [the Arab initiative], there will be a different Arab position. This requires a meeting of the Arab generals, ministers of defense, and foreign ministers, so that we can design a new strategy by which we will force the Nazi leadership, which rules the Palestinian people today - a racist leadership with expansionist tendencies - [to surrender]. After all, the world goes into action wherever there is an attack [on innocents] except when it comes to the Palestinian people.”
Official PA news agency refers to Israel as "the 1948 territories" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Mar. 29, 2015
Headline: “Hebron: Citizen killed in car accident in the 1948 territories”
     “Citizen Khaled Musa Al-Sweiti, 42, from the village of Beit-Awwa was killed on his way to work in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily non-recognition terminology: "The '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2015
Headline: "Discussion on the methods of cooperation between the Jenin government hospital and the Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth"
     "The two sides discussed the methods of cooperation, and especially the subject of transferring district patients for treatment in the Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth in the '48 territories (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel)."
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the territories occupied in '48" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2015
Headline: "Prisoner Walid Daqqa: Thirty years in the occupation's prisons"
      "Prisoner [Walid] Daqqa was arrested on March 25, 1986, on charges of membership in a cell that carried out the kidnapping and murder operation of an Israeli soldier in 1984, together with prisoners Ibrahim Abu Mukh and Rushdi Abu Mukh, residents of the territories occupied in '48 (i.e., Israel).”

Walid Daqqa - Israeli Arab member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He is serving a life sentence for being part of the squad that kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2015
Headline: "The Tulkarem district emphasized the importance of the connection with our people in the Interior"
     "Governor of Tulkarem District Issam Abu Bakr emphasized the importance of an ongoing connection with our people in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel)… During a reception for a delegation from the municipality of Tira in the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages adjacent to the Green Line in northern Israel), Abu Bakr conveyed the blessings of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to all our people in the Interior, and particularly to the residents of Tira."
Al-Quds University professor, quoted in PA daily: “Hebrew texts are purely literary… This land is Palestinian” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2015
     “The Department of Social Studies (the Faculty of Education) at Al-Quds Open University, in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a conference on the ancient history of Palestine, with the participation of experts from the University of Copenhagen. The President of Al-Quds Open University, Dr. Yunes Amro, stressed that the University had expressed interest in these activities as they contribute to [our] understanding of the foreign view of the Palestinian cause, supporting it on the international level.
Dr. Amro praised the efforts of Dr. Muhammad Issa, the Palestinian researcher at the University of Copenhagen who coordinated the conference, and who cooperated with several foreign researchers in order to examine the Palestinian narrative, communicate it to the world, and expose the injustice of the Israeli occupation. He said: ‘In their research, they concluded that the Hebrew texts are purely literary, with no connection to religion or belief. This proves that this land is Palestinian and that what is recounted in the contradicting narratives is nothing more than a lie.’ Issa clarified that the importance of the research conducted by the two Danish scholars together with him lies in the fact that they sparked a revolution in the views contained in the biblical narrative regarding Israel’s right to this land, as [they established that] these are literary texts that prove nothing and have nothing to do with history."

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Fatah commissioner calls Israel ‎‎“occupied interior” and claims Israel ‎seeks to “expel” Arabs from Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 15, 2015
     ‎“Fatah Commissioner for International ‎Relations [and Fatah Central Committee ‎member] Nabil Shaath… called on the ‎Palestinian people in the occupied interior ‎‎(i.e., Israel) to reject the notion of the ‎Jewish state, which is meant to expel ‎whoever is left from among our people on ‎their land, occupied in 1948, [and do so] ‎by adhering to the principles of equality ‎and justice, creating democratic ‎awareness based on sacrifice, and ‎invigorating popular resistance.”‎
PA cartoon: Map of Israel and PA areas on woman's face 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2015
PA daily cartoon encourages boycott of Israeli products 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2015

The official PA daily published a cartoon showing an Israeli soldier holding a rifle made up of Israeli products – implying that buying Israeli products helps Israel finance weapons its army can use against the Palestinians.
Text on image: “Israeli product”
Farmer on PA TV emphasizes that Israel is “illegal” and all the land belongs to Palestinians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 4, 2015
Official PA TV reporter: “In the words of this 70 year-old farmer from [the West Bank village of] Qaryut, the day will come that will emphasize the fact that they [Palestinian farmers] are worthy of their land and of continuing to work it, despite the threats of the foreigners who embrace the logic of power instead of the power of logic.”
Farmer: “This occupation was completely illegal from the very beginning, since the occupation of Palestine in 1948, or from the Balfour Declaration and that of Herzl before him. This is our land and it will stay that way even in a million years. We may not have weapons at present, and we may only be fighting [with] our land, our rights and our hands, but our right [to the land] will be there for us until the hour (i.e., Judgment Day) comes.”

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.
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2015
     “[PA] Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the National Economy Dr. Muhammad Mustafa said yesterday [March 1, 2015] that the government is working to design a new economic strategy that will include the Palestinians of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel), and abroad.”
PA daily refers to the Israeli Negev region as “the occupied Negev”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2015
Headline: “Israeli court releases the ‎murderer of Martyr Sami Al-Jaar in the ‎occupied Negev.”‎

Note:‎ Sami Al-Jaar, a resident of Rahat, a ‎Bedouin town in the Negev, was killed in ‎an Israeli police raid on Jan. 15, 2015. The ‎policeman who shot him was accused of ‎violating police regulations.‎

PA daily refers to Israel as “the interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2015
Headline: “Emphasizing the need for Palestinian readiness as a basis for the success of the political campaign”
     “On the issue of the role of the Palestinians in the interior (i.e., Israel) political analyst [Nazir] Majli said that they were capable of influencing Israeli society.”
PA news agency refers to Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 9, 2015
     “The Israeli police arrested a young man from the village of Al-Yamoun, west of Jenin, while in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

Note: Jenin is a Palestinian city in the West Bank.
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Palestinian interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2015
Headline: “Engineer Nusseibeh expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the Palestinian Academy of talented football players”
     “[Engineer] Nusseibeh heard a short explanation regarding the preparations for the second round of the international Jerusalem football tournament, which will be held on the soil of Jerusalem with the participation of Arab and international teams, as well as teams from Gaza and the Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel).”
PA launches new channel for Israel Arabs called "Palestine '48" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 4, 2015
Headline: “The President [Abbas] at the dedication of a building of the Broadcasting [Corporation]: ‘We want objective media which will convey our message to the whole world’”
     “During his tour of the new building of the Broadcasting Corporation, President Abbas announced the launch of the TV channel ‘Palestine 48,’ which will specialize in news about our people in the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel)… The President was accompanied on the tour by Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Secretary-General of the Presidential Office, Head of the President's Office Hussein Al-A'araj, and Inspector General of the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Riyad Al-Hassan… Regarding the ‘Palestine 48’ channel, Minister Al-Hassan emphasized that its mission is to unite the Palestinian population blocs which are scattered because of the occupation, and thus to enlist public opinion in the ‘48 territories for the good of matters important to it [the population] and the matter of discrimination and oppression to which they are subjected.”
Ramallah Governor: Israel steals Palestinian dress for fashion shows and airline uniforms, just as Israel stole the land 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2015
    

     "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam... receiv[ed] the Liberty Bell from [Philadelphia] City Council member Maria Sanchez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [USA] yesterday [Jan. 30, 2015]... In addition, Ghannam received a Citation of Honor, which has never been awarded to any Arab leader or citizen before, in recognition of her impact and her extraordinary actions for her nation and her cause, and her influence within her society and in the world... [Ghannam] made it clear that the land of Palestine was the cradle of love and peace, noting that Jesus was Palestinian, and that tolerance is one of the Palestinians' most prominent principles." Ghannam gave the parliamentary representative [City Councilwoman Maria Sanchez] a memento from the Palestinian heritage, and noted that this is our heritage, identity and the legacy of our ancestors. She also noted that the occupation (i.e., PA euphemism for Israel) was trying to steal it by using it in Israeli fashion shows and for the uniforms of the Israeli airline attendants. Ghannam clarified that stealing is their [the Israelis'] conduct, as they have stolen the land, and are now trying to rob all that is Palestinian, without anything to stop their savagery, criminality and unrestrained terrorism."
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Non-recognition terminology used in PA daily yet again: “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2015
      “Security sources added that the occupation forces have arrested two young men from Doura, as they were trying to enter the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily article refers to Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2015
     “The Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district announced yesterday the inauguration of the ‘Guide to Palestine,’ published by the Raya marketing communications company on the initiative of businessmen from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily article about football refers to Israel as "the Palestinian interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2015
     “Ibrahim Al-Sid is one of the most famous names in the Palestinian [football] league. This season, he played with Sakhnin, one of the highest-level teams in the [Palestinian] interior (i.e., Israel), while Muhammad Ghadir is one of the Palestinian league’s new players, who has played with many clubs in the Palestinian interior.”
PA daily uses term "1948 territories" to refer to Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2015
     “Since yesterday, a large number of citizens from occupied Jerusalem and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) have come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

From WAFA, official PA news agency
PA daily again uses terminology denying Israel’s existence: “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2015
     “Yesterday evening, a worker from the village of Aboush, south of Tulkarem, died after falling four stories at a construction site within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

From WAFA, official PA news agency
Israel referred to as “occupied Palestinian interior” in PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2015
     “Defensive [player] Tarek Shamalna expressed his great joy upon rejoining the Palestinian [football] league… from one of the [sports] clubs of the occupied Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel).”
Israel referred to as “1948 territories” in PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2015
     “Due to his severe condition, citizen Suhayb Jamal Arar was transferred to a hospital in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Fatah calls Israeli city of Nazareth “occupied Nazareth” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Jan. 13, 2015

Text and image published on the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces

Text on image: “A picture from Palestine: The Spring of the Virgin (i.e., Mary’s Spring) in occupied Nazareth”
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.”
PA daily refuses to call Israel by name: “The interior occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2015
     “It should be noted that she entered the Jenin district from the interior occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel)…”
Early Zionist leaders were aided by ‎colonialist powers to “steal Palestine”‎ 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, Jan. 5, 2015
     ‎“The scheme to steal Palestine... goes ‎back many years in the history of the ‎Zionist movement, especially since the ‎period of the establishment of the Lovers ‎of Zion [organizations] (1882-1895) [all ‎parentheses in source], and the arrival of ‎the first organized Zionist immigration ‎from Russia in 1882, through Herzlian ‎Zionism (1895-1905) and the election of ‎David Ben Gurion in 1937, when the ‎Zionist movement entered the phase of ‎belligerent Zionism, and until 1948, all ‎under the patronage and with the aid of ‎the world colonialist powers.‎ The Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ ‎Palestinian term for the establishment of ‎the State of Israel) occurred at a time ‎when the Arab nation everywhere was ‎living in difficult conditions, under rulers ‎and colonialists, and the Arab ‎governments were tools in the hands of ‎colonialism and Zionism…‎ When the Arab countries grabbed the ‎reins of power from the Palestinian ‎people, on the orders of the colonialists, ‎they opened the door to colonialism and ‎Zionism, and turned the Palestinian ‎people into lines of desperate refugees… ‎in addition, the Arab governments drew ‎our nation into narrow conflicts that ‎served opportunist interests, bringing ‎about the realization of the aspirations of ‎Zionism and colonialism to scatter and ‎persecute our people using Nazi ‎methods.”‎

Note: Al-Asima is distributed with the ‎official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat ‎Al-Jadida and lists as its "general ‎supervisor" Othman Abu Gharbieh, who is ‎a member of Fatah's Central Committee ‎and the Secretary General of the Popular ‎National Conference of Jerusalem, the ‎PLO institution that publishes this bi-‎weekly. ‎
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the regions that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2015
Headline: “A child dies in Beit Awwa, a worker from Far’un dies at the Tayibe checkpoint”
     “A worker from the village of Far’un, which is south of Tulkarem, died yesterday morning [Dec. 31, 2014] at the Tayibe crossing, which is west of the city [of Tulkarem], on his way to his workplace in the regions that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the Interior that was occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2015
Headline: “Young people of the Palestinian Academy overcame ‘Ahli Al-Khalil’ on their way to the International Jerusalem Championship”
     “The board of directors of the Palestinian Academy of Talented Football Players, its players, staff, and trainers are still preparing for the Second International Jerusalem Championship, which will take place in the spring, with Arab and international participation, as well as the participation of teams from Gaza and teams from among the Palestinians of the Interior that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily refers to Israel as "the '48 regions" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2014
Headline: “Farmers of the West Bank send 7.2 tons of olive oil to residents of Gaza”
      “This generous humanitarian aid arrives in response to the call of the Save Gaza campaign, which the organization launched in all districts of the West Bank and in the Arab towns in the ’48 regions (i.e., Israel).”
PA TV News: Israel is “striving to manufacture a new history that legitimates its occupation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2014
Official PA TV News broadcast:
Official PA TV reporter: “The occupation is well aware of its goals, and history is [its] first and last objective. This is the identity they attempted to manufacture on this land… the settlers invaded an ancient tomb… an ancient rock-cut cave built by the Greeks. The ‘Palestinian’ rebels used it as a hideout during their war against the Romans... The recurring invasions and the holding of Talmudic ceremonies (i.e., a name used by the PA to refer to Jewish prayers) in ancient tombs; the occupation is behind them, striving to manufacture a new history that legitimates its occupation.”
PA TV host glorifies terrorist's "self-sacrifice operation in the occupied Interior"; Terrorist's brother states, "I`m proud of what he did" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 25, 2014
Official PA TV program For You, on jailed terrorist Ahmad Othman Kafina from Nablus

Official PA TV host: “Our episode today is with the family of prisoner Ahmad Othman Kafina, who has been imprisoned for 9 years. The settlements that surround his village of Sawiya from every side and his observation of the injustice [of the occupation] strengthened his national zealousness, which pressed him to carry out a self-sacrifice operation (i.e., terror attack) in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel). This operation caused him to be imprisoned by those who have no mercy in their hearts.” …
Host: “Did you notice a change in him? Did you anticipate that he would carry out a self-sacrifice operation?”
Ahmad Kafina’s brother Samih Othman Kafina: “No, but at the same time I am proud of what he did. I tell you as his older brother and as his father (as an older brother he apparently views him as a son –Ed.) that I am proud of how my son is a hero and carried out this kind of resistance. I do not regret it.” …
Voiceover by host: “We will die so that the homeland will live, and we will be imprisoned in the name of freedom and in the name of the establishment of the Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.”

Ahmad Othman Kafina – Palestinian Fatah-affiliated terrorist who murdered Israeli Kinneret Ben Shalom Hajbi, and wounded 4 others in a stabbing attack on a taxi shuttle van from Petah Tikva to Tel Aviv on Feb. 5, 2006. After boarding the van Kafina pulled out a knife and began stabbing passengers. Kafina then pursued passengers who fled the van until he was subdued by an Israeli security guard and an Israeli civilian. Under investigation Kafina said that he had come to Petah Tikva to kill Jews. Kafina is serving 1 life sentence.
PA TV host glorifies terrorist's "self-sacrifice operation in the occupied Interior"; Terrorist's brother states, "I'm proud of what he did" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 25, 2014
Official PA TV program For You, on jailed terrorist Ahmad Othman Kafina from Nablus

Official PA TV host: “Our episode today is with the family of prisoner Ahmad Othman Kafina, who has been imprisoned for 9 years. The settlements that surround his village of Sawiya from every side and his observation of the injustice [of the occupation] strengthened his national zealousness, which pressed him to carry out a self-sacrifice operation (i.e., terror attack) in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel). This operation caused him to be imprisoned by those who have no mercy in their hearts.” …
Host: “Did you notice a change in him? Did you anticipate that he would carry out a self-sacrifice operation?”
Ahmad Kafina’s brother Samih Othman Kafina: “No, but at the same time I am proud of what he did. I tell you as his older brother and as his father (as an older brother he apparently views him as a son –Ed.) that I am proud of how my son is a hero and carried out this kind of resistance. I do not regret it.” …
Voiceover by host: “We will die so that the homeland will live, and we will be imprisoned in the name of freedom and in the name of the establishment of the Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.”

Ahmad Othman Kafina – Palestinian Fatah-affiliated terrorist who murdered Israeli Kinneret Ben Shalom Hajbi, and wounded 4 others in a stabbing attack on a taxi shuttle van from Petah Tikva to Tel Aviv on Feb. 5, 2006. After boarding the van Kafina pulled out a knife and began stabbing passengers. Kafina then pursued passengers who fled the van until he was subdued by an Israeli security guard and an Israeli civilian. Under investigation Kafina said that he had come to Petah Tikva to kill Jews. Kafina is serving 1 life sentence.
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.”
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 22, 2014
     “Yesterday morning [Dec. 21, 2014] the occupation authorities closed the Tayibe crossing, west of Tulkarem, to thousands of workers who were on their way to their workplaces in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily refers to Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2014
     “Over 55,000 citizens, including 200 adult worshippers from the Gaza Strip, held the Friday prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque… A  WAFA correspondent reported that the worshippers had begun arriving at the Mosque yesterday morning [Dec. 19. 2014] from Jerusalem, its suburbs, neighboring villages and towns in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
1947 Partition plan was "an unprecedented historical injustice" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2014
     “Today, the powers find themselves faced with the commitment to establish a Palestinian state, after the failure of the plans of the Zionist movement and the colonialist powers to cancel Palestine and remove it from the map. After the failure of all of Israel’s attempts, the negotiations and the peace initiatives, from the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) to the present day, it has become clear that the world is tending towards a forced solution that will ensure the establishment of the State of Palestine, even if this means entering into limited confrontation with Israeli policy. What this indicates is that Israel has exhausted its exploitation of the Holocaust as a means of blackmailing the West and the world, and that there is a growing contradiction between Israel’s current policies regarding the region and the [Palestinian] cause, and the West’s interests and Middle East strategy…
The Palestinians refused to accept the partition of their country, as it constituted an unprecedented historical injustice, as the sections of the resolution show. The Jews, most of whom were new settlers in Palestine, were “granted” 55.5% of the territory of Palestine, even though they represented less than one third of the population and owned only 7% of the territory of Palestine, while the Palestinians, who represented over two thirds of the population, received 44.5% of their lands, which they had owned and on which they had lived for centuries…
The proposal to partition Palestine came with the aim of fragmenting it, and the powers that stood behind the proposal were aware it would ignite war after war until the [full] or partial right [to the land] would return to its owners.”
Jericho Deputy Governor praises Neturei Karta, anti-Zionist fringe Jewish group 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2014
     “Deputy District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Jamal Rajoub praised the position of the Neturei Karta movement (i.e., extremist, anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox Jews who deny Israel's right to exist until the Messiah comes) which supports the rights of the Palestinian people to freedom, independence and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state over all of Palestine. Rajoub made these statements while receiving the head of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta movement in Palestine, Meir Hirsh.”
Fatah official: Palestinians won’t rest until “not a single Zionist is left in the land of Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2014
     “Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Director of the [PA] Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Ziad Abu Ein said that the issue of liberating Palestine was in everyone’s interests… These statements were made during a political forum organized by the [Separation] Fence and Settlement Resistance Authority, together with the Political and [National] Advisory Commission and the Arab American University in Jenin… Abu Ein emphasized that defeat does not figure in the annals of the Palestinian people, which has been resisting the occupation for decades, and which does not and will not rest until not a single Zionist is left in the land of Palestine… He added that the young generation was the generation of liberation and the generation of a bright future, which will herald approaching victory to Palestine, [noting] that it had much knowledge and experience, and had surprised everyone during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005). In response to the students’ questions, he emphasized that rifts [between factions] is a crime and disgrace to all that encourage them, and that they serve no one but the occupation. He added that we must unite and increase our efforts to resist this oppressive Nazi occupation, which is stealing our land and spilling our blood.”
Fatah official: We will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state because it would “cancel our [Palestinian] narrative, our history and our religion” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 2, 2014
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat.
Saeb Erekat
: “In brief, we cannot accept the Jewish state – Israel as a Jewish state – not today, not tomorrow and not in a hundred years, because whoever accepts Israel as a Jewish state agrees to change his history, his narrative and even his religion. I understand that the State of Israel exists and that we have recognized it. In 1993, there was a mutual recognition. For Israel to come and demand of the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state – what do they want with this? They want us to tell them: ‘Your narrative is true and we, Arabs, are foreigners in this land, and so we will cancel our narrative, our history and our religion.’”
Official PA TV host: “And to confirm that this is a land without a people for a people without a land.”
Saeb Erekat: “Exactly. This will never happen! This is wickedness. This is not the refugee issue or the issue of the 1948 Arabs (i.e., Israeli Arabs). This issue regards our existence, culture, and religion. It is therefore inconceivable that any Palestinian should ever agree that Israel become a Jewish state, for by doing so he would be accepting the Israeli narrative and erasing his own.”
Israel is “Zionist-imperialist theft project” and “cancerous growth” 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, Dec. 2, 2014
Op-ed by Maan Bashour from Beirut:
     “Most of the bloody conflicts and sectarian, religious and ethnic wars we have witnessed in our great Arab homeland are the result of the Zionist-imperialist theft project which has turned Palestine into a platform for turning the lives of all Arabs into hell, through reliance on its allies and their proxies in the region. Therefore, we must consider the Palestinian Intifadas, resistance and victims as [part of] an operation to uproot the cancerous growth and create a new atmosphere in the relations between the [Arab] nation and the region, as part of the only legitimate conflict at the current time – the conflict with the Zionist enemy, its protectors and accomplices.”
PA daily: “The Israelis were not a ‘nation’ and are mostly of Khazar origin… and have nothing to do with the Children of Israel” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2014
     “The Israelis (today’s residents of the entity [i.e., Israel]) [all parentheses in source] were not a ‘nation,’ and are mostly of Khazar origin (not Arab and not Yemenite, and they have nothing to do with the Children of Israel, the extinct Yemenite Arab tribe); and therefore, they were never a people… We should not be ashamed to say openly that this land, geographically, historically and demographically speaking, is ours as Arab Palestinians, and it never belonged to any other nation. We should not be ashamed to inculcate this belief, since it has been scientifically and historically proven, despite the political and realistic understanding that, through the two-state solution, we will divide our homeland and country between us and them (or [have] it as one unit within a single democratic state)… It is they who are attempting to lie by calling the Palestinian [West] Bank by the Yemenite name of ‘Judea and Samaria,’ and by claiming that Yemenite ‘Jerusalem’ (present-day Al-Quds [the Arab name for Jerusalem]) is theirs!”
Islamic-Christian council says UN partition plan gave land to Jews “who had no right to it” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 29, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning:
Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa: “The decision to partition Palestine, which disowned the greater part of Palestine and gave it to the Jews – to people who had no right to it whatsoever… and yet, this was the UN’s decision. The UN should rethink [its decision] and give Palestine its rights, like the rest of the world.”
PA TV kids' program: Israel is “our lands occupied in 1948… ‎until all of Palestine is liberated” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 28, 2014

Official PA TV program The Best Home:
Official PA TV host: “My friends, the ‎singers [we just heard] were Fatafit, from ‎our lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). ‎My young friends, these are the lands ‎Israel occupied in 1948. There are still ‎Palestinians living there, but they are ‎under the full control of the Israelis, ‎unfortunately. Yet, everything inside them ‎is Palestinian. Their entire message is ‎Palestinian, and they will continue to ‎protect our lands there, until the day ‎when all of Palestine is liberated.”‎
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Fourth grade girls learn that "Palestinians are the original inhabitants of Palestine and not the Jews" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Nov. 25, 2014
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri, shared from a post by Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri


The image shows Tulkarem Political and National Guidance Authority head Bader Al-Damiri in an elementary school classroom, with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas behind him.

Posted text:
“With female fourth grade students at the Daughters of Palestine Elementary School, [explaining] about our State of Palestine and its capital Jerusalem, and the Palestinians are the original inhabitants of Palestine and not the Jews.”
Palestinian man on PA TV: “We came to say that this is our land, the land of Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 24, 2014
Official PA TV News report on the Beitar Jerusalem – Bnei Sakhnin football match:
Arab fan: “We didn’t come here just to be present and cheer. We also came to say that this is our land, the land of Palestine and that we don’t like racism.”

After the fan’s comment, official PA TV showed footage of the Arab crowd shouting: “With spirit and blood we will redeem you, Al-Aqsa.”
Abbas’ Advisor: Israel seeks to “eradicate” Palestinian identity and create “an illegal Jewish entity” 
Source: WAFA news agency, Nov. 23, 2014
      “Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, said that Arabs and Muslims around the globe, especially those with foreign citizenship, must go to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and come together to Jerusalem to support the resolve of its residents. During a political forum held at the embassy of the State of Palestine in Algeria, Al-Habbash said: ‘Our people is now in the last stage of a war of existence and self-coercion against the occupation, which is seeking in any way possible to eradicate our identity, force a Caesarian birth of a Jewish entity and clone an illegal entity at our expense.’… In addition, he emphasized that the occupation – which thinks it has succeeded in winning the geographic war with [its] racist fences and roadblocks and that it will have the last word in the fairy tale of Jewish Jerusalem by taking over the Al-Aqsa Mosque – must be opposed.”
PA TV refers to Haifa and all of Israel as “the occupied interior” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 23, 2014


Official PA TV program
The Economic Tour:
Text above image and official PA TV host: “Did you know that Haifa tops the list of the most polluted cities in the occupied interior (i.e., Israel)?”
Palestinian Arab nation is rightful "owner" of all Israel, "from the River to the Sea" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2014
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman (pen name of Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul), regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “The Zionist movement, and alongside it the capitalist West, have failed to advance the idea behind the slogan [‘A land without a people for a people without a land’], because the Palestinian Arab nation, the owner of the land, the history and the culture, challenged it with all its might and will, by adhering to its cause, culture and national project. The fact that [the Palestinian people] agreed to a compromise and political settlement, absolutely does not mean that it has turned its back on its history and national identity, and does not contradict the fact that it, and it alone, is the owner of the historical Palestinian Arab land from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, whose total area amounts to 27,009 square kilometers (Note: The combined size of Israel and the Palestinian areas is roughly 27,000 square kilometers; the combined area of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is 6,220 square kilometers. The size of “Palestine” suggested in this op-ed includes Israel.) Yet the true wish of the Palestinian people and its legitimate leadership is to make peace and stop the cycle of violence and war, alongside other actors – those that motivated it to give the two-state solution along the June 4, 1967 borders a chance, together with the promise of the right of return of the Palestinian refugees to their homes and lands, according to UN resolution 194.”
Israel referred to as “the occupied interior” 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, Nov. 13, 2014
     “Martyr (Shahid) Kheir Al-Din Hamdan, 22, from the town of Kafr Kanna in the occupied Galilee, died as a Martyr when the occupation forces assassinated him in cold blood… The police raised the alert level among its forces to 3, the next to highest level, for fear of violent clashes in the occupied towns and villages in the Galilee, especially after thousands participated in the funeral of Martyr Hamdan. These clashes spread to all the territories in the occupied interior (i.e., Israel), as in, for example, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth.”

Note: Kheir Al-Din Hamdan – 22 year-old Israeli Arab man shot to death by Israeli Police on Nov. 8, 2014 in the Arab-Israeli town of Kafr Kanna. Police claim that Hamdan was shot after attempting to stab an officer, but a surveillance recording shows Hamdan hitting the windows of a police car with a knife, and then being shot by a police officer while running away. Hamdan later died of his wounds. The Israeli attorney general has ordered an investigation of the incident, which provoked large-scale rioting in Kafr Kanna.
PA Foreign Ministry calls the Balfour Declaration ‎a “historic mistake” and a “crime”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2014
     ‎“The [PA] Foreign Ministry said that the ‎present anniversary of the Balfour ‎Promise (i.e., Declaration) was different ‎than that of previous years – although this ‎ominous Promise reflected a colonialist ‎occupation mentality, expressed at the ‎time in official British positions by way of a ‎criminal exploitation of the power balance ‎‎– because this year, the anniversary ‎comes against the backdrop of the vote of ‎the British House of Commons by an ‎overwhelming majority, to rectify this ‎historic mistake, made by the British ‎government about one hundred years ‎ago… Nonetheless, we condemn today, ‎as we have done in previous years, this ‎ominous anniversary, the consequences ‎of which have yet to be alleviated, and for ‎which crime against the Palestinian ‎people Britain has yet to apologize for the ‎past hundred years.”‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

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 “double crime ‎against humanity" that “promised the ‎Jews a land that was not theirs”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2014
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular ‎columnist for the official PA daily:‎
     ‎“It is unsurprising that the extremist ‎religious groups, movements, and ‎organizations in the region today emerged ‎from the Muslim Brotherhood, which was ‎formed only a decade after the Balfour ‎Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the arrival ‎of the first Jewish pioneer settlers from ‎Europe to Palestine… It may be that ‎British Parliament’s symbolic vote in favor ‎of recognizing the State of Palestine was ‎a moral awakening, even if [it came] about ‎‎100 years after Great Britain’s crime, ‎which promised the Jews of the world a ‎land that was not theirs… ‎
We can say that the British politicians of ‎the period committed a double crime ‎against humanity. The first and biggest ‎‎[crime] was having caused the Palestinian ‎people’s Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ ‎Palestinian term for the establishment of ‎the State of Israel) and the attempt to tear it ‎from its roots which date back to the dawn ‎of history… The other, parallel crime was ‎against political and humanistic thought, ‎when it took part in the reestablishment of ‎religious states.”‎

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.‎
PA daily op-ed blames Britain and the League of Nations for “the ominous Balfour Promise” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2014
Op-ed by Khaldoun Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “While the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) laid the cornerstone of the Zionist plan to occupy Palestine, it was the White Paper of Sept. 11, 1922 (sic. – should be June 3) that formulated the practical steps for the implementation of the Zionist plan… The marking of the anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise while laying the blame on Britain alone, without drawing the world’s attention to the role played by the League of Nations in its [the Balfour Declaration’s] realization by means of the Mandate’s charter, amounts to a letter of indulgence to the League of Nations for its crime against us, and for the UN’s crime in its partition decision and afterwards.”

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.
Ramallah Governor: Balfour Declaration gave land to those “with no right to it” 
Source: Facebook, "Friends of Dr. Laila Ghannam", Nov. 2, 2014


Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam:
Text: “Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
We will not forget
We will not forgive
We will not give up”

Text on image: “We will not forget the ominous Promise (i.e., Declaration)
Those who have no ownership [of Palestine] gave [it] to those with no right [to it].
Nov. 2, 1917”
Governor of Jericho: Israel is just one of many “invaders” who will [eventually] leave 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 30, 2014
     “District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani said that all the invaders and travelers through the land of Palestine, no matter how arrogant and conceited they may be, will [eventually] leave, for Palestine’s people has been on its land for thousands of years, and is armed with the willpower to stand resolute and remain on its land. [Al-Fatiani] made these statements during a meeting with a delegation of women from the Orthodox club in the village of Ibelin this afternoon at the district seat in downtown Jericho… District Governor Al-Fatiani also said that the Palestinian people is one nation – whether on its land and the land of its ancestors in Jericho, Haifa, Nazareth, Jenin, Rafah or Jerusalem, or in the countries of the diaspora, to where it was forced to flee and emigrate by the occupation authorities.”
Official PA daily refers to Israel's establishment as "the theft of Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2014
Headline: “The large flag flies over the walls of the mausoleum of President Martyr [Yasser Arafat] in Ramallah”
     “One hundred and fifty-two young men and women waved the largest Palestinian flag with pride…
The flag, given to the homeland as a present by the Palestinian community in Canada, has entered the Guinness Book of Records due to its enormous length: 66 meters that mark the years [that have passed since] the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and the theft of Palestine, as part of the longest occupation in modern times…
[PA] Presidential Representative and Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee Yasser Abd Rabbo expressed on behalf of President [Mahmoud Abbas] and the [PLO] Executive Committee appreciation for the initiative of the Palestinian community in Canada. He said that it constitutes verification of the adherence of this people, in all corners of the world, to its right of return, and its right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
PA daily: Palestine has been occupied since 1948, Israeli Arabs were "forced" to accept Israeli citizenship  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2014
Headline: “The Palestinians’ identity crisis of 1948”
     “On many occasions, the Palestinian society, and behind it the Arab society, are embarrassed in the face of the identity of the Palestinian who holds onto his land (i.e., Israeli Arabs who did not leave their land in 1948), while the Arabs and non-Arabs abandoned this (i.e., the land) and that (i.e., the Palestinian). The moment that one of the Palestinians of this group stands out in a particular area, we hear voices blaming them for being Israelis, and this is a great injustice on our part toward the people of Palestine…
Activist and blogger Muhammad Abu Allan:
Palestinian citizenship is the root, and the Israeli citizenship is the new [one]. Therefore, the Israeli citizenship imposed upon the Palestinians of 1948 (i.e., Israeli Arabs) does not cancel their Palestinian identity. The Israeli citizenship is a citizenship that is imposed on them by virtue of the illegal laws of the Israeli occupation, and therefore everything deriving from them and all of their components are illegal. What is happening on the ground has largely proven that the Israeli citizenship has not succeeded in disconnecting the Palestinian – not from his land, not from his heritage, and not from his history - even though 66 years have passed since the occupation of Palestine…
Al-Quds Open University lecturer Dr. Abd Al-Karim Maz’al:
As far as I am concerned, I believe that every Palestinian born in historical Palestine is a Palestinian, and no one can cast doubt on his identity and patriotism. This part of our Palestinian people has undergone Zionist occupation, and despite all the Zionist actions against it – including being forced to accept [Israeli] citizenship – it remains a serious bone in the throat of the completion of the Zionist [ethnic] cleaning project.”

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Jews of today not connected to Jews of the Bible and have no historic right to “Palestine” or Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily:
“Most, if not all Israeli politicians and writers… view the President’s [Mahmoud Abbas’] intellectual and cultural activity towards refuting the false Israeli narrative regarding their historic right to Palestine and Jerusalem as terrorism, falsification and Antisemitism – [areas] in which they themselves have specialized throughout history. [Political advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu] Dore Gold’s reaction to statements made by the President, [senior PA leader] Dr. Nabil Shaath and [Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat, as well as his linking them to President [Yasser] Arafat’s denial of the existence of what they call the ‘Temple’ in Jerusalem, form part of the Israeli fear, which borders on horror, of any Palestinian action not in line with their goals and political, intellectual or historical lies (the falsity of which has been proven by modern archeology and research) [parenthesis in source]… The Israeli political leadership’s exaggerated use of ideology, culture and history is proof of [its] political and legal bankruptcy, designed to conceal its failure on the political and public relations level, as well as on the ground. Those who fail have no choice but to use false history to blind the nation, to prove what has already been scientifically shown – today, and not yesterday – to be lies and nonsense: that Israel, the extinct Yemenite tribe, with all its kings and people, was never present in Palestine, but only in its original environment. Furthermore, the Jews of today, who originate from the area of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, have no connection with the historical stories of the Bible.”
Abbas' advisor: "The entire land of Palestine is waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law)" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2014
     "Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, said that selling or handing over lands and real estate in Jerusalem and all of Palestine to the Israeli occupation or settlers constitutes treason and a violation of Islamic law. He emphasized that anyone committing this crime - whether as a [real estate] agent or seller - is not part of the nation, and must responsibility for his crime. In addition, he issued a call to fight the groups of traitors - to isolate and boycott them in any way possible.
Al-Habbash emphasized that according to Islamic Shari'ah law, the entire land of Palestine is waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and is blessed land, and that it is prohibited to sell, bestow ownership or facilitate the occupation of even a millimeter of it."
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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 columnist: “We are the owners and masters of this land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2014
Op-ed by Hassan al-Kashef, columnist for the official PA daily:
     “We are not a nation of slaves. We are the owners and masters of this land. We are the defenders and owners of Al-Aqsa, entrusted with its security and preservation – not these racists, who burned it in 1969, and now desecrate it with the excuse that they have a right to it!”

Note: The fire in the Al-Aqsa Mosque – In 1969, Michael Rohan, a deranged Australian Christian, set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.
PA TV refers to Israel as “the occupied interior” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 16, 2014


Official PA TV program
For You:
Screenshot: “Prisoner Muwaffaq Arouq – the occupied interior (i.e., Israel)”

Note: Muwaffaq Arouq, from the village of Yafiah in the Galilee, was sentenced to 42 years for transporting suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station on Jan. 5, 2003, killing 23.
PA daily columnist calls the Balfour ‎Declaration “the great sin”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza:
     ‎“The decision of the British House of ‎Commons to vote in favor of Palestine at ‎the UN Security Council and in favor of ‎recognizing the State of Palestine ‎according to the June 4 [1967] borders, ‎with East Jerusalem as its capital, as a full ‎UN member state, is a very important ‎decision, even though it is not binding ‎upon the British government. This ‎decision has deep meaning. [It signifies] ‎that although one hundred years have ‎passed since the great sin known as the ‎Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and ‎despite the injustice done to the ‎Palestinian people and the generalizing ‎and flawed Israeli Zionist claim that the ‎Islamic State issue has left no room for ‎Palestine (i.e., on the international ‎agenda and discourse), the Palestinian ‎issue still occupies the first place. It ‎occupies the first place not only from a ‎moral standpoint, but also from a political ‎one: The crime will neither die nor benefit ‎‎[its perpetrators], and its perpetrators will ‎be punished. The crime will not be ‎forgotten, and its perpetrators must atone ‎for it. Israel, the bastard offspring of an ‎international conspiracy, will not escape ‎its responsibility no matter how hard it tries ‎‎– for when it looks back, it will discover it ‎has not come far, and is still within the ‎reach of historical judgment.”‎

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 in
PA foreign minister: The Balfour ‎Declaration was a “historic injustice”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2014
     ‎“PA Foreign Minister Riad Al-Maliki ‎welcomed the decision of the British ‎House of Commons to recognize the State ‎of Palestine, despite its being [merely] a ‎symbolic decision, describing it as a ‎‎‘historic event’ and a ‘correction of the ‎injustice’ inflicted by the Balfour Promise ‎‎(i.e., Declaration). In his statement, Al-‎Maliki called [the decision] ‘a correction of ‎the historic injustice which denied the ‎rights of the Palestinian people by ‎considering Palestine ‘a country without a ‎people for a people without a country’ – ‎alluding to the promise made by British ‎Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour from 1917, ‎in which he committed [himself] to ‘the ‎establishment in Palestine of a national ‎home for the Jewish people.’” ‎

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.‎
PA Foreign Minister: Balfour Declaration was a “historic injustice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2014
      “PA Foreign Minister Riad Al-Maliki welcomed the decision of the British House of Commons to recognize the State of Palestine, despite its being [merely] a symbolic decision, describing it as a ‘historic event’ and a ‘correction of the injustice’ inflicted by the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). In his statement, Al-Maliki called [the decision] ‘a correction of the historic injustice which denied the rights of the Palestinian people by considering Palestine ‘a country without a people for a people without a country’ – alluding to the promise made by British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour from 1917, in which he committed [himself] to ‘the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.’”

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.
Fatah spokesman calls Balfour ‎Declaration “a historical injustice”‎ 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 14, 2014
     ‎“Fatah spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi ‎welcomed, in the name of the movement, ‎the vote of the British House of ‎Commons, which overwhelmingly ‎supported recognizing the State of ‎Palestine… Al-Qawasmi explained that ‎‎‘We in Fatah expect the British ‎government in particular to take an ‎important step in this direction, which ‎conforms with international legitimacy, ‎and thereby do justice to the Palestinian ‎people, which has endured a historical ‎injustice since 1917… ’”‎

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.‎
Abbas’ advisor: The Balfour Declaration ‎was a “historic mistake”‎ 
Source: WAFA news agency, Oct. 14, 2014
     ‎“Prominent Palestinian leaders, individuals, ‎factions and institutions welcomed today the ‎decision of the British House of Commons to ‎recognize the State of Palestine… Mahmoud ‎Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge ‎and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious ‎and Islamic Affairs, said that [with its ‎decision] today, Britain was correcting, even ‎if only symbolically, the historic mistake it ‎committed against the Palestinian people in ‎‎1917, almost 100 years ago, by means of the ‎Balfour Declaration, which called for the ‎establishment of a national home for the ‎Jews on the land of Palestine.”‎

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 poet on PA TV refers to Israel as "the territories occupied since ’48" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 7, 2014
Official PA TV program Nights of the Holiday
Palestinian poet Hassan Asfour: “Good evening to you, happy holiday. Happy holiday to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the territories occupied since ’48 (i.e., Israel), and of course in the diaspora and throughout the world.”
Official PA TV host: “What Israel? It's our land”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 4, 2014

Boy, guest on show: “I have never entered Israel or Gaza.”‎
TV host: “What Israel? It's our land.”‎
Boy: “Israel is our land – the 1948 lands.”‎
Host: “It's our land, occupied Palestine.”‎
Boy: “The 1948 lands.”‎
Host: “Our land, occupied Palestine. It's Haifa, Jaffa, Acre (i.e., Israeli cities). These are ‎our occupied lands, the 1948 lands that Israel occupied in 1948. Israel occupied them ‎in 1948. These are Palestinian lands and will remain Palestinian.‎
Allah willing, they will return to us some day and will not be under the rule of the ‎occupation.”‎
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PA TV host calls Israel "the 1948 occupied territories" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 29, 2014


PA TV host (Israeli Arab) Asma'a Azaizeh
: "Viewers. In this episode we will shed light on the menace of confiscation of agricultural lands in the 1948 occupied territories (i.e., Israel), which is definitely no different from the colonial expansion policy, which is the way the Israeli authorities are going."
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PA TV: Israel “uproot[s] the indigenous owners” of the land, “eradicate[s] its history” and “settle[s] foreigners” (i.e., Israelis) in its place 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News report on the Judaization of Jerusalem
Official PA TV reporter: “This is a total war to uproot the indigenous owners and children of this land by various means of exile. [A war] to eradicate its history, holy places and heritage, to settle foreigners [in their place] and give them a new character (i.e., as indigenous), hand in hand with the crime of the ongoing Judaization of the city [Jerusalem].”
PA TV news: “Boycotting Israeli ‎products is a national and moral duty”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 7, 2014
Official PA TV program The State of ‎Politics on a campaign to boycott Israeli ‎products in Qalqilya.‎
Official PA TV host: “As part of the ‎campaign to boycott Israeli products, the ‎campaign’s female [activists] in the ‎Qalqilya district organized a tour of the ‎commercial area to confirm that it had ‎been emptied of Israeli products.”‎
Official PA TV reporter: “Boycotting Israeli ‎products is a national and moral duty, ‎which requires self-regulation that will ‎lead to a Palestinian market free of ‎occupation products. The goal of the ‎women’s campaign in the Qalqilya district ‎is to get rid of the Israeli products.”
‎‎[Female activists are shown destroying ‎products, e.g. by pouring bottles of Israeli-‎produced orange drink onto the ground.]‎
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.”‎
Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi attacks Obama for acknowledging Jewish history 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2014


PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "Look at the most dangerous thing that Obama said to [New York Times journalist] Thomas Friedman. Once again, he [Obama] has adopted the discourse of Zionist ideology. He adopted it when he came to this region, speaking about the Jews' return to their land, and that this is a Jewish state, the Zionist dream, and so on. Obama's adoption of the discourse of extremist Zionist ideology and his turning it into a basis for political decision-making is dangerous."
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Abbas’ advisor: Boycott Israel - money spent on Israeli products helps Israel murder Palestinians 
Source: WAFA news agency, Aug. 10, 2014
     “Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge [and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on religious and Islamic affairs], called on our people, wherever they may be, to boycott Israeli products of all kinds, and to support the Palestinian food industries in all [possible] ways and with all available means. In addition, in a statement to the press made today, Sunday, he demanded the boycotting of all Palestinian stores that refuse to comply with the call for the boycott. He noted that boycotting [Israeli products] was a religious, national and moral duty, and that it was one of the legitimate means of resistance, guaranteed by all [international] laws and conventions, to achieve our people’s goals and force the Israel occupation to end its brutal aggression against the Gaza Strip and to accede immediately to the demands of our people… He demanded that the preachers in the mosques and on the local media outlets act to explain the importance of the boycott, and to advertise local products. He also noted that the Palestinians must understand that the money they spend on Israeli products becomes the weapon with which their brothers are murdered.”
Hamas rally in Jenin calls for more rockets against "the occupied territories" (i.e., Israel) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2014
     “The Islamic Jihad and Hamas movements in the Jenin district organized processions in support of the resistance in Gaza. Hundreds of Hamas supporters set out in a procession from the large mosque in the center of Jenin, during which they waved Hamas flags. The Islamic Jihad procession set out from mosques in the Jenin refugee camp. The two processions merged in the city center, where [they] halted. The participants [in the march] chanted slogans and songs demanding that the Resistance [in Gaza] bomb all the occupied territories (i.e., all of Israel) in response to the [Israeli] aggression and to avenge the blood of the fallen Martyrs (Shahids)…
These processions come at a time when the occupation forces are renewing their aggression against Gaza following a three- day humanitarian ceasefire, because [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu’s administration refused the Palestinian delegation’s terms for extending the ceasefire or reaching an agreement. This has inflamed the situation and led to the resumption of military activity on the part of the occupation forces as well as of the resumption of activity of [and] the Palestinian resistance, which has fired additional shells and rockets towards the occupied Palestinian (i.e., Israeli) cities.”

Note: This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Israel is a “cancerous entity which can only be cured by leaving our land” – PA daily op-ed 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2014
Op-ed by Fathi Al-Bis, regular columnist for the official PA daily:
     “In his response to the barbaric Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people, particularly in the Gaza Strip, the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, said: ‘It seems the devil has possessed [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu.’ We in this region, for our part, say that Netanyahu and his associates truly are devils, unparalleled in perpetrating evil acts. Their evil souls constantly tempt them to murder more and more, and nothing else, under the illusion that murder is what will protect and save them from the existential fear concerning the fate of their cancerous entity, which can only be cured by [its] leaving our land.”

Note: This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Official PA daily: "Israel is a completely artificial state without ‎historic or moral roots‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     "This war has proved once again that Israel ‎is a completely artificial state without ‎historic or moral roots, a myth produced by ‎the settlement wave – a fact that prevents ‎it from living normally. As long as it exists, ‎it will only produce things that are against ‎humanity, and as long as its occupation ‎continues, it will produce nothing but ‎massacre after massacre, lies, false claims ‎and libels…Benjamin Netanyahu is a ‎descendant of the Nazis [who] worships Hitler’s ‎path and imitates him in all the ‎Holocausts he has perpetrated.”‎
Official PA daily: Jewish nation "was invented just a ‎hundred years ago‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council ‎member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist ‎for official PA daily
     ‎“The Palestinian people, including all its ‎factions, are taking a stand against the ‎escalating Zionist aggression, which ‎began when the Israeli regime took ‎advantage of the disappearance and later ‎killing of the three settlers (i.e., kidnapping ‎and murder of three Israeli teens). The ‎Israeli government initiated a campaign of ‎racist incitement and sedition…‎
This campaign… which accompanied ‎‎[Israel’s] military aggression throughout ‎the West Bank (which they call, in a ‎falsification of history, ‘Judea and ‎Samaria,’ neither of which ever existed ‎here) [parenthesis in source], has borne ‎its fruit among the extremist Israeli right, ‎which has taken the law into its hands ‎under the protection of the Israeli soldiers, ‎as part of what it calls revenge for the ‎deaths of the three settlers…‎
They are performing the same act, with ‎dozens of massacres and Holocausts ‎against our people in Palestine, from the ‎Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian ‎term for the establishment of the State of ‎Israel) till today. In this way, the incitement ‎campaign bounces back on Netanyahu ‎and strikes him, and the suffering of the ‎Palestinian people is once more revealed, ‎as opposed to the whining of Netanyahu ‎and those he considers his Jewish ‎‎‘nation,’ which was invented just a ‎hundred years ago.‎"

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Official PA daily: Jews should go back to where they came from 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2014
Op-ed by Palestinian writer Hanan Bakir
    “The meeting with him [Norwegian poet ‎Håvard Rem] took place in my home, in ‎the presence of the Norwegian ‎intellectual Walid Al-Kubaisi… I ‎remember that one of the things we ‎spoke about was how we [Arabs] welcomed the ‎Jews after the West persecuted them, ‎and that we, the Palestinians, are paying ‎the price for [the treatment of] the West, and ‎the most useful thing would be for the ‎West to make room for them to establish ‎their state [Israel], and if any [Israelis] among ‎them wishes to live with us as a ‎Palestinian – [they are] welcome, ‎because this is Palestine, and it was ‎Palestine already before all the ‎monotheistic religions. About a month ‎ago, the two friends, [visited] … After six hours and many appetizers, she ‎said:‎
‘Whoever [Israelis] wants to can fit in among us
And the others will return to their lands of ‎origin
They were treated well there before they ‎came to us.‎'"
PA TV host refers to Israel as the "occupied Palestinian interior" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 4, 2014
Official PA TV program Ramadan ‎Responsa interviewed Dr. Sami Abu Arja, ‎a mufti from Gaza
PA TV host: “Doctor, we had a question ‎about the banks in the occupied ‎Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel) – the Israeli ‎banks. Our brother from the interior asked ‎‎[about] these banks and said he had to ‎have contact with these banks – there are ‎pensions and old-age pensions, and we ‎have many contacts with these banks. ‎How can we have contact with these ‎banks when, as is known, they engage in ‎usury, and is there an alternative if I am ‎forbidden from having contact with the ‎Israeli banks in the occupied Palestinian ‎interior?”‎
PA TV host refers to all of Israel as "occupied Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2014
Official PA TV program Ramadan ‎Responsa hosted Ismail Nawahdeh, a ‎preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
A caller asks whether it is permissible to ‎invest in Israeli banks and whether the ‎gains can be considered interest.‎
PA TV host: “Perhaps there is an ‎alternative. [Let us move] from occupied ‎Palestine – and all of it is occupied – to ‎the West Bank, for example. Let him come ‎here, to the banks. Instead of contributing ‎to the occupation’s development, let him ‎contribute to development here, for ‎example.”‎
Fatah refers to all Israelis as "settlers" and "bastards" from foreign countries 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 2, 2014
     “Who is the source of terrorism?
By the poet of the homeland, Khaled Al-Issa

I opened the book
And found the answer:
The source of terrorism is the Zionist
Come and see what happened...

The Zionist, by Allah, is treacherous
O settler, O malicious one
Your time has ended
Read the papers, lawless settler
And hear, O settlers:
You have neither conscience nor religion.
Bastards, all of you
You were brought to this land
From [Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor] Liberman’s Russia,
from Ethiopia and Sudan
And the settler is like a monkey...

O world, O sleepers
The birds alight on your heads
Look, see what has happened in Palestine
Where are the decision-makers?

This [West] Bank is protected
And the hearts in it are burning.
O Arabs, enough betrayal:
We wish for the blood to become rivers...

This homeland wants [your] rage -
It does not want you to wait.”
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Official PA daily: Jews never ruled Judea and Samaria, but even if they did, the Israelites of the Bible were in fact Arab tribes and not related to Jews of today 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2014
Op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, member of ‎Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and ‎regular columnist for official PA daily
     ‎“This occupier has been distorting history ‎ever since it claimed ownership of ‎Palestine and up to its attack against what ‎it is calling, without proof, falsely and ‎deceitfully, ‘Judea and Samaria.’ No ‎territories of Judea and Samaria ‎belonging to Solomon, David and Joshua ‎ever existed here, and even if they did ‎exist in the distant past, the Jews of today ‎have nothing to do with the People of ‎Israel mentioned in the Quran and the ‎Bible, who were Arab tribes that believed ‎in Judaism and disappeared.”‎
Official PA daily: Israel is "barbaric," "a product of myth, racism and war;" Israeli soldiers are "killers and savages" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fathi Al-Bis, columnist for the official PA daily 
     "The abhorrent sectarianism (i.e., wars in Iraq and Syria) is burning everything...
Israel - a product of myth, racism and war - believes that the conflagration in the region gives it a free hand and respite, and that the flames won't reach it. It therefore continues to kill, burn, destroy and attack, in all the forms inappropriate to human beings. Its leaders forget that these flames are burning because of it, and will be directed towards it in the end.
Israel's racist and extremist leadership has not learned its lesson. For over 60 years now, it has been killing, causing [people] to flee, expelling, taking prisoners, winning wars and annexing lands. But in reality, it is in crisis, because it has not succeeded in extinguishing the flames in the soul of the Palestinian...
The Israeli lives in the helmets of the soldiers of myth, who are killers and savages...
With the excuse of the disappearance of three settlers (i.e., On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank) who were on a land which did not belong to them, while robbing and challenging the owners of the land, Israel does as it pleases in the West Bank, and threatens Gaza... The Palestinian, with [his] Arab loyalty and identity which knows no sectarianism, confronts Israel. He observes with sadness the flames that surround him and that divert the people of the Arab nation from the duty of the basic and central confrontation, which is with the barbaric Israel. He looks forward to the day when the flames of [this] abhorrent sectarianism will be extinguished, so that everyone will be free to bury the [Israeli] myth that is being lived by the bloodthirsty, helmet-clad and rifle-bearing soldier."
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Abbas advisor: "The Palestinians have been on this land for 5,000 years" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon from the Al-Tashrifat Mosque in the presidential compound in Ramallah. The sermon was delivered by Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs: “The Palestinians have been on this land for 5,000 years. They didn't leave it. Nations came and nations went, empires came and empires went, but the Palestinians are permanent here like the olive tree, rooted here like the mountains, the mountains we see in Palestine. We were here with them and will not leave them until Allah's [Day of] Judgment (i.e., Resurrection Day).”
PA Chairman Abbas is seen praying in the audience
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Fatah member writes in official PA daily: Settlements existed since beginnning of Zionist movement 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 14, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “Everyone knows that the settlement [project], in its aggressive and negative overall sense, was and still is one of the foundational ideas and principles of the State of Israel, just as there was a pioneer ideology and practice among the Zionist movement and its first leaders. The activities for granting legitimacy to all means of gaining control of the land of the Palestinian people continued in numerous ways before the First Zionist Congress in 1897 and after it, from the use of an ambiguous religious text, such as the myth of the divine promise, to the use of money in view of the gradual collapse of the Ottoman state.”
Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem: Israel "never saw or knew any Jewish civilization, antiquities" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2014
     “Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said…: ‘Fate and divine will willed that the land of Jerusalem be filled with countless civilizations and antiquities –