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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]
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 TV portrays Israel as foreign colonial occupier, claims ancient Jewish history is Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 1, 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 6 times in 2016, most recently on March 1, 2016.
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.”
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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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,  Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015. 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.”
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