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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]
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.
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.
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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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.
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.”
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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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.”
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
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