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PA depicts a world without Israel
"Palestine" replaces Israel
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.
"Palestine" replaces Israel
The Palestinian Authority paints a picture - both verbally and visually - of a world in which Israel does not exist. Children’s educational TV teaches that Palestine currently is a "state" (Arabic "dawla" = state) covering 27,000 sq. km - i.e., an area that includes all of Israel (the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip total only 6220 sq. km). Moreover, all Israel’s cities and infrastructure are referred to as "Palestinian": “Palestinian ports ... [are] Haifa, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod, and Gaza". [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1 2008].

Maps provide visual reinforcement for this perception: Israel does not exist on any map; its area is marked as "Palestine." Maps showing the entire area of Israel covered with the Palestinian flag are routinely displayed at official PA events.

This educational documentary, depicting all parts of Israel as “Palestine," has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV (Fatah) from 2007 – Oct 1, 2010:

“The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from …Ashkelon in the south up to Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a respected status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- sea of Galilee]. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to the world.”
Hebron monument for Martyrs shaped like PA map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Hebron Governorate Facebook page, Sept. 12, 2016
 

 
Text and pictures posted on the Hebron Governorate Facebook page

Posted text: “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid, accompanied by a delegation from the district and leaders of the [PA] Security Forces, laid a wreath of flowers on the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) grave in the Al-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron on the first day of Eid Al-Adha (i.e., the Sacrifice Feast) [Sept. 11, 2016] and read the [Quranic] Al-Fatiha Sura for the [Martyrs'] souls.”

The pictures show scenes from the event. One picture shows Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid in front of a monument on which appears the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Text on monument above the PA map of “Palestine”: “Land of the messengers”

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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 Security Forces post map erasing Israel and text claiming Israeli cities as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Sept. 4, 2016

Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces. The image shows Yasser Arafat in front of a Palestinian flag and an enlarged section of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and text that is also roughly in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine.”

Upper text on image: “Palestine:
Returning”
Underneath the text appear numerous names, including the following Israeli cities and regions: Safed, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jaffa, the Negev, Ramle, Lod, the Galilee, Be’er Sheva, Beit Shean and Jerusalem.
Lower text on image: “You [Arafat] are the homeland”
Palestinian radio station closed by Israeli army for incitement implies Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Radio Sanabel, independent Palestinian station, Aug. 31, 2016
Text posted on the Facebook page of independent Palestinian Radio Sanabel. The Israeli army closed the station on Aug. 31, 2016, claiming that the station spread incitement. The radio station claimed that it was still broadcasting in an announcement posted on its Facebook page on Aug. 31, 2016 

“Radio Sanabel 90.1 FM-
Its voice continues to be heard there in the Negev and in Ashkelon, the land of rage, and in the halls of Tel Mond and in Be’er Sheva and Rimon, the voice that arises from The Guard of the South - Dura - and still continues to resonate
#With_you_all_the_way
Liberty to Sanabel and its staff”
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Fatah awards plaque to Abbas that displays Fatah logo, which includes rifles and the PA map of Palestine erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2016


Headline
: “The president receives the plaque of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received the plaque of the conference of Fatah’s branch in Syria, which was held recently in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
Fatah Central Committee member [and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches] Jamal Muhaisen gave the plaque to President Abbas yesterday evening [Aug. 21, 2016] at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah on behalf of the elected members of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria.
He said: ‘This Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) plaque is given to the president by the Fatah Movement conference, which was held in Damascus on the 13th of the current month [August].’
Muhaisen added: ‘The conference took place after 37 years of absence. It was a type of demonstration of Fatah, which was hosted by the city of Damascus in the shadow of these difficult circumstances (i.e., the Syrian war). Only 11 members were absent from the conference due to [various] constraints, five of them from the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, and six from the city of Aleppo.”

A picture with the article shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas receiving the plaque from Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen. The plaque bears the image of two hands in the colors of the Palestinian flag holding assault rifles, and a PA map of “Palestine” that presents Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
PA crossword puzzle calls Israeli city of Haifa a “port in occupied Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2016
Clue (9 down): “A port in occupied Palestine”
Solution: “Haifa,” (i.e., Israeli port city in Northern Israel).
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PA TV song: “We are a thorn in the throat of Zionism,” "Palestinians" are from Gaza, West Bank, Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, Ramle, Acre 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 6, 2016


Video clip of song We are Palestinians by Jordanian singer Rami Shafiq, broadcast on official PA TV on July 30 and Aug. 6, 2016.

Singer:
"We are not afraid of the enemy - a thorn in the throat of Zionism!
Palestinians - We are! We are!
The people of Jerusalem - We are! We are!
The people of Jenin - We are! We are! ...
The people of Gaza...
The people of Jaffa - We are! We are!
The people of Haifa - We are! We are!
The people of Lod - We are! We are!
The people of Ramle
The people of Acre - We are! We are!
The people of Nazareth - We are! We are! ...
We swear in the name of the prisoners
In place of one [prisoner], here are ten
We have given them [Israelis] a taste of grief
We have given them a taste of grief - a thorn in the throat of Zionism!"
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The song presents Arabs from Israel, West Bank and Gaza as "Palestinians" who are "a thorn in the throat of Zionism... who have given them a taste of grief."
Following are all the places in Israel mentioned throughout the song: Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, Ramle, Acre, Nazareth, Galilee, Beer Sheva, Tiberias, Safed, Beit Shean and Jerusalem.
Following are the places in the PA: Jenin, Hebron, Tulkarem, Qalqilya, Nablus, Gaza, Jericho, Ramallah.
PA National Security Forces Facebook posts image of Arafat holding map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Aug. 2, 2016

Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces. The upper image shows Yasser Arafat holding the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The word “Palestine” is written on the map.
Text on the images: “With the free peoples of the world
Eternal President [Yasser Arafat] accompanied by the general commander of the Vietnamese army”
Song on Fatah TV misrepresents Israeli cities as Palestinian 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Aug. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, music video of the song Palestinian, sung by Ibrahim Sbeihat

Ibrahim Sbeihat: “I am a proud Palestinian, I am from the land of pride
A Palestinian, from the land of the prophets
A Palestinian, from the Gate to Heaven (i.e., Al-Aqsa Mosque)
A Palestinian, I am from the people of Haifa
I am from the people of Jaffa
I am from the people of Safed, the people of Acre
I am from the people of Nazareth
I am from Arab Jerusalem, I am from Gaza
A Palestinian, I am from the people of Nablus, from the people of Qalqilya, from the people of Jenin
A Palestinian, a proud Palestinian
I am from the people of Lod, from the people of Ramle, from the people of Ramallah and Jericho
I am from the people of Be’er Sheva, from the people of Tulkarem and Hebron
A Palestinian, from the people of the Triangle and the Golan
A Palestinian, ask the noble Negev, it has not forgotten me
A Palestinian, a proud Palestinian
I am from the people of the capital, from the people of Al-Majdal (i.e., Ashkelon)
I am from the people of Baqa [Al-Gharbiya], from the people of Ashdod, from the people of Umm Al-Fahm, from Shfaram and Beit Shean
A Palestinian, in Bethlehem I have a title
A Palestinian, from the people of Tayibe, Tiberias
I am from Sakhnin
A Palestinian, a proud Palestinian”

The places named in the song are located throughout both Israel and the PA areas.

The song misrepresents the following places in Israel as "Palestine": Haifa, Jaffa, Safed, Acre, Nazareth, Lod, Ramle, Be’er Sheva, the Triangle, the Golan, the Negev, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Umm Al-Fahm, Shfaram, Beit Shean, Tiberias and Sakhnin, and mentions the following places in the PA: Gaza, Nablus, Qalqilya, Jenin, Ramallah, Jericho, Tulkarem, Hebron, Al-Gharbiya, Bethlehem, and Tayibe.

PA TV song states Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and more are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 1, 2016

"Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Muhammad sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Kabha sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
From Bethlehem to Jenin is Palestinian,
Ramle, Lod and Sakhnin are Palestinian.
Nowhere is more beautiful than Jerusalem;
no matter how much we travel
From Safed to Al-Badhan (near Nablus) is Palestinian;
Tiberias and Ashkelon are Palestinian."
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Note: Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Lod, Ramle, Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Ashkelon are Israeli cities and places. This song originally aired May 13, 2011 and has been rebroadcast dozens of times since then by both official PA TV and PA TV Live.
PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 1, 2016

"Oh flying bird, circling around,
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth - the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
...
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
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Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of this version of the song name the following places in Israel: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jaffa, and Ramle. The full lyrics name the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Ramallah.
This song has been rebroadcast dozens of times on PA TV and PA TV Live since it originally aired on June 24, 2011.
PA Presidential Guards post map of “Palestine” erasing Israel greeting Tunisia 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, July 25, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards
Posted text: “Blessings from us to Tunisia and its people”
Text on image:
“[PA] Presidential Guards
All the love and appreciation from us to Tunisia
The anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Tunisia”
The image shows on the left the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas with the flag of Palestine on it, and a map of Tunisia with the flag of Tunisia on it.
Logo of PA Tarqumiya Municipality includes maps of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 21, 2016

Headline: “The State of Palestine, Ministry of Local Government, Tarqumiya Municipality”
The image shows the symbol of the Tarqumiya municipality on the left, including two PA maps of “Palestine” that present all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Israeli cities misrepresented as "Palestine" in PA TV song 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 20, 2016

"Oh bird, take me to [my] homeland
Color my eyelids with the soil of Palestine
Send greetings to Acre and to the Upper Galilee
To Bir Zeit, Haifa, Tira and Ayn Ghazal (Moshav Ofer)
To Jerusalem, Jaffa, Gaza and Jabalya
To Nablus, Ramallah and Jenin
To Khan Yunis, Rafah and Qalqilya
To Lod, Tubas and Hebron
To Be'er Sheva -- every [Bedouin] tribe
To Tulkarm, Sila and Burqin
To Tiberias, Umm Al-Fahm and Beit Shean
To Tzippori, Lubya (Kibbutz Lavi) and Tur'an
To Nazareth and Safed of [Mount] Canaan
To Al-Shajara (Moshav Ilaniya), El-Bireh and Hittin (Moshav Arbel)
Oh bird, take me to [my] homeland
Color my eyelids with the soil of Palestine"
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Note: The following cities and sites mentioned in the song are located in Israel: Acre, Upper Galilee, Haifa, Tira, Moshav Ofer, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Nablus, Lod, Be'er Sheva, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Tzippori, Umm Al-Fahm, Kibbutz Lavi, Tur'an, Nazareth, Safed, Moshav Ilani, Moshav Arbel.
PA TV broadcast dozens of times since 2012 on PA TV and PA TV Live.
PA TV song - Jaffa and Haifa are in my country Palestine  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 17, 2016

"I wish I could enter my country with no borders...
I will go about in Bethlehem and in Al-Aqsa [Mosque], which is held captive
I will eat lunch in Nazareth and eat dinner in Beit Sahour...
I do not forget Jenin nor Nablus, and the Galilee
I do not forget you, Jaffa, your long sea [shore]
I will never forget the olives of the Galilee
Even if our path has grown long, one day we will return:
To Jerusalem, to Gaza, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord.
To Jerusalem, to Ramle, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord...
I wish I could enter my country with no borders."
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Note: Nazareth, Jaffa, Acre, and Haifa are all cities in Israel. The song has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV and PA TV Live. It aired 25 times in 2012, 37 times in 2013, 7 times in 2014, 15 times in 2015, and 9 times in 2016, most recently on July 17, 2016.
PA TV teaches children that Israel took the Mediterranean Sea, and to hope that "all of Palestine will return to us" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 15, 2016

Puppet Raed:
“[We wear] sunglasses on the beach. La la la.”
PA TV host of The Best Home: “Stop, why are you making me sad, reminding me that we have no sea?”
Puppet Raed: “We do have a sea (i.e., Mediterranean Sea)!”
PA TV host: “We have a sea, but the occupation (i.e., Israel) took it. We can't get there.”
Puppet Raed: “We need to go there! ... ”
PA TV host: “Even though we can't go to the sea without an entry permit, and there are many obstacles to receiving an entry permit to go to the sea we will continue to defy [Israel] and be strong and hope that the sea and the [Jordan] River will return to us, and that all of Palestine will return to us.”
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The expression "all of Palestine will return to us" is a PA euphemism for the end of Israel.
Fatah Facebook: “A [new] year and its blessings will come” when the Al-Aqsa Mosque “is liberated from the impurity of the occupation (i.e., Israel)” with image of map of “Palestine” with woman holding rifle 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 4, 2016

Image and text posted on official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “A [new] year and its blessings will come when the destination of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Night Journey [the Al-Aqsa Mosque] is liberated from the impurity of the occupation (i.e., Israel) and a Palestinian flag flies over the walls of Jerusalem”
Text posted on image: “A [new] year and its blessings will come”
The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, next to the figure of a woman with a rifle on her back and the Dome of the Rock below her.
Leader of Fatah military wing: Rifle "will not be put down" until "the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra to Rafiah" (i.e., includes all of Israel) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2016
     Headline: “Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades – Al-Amoudi Brigade closes a number of activities for the month of Ramadan”
“The military branch of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine – the Nidal Al-Amoudi Brigade, held a mass fast-breaking feast on Thursday evening [June 30, 2016]… on the beach of Gaza City, in the presence of Fatah Movement leaders and its military branch activists.
Secretary of the West Gaza branch [of Fatah] Ziad Matar gave a speech in the name of Fatah. He praised the role (including the shooting of rockets into Israel –Ed.) of the Al-Aqsa Brigades – the Al-Amoudi Brigade – in the Path of the Storm (i.e., 2014 Gaza war) in the summer of 2014…
Commander of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Abu Ahmad welcomed those present…
He emphasized that recently the brigades have progressed significantly in terms of their equipment and capabilities.
Abu Ahmad noted that the next stage will be difficult and sensitive regarding the Palestinian cause in the struggle with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and external plots. Therefore, according to Abu Ahmad, ‘The brigades will be the shield of the Palestinian people and its just cause, and will not neglect the option of armed struggle – whatever the cost may be.’
Abu Ahmad concluded his words and repeated the saying ‘The rifle has not been put down and will not be put down, whatever the cost may be, until the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra (i.e., in northern Israel) to Rafiah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip).”
UNRWA hides map of “Palestine” during visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 28, 2016

Picture of the map of Palestine at the UNRWA school in plain sight (left)
and hidden for Ban Ki-moon (right)

Headline
: “Gaza - the map of Palestine was covered at the school that [UN Secretary-General Ban] Ki-moon visited”
     “The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) covered the map of Palestine (the PA map that presents all of Israel as part of ‘Palestine’ -Ed.) on the walls of the Al-Zeitoun School while [UN Secretary-General] Ban Ki-moon was at the school, in which he held a press conference. The matter aroused the anger of Gaza residents.
The picture shows a board with the map of Palestine having been covered with a white cloth while Ban Ki-moon held his press conference at the UNRWA school.
An activist on Facebook responded to this move: ‘The map of Palestine was covered at the UNRWA school in Gaza, which Ban Ki-moon visited a short time ago, because it presents historical Palestine, and that (i.e., it being covered) was so that he would not express his concern over it!’”
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