PA celebrates joining international Scout Movement
with map of “Palestine” that replaces all of Israel
PA TV quiz erases all of Israel,
tells kids “Palestine” is 27,000 sq. km.
though West Bank and Gaza together
are only 6,220 sq. km.
"Palestine" is "from the [Mediterranean] Sea
to the [Jordan] River”
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The Palestinian Authority continues unabated to teach its youth that Israel does not exist and that all of Israel's land is part of “Palestine.”
To celebrate that the World Organization of the Scout Movement in February this year recognized “Palestine” as a full member, PA Chairman Abbas sponsored an event for the Palestinian Scout Association at which senior PA officials handed out plaques of honor decorated with the PA map of “Palestine” which presents all of Israel as “Palestine”.
Giving out the plaques were Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Laila Ghannam, District Governor of Ramallah. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that both of them as policy deny Israel’s right to exist, support terror and glorify terrorists.
The same denial of Israel’s existence was taught to young children on the PA TV program The Best Home, which is entertaining kids daily during the Ramadan. In a quiz, the TV host asked a boy who called in to the program what is “the size of Palestine”. The host and the puppet Ramzi taught that “the size of Palestine is 27,000 sq. km.” However, the combined area of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is only 6,220 sq. km. Only by adding the area of the State of Israel, excluding the Golan Heights, does the area of “Palestine” reach 27,000 sq. km:
PA TV host: "What is the size of Palestine?"
Puppet Ramzi: "Oooooooh, Palestine is big..."
PA TV host to boy on phone: "Amir, are you with me? Amir left. Don’t be scared, the question is very easy..."
PA TV host: "Well then, children, my friends, the size of Palestine is 27,000 sq. km."
Puppet Ramzi: "I know, 27,000 sq. km."
PA TV host: "You know? Bravo!"
[Official PA TV program The Best Home, June 15, 2016]
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On another program, the game show Box 101, the PA TV host reiterated the message that Israel does not exist when he welcomed viewers from all over "Palestine, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River:” [Official PA TV, June 22, 2016]
Official PA TV host: ”Dear viewers, good evening. May Allah bless you and welcome from wherever you are watching us throughout Palestine, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.”
[Official PA TV, June 22, 2016]
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The following is the post on Facebook showing PA officials Jibril Rajoub and Laila Ghannam handing out plaques with the PA map denying Israel’s existence:
Text and picture posted on the official Facebook page of PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam:
Posted text: “[PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam during her participation in the celebrations of the Palestinian Scout Association’s full membership in the international organization (i.e., World Organization of the Scout Movement), which was held by the [Palestinian Scout] Association with the participation of scout [associations] from Arab and world states, under the auspices of his honor, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas. Ramallah’s Palace of Culture, 16th of Ramadan, 2016”
[Official Facebook page of PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, June 22, 2016]
In the picture (above) from left to right are Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub, a scout, PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam. Rajoub is seen holding an honorary plaque with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
The Palestinian Scout Association was “conditionally recognized” without voting rights as a Member Organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1996. It was declared a full member with voting rights on Feb. 27, 2016.