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Fatah: Balfour Declaration was an “ominous promise,” Jews had “no right” to create state
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.
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: “The promise of those with no ownership to those with no right”
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: “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.