Balfour Declaration was a "sin"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 3, 2011

 
Headline: "On the 94th anniversary of the cursed promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] - personalities and bodies called upon the world to correct part of Balfour's sin by supporting the Palestinian demand at the UN"
     "The world must correct part of its sin - thus concurred national figures and bodies which published announcements yesterday on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the Balfour promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] ... Member of the PLO Executive Committee Zakaria Al-Agha demanded that the United Kingdom vote at the Security Council in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital... In a press release yesterday, Al-Agha demanded that Britain assume its responsibility towards the Palestinian people and make amends for its mistakes, since it is the main culprit for its suffering, and to admit its grave mistake against it in allowing the Jews, by means of the cursed promise, to seize control of the Palestinian land and to establish their state on the Arab ruins and the Palestinian villages which were destroyed in 1948. ... The PLO Department of International Relations demanded that the international community assume its historical, moral and human responsibility towards the Palestinian people... This was said in a press release by the department yesterday, on the 94th anniversary of the promise which Britain gave to the Jews, to give them a national home in Palestine, which has caused our people suffering, oppression and injustice continuing to our own times... The PA Ministry of Information said that the usual condemnations are not an effective prescription for [addressing] this great sin, in which [Britain] gave a land which was not its own to a nation which had begun to claim it [the land] was part of itself [the nation]. [Britain] must apologize and make amends for this sin, and acknowledge to the world that the result of the words of its Foreign Minister - no more than sixty words - are still having their effect."
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