PA Presidency accuses Britain, it had no right to issue the Balfour Declaration
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 7, 2017

 
Headline: "The [PA] presidency condemned and was surprised over the fact that the government of Britain invited Netanyahu to the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Balfour Promise"

"The [PA] presidency expressed its condemnation and surprise over the invitation that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received to the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
Official [PA] Presidency Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that Britain, which bears responsibility for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people 100 years ago, did not have a right to make this deal. He also said that instead of correcting this historical mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, it [Britain] is currently making preparations to mark an event considered by the Arab world and the international community as the reason for the tragedy for which the Palestinian people and the Arab region are [still] paying the price.
Abu Rudeina demanded that the government of Britain correct this mistake in order to maintain the security and stability of the region."

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.