PA daily columnist: "Palestine, from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea, is our land"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - May 15, 2011

 
Columnist Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija:
Headline: “Right of Return”
     “It is true that today we are seeking only to remove the results of the ‘recurring blow’ [the Six Day War], in which Israel took the rest of the land of Palestine, in ’67; and it is true that we were willing to be satisfied with the [only] possible solution– that we and Israel would divide our land, for the sake of peace, which is also possible. However, what is true and completely realistic is that we will never forget that Palestine, from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea, is our land, belonging to us, and will never belong to anyone else. The right of return to it is a sacred right which is not affected by time. I, personally, will not consider myself to have returned as long as I am unable to get to my village, Ayn Howd, near Haifa, without Israeli approval.”