PA daily: “The land was captured from its rightful owners (i.e., Palestinians)”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - July 4, 2013

 
Op-ed by Imtiyaz Diab:
Headline: “The Palestine Sunbird”
     [The writer reports that an Israeli commission has sent requests to international organizations to change the name of a bird now called the “Palestine Sunbird” and begin calling it the ”Orange Sunbird”.]
“’Orange Sunbird’! That’s what [Israel] wants to call it! It wants to kidnap [the bird] from us, and it has set up a special commission to promote the name change. This commission has sent letters to all international unions and organizations that deal with nature, in order to pressure them into changing the name.
Israel will not rest until it gains control of the Sunbird’s name, and its fate becomes that of the Hula Painted Frog that people thought became extinct 50 years ago when the Zionist movement dried Lake Hula and converted it into settlements. That wiped out hundreds of species of fowl and wildlife and a unique ecosystem that had included this Palestinian frog that reappeared suddenly after heavy rainfall, the likes of which had not been seen in this region for many years. The Painted Frog did not disappear as a result of any natural disaster or sudden climate change. Rather, [it disappeared] after the land was captured from its rightful owners, after they [the owners] were driven out, after a large group of them were killed, and after the Al-Ghawarneh tribe disappeared completely from the region.”