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PA depicts a world without Israel
"Palestine" replaces Israel
PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
"Palestine" replaces Israel
The Palestinian Authority paints a picture - both verbally and visually - of a world in which Israel does not exist. Children’s educational TV teaches that Palestine currently is a "state" (Arabic "dawla" = state) covering 27,000 sq. km - i.e., an area that includes all of Israel (the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip total only 6220 sq. km). Moreover, all Israel’s cities and infrastructure are referred to as "Palestinian": “Palestinian ports ... [are] Haifa, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod, and Gaza". [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1 2008].

Maps provide visual reinforcement for this perception: Israel does not exist on any map; its area is marked as "Palestine." Maps showing the entire area of Israel covered with the Palestinian flag are routinely displayed at official PA events.

This educational documentary, depicting all parts of Israel as “Palestine," has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV (Fatah) from 2007 – Oct 1, 2010:

“The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from …Ashkelon in the south up to Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a respected status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- sea of Galilee]. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to the world.”
Spokesman of PA Security Forces promotes map of "Palestine" that erases all of Israel, made out of hearts: "Palestine is My Valentine" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Feb. 14, 2018

Image posted on the Facebook page of Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, made out of hearts.

English text on image:
“Palestine is My Valentine”
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Images on the Facebook page of PLO children’s magazine show school children wearing shirts with map earing all of Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, Feb. 8, 2018

The images show fourth grade students at the Spanish School (Al-Isbaniya), which is part of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate, under the PA Ministry of Education. The students are wearing shirts featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the Palestinian flag overlaid on the map.

PMW was unable to establish whether Spain or Spanish institutions have been involved in the funding of this PA school.

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine's staff and child readers, shows the kind of messages the publishers deem suitable for youth and also serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website no longer exists but stated (in May 2016) that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Zayzafuna (October 2017) included a note on its third page acknowledging the PA Ministry of Culture for its financial support of the printing of the magazine. It also included a disclaimer, stating that: “The opinions and texts in the magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Zayzafuna Association.” In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
 
PA Education Minister presents student with honorary plaque featuring map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Feb. 8, 2018

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “A morning of creativity and saying farewell to the female students Razan Shouman and Tala Shbeita, who will represent Palestine in the annual Arabic speech contest, and a morning of honoring blind female student Tala Khader for her excellence in the field of poetry.”

The image shows PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam presenting blind female student Tala Khader with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Along the map is written: “My homeland Palestine”

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Map hanging on wall in PA school presents all of Israel and the PA areas as “Palestine” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Feb. 8, 2018

Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The image shows PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam in a classroom of the new Sheikh Ali Al-Shadhili Al-Karaki School in Hebron. Hanging on a wall in the upper right of the image is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology
Map in PA Deputy Minister of Education’s office displays map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, Feb. 8, 2018

The image shows the office of PA Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Basri Saleh. A picture is hanging on the wall in the upper right, and on it is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To the bottom right of the map appears a Palestinian flag.
Image on Fatah’s Facebook displays letters in name of slain terrorist as maps of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Feb. 8, 2018

Image posted on the website of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Headline: “Ahmed is as large as the homeland”

The image shows the name “Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar,” the terrorist who led the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. The two Arabic letters “A” in his name (i.e., Ahmed Jarrar) are each replaced by the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Official PA daily calls Israel “the Palestinian Interior that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2018
Headline: "40,000 people said the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas"
      "Approximately 40,000 people said the Friday prayers yesterday [Feb. 2, 2018] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas. The media department of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf [Foundation] conveyed that despite all [Israel’s] stringent measures at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque gates and the warm weather, approximately 40,000 worshippers came - residents of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) that was occupied in 1948, and Islamic delegations from Turkey."
Governor of Ramallah receives a plaque showing the map of Israel along with the PA areas presented as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Jan. 17, 2018


Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “During the tribute held by the gender unit of the [PA] National Security [Forces] for District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam, as a sign of appreciation for her giving and excellence.”

The image shows a female member of the PA Security Forces presenting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a Palestinian flag on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern in the background.
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PA daily calls Israel “the Palestinian areas that were occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2018
      “The Fatah Movement Commission of Martyrs (Shahids), Prisoners, and Wounded in the Gaza Strip condemned the Israeli occupation’s decision to prevent the transfer of sick Palestinians to hospitals in the Palestinian areas that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), under false Israeli pretexts and excuses (PMW was unable to find any reports of sick Gazans being blocked entry –Ed.).”
PA daily calls Israel “territories that were occupied in the 1948 Nakba” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2018
Headline: “The Hebron scout group welcomed Tree Day by planting trees in Batir”
    “Batir, the village that remains standing firm on the borders of the Ottoman train rail that separates the territories that were occupied in the 1948 Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and the territories that were occupied in the 1967 Naksa (i.e., "the setback," Palestinian term for Israel's victory in the Six Day War), contains Canaanite and Roman antiquities and an Ottoman Islamic fingerprint.”
Map framed in Fatah official’s home shows ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 11, 2018
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“[Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) member and head of the Palestine Ahliya University board of directors Daoud Al-Zir, Taqua Mayor Hatem Sabah, and Fatah Movement members in the Bethlehem district came to ask how Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri was doing.”

The first image shows the visit to the house of Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri, where the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas can be seen hanging on the wall on the right.
 
 
PA Ministry of Education awards plaque with map of “Palestine” to principal of school named after terror leader  
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Jan. 10, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

Posted text: “The [PA] Ministry [of Education] honored Principal of the Faisal Al-Husseini Junior High School for Girls Samar Samarah for her contribution to the success of the Intilaqa Table Tennis Championship, which the ministry held last week.”

The image shows the principal being presented with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The word “Palestine” is written in English on the plaque, and it likewise shows the Palestinian flag, the Dome of the Rock, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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Faisal Al-Husseini who the school is named after was a senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Decorative plate with map of “Palestine” replacing Israel seen at meeting between Palestinian officials 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2018
The article includes a picture from the meeting between PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Dr. Ahmed Majdalani and EU Representative in Palestine Ralph Tarraf. Between the two a decorative plate is seen featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Headline: “Dr. Majdalani: The European Union has an important role, and the [PA] president’s meeting with the foreign ministers is essential”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Dr. Ahmed Majdalani emphasized the significance of the anticipated meeting between [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas with the foreign ministers of the European Union in order to discuss the political developments.
Majdalani added during his meeting yesterday [Jan. 4, 2018] with EU Representative in Palestine Ralph Tarraf… that Europe is an important partner in creating peace in the region.”
 
 
Fatah official includes all of Israel in "Palestine," says "all of the Palestinian land" is "between the [Jordan] River and the [Mediterranean] Sea" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2018

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the 53rd anniversary of the Launch of Fatah

Deputy Secretary of Fatah Revolutionary Council, Majed Al-Fatiani: "It is not enough that only the residents of Jerusalem stand against [the occupation] in its streets, alleys, and neighborhoods... This act needs to spread over all of the Palestinian land between the [Jordan] River and the [Mediterranean] Sea. Our identity is between the river and the sea. Our national popular sovereignty is between the river and the sea."
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PA-funded youth magazine features map of Israel and PA areas as map of “Palestine” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Jan. 1, 2018

Poem by Muhannad Al-Aqous from Syria

Headline: “Palestine is My Promise”
“Palestine is my promise
And a rose garden
And color in my life
Like crops in the field
And a river that says:
I am still
Feeding the plains
From the palm of my grandfather
And a light shines
On every wall
Counting the birds
That have not been counted
And the child of the rocks
Rearranges his home
After a raid
And overcomes the challenges
I am not alone
All of the soldiers are by my side
I will continue to sing
Palestine is my promise”

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Fatah exaggerates damage caused to Israeli town by rocket from Gaza, calls town “settlement” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The occupation media: Great damage [was caused] to one of the buildings in the Gaza Envelope settlements (i.e., in Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip) after a strike by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip”

The Dec. 29, 2017 article on the Israeli website 0404 News, from which the pictures of the damage to a building and the rocket were taken, did not refer to the Gaza Envelope area as “settlements,” and did not specify the rocket had caused “great” damage, but reported that a total of three rockets had been fired.
Palestinian education official: One of the Palestinian teacher’s roles is to instill “the ideology that Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River is Arab and Jerusalem is its eternal capital”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 27, 2017
       “The education and higher education directorates (under the PA Ministry of Education), the Teacher’s Union of Nablus, the teacher’s association activity office, and the General Union of Palestinian Women organized a public rage vigil this afternoon [Dec. 27, 2017] …
Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member Tayseer Nasrallah emphasized the activity on the ground and the uniting around the option of popular resistance against all of the plots being carried out against the Palestinian cause… and added that the Palestinian people is united behind [PA] President Muhammad Abbas’ leadership, and all of the American plans will be relegated to the dustbin of history…
In his speech, the Secretary of the Teachers’ Office of [the Fatah] Movement, Tawfiq Al-Haj Muhammad emphasized the significance of the Palestinian teacher’s role in instilling the love of the homeland in the souls of the children of Palestine, and in instilling the ideology that Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River is Arab and Jerusalem is its eternal capital.”
Fatah Facebook posts invitation to women’s march with illustration of map of “Palestine” and hand holding rock  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “An invitation”

The image shows a drawing on the left featuring a female figure with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in place of her upraised right arm. Above her appears a head masked in a keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress) and two raised arms, one holding a cloth in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and the other holding a rock.

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Fatah posts image of ”Palestine” and Jordan covered in Palestinian flag 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 24, 2017


Posted text: 
“#Jordan #Palestine #Jerusalem_the_eternal_capital_of_Palestine #Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine”

The image shows a drawing of the PA map of “Palestine” (left side of flag) that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and the map of Jordan in the colors of the Jordanian flag (right side of map.) A human figure is seen draped in the flags.

Text on image:
“Amman rises up for Jerusalem”
PA District Governor of Ramallah holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Dec. 23, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

The second image shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam holding a plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, as well as a huge key representing the right of return of the Palestinian refugees.

Posted text: “The Bani Zeid Municipality honors District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam for her constant support for and intensive taking care of the residents’ affairs.”
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