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Israel is a colonialist implant
Israel is a colonialist implant
The PA created an odious alternative history to denigrate the rebirth of the State of Israel and deny Israel’s right to exist. Since Jews, they say, never had a history in the Land of Israel and therefore never would have started the Zionist movement on their own, an imaginative story had to be created to explain Jewish renaissance in Israel. Accordingly, they teach that Jews were so evil in every country they inhabited for thousands of years that the nations of the world were forced to persecute and often expel them – as acts of self-defense. According to the PA libel, the repeated persecutions and expulsions of Jews are proof that the world agrees about the evil nature of Jews. Britain and Europe were suffering last century from their Jews in their countries, and therefore created Zionism in order to be rid of their Jewish “burden.” The Land of Israel was chosen by the Europeans, in this scenario, as the place to send the Jews in order to control and steal the “natural resources” of the Middle East. This is what the PA is referring to in its schoolbooks and official media when they refer to Israel as an imperialist colonial implant.

This article is an early expression of this ideology in the official PA daily in 1998:
“The difference between Hitler and [British Foreign Minister] Balfour was simple: the former [Hitler] did not have colonies to send the Jews so he destroyed them, whereas Balfour… [turned] Palestine into his colony and sent the Jews. Balfour is Hitler with colonies, while Hitler is Balfour without colonies. They both wanted to get rid of the Jews… Zionism was crucial to the defense of the West’s interests in the region, [by] ridding Europe of the burden of its Jews.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 1998]

This video is a recent expression of this PA ideology, on PA TV:
“Europe, led by Britain, founded Israel... We, as Arabs, as negotiators, as Palestinians when we meet with Europeans [should say]: 'You created and implanted a thieving entity upon Palestinian land...' As they implanted [Jews here] they got rid of [Jews there] and I do not wish to elaborate on this. The Jews in the time of Herzl caused European societies to lose sleep. They wanted to be rid of them, and implanted them in Palestine."
[Fathi Buzia, PA political commentator, PATV, June 17, 2009]
Fatah FB: "Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Whoever is bothered by the sound of the Muezzin’s call (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) should return to Europe
(The same statement appears in broken Hebrew below–Ed.)
#You_will_not_silence_the_Muezzin”

The first image shows tall minarets, and in the foreground a mob of armed figures is marching while carrying a sign.
Text on sign: “Bill to ban the Muezzin’s call”

The second image shows a mosque with a dome that is shining red like an alarm, while a hand with a Star of David on its sleeve covers the mouth of the mosque tower to prevent the call to prayer.

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
Israeli Arab MP quotes Fatah FB post: "Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe" 
Source: Balad Party Facebook page‎, Mar. 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the Israeli Arab Balad Party Facebook page

Posted text: “[Israeli Arab Parliament member] Hanin Zoabi: Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) should return to Europe where he came from
This law is the clearest form of a declaration of war against everything with roots in this country. This is proof that the battle is not against ‘the terrorist’ and not against ‘the extremist,’ but rather against the Arabs and the locals and against their every expression. Simply put, we will not obey the law and we will demand that the Muezzins not obey it, and we will expose all the means of pressure that will be exerted against them, whether by the government or by its branches.
Our people must know that those who passed the law and those who defend it are those who on a daily basis plan and aid in enlisting our youth into the security branches, and in erasing our national identity.”

Text on image: “Hanin Zoabi
Balad Party leadership member
Whoever is bothered by the Muezzin’s call should return to Europe where he came from”

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion. Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. Click "full article" for a list.
Cartoon posted on Fatah Twitter depicts UK and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 4, 2017

Cartoon and text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account


Tweeted English text: "UK PM Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' & 'celebrate' the Balfour Declaration on Anniversary
independent.co.uk/voices/balfour…"

The cartoon shows a Palestinian woman, part of her clothes forming the Palestinian flag, speaking with British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the woman’s speech bubble two hands with the British and Israeli flags on their sleeves are seen stabbing the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map is written “Palestine.”

The link to the British news website The Independent leads to a “page not found” message.
PA daily op-ed: "Ominous" Balfour Declaration was created by Jewish money and imperialism 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2017
Headline: “One people not split into groups”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

        “We are in the period of the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was created thanks to Jewish capital and the imperialistic wave rampant in that period, which acted freely with the inheritance of the sick man - as the Turkish Caliphate was called. I have very carefully followed the conferences that were held almost simultaneously in Tehran and Istanbul… and both of them, the Shi’ite one in Tehran and the Sunni one in Istanbul, attempted to play the Palestinian card, while the Palestinian people stands united and is not at all interested in these conferences.”

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.
Fatah official: “The Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "Shtayyeh briefs an ALECSO delegation about the developments in the Palestinian cause"
       "Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of the Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh met with an Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization ALECSO delegation led by Director General of the organization Abdullah Muharib…
During the meeting Shtayyeh welcomed Dr. Muharib and his entourage… and briefed the delegation on the latest developments in the Palestinian cause. He reviewed the historical background of the Zionist project in Palestine since 1650 (sic., 1850) and until present times, what is called the 'global Zionist plan,' and the historical connection between the Zionist project and the Western colonialist project… Shtayyeh emphasized that the Zionist project is colonialist and has no connection to Judaism and the myths that the occupation invents."
Fatah official calls for "comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism" using "all forms of struggle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: "Palestinian and international responses condemn the 'Settlement Regularization Law,' and calls to turn to the International Criminal Court"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said that the Palestinian response to the Israeli law regarding settlement (i.e., the Regularization Law) that was recently ratified by the Israeli Parliament, needs to be through a comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism. [This must be] a confrontation that will begin with the mobilization of the Palestinian masses in order to oppose settlement on the ground by boycotting work in the settlements, demonstrations, civil disobedience, boycotting settlement products, and all forms of struggle activity (i.e., including violence) on the ground, and afterwards to use the international tools at our disposal, such as the previous [UN] Security Council resolutions and the rulings of the [UN] International Court of Justice.”

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned - or with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. Click "full article" for more information.
PLO official: Britain should oppose Israeli policies, especially because of upcoming anniversary of “the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 16, 2017
Headline: “Erekat condemned the positions of Britain and Australia and called on them to recognize Palestine”

“Today [Jan. 16, 2017] Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat strongly condemned Britain and Australia’s reservations about the concluding statement of the Paris Peace Conference…

Erekat called on Britain and Australia to bear their historical, political, and legal responsibility and to recognize the State of Palestine. He added: ‘We expected that Britain in particular would fulfill a balanced and just role and be a central and active part of the international alignment opposing the occupation and settlement… especially since our people, which has been the victim of an unfair historical injustice, stands today at the gates of marking the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). Therefore we call on [Britain] to correct this error and to recognize the State of Palestine, as this constitutes one of the conditions for protecting the two-state solution that it calls to implement.’”

Paris Peace Conference - A peace conference was held in Paris on Jan. 15, 2017, attended by representatives from over 70 countries, but with no representatives from Israel or the PA. The conference issued a declaration calling for a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution and praising UN Security Council Resolution 2334. Britain and Australia refused to sign the declaration, with Britain arguing that the declaration, which was made as part of the French Peace Initiative, might harden the Palestinian negotiating position, particularly given its timing right before the inauguration of US President Donald Trump’s administration. The following day Britain blocked the EU Foreign Affairs Council from adopting the declaration.
PA daily: Embassy move is an "annihilation of the two-state solution" and "could cause the outbreak of a religious war" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: “Trump’s position regarding Jerusalem is the benchmark”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “First of all, transferring the American embassy is a sort of new Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that determines the issue of Jerusalem in advance in favor of Israel, despite it being one of the final resolution issues in the Oslo Accords. This constitutes a change in the outlook of the new American administration regarding the peace process and its perception regarding the principles of the political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and this is undoubtedly a sort of annihilation of the two-state solution and the Palestinian issue in general.
Secondly, the step could cause the outbreak of a religious war that is liable to encourage terror and extremism.
Therefore, it will not be coincidental that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas will describe the step, if it happens, as aggression against the Palestinian people, as it is a direct threat to global peace and is liable to eliminate the hope for peace.
Here there is no choice but to wonder: How does Trump say that the fight against terror and ISIS is at the top of his priorities, and at the same time take a step that could cause the outbreak of a religious war and encourage extremism, violence, and terror?”
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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.
PA daily op-ed: Israel “was established on a colonialist foundation and a fake mythical narrative… even before its establishment by the criminal Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2016
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

"The Israeli state - and I am not talking only about the existing political system - is a state that was established on a colonialist foundation and a fake mythical narrative, was aided by the Jewish immigration from a variety of nations, and was faked even before its establishment by the criminal Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and incomparable capitalist Western support that continues to this day. If not for this, and if not for the political, diplomatic, military, financial/economic, and cultural aid, and the ongoing immigration, it would not have been established and would not continue to exist until now. This prelude is known to all members of the Palestinian people and to a large part of the Arab peoples and even the peoples of the world. Therefore, it does not constitute a new addition to the reader, but this creation and its racist elements can only lead to colonialist racist consequences, no matter how much the West will try to educate or to embellish the image of the distorted state. This is because the distorted birth of a strange creature will in the end lead to distorted data, whatever the clothing or cosmetics that a person, institution, state, or any other body may place on the face of this creature."

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.
PA and Fatah: UN Partition plan was a "historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people and the land of Palestine by the forces of colonialism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2016
Headline: “On the International Day of Solidarity: The international community must fulfill its role in order to do justice with our people”
     “Today (Tuesday) [Nov. 29, 2016] is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which was set to Nov. 29 every year by the UN…
The [PA] Ministry of Information said that [UN] resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine (i.e., the UN partition plan) is a dark chapter in the history of the Palestinian cause…
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah emphasized that it honors and appreciates all of the peoples and countries that determined that every year on Nov. 29 would be the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It said that this day is a type of reminder to the nations, peoples, countries, and governments that the Palestinian people has a historical and natural right in its homeland, Palestine.
A statement from the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission said: ‘Setting the International Day [of Solidarity with the Palestinian People] on the same date as when the resolution on the partition of Palestine was made proves to all those who seek the truth in the conflict with the Israeli occupation and settlement project on our land that the free peoples of the world and the countries of the world that care about human rights for all cannot ignore the historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people and the land of Palestine by the forces of colonialism.”

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PA daily: Balfour, like Hitler, wanted to get rid of the Jews, so he sent them to Palestine instead of killing them 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Nov. 23, 2016
Headline: “Reconsidering the Balfour Declaration”

“[Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour was himself an Antisemite, and he often attacked the Jews who immigrated to Britain during his term as prime minister from 1903-1905 (sic., 1902- 1905), and he said that they are not assimilating among the residents, and issued laws that limited the Jewish immigration (Aliens Act) [parentheses in source]. He reasoned that the Jews, as an organic group, could not solve their problem within the European cultural structure, in other words, through assimilation in the [European] societies (sic ., Balfour was quoted as saying Jews could either assimilate in Europe or establish a state in Palestine; see note below). The solution would only be possible outside of the cultural structure, in other words, through colonialism…
The difference between [Adolf] Hitler and Balfour in this field was that Balfour had colonies, among them Palestine, and he sent the Jews there in order to get rid of them. Hitler did not have colonies, and therefore he got rid of them through extermination. However, the true victims of both Balfour and Hitler were the Palestinians and the Arabs, and we are still paying the price after 100 years.”

The article appears in the November 2016 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on Nov. 23, 2016.


A cartoon showing a Palestinian boy and girl sitting next to each other is included in the article.
Girl: “What is the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)?”
Boy: “The Balfour Promise? I think that is the reason that you and I were registered as refugees in the camp.”

Regarding assimilation, fo
Poem in official PA daily: Chase Jews out of Palestine with Islamic call to prayer 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2016
Headline: "Rise and call to prayer"
Excerpt of a poem by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily, referring to the "Muezzin Law" to limit the decibel level of loudspeakers at religious sites
     "O, our sheikh, call 'Allahu Akbar' as much as your soul desires
Without requesting permission
And our [Christian] father,
ring the church bells
At any time
Cause them to tremble [in fear]
From the reciting [of the Quran]
And the call to prayer
Chase them everywhere
On the generous land of the homeland
Until they leave our skies and lands
And Palestine again becomes
As it once was
And will wear a mantle of glory and Arabness
Without colonialism
And will sing in the name of return,
freedom, and independence”

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
PA Parliament: Britain “established the occupation and settlement in Palestine,” must recognize its ”serious mistakes” against the Palestinians (i.e., the Balfour Declaration)  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2016
Headline: “PA Parliament: It is not possible to continue to recognize Israel without an end of the occupation”

“For the 28th anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence (see note below –Ed.), the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) emphasized that the struggle of our people continues, and it is undeterred by the violence and terror of the occupation…
The PA Parliament demanded that the UN act to implement its resolutions on Palestine, and called on the state that established the occupation and the settlement in Palestine approximately 100 years ago (refers to Britain and the Balfour Declaration –Ed.) – and that which still grants its patronage to the last occupation in the world – to stop supporting and defending [the occupation], to recognize its (i.e., Britain's) serious mistakes against our people, and to rescue [our people] from the Israeli occupation that denies all of the agreements that were signed with it. This is because it is not possible to continue to recognize Israel for free without it ending the occupation and recognizing the State of Palestine, and the peoples are always ready to sacrifice in order to restore their legal rights and to live in dignity.”

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Maj
PLO official: PA demands Britain apologize for “ominous” Balfour promise which was "historical mistake" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2016
Headline: “Demands for an apology from Britain for the Balfour Promise, and calls on the world to save Palestine from this historical mistake”
    “PLO Executive Committee member Hanna Amira said that through the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), Britain gave something it had no ownership over to one who has no right to it, which matches what successive occupation governments are carrying out when they give the Palestinian land to settlers.
Amira said in an interview with [the official PA radio station] The Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding talks with the British government regarding the entire ominous promise so as to inform them about the petition to the [UN ] International Court of Justice on this issue.”

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.
PA National Security Forces Facebook: Balfour Declaration was “promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”  
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2016

mages posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

Text on top right picture: “A promise by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”

Text on bottom left image:
“The 99th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
The tragedy began here”

The images show various pictures of Palestinian refugees, and at the bottom left a logo is seen bearing a “99” with “1917-2016” under it, referring to the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was issued in 1917.

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.
Fatah Facebook: “Ominous Balfour Promise… will remain a curse upon the colonialist” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “It will remain a curse upon the occupier”
Text on image: “Nov. 2, 1917
The ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
The Balfour Promise
will remain a curse upon the colonialist”

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.
PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “colonialist agreement” and a “sin”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: "How can Britain atone for the Balfour Promise?"
By Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat
       "The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was never a report on paper or a promise given by one of the British statesmen, but rather an occupation colonialist agreement that aided and set the basis for committing one of the tragedies of the century, the tragedy of a people that is still paying the price of the conspiracy against it by some of the colonialist states…
Israel alone could not have taken over the land of Palestine and planted itself there without Britain and the international community supporting the occupation project and giving it immunity from accountability. Britain gave Palestine to the Jews for free, and its support of the Balfour Promise was the first declared link in the realization and establishment of the occupation of Palestine… In order to atone for the sin of the Balfour Promise, Britain must recognize the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, as one of the conditions for protecting the two-state solution it calls to implement..."

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Fatah in Lebanon: The Balfour Declaration, promising a Jewish national home, was a “crime”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: "Fatah in Lebanon: Britain must bear its responsibility and recognize the crime of the Balfour Promise"
       "The Lebanon branch of the Fatah Movement said on the anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that Britain - which was the direct cause of our tragedy, the loss of our land, and the harassment of its people and its expulsion – must bear its full responsibility and fully recognize the crime that it committed through Balfour’s promise to the Jews to establish a national homeland for them on the land of Palestine. The movement demanded in its statement that was published today, Wednesday [Nov. 2, 2016], that the United Kingdom fully recognize the need to establish an independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, to implement the right of return of the Palestinian refugees to the lands that they were expelled from based on UN Resolution 194, to support the resolutions of the international bodies regarding the fate of our people, and to do justice with it by supporting its legal rights, and particularly its right to international protection."

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Fatah Facebook post condemns “ominous” Balfour declaration, “that was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "A homeland that refuses to be forgotten"
Text on image:
"We will not forget the ominous promise
The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
That was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right
Nov. 2, 1917"

The image shows Palestinian refugees, and on the right former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, with flames superimposed over his picture.

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.
PA and Fatah: Britain should apologize and compensate the Palestinians for the Balfour Declaration 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ninety-nine years to the Balfour Promise: Britain is morally, legally, and politically responsible for the suffering of our people”
      “[For] 99 years since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), in which ‘One without ownership gave [Palestine] to one without a right [to it],’ Palestine has been a hostage of this promise – in the hope that 2017 will be the year of the end of the occupation. Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] on Diplomatic Affairs Majdi Al-Khaldi said that… the Palestinian diplomatic [service] is trying to make the government of Britain recognize the State of Palestine as compensation for the mistake that it made then, especially considering the fact that it had no authority over Palestine, and its behavior stemmed from it being a colonialist state that gave itself permission to issue a promise like this…”

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