Fatah leader calls to destroy Israel:
"Expel the occupier from all the pure land
from the river to the sea"
by Itamar Marcus
Fatah, like Hamas, continues to present all of Israel's land as "occupied" and maintains the destruction of Israel as its ultimate goal.
In a recent example of this, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi posted the following message on his personal Facebook page two days ago:
"O our free people of resolve and sacrifice in Gaza, you are more honored than us all... We remain committed to the promise: freedom, independence, and driving out the occupier from the entire pure land, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.
Long live free Gaza!
Your brother, Tawfiq Tirawi."
[Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member, Tawfiq Tirawi, Aug. 5, 2014]
The PA and Fatah regularly teach that the ultimate Palestinian goal is the destruction of Israel. As Palestinian Media Watch documented a few months ago, official PA TV taught in three different episodes of its children's program Best Home that all of Israel will be replaced by "Palestine":
Sabrin, young singer: "We say that Palestine exists, and Palestine will return to us, and there is no such thing as Israel.
PA TV host: "Bravo!"
Sabrin: "There is something called the occupied lands (i.e., all of Israel is 'occupied land')."
Host: "Bravo, bravo, bravo!"...
PA TV host, holding up a drawing of a map: "Alma has brought drawings with her, a map of Palestine - can you see the map of Palestine? (i.e., map portraying all of Israel as "Palestine") All of it will return to us, Allah willing. All of this map will return to us... All of this map, friends, will return to us. Right, Alma?"
Host: "All of it is ours, right?"
Host: "Even if they took it from us, we will take it back one day, right?"
[TV host holds up a map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel.]
[Official PA TV, May 16, 2014]
Boy recites a poem: "I swear, my homeland,
I will not forget Beit Shean, Acre and Tiberias (i.e., cities in Israel)
Can I forget Lod and Ramle? Can I forget the golden Jaffa (i.e., cities in Israel)?
Can I forget Jenin of Al-Qassam (i.e., leader of Muslim terror group)?
Can I forget Arab Jerusalem?"
PA TV host: "Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! Bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo! Who told you we will forget Haifa, Jaffa, Acre and Jerusalem? We will never forget them - we won't forget any of our beautiful cities occupied by the occupation. We will return to them one day. They will return to us one day, my children friends. I want to take this opportunity to send a greeting to all of our friends in the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel), our occupied lands."
[Official PA TV, May 2, 2014]
Girl reads a poem: "Many polytheists have conquered Jerusalem...
And now its original inhabitants cannot enter it.
Alas for the refugees who were banished from the cities and villages of Palestine that is called Israel today."
PA TV host: "Bravo, bravo, bravo... I want to tell you, my children friends, that the land that was stolen from us - the occupied land - will return to us one day. We will continue to defy the occupation and will continue to stand firm against the occupation until our land returns to us and Jerusalem is ours... Do you know where our friend Yahya is from? Tell them."
Boy: "From the Ramle district (i.e., Israel)."
PA TV host: "From the Ramle district - our stolen lands, our occupied lands to which we will return one day. We will return to them, right?"
Girl: "Of course."
[Official PA TV, April 25, 2014]
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