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Fatah maps and imagery anticipate a world without Israel
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Fatah maps and imagery
anticipate a world without Israel,
replaced by "Palestine"

Official PA TV to kids:
"All of Palestine - occupied Palestine -
will return to us"

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

 
   
Text: "Fatah - The symbol of the struggle - defenders of the national enterprise"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page,"
Dec. 17, 2014]
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Text on image: "The anniversary is approaching."
 
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page,"
Dec. 15, 2014]
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of "the Launch" (Intilaqa) of the Fatah movement in 1965 when the organization carried out its first terror attack against Israel, Fatah has posted on its Facebook page numerous maps and logos that completely erase the existence of Israel.

Central to the visual images is the map of "Palestine," used by both the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, which includes both the PA areas and all of Israel, thus denying Israel's existence in any borders.


 
Text on image: "Long live the 50th [anniversary] of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah revolutionary. The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah"
Posted text: "The golden anniversary of Fatah's Launch"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", Dec. 16, 2014]

Likewise, the Palestinian National Security Forces used Facebook to deny Israel's existence. It posted pictures of Jaffa, Tiberias and the Negev desert - all of which are places and cities in Israel - referring to them as "occupied" and "Palestine": 

 
     
Text: "A picture from Palestine - occupied Jaffa"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces,
Dec. 8, 2014]
Text: "A photo from Tiberias: and "A photo of Palestine"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces,
Dec. 22, 2014]
Text: "The occupied Negev" and "A picture from Palestine"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces,
Dec. 25, 2014]

Different symbols appear together with the maps. The Palestinian flag indicates political sovereignty over the whole area and rifles imply the violent means with which Fatah intends to obtain this goal. Often the Al-Aqsa Mosque appears in the images to add a religious component and a dove symbolizes the freeing of Palestinian prisoners. Photos of Yasser Arafat, the founder of Fatah, are also frequently used. 
 

Posted text: "The continuation of the revolution and the flame of the armed struggle"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", Dec. 22, 2014]

Many images or their accompanying texts mention the Intilaqa - "the Launch" of Fatah, which refers to Jan. 1, 1965, when Fatah carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.

Examples of such images can be seen below.

PA and Fatah officials have stated numerous times that they "have not laid
down the rifle" and that "all means of resistance" are "legitimate," as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. The frequent use of the rifle as a visual symbol in Fatah's images reflects this ideology.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Presidential Guards posted a similar image of a map of "Palestine" completely erasing Israel, and with the following religious text:

"Palestine - When I speak of Palestine, I speak of a homeland that bows down to Allah alone, and of undying love." 
[Facebook page of the Palestinian Presidential Guards, Dec. 6, 2014]

Official PA TV also promotes maps excluding the existence of Israel. On a children's program, the TV host praised a young girl for wearing a pendant shaped like the "map of all of Palestine" covered in the Palestinian flag - "occupied Palestine, which will return to us some day":


Official PA TV host: "I am happy with Linda because she wears a map of Palestine, dear children, which includes all of Palestine - occupied Palestine - that will return to us some day. Thank you, Linda dear, I love you very much."
[Official PA TV, Dec. 19, 2014]
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The following are more examples of images posted by Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Facebook in December 2014:



Text on image: "Fatah was launched for Palestine"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Dec. 23, 2014]

 


Text on image: "The golden anniversary of the Intilaqa, 1965-2015,
Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah"
Posted text: "The Intilaqa logo, designed by brother Mahmoud Al-Rifi"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Dec. 14, 2014]


 

Text: "The members of Fatah remain loyal to this movement, which has revived the Palestinian cause and reminded the world of Palestine, and resisted using all the means at its disposal. They are loyal to its commanders and remain loyal to the path, rooted in Palestine and devoted to the cause, which we will never betray."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Dec. 22, 2014]

Note: Intilaqa - "The Launch" - i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.



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