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PA National Security Forces and PA Presidential Guards: All of Israel is "Palestine"
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PA National Security Forces and 
PA Presidential Guards: 
All of Israel is “Palestine”

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

The Palestinian Authority National Security Forces keep presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" in different posts on their official Facebook page. Palestinian Media Watch recently reported on such posts showing Jaffa, Tiberias and the Negev desert as “Palestine,” but new posts have been added, presenting Acre, Safed, Nazareth and the Galilee as in “Palestine” as well.
 
Text on image: "A look at Palestine;
Biria village, Safed district"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 7, 2015]

Text on image: "A look at Palestine; Acre" 
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 6,2015]
 
Text on image: "A picture from Palestine; Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 7, 2015] 
 
Text on image: "A look at Palestine; Sepphoris, Nazareth district"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 9, 2015]
 
Text on image: "A picture from Palestine; Mount Tabor - the occupied Galilee"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Jan. 20, 2015]

Other new posts repeated the claim that Jaffa and the Negev are in “Palestine”:
Text on image: "A picture from Palestine; occupied Jaffa"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 1, 2015]

Text on image: "A look at Palestine; the Negev; the Western Plain"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 8, 2015]



The PA National Security Forces produced another example of the PA ideology of denying Israel's right to exist, showing a picture of Yasser Arafat’s headscarf forming the shape of “Palestine.” An image shows Arafat from above as he is bowing down to pray. On his back, his keffiyeh forms the shape of a map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas. Text on image says: “Even your keffiyeh, o sir, out of love for Palestine, formed an image of it on your shoulders.” [Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 6, 2015]

The PA Presidential Guards posted a similar message with a photo of the Presidential Guards with a map with the inscription “Palestine” in the background that includes all of Israel and the PA areas. Text on image: “Lions are guarding the homeland with their heads high.”
[Official Facebook page of the Palestinian Presidential Guards, Jan. 26, 2015]

Recently, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi reiterated the same message, stating on Lebanese TV that "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre and Nazareth are Palestinian," and this "despite" the opinions of "the Americans and the Israelis."

 


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