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PA TV calls to raise Palestinian flags over all Israeli cities and villages
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PA TV calls to raise Palestinian flags
over all Israeli cities and villages
“so it will be clear to everyone that this is Palestine”


PA continues in word and with visual maps
to deny Israel’s existence

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

On the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, referred to by the PA and Palestinians as the Nakba – “the catastrophe,” official PA TV called to “raise the Palestinian flag at the entrance to every village and town in Palestine to declare that this land is the land of Palestine,” specifying that this should be done in “Jaffa, Nazareth, Haifa, Acre, Lod, and Ramle,” – all of which are Israeli cities.


“We’ll raise the flag from lamp posts, on rooftops, at city squares, at crossroads and on traffic lights. Most important is that it be raised at the entrance to the city so that it will be clear to everyone that this is Palestine.”
 
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Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA and Fatah policy is to deny Israel’s existence and right to exist. Accordingly, in connection with their many Nakba events, PA TV and newspaper published many maps of “Palestine” that erase Israel and replace it with “Palestine.”

PA TV twice broadcast a video between TV programs that showed “Palestine” covering all of Israel. In the video, black, red, white and green strings, the colors of many Muslim countries’ flags are joined as the borders of the Arab/Muslim countries in the Middle East, stitching the countries together. As stated “Palestine” includes all of Israel.

Text on screen says:
“Palestine unites us. May 15 is the day of return.”
 
The video also carries a logo saying: “The Return. The Global Campaign to Return to Palestine”
 
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The following are additional examples among the many that were broadcast and published.

In a PA school, children formed a human map that the PA areas and all of Israel. A picture of this was posted by the administrator of Fatah’s official Facebook page with the text: “Exclusive - Fatah movement’s main page – Hebron, The Widad Nasser A-Din School in Hebron at its morning assembly”
 
[Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2013]
 
The administrator of Fatah’s official Facebook page also posted a map wrapped in the Palestinian flag that included all of Israel.
 


Texts on the picture:
“The 65th anniversary of the Nakba”
“Displaced”
“Standing Resolute”
“Returning”
[Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2013]
 
The administrator of Fatah's official Facebook page posted a picture of Palestinians walking, some with keys, and text saying "We return" and "65 years since the Nakba." In the text there is a map of the PA areas and all of Israel covered in the Palestinian flag, symbolizing political sovereignty:

[Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2013]

Map on Fatah's official Facebook page:


Text on map: "Inevitably, we will return"
[Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2013]

Plaque of honor, including the map of "Palestine" that erases Israel, given by the principal of a Palestinian school in Hebron to another PA education official:

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 14, 2013]

PA daily published a picture of Palestinians holding a PA flag and a banner with the map that erases Israel, in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem:

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 11, 2013]

Palestinian children wave flags in front of monument in shape of "Palestine" that erases Israel, in square in town of Tubas in the West Bank:

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2013]

PA daily published a picture of Palestinians holding a map that erases Israel, at march in Ramallah:

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2013]


The following are longer excerpts of the PA TV items denying Israel's existence:

PA TV program Events in Palestine:
"On the anniversary of the Nakba ("the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), May 15, we will raise the Palestinian flag at the entrance to every village and town in Palestine to declare that this land is the land of Palestine, and that the occupation will never stop us from clinging to our Palestinian national principles. We will raise the flag of Palestine at the entrance to every village and town - Jaffa, Nazareth, Haifa, Acre, Lod, and Ramle (all are Israeli cities). The flag will be raises in all cities on Nakba Day. We'll raise the flag from lamp posts, on rooftops, at city squares, at crossroads and on traffic lights. Most important is that it be raised at the entrance to the city so that it will be clear to everyone that this is Palestine."
[PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2013]

PA TV filler on Nakba Day ("The catastrophe," the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel):
Video shows the borders of the Arab countries are connected to each other, like stiches. The borders of "Palestine" include all of Israel.
Text on screen: "Palestine unites us. May 15 is the day of return."
Campaign logo: "The Return: The Global Campaign to Return to Palestine"
[PA TV (Fatah), broadcast twice May 14, 2013]



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