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PA depicts a world without Israel
Future: A world without Israel
PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
Future: A world without Israel
The PA promises its people that in the future, the State of Israel will be completely erased and replaced by a State of Palestine. A Fatah member of Palestinian parliament, Najat Abu Bakr, told PA TV that the PA supports and adopts the “stages plan.” To the world, the PA claims that the Palestinians seek the West Bank and Gaza Strip, when in fact the goal is all of Israel: “It doesn’t mean that we don’t want the 1948 borders, but in our current political program we say we want a state on the 1967 borders.” [PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 25, 2008]

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki reiterated this position on Al-Jazeera TV:
“It is impossible to realize the inspiring idea or the great goal in one stroke… Israel will come to an end… If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.” [Al-Jazeera TV, Sept. 23, 2011]

The following words from a song on official PA TV, which started to appear in 2012, expresses longing for the day that Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and the Galilee, all in Israel, will be part of “my country” (“Palestine”) where all cities would be accessible "with no borders":
"I wish I could enter my country with no borders...
I will go about in Bethlehem and in Al-Aqsa [Mosque], which is held captive...
I do not forget Jenin or Nablus, and the Galilee
I do not forget you, Jaffa…
To Jerusalem, to Ramle, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord...
I wish I could enter my country with no borders." [PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 9, 2012]

The PA’s using culture to long for the destruction of Israel is not new. Many examples can be seen in this section below, including a music video, which aired on official PA TV from 2007 – 2009 and promises the liberation of “Palestine,” listing numerous Israeli cities as “Palestine”:
"We will liberate the Land of the religions … Palestine is Arab in history and identity… From Jerusalem and Acre, from Haifa and Jericho and Gaza and Ramallah, from Bethlehem and Jaffa, Be'er Sheba and Ramle, and from Nablus to the Galilee, from Tiberias to Hebron.”
 
Finally, the newest PA schoolbooks teach that "Palestine will be liberated by its men, its women, its young ones and its elderly." [Arabic Language and the Science of Language, grade 12, p. 44]
PA daily publicizes prisoner’s statements: "We will enjoy the destruction" of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2010
     "Occupation forces arrested [Prisoner] Basem [Al-Khandaqaji] on Nov. 2nd, 2004, following the Carmel Market operation [terror attack], in which three Israelis were killed and a little less than 50 others were injured. His father told Al-Hayat al-Jadida: ‘When Basem was arrested, we thought the detention wouldn’t last long… He was given three life sentences, and he began his new path in prison.’ When the judge asked him to say something after the sentence was passed, Basem gave a moving political and human speech. He said, ‘In the past, you [Israelis] were the number one victim… I wasn’t born then; it was the tragedy of my people that was born. You turned from victim into a monster; you didn’t use gas chambers, but rather things that were worse than them. You killed and annihilated generations from among my people …’ When the judge asked him if he was guilty, Basem answered: ‘Address that question to the Israeli leaders; concerning the massacre that they carried out against a defenseless people. You are the new Nazis upon the earth, and hopefully we will enjoy the destruction and ruin that you will bring upon your own people because of your barbarism.’"
PA Minister of Tourism defines goal as "end to Israel" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2010
     “[PA Minister of Tourism, Khuloud] Daibes, said: ‘This day [Festival for Tourism and Cultural Heritage] is meant to bring joy to people’s hearts and to preserve the Palestinian heritage. Moreover, it is part of the popular resistance whose goal is to bring about an end to Israel.’”
Fatah MP hopes for "the end of Israel" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 1, 2010
PA TV daily talk show and news program Palestine This Morning:
Subject: Israeli boarding of the Gaza flotilla ship
Interview with Najat Abu Bakr, member (Fatah) of Palestinian Parliament

Abu Bakr: "I am certain that the State of Israel – this entity which the world implanted in our body, in our bones, in our history – this [Gaza flotilla incident] is the beginning of the end of this oppressive entity."
Host: "Correct." Click here to view
Gaza flotilla participants aspire to die as martyrs 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 30, 2010
On May 30, a flotilla of ships set out to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Participants were filmed on board chanting Islamic battle cries that invoked the killing of Jews, and expressing desire to seek Martyrdom. The next day, the Israeli army boarded the flotilla and was met with a well-coordinated attack, leading to the death of 9 flotilla participants. The following is a description of the mood on the ship before the confrontation:

Dr. Abd Al-Fatah Shayyeq Naaman, lecturer in Shari'ah law at a university in Yemen, visiting in Gaza:
     "The [Gaza] flotilla commander said yesterday: 'We will not allow the Zionists to get near us and we will use resistance against them.'
How will they wage resistance? They will resist with their fingernails. They are people who seek Martyrdom for Allah, as much as they want to reach Gaza, but the first [Martyrdom] is more desirable." Click here to view
Gaza flotilla leader instructs participants to throw Israeli soldiers into the sea 
Source: Private recording, May 30, 2010
On May 30, a flotilla of ships set out to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. Participants were filmed on board chanting Islamic battle cries that invoked the killing of Jews, and expressing desire to seek Martyrdom. The next day, the Israeli army boarded the flotilla and was met with a well-coordinated attack, leading to the death of 9 flotilla participants. The following is a video filmed by a flotilla participant on board the Mira Miravi, depicting the mood on the ship before the confrontation:
     “Now they are saying that they will launch a fleet against us. That they will send the commandos here. And we say: ‘If you send the commandos, we’ll throw you down from here and you will be humiliated in front of the whole world.’ Allah Akbar (God is Great).” Click here to view
PA daily: Northern Israel is "northern occupied Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 14, 2010
Headline: “Umm Al-Fahm awaits decision on alleged bribery affair involving coach Samir Issa”
     "[The coach] succeeded in leading the team to the second division league for the first time in the history of the [Israeli-Arab] city of Umm Al-Fahm, one of the largest Arab cities in northern occupied Palestine."
Child on Hamas TV: "Palestine" will be the homeland for Palestinians and a cemetery for Jews 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 14, 2010
TV program "Tomorrow's Pioneers"
A child in the studio reads a poem:

     "If you want to remain here [in the "land of Palestine"] then I say to you that you had better bring your shrouds with you, for we are going to make it for us into a homeland, and for you – into a cemetery."
Hamas Foreign Minister: Jews were destined for destruction and are heading towards it 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 15, 2010
Hamas Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, at National Conference for Maintaining Principles and for Support of Jerusalem, held in Gaza and broadcast live:
     "On behalf of all of you [present at the event] I direct a clear message to the Israeli enemy: We say, at the very moments that you are inaugurating the new House of Destruction [the Hurva synagogue] – Oh historical project of destruction! At this moment we must make a recommendation to you. You, who killed your prophets, and whose fate throughout history has been destruction; you – even if you have an atom bomb – you are headed for destruction. You, who ruined every country you lived in - [it was] because of your actions [that] you were killed, you were expelled. You were destined for destruction and you remain so."
PA daily: Israeli books should be burned 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 25, 2009
Hafez Barghouti, editor of official PA daily, excerpts from editorial:
     "Egyptian Minister Farouk Hosni lost the contest for the position of Director-General of UNESCO. His defeat was to be expected, following the Israeli campaign against him for having stated in the Egyptian parliament that he would burn any Israeli book that he found in an Egyptian library. However, this statement, which has been used against him as an Antisemitic statement, is not the direct cause of his defeat. Had he not made this statement, there would have been an Israeli campaign against him for not having visited Israel throughout his entire tenure as Egyptian Minister of Culture. Passing through Israel is a condition for receiving "quality certification" to enter international circles. Without it, the sword of [the accusation of] of Antisemitism would have hung over him…
Marwan Barghouti: The armed resistance will continue 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2009
Marwan Barghouti, Fatah Secretary in the West Bank and member of Fatah Central Committee, in a statement read at the Sixth General Fatah Conference in August 2009:
     "Finally, Barghouti once again renewed the promise and the oath to our people and to Fatah members everywhere, that the flag of the resistance will remain flying and will not come down until the occupation ended, and that we will continue in the path of the Shahids (Martyrs) and the prisoners – ‘the way of Fatah,’ the way of the struggle. [He added:] ‘The last day of the period of occupation is the first day of peace in the region; there is no peace, no security and no stability except with the disappearance of the occupation and the settlers, and the end of the occupation is closer than many imagine it to be. The fate of the settlements in the [West] Bank and in Jerusalem will be no better than that of Gush Katif and Kfar Darom in Gaza. The occupation will end up in the dustbin of history as an example of the racism and of the Fascist and Nazi regimes. Our people, bearing the most noble, respectable and just cause known to humankind in modern history, will prevail.'"

Note: Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
PA daily: Israel is a passing, transient spirit 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2009
Yihya Rabah, daily columnist in official PA newspaper
     "The Palestinians left their homeland [during the 1948 war] and did not return… They left, thinking that their absence would not last long… By now it has reached sixty one years… The State of Israel cannot bear the contradiction, being a country that lives like a demon that takes possession of another body. The State of Israel lives within the Palestinian body, in Palestinian land and Palestinian cities… and despite all the aggression, and despite the whole ugly deception, Israel… looks like a demon that enters a person's body, causing him suffering and depriving him of sleep and torturing him. But it remains… a passing, transient spirit, which dwells in a body in an abnormal manner, and one day it will leave him, as soon as the sick body is restored to physical and spiritual health… All of Palestine, from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea, from Rosh ha-Nikra to Rafiah, is the homeland of the absent Palestinian."
Palestinian youth pledges to liberate West Jerusalem by blood 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2009
PA documentary broadcast dozens of times, 2004- 2009:
Boy: “My answer to [Israelis] is that I am of the fourth generation and I have not forgotten. I have a dream, to arrive at Dir Yassin [in West Jerusalem]. This is a dream of mine. I hope to redeem it by blood."
[From a PA TV educational documentary depicting all of Israel as stolen “occupied Palestine.” All Israeli cities, including Jaffa, Acre and Haifa, are referred to as Palestinian cities. The documentary included the above statement.]
Fatah MP: Destroy Israel in stages in religious war [Ribat] 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 25, 2008
Najat Abu-Bakr, Fatah member of Palestinian Legislative Council:
     "It doesn't mean that we don't want the 1948 borders (all of Israel), but in our current political program we [Fatah] way we want a state on the 1967 borders... We [Palestinians] were created on this land in order to liberate it, to live on it, to continue as people of Ribat (religious war). We are on the land of Ribat, and must remain [on it] until Resurrection."
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Child: Israeli cities should become Palestine 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 21, 2008
Child: “My name is Asraa and I’m from the occupied Safed [Israeli city].”
Child: “My name is Rama and I’m from the occupied Safed [Israeli city].”
Child: “My name is Hiyam and I’m from the occupied Safed [Israeli city].”
Child: “My name is Raad Salim and I’m from the occupied Acre [Israeli city].”
Child: “My name is Arhaf from occupied Haifa, [Israeli city]. I hope that Palestine will return and that we will defend it."
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PA leader: "We want to return to Lod, Ramle, Haifa" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2008
PA (Fatah) Deputy Minister for Prisoners, Ziad Abu Ein:
     "We want to return to [Israel's cities] Lod, Ramle, Jaffa and Haifa. Let everyone hear, this is our land, this is our country, these are our villages, and we will return to them. The Palestinian won't accept any paradise except his own paradise, in his home in [Israeli cities] Beit Shean, Ashkelon, in Lod, Ramle. We will return, Allah willing, to the land that is seeking its people."
PA music video: All of Israel will be "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2008
     "60 years in the lifetime of the Nakba [the Catastrophe - the PA's term for the establishment of the State of Israel] and it's getting harder every year. Go away. We don't forget despite the years of refuge. Palestine, you have to return to your owners. Palestine, we're not giving up a single grain of your soil. O Palestine."
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PA TV lauds Facebook forum calling to "delete" Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 9, 2008
PA TV Host:
     "Facebook as a new battleground between the Arabs and Israel. "Israel is not a country... Delete from Facebook as a country!" This is the title of an Arab forum which includes thousands of Americans, foreigners and even Jews, on the well-known Internet site, Facebook... The group demands that Israel be regarded as an occupying entity and not as a country... there is an abundance of information [in the forum] about Palestinian history and about the connection of the Palestinian people to this land, which has, of course, been stolen from us..."
Fatah leader: "Jaffa, Haifa and Acre are calling" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 8, 2008
Fatah leader Ahmad Dughmush:
     "Palestine is our dream. Brothers, O Fatah's loyal masses - the land is thirsty [for Martyr blood] …Jaffa, Haifa and Acre [Israeli cities] are calling. [Palestinian cities] Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus and Gaza [ask]: 'When will we meet and break the chains?' To Jerusalem march millions of Martyrs."
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PA music video: Israeli cities will be liberated 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2008
     "We will liberate [Palestine] the Land of Religions. We have the right, oh mother, we want to bring our home back. This land is Arab in history and identity. Palestine is Arab in history and identity. From Jerusalem, Acre, Haifa, Jericho, Gaza and Ramallah. From Bethlehem and Jaffa. From Be'er Sheva and Ramla. From Nablus to the Galilee. From Tiberias to Hebron."
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PA TV documentary: Refugees to return to Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, the Galilee, the Negev (all in Israel) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2007
Narrator: "On this planet is a land called Palestine. But the forces of oppression are still dividing the world.”
Woman: "Many of the Palestinian families still keep the keys to their homes. This is the key to our home in Jaffa. This is the key to our home in Haifa. This is the key to our home in Acre. Ask any boy, 'Which city are you from?' He will answer you, 'Acre, Haifa, from this village, from that city.'"
Female singer: “If you expel us, or imprison us with borders, one day we will surely return. If you imprison us with borders, one day we will surely return.”
Text on screen: “We shall never forget. One day we will surely return.”
Man: "The youth do not know Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, the Galilee, the [Galilee] Triangle, and the Negev. They believe that the Palestinian is born with the right of return, together with mother's milk.”
Young man: “Once I read a book, written by an Israeli. He wrote, "The first generation [of refugees] is dying, the second is dying, the third is weakening, the fourth is forgetting." I want to tell him, I am a fourth generation, and I have not forgotten. I have a dream to reach Deir Yassin [West Jerusalem]. Though it is my dream, I can achieve it with my blood."
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