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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]
Boy on PA TV: Palestinian state will be achieved along the ’48 borders 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 29, 2012
A boy sends a message to PA Chairman Abbas and to all Palestinian children on the occasion of the PA’s application for observer-state status at the UN in November 2012.
     Boy: “Hang in there! We recognized a state with the borders from ’67 and not ’48, but step by step we’ll get to ’48, and we’ll always stand with the [Palestinian] leadership and with Mahmoud Abbas so that we can reach an independent state.”
PA daily article expresses hope for future without Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2012
     “Planes from far away [places] are landing at Ben Gurion Airport (i.e., Israel’s international airport) loaded with new settlers (i.e., immigrants to Israel). When will ‘Ben Gurion’ fly away from Lod (i.e., city in Israel near the airport), never to return?”
Israelis from Arab countries should go back just as all Palestinians should return to "Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2012
Headline: “Arab-Jewish refugees! Go back to your homelands”
     “I wish the UN would decide that every refugee would go back to his original homeland, and then the Palestinian refugee, who is still called “Palestinian” [would return] to Palestine, and the Jewish Iraqi or Moroccan, for example, would also return to Iraq or Morocco. As far as restitution, the Arabs won’t be milked like Israel has milked Germany.”
Jerusalem and "every inch" of land will be freed "by the blood of the youth" - girl recites poem on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 8, 2012
Girl on PA TV program for youth recites a poem:
     "They say I’m a terrorist, but I’m no terrorist
What can I do, Mother, they took my book away
They tied me up, blindfolded me and threw me in a tank
They threw me into a dark room under watch
They wouldn’t let me see you, Mother, and wouldn’t let me see my friends
I longed to go to school and I longed to have my games...
I swear by a child’s tears...
By the blood of the youth
Jerusalem will return to us...
We’ll free every inch from the foreigner's clutch."
Host: "Bravo, bravo, applause."
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PA official: Palestinians will "avenge" their Martyrs by fighting Israel until it "disappears" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2012
Headline: "Masses of our people accompany the body of Martyr (Shahid) Akram Bader on his final journey"
     "Masses of our people and the National and Islamic forces in the village of Beitillu and its environs accompanied Martyr Akram Bader yesterday on his final journey. His pure body was buried in the village cemetery, with cries in the background condemning the despicable crime committed by occupation soldiers at the Al-Za'im roadblock in occupied East Jerusalem against workers trying to reach their place of work within the Green Line [note: soldiers opened fire when the car trying to smuggle illegal workers into Jerusalem ran through a military roadblock]…
Secretary of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Fatah branch, Raed Radwan, said: 'We stand today, in this blessed month (Ramadan), upon this blessed land, to take leave of our fighter-Martyr, the Martyr of bread and livelihood, Akram Bader…'.
Radwan said: 'When you decided, Oh Martyr, to enter Jerusalem, in spite of the occupation, you wanted no more than to pray… in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the occupation government, the murderous and criminal government in Israel, would only return you to us as a Martyr …'.
Radwan added, 'We say to the occupation government and to the settlers that every drop of blood that fell from Martyr Akram and from the other Martyrs of our people, will sprout a fighter and revolutionary, who will avenge the blood of the Martyrs and continue the struggle against the occupation until it disappears.'"
PA TV guest: "We demand [all the land] from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea (i.e., Israel)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 29, 2012
PA TV (Fatah) program In a Fighter's Home visits released prisoner Jaber Al-Batta, who is a poet.
Al-Batta: "From a strategic point of view, we demand [all the land] from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea; Palestine is from Jaffa to Hebron, from the north to the south. All of Palestine, undivided, from the river to the sea, from the north to the south – that is historical Palestine. It is Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth (all are cities in Israel. -Ed. ); it is our forefathers, our land, and our history."
Host: "Correct."
Song on PA TV calls for violence against Israel until “the land returns” and Israel ‎is driven out 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 7, 2012
PA TV program Palestine This Morning reports from Tubas and Northern [Jordan] ‎Valley Region Festival held at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Center.‎
Al-Najah National University band sings:‎

‎"Onward, men,‎
Let the fiery bullets sing for the homeland
And for the child, and the old man…‎
‎[Singer addresses man defending the homeland:]
Oh defender of the lands
My trigger is upon your trigger, ‎
So that we can destroy the fence
Promise, oh men, that my fire will not be silenced
Until the land returns
And we drive out the usurper from it."‎

‎"Even if the Jews slaughter us ‎
With American support,‎
We shall continue to raise the rifle
Against Zionism."‎
PA Minister of Religion: Israel will pass like chaff in the wind 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 29, 2012
Friday sermon by Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash. Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is in the audience.
Al-Habbash emphasizes that the believing Muslim should never give up or despair, but should stand resolute in the face of difficulty, because anything else is not complete faith in Allah:

     "Al-Aqsa will be Al-Aqsa only, and Palestine will belong only to its people. That's the end of the road. That's what we must be certain of, to believe in… We, Allah be praised, are not heretics and not misled; rather, we follow the path of Muhammad, Allah willing. Until Allah has His word – we will continue in this. We base ourselves on justice, we are resolute upon our land, and adhere to our rights. [Even if] they (i.e., Israel) burn our fields, cut down our trees, burn our mosques, destroy our homes, arrest, kill – we remain here, and they will depart; they will leave. Upon this land there shall remain only that which is useful to people, while the chaff passes with the wind."
Writer on PA TV says he is certain Israel will be defeated and Palestinians will return and live in homes built by “the Zionists” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 18, 2012
PA TV program Personal Encounter, filmed in Beirut, interviews writer and philosopher Maen Bashour. Bashour is asked about Israeli settlements and the Judaization of Jerusalem.
     Bashour: "From a historical point of view, I believe that what the Zionists are doing is building houses for the Palestinian people, who will return to their homes, even if it takes time. I am certain of [Palestinian] victory, and am certain of the defeat of this [Israeli] entity. However, this entity's basic strength is the weakness of the Arabs."
Hamas official: The Israeli cities of Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod and Ramle will become part of “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 14, 2012
     "Minister of the Interior [in the Hamas government], Fathi Hamad, said that there is no peace with secularism, and that there will be no rule but the rule of Islam. During the ceremony marking the first graduating class from the police academy in Gaza, Hamad said: 'There is no peace with secularism. Peace is first and foremost with Allah, and thereafter with Jihad, with resistance, with the people, and with the Martyrs (Shahids).' He added, 'We support the home front in Gaza, which is the bridgehead for the liberation of Palestine. We declare that anyone who has settled in our land by force, should plan to leave.' He added, 'The land of Palestine will agree to accept only pure soldiers,' and noted that some of the officers of this graduating class would go on to become police commanders in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod and Ramle."
Alleged CIA report predicts end of Israel by 2022, and PA TV host prays for it to be true 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 12, 2012
Palestinian Authority TV interview with Syrian journalist Al-Bujayrami:
Al-Bujayrami: "What I'm going to say, no one has ever heard. A report was submitted by the American Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, to former US President Clinton. It was written on the report: 'Eyes only.' 'Eyes only' means for the president's eyes only. No one else is allowed to see it."
PA TV host: "Top secret."
Al-Bujayrami: "It's more classified than 'top secret.' ... The CIA says [in this report]: 'If things continue as they are, we don't think that Israel will continue to exist after the year 2022...'"
PA TV host: "By Allah, from your mouth to Allah!"
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PA TV broadcasts song calling for Palestinians to “stab… the chest of the thief (i.e., Israel) like a falcon” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 31, 2012
PA TV program For You shows the Graves of Martyrs (Shahids). PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Our brother has returned;
Oh eye – do not spill tears for him.
He returned on the shoulders of his friends and people who love him.
The brother has returned;
Oh mother – make sounds of joy;
The blood of this Martyr is a debt that we must repay."

PA TV host (talking about her uncle, who is a prisoner): "I remember, at this time, 20 years ago, when we knew that at that very time, at those very moments, you were injured, and in a state of clinical death, as a result of the heroic operation that you carried out."
Brother of prisoner Muayyad Hijja: "His action, his struggle, and his imprisonment, represent our pride, and we are always proud of him"
Photograph of the terrorist is shown, with the inscription: "Leader who carried out the Eilat operation."
Photographs of prisoner Hijja. PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Don't agree to the facts on the ground; don't forget the color of blood. Whoever dies while defending [the land] will be embraced by the arms of the land. Emerge from the cannons like the bullet of a revolution. Pay no heed: stab and burst the chest of the thief, like a falcon."

Note: In May 1992, a group of terrorists, including Muayyad Hijja, came from Jordan to Eilat to carry out a terrorist attack that killed one Israeli. Muayyad Hijja was captured and given two life sentences in prison.
PA daily op-ed expresses hope for Israel's destruction 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2012
Op-ed published in the official PA daily published on May 15, the anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel:
     "For 64 years we have not forgotten the light breeze of the Galilee, we have not forgotten the hymn of life in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv), we have not forgotten the fragrance of the narcissus on the slopes of the Carmel. We remember you, all of Palestine. As long as we remain far from you, you are present within us as pain and sorrow, until we return to you, oh Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa, all of historical Palestine, so that life will return within us, and life will return within you, and all the temporary ones [Israelis] will go away. May their theory collapse, may their independence collapse, and may Palestine come back to life."
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PA daily article calls for a modern-day Saladin to push “the invaders” (Israelis) out of “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2012
Article by Bader Maki in the sports pages:
     "What about you, oh Arabs who prohibit [visiting Jerusalem] and accuse [those who visit] of treason? Such isolation you impose on us, in facing those who have newly appeared upon the face of the earth [the Israelis], those who continue, day and night, with their measures to Judaize Jerusalem, to empty it of its original inhabitants, and to establish settlements – and at the very time that the settlers are rioting everywhere in our land, and cutting down the holy olive trees…
The Hebrew entity fears the Arab Spring, because it will lose some of the rulers who maintained normalization with it. But the Arab street supports the bearers of the historical [Palestinian] cause, and our nation's dream of establishing our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital… Come, Arabs, to Jerusalem… Come to Palestine in order to emphasize its Arabness and its authenticity. Here, the descendants of Saladin from Kurdistan are arriving in Palestine. By my life, we need a leader like that Kurdish Muslim leader, to tell the invaders, 'Get out!'"
PA daily calls Israel “occupied Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2012
Headline: "International Al-Quds Institute calls for broad participation in Global March to Jerusalem"
     "…Activities will include processions that will set off from the countries surrounding Palestine - [those] in which it is permissible to hold marches – in the direction of the closest point to the borders of occupied Palestine, with a message to the Israeli occupation and to the entire world, that the Arab and Islamic nation and free people in the world will spare no efforts and will expel the occupation from Jerusalem and from all of Palestine."
PA minister wants the "liberation of all of Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2012
Headline: "Attended by ministers and MP's – central rally in Burqin to show solidarity with prisoner Hana Shalabi"
     "The women of Palestine marked March 8 with a central rally, attended by a group of released female prisoners from the various districts of the West Bank. Participating in the events were Minister of Women's Affairs, Rabiha Dhiab; Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake; Minister of Social Affairs, Majida Al-Masri… and representatives from the territories occupied in 1948…
Al-Masri sharply condemned the Israel Prison Services for its violations against the [hunger striking] prisoner Shalabi...[Al-Masri] said, 'We will expose the immoral policy of the occupation... We demand of everyone [Fatah and Hamas] to push ahead with reconciliation and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine – all of Palestine.'"

Note: Hana Shalabi was released in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal in 2011, but was later rearrested and kept in administrative detention. When she went on a hunger strike, she was expelled to the Gaza Strip.
“We want to remove Israel…all of Palestine is ours,” says man on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2012
PA TV program about how to help Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The words of a man from the Al-Amari refugee camp show how Palestinians have adopted the PA message of elimination of Israel being the ultimate goal: 

     "We must unite, because we want a state, we want to remove Israel; that's how the country is (i.e., should be.) Palestine is the [Mediterranean] sea and the [Jordan] river, all of Palestine is ours. Don't talk to me about ‘67 or ‘48… We must declare our state on the entire land of Palestine. Don't talk to me about ‘67, about West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem."
PA TV host: Israel “will not forever belong to the Jews… it will not remain theirs forever” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2012
PA TV program In a Fighter's Home visits the home of writer Mahmoud Nassar
PA TV host (speaking from a well that provided water for the Arabs of Sajra, in the Galilee):
     "We are writing here 'Returning', and Allah willing, we will return to our land and come back to it. I say to you: 'Hello, Abu Arab,' [reference to poet named Ibrahim Muhammad Salah, originally from Sajra] and I say to you, 'Allah willing, we will return to our land, which connects us with our ancestors. We are returning, Abu Arab; the Palestinians who are dispersed in foreign lands, wherever they are, are returning.' I am also writing here: 'Returning', and I'm writing my name, [to say] that I came here, and we are returning, Allah willing."
As she comes up out of the well, the host says: 'Now we'll see approximately how many dunams [of land] the Israelis stole: 7800 [dunams]."
At the end of the program, the host stands next to a Christ's Thorn Jujube tree and says: "Allah willing, this land will not forever belong to the Jews who took us out – (host corrects herself) the Zionists, because thus far we are still able to live with them, but the Zionists want to erase our existence from Palestine altogether, forever ("dum" in Arabic is the name of the tree and also means “forever”) Allah willing, it will not remain theirs forever."
Hamas leader Haniyeh: Hamas’ goal is “from the sea to the river,” meaning all of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2012
During Hamas leader Haniyeh's visit to Iran, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei insulted Arafat for reasons related to the Oslo Accords. Haniyeh did not respond to this insult.
     "In a press release published yesterday, Fatah spokesman Ahmed Asaf denounced … the 'lies uttered by the Iranian [Ayatollah] Khamenei concerning the eternal Martyr (Shahid), Yasser Arafat, in the presence of Ismail Haniyeh.' …
Haniyeh responded to Ayatollah Khamenei and emphasized that Hamas' aim is still to act 'for the liberty of all Palestinians, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river', and that it refuses peace talks."
Fatah official: "Israel is detined to vanish, Allah willing" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2012
Celebration of 47th anniversary of the establishment of Fatah and the beginning of the Palestinian revolution. Broadcast from Jerusalem, possibly edited.
     Omar Shalabi, secretary of Fatah’s Jerusalem branch: "On this anniversary we recall the Martyrs (Shahids) of the revolution and the Martyrs of the [Fatah] Central Committee... We renew the promise to Haifa, Jaffa, and Nazareth. Palestine, and all of Palestine, will remain alive in our hearts. We will continue to act and to be people of Ribat (religious conflict/war defending Islamic land) upon this land, until Allah implements his word… Thus, according to the Quran’s verdict, according to Allah’s verdict, Israel is destined to vanish, Allah willing.'" 
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