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PA depicts a world without Israel
"Palestine" replaces 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.
"Palestine" replaces Israel
The Palestinian Authority paints a picture - both verbally and visually - of a world in which Israel does not exist. Children’s educational TV teaches that Palestine currently is a "state" (Arabic "dawla" = state) covering 27,000 sq. km - i.e., an area that includes all of Israel (the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip total only 6220 sq. km). Moreover, all Israel’s cities and infrastructure are referred to as "Palestinian": “Palestinian ports ... [are] Haifa, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod, and Gaza". [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1 2008].

Maps provide visual reinforcement for this perception: Israel does not exist on any map; its area is marked as "Palestine." Maps showing the entire area of Israel covered with the Palestinian flag are routinely displayed at official PA events.

This educational documentary, depicting all parts of Israel as “Palestine," has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV (Fatah) from 2007 – Oct 1, 2010:

“The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from …Ashkelon in the south up to Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a respected status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- sea of Galilee]. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to the world.”
PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 30, 2016

"Oh flying bird, circling around,
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth - the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
...
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
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Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of this version of the song name the following places in Israel: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jaffa, and Ramle. The full lyrics name the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Ramallah.
This song has been rebroadcast dozens of times on PA TV and PA TV Live since it originally aired on June 24, 2011.
Fatah to Palestinians on wildfires in Israel: "What is burning are our [Palestinian] trees and our historical Palestinian land,” don't celebrate on social media 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 24, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: What is burning are our trees and our historical Palestinian land”
       “In a statement it published today [Nov. 24, 2016], the Fatah Movement emphasized the Palestinian identity of all the Palestinian trees and stones that are burning right now (i.e., in a wave of suspected Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016), which are part of our historical Palestine. The statement warned the Israeli government not to take advantage of this event in a way that serves it by accusing Palestinian bodies of standing behind the fires.
Head of the Information Committee of the Fatah [Mobilization and Organization Commission] Munir Al-Jaghoub said that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government must clearly understand the sanctity of the Palestinian’s belonging to his land and trees.
The statement warned against… the irresponsible responses on the social networks, which include meanings and content as if the Palestinians are dancing over the flames that are spreading within Israel. The statement called on everyone to show historical responsibility and not to use language and terms that are far from the historical heritage and from the Palestinian right to the land that faces fires in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
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Art exhibit marking anniversary of Arafat’s death features image of Arafat and Hamas founder with map erasing Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 18, 2016

Headline: “Hebron: Art exhibition marking the anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death as a Martyr (Shahid)”

A picture in the article shows one of the pieces of art, featuring Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin on the left, Yasser Arafat on the right, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the middle.

Caption: “A child visits the art exhibition in Hebron yesterday [Nov. 17, 2016]”
Fatah Facebook posts image of map in sand of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 15, 2016

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Ramy Rify draws in the sands of the Gaza beaches, on the 28th anniversary of the [Palestinian declaration of] independence"

The picture shows "Palestine" written in the sand, with the "T" in the form of the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.
PA National Security Forces Facebook post image of Arafat together with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 15, 2016

Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

The image shows a picture of Yasser Arafat surrounded by olive branches with the PA National Security Forces logo to his right, and to his left a dove and the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Text on image:
"The anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the State of Palestine
15/11/1988"

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.
Fatah Facebook: School kids, commemorating Arafat, form map of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 11, 2016

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "On the anniversary of his death as a Martyr (Shahid), school students in Jenin form the letters [of the words] 'The leader Yasser Arafat ' with their bodies." (sic., they only formed "Yasser Arafat")

The picture shows schoolchildren forming the words "Yasser Arafat" with their bodies, and between the words they formed the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Participants at Fatah event sign giant drawing of map of “Palestine,” erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2016
     Headline: “Fatah in Tulkarem launched the campaign We Will Sign Off on Palestine Is for the Palestinians”
“The Tulkarem branch of the Fatah Movement yesterday [Nov. 6, 2016] launched the campaign We Will Sign Off on Palestine Is for the Palestinians, under the auspices of [Tulkarem] District Governor Issam Abu Bakr at the Palestine Technical University - Kadoorie campus, as part of the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
Fatah Secretary [in Tulkarem] Muayyad Sha’aban, [Palestinian] Parliament member Siham Thabet, the university’s Dean of Student Affairs Hussein Shanak, and the coordinator of [Fatah’s] Shabiba [student] movement at the university Wasim Abu Shams participated in the campaign…
During the event, the attendees signed a drawing of the map of Palestine (see note below –Ed.), in order to emphasize that Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, and that is how it will remain despite the occupation…
Sha’aban noted that the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids), the tribulations of the wounded, the resolve of the prisoners, and the defense of our people’s historical leadership on the fundamental principles, are the guarantee for canceling this ominous promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), particularly with the approaching 100th anniversary of it being issued.”

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Fatah official holding map of "Palestine" erasing Israel  
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Nov. 7, 2016

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs

The picture shows Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub and Oman Minister of Sport Affairs Sa'ad Bin Mohammed Al-Sa'adi holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
PA National Security Forces on Facebook posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Nov. 3, 2016

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces
Posted text: “#[PA]Palestinian_National_Security_Forces”
Text on image:
“Palestine
Good evening”
The image features the PA Security Forces symbol and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
PA Presidential Guards post picture of child wearing scarf with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Oct. 31, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards

Posted text: “Good morning
#Jerusalem_belongs_to_us
#Palestine”

The image shows a boy holding the Palestinian flag with the Dome of the Rock seen in the background. The boy, who is making a “V” for victory symbol with his hand, is wearing a scarf featuring an image of the Dome of the Rock under which is written “Al-Aqsa is ours,” and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Over the map is written “Palestine.”

Text on image:
“Jerusalem belongs to us
Palestine”
Fatah official and others at Fatah event hold maps of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Oct. 15, 2016

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “On the first day of the political conference [held by Fatah’s Berlin branch] in Germany, [Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] brother Abbas Zaki met with members of the Palestinian community in Germany”
Abbas Zaki appears in the center of the picture and is, as the rest of the people posing, holding the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map, copies of which are also held by those standing with Zaki, the key of return can be seen.
 
 
PA: The city of Ramle is located in Palestine 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Oct. 13, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards
Text on image: “Palestinian antiquities and monuments, Nabi Saleh Minaret – Ramle”
Posted text: “The Nabi Saleh Minaret, or the White Mosque, is located in the city of Ramle in Palestine (sic., Ramle is an Israeli city near the coast), and it is all that is left of the White Mosque that Umayyad Caliph Umar Bin Abd Al-Aziz ordered to build in 720, and which was renovated and expanded in 1268 during the Mamluk period.”
Fatah posts kids` drawings: Israel drinks blood of Palestinians; Israel eats Palestinians; Yes to violence; All of Israel is "Palestine" in maps 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 11, 2016

Drawings and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The drawings included images demonizing Israel, including one depicting Israel as eating and drinking the blood of Palestinians, images promoting the use of violence against Israel, images calling for the release of imprisioned terrorists and images using maps of "Palestine"  erasing Israel. However, the album also included images promoting peace doves.  

Posted text: “Innocent pictures express the feelings of children of #Palestine”

The drawings were drawn by Palestinian children.
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Hebron monument for Martyrs shaped like PA map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Hebron Governorate Facebook page, Sept. 12, 2016
 

 
Text and pictures posted on the Hebron Governorate Facebook page

Posted text: “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid, accompanied by a delegation from the district and leaders of the [PA] Security Forces, laid a wreath of flowers on the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) grave in the Al-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron on the first day of Eid Al-Adha (i.e., the Sacrifice Feast) [Sept. 11, 2016] and read the [Quranic] Al-Fatiha Sura for the [Martyrs'] souls.”

The pictures show scenes from the event. One picture shows Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid in front of a monument on which appears the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Text on monument above the PA map of “Palestine”: “Land of the messengers”

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Hebron monument shaped like PA map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Hebron Governorate Facebook page, Sept. 12, 2016
Text and pictures posted on the Hebron Governorate Facebook page

Posted text: “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid, accompanied by a delegation from the district and leaders of the [PA] Security Forces, laid a wreath of flowers on the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) grave in the Al-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron on the first day of Eid Al-Adha (i.e., the Sacrifice Feast) [Sept. 11, 2016] and read the [Quranic] Al-Fatiha Sura for the [Martyrs'] souls.”

The pictures show scenes from the event. One picture shows Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid in front of a monument on which appears the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Text on monument above the PA map of “Palestine”: “Land of the messengers”
PA daily describes Israeli city of Ashdod as “in the occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2016
Headline: “The election ink has arrived, but the voter might be absent”
     “The election ink (in Arab countries voting is conducted by dipping a finger in ink and making a fingerprint on one’s selection –Ed.) arrived two days ago [Sept. 9, 2016] from Europe at the Ashdod port in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), but according to indications, the voters are likely to be absent from the voting booths.”
PA daily non-recognition terminology: Israel is “’48 areas” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 9, 2016
Headline: “20 citizens were wounded in two separate traffic accidents in Jerusalem and Jenin”
      “A traffic accident occurred between two cars and led to the injury of nine citizens, six of them in serious condition and three in moderate condition, and a number of them were transferred to hospitals within the ’48 areas (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
Fatah cartoon shows boy wearing shirt with map of "My Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Sept. 8, 2016


Cartoon posted on Falestinona, the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline:
“My Palestine (this word could also mean “Palestinian” –Ed.)”

The cartoon shows a boy wearing a shirt featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Under the map is written: “My Palestine (this word could also mean “Palestinian” –Ed.)”
PA Security Forces post map erasing Israel and text claiming Israeli cities as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Sept. 4, 2016

Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces. The image shows Yasser Arafat in front of a Palestinian flag and an enlarged section of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and text that is also roughly in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine.”

Upper text on image: “Palestine:
Returning”
Underneath the text appear numerous names, including the following Israeli cities and regions: Safed, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jaffa, the Negev, Ramle, Lod, the Galilee, Be’er Sheva, Beit Shean and Jerusalem.
Lower text on image: “You [Arafat] are the homeland”
Boy on PA TV sings song misrepresenting Israeli cities as “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 2, 2016
Official PA TV program The Best Home, on the start of the new school year
A boy sings the song by Muhammad Kabha, "On the Way to Jerusalem," which has been broadcast on official PA TV numerous times over the last several years. Where Muhammad Kabha inserted his name in the song, the boy substitutes his own name, Omar Osama.

Omar Osama:
"Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Omar sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Osama sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
From Bethlehem to Jenin is Palestinian,
Ramle, Lod and Sakhnin are Palestinian.
Nowhere is more beautiful than Jerusalem;
no matter how much we travel”
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