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"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.”
Fatah Central Committee Secretary poses with map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Apr. 15, 2017
Image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub standing with an unidentified man. The two are holding a plaque between them featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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An article published by the independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an on April 15, 2017, indicates that Rajoub was the one presenting the plaque, and that the man receiving the plaque was an official visitor from an Arab country. The man was not further identified.

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).

Relief commemorating terrorists depicts map of “Palestine” together with gun 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Apr. 13, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “The history of the struggle and culture throughout Dura, in front of the wall reliefs of the giants Mahmoud Darwish (i.e., Palestinian poet), Majed Abu Sharar (i.e., senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s), and Bajes Abu Atwan (i.e., Fatah terrorist killed while fighting against Israel in 1974), with friends from the good times in prison and university, hosted by Al-Quds Open University, its [Fatah student movement] Shabiba, and its administration.”

The image shows a wall relief of Bajes Abu Atwan. In the center of the relief appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the right edge of the map formed by an assault rifle.
Text above relief: “Wall relief of Martyr (Shahid) Bajes Abu Atwan ‘Abu Shanar’:”
 
PA Minister of Women`s Affairs honors Director-General of the PA Preventive Security Force with plaque showing "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 12, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] minister of women’s affairs honored Ziyad Hab Al-Rih as a sign of appreciation for the efforts of the [PA] Preventive Security [Force] in the service of the homeland and citizens”


     “Director-General of the [PA] Preventive Security Force Ziyad Hab Al-Rih yesterday [April 11, 2017] received [PA] Minister of Women’s Affairs [Dr. Haifaa Al-Agha] in the presence of the ministry staff at the Force’s general headquarters…
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Al-Agha honored Director-General of the Force Hab Al-Rih as a sign of appreciation for the efforts that the Force is investing in the service of the homeland and citizens.”

The article includes a picture of PA Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Haifaa Al-Agha giving Director-General of the PA Preventive Security Force Ziyad Hab Al-Rih a plaque. In the upper left corner of the plaque appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Palestinian students on PA TV discuss playing "Arabs and Jews," claim "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Hebron, Jerusalem" are "our land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Israeli military training and its effect on residents of the northern Jordan Valley, hosting Al-Aqaba Village Council Head Sami Sadeq
Official PA TV host: “Let’s watch the interviews that the staff members prepared with the residents and how the residents are affected by the [Israeli] military training.”…
Student from the village of Al-Aqaba in the northern Jordan Valley: “It is our right to move from place to place in our land, our land - Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Hebron, Jerusalem (i.e., all cities in Israel except Hebron), and to go to every city in our homeland…”
Another student: “I hear the sounds of [Israeli] airplanes and tanks all the time. We the children of Palestine need to live in peace like the rest of the world’s children. I always see the children playing ‘Arabs and Jews’ - even the games are connected to the occupation.”
PA Minister of Health has map of “Palestine” erasing Israel in his office 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2017
“[PA] Minister of Health Jawad Awwad discussed ways of tightening the bilateral relations and strengthening the cooperation in the field of health with Ambassador of Turkey in the State of Palestine Gürcan Türko?lu yesterday [April 10, 2017]. This was during their meeting at his office in Ramallah.”


The article includes a picture from the meeting at PA Minister of Health Jawad Awwad’s office. Between Awwad on the right and Turkish Ambassador Gürcan Türko?lu on the left a decorative plate can be seen featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Ramallah governor presents new store branch with plaque featuring map of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Apr. 10, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

 

Posted text: “[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] #Laila_Ghannam during the opening of the new branch of the ‘Damra Style’ stores, in the presence of Chamber of Commerce Director Khalil Rizq
Ramallah and El-Bireh, April 10, 2017”

The following image shows a plaque being given to the store featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Ambassador of Palestine to the EU: Palestinian struggle to expel the "invaders" has lasted more than 100 years 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Movement’s Belgium and Luxembourg branch marks Land Day”
     “Under the auspices of the Embassy of Palestine, the Fatah Movement’s Belgium and Luxembourg branch marked the 41st Land Day in the center of the capital, Brussels…
Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium, and Luxembourg Abd Al-Rahim Al-Fara… emphasized that Land Day is one of the few national and pan-Arab events that sums up all of the significance of the Palestinian cause: resolve, resistance, resistance to colonialism and settlement, and unity of all of the sons of the one Palestinian homeland – from Rafah to Rosh HaNikra (i.e., an Israeli city in the Galilee) – against the occupier…
He said: ‘Our compass is only Palestine, in a struggle that has lasted more than 100 years for the purpose of expelling the invaders and establishing the Palestinian state.’”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Campers from PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs camp wear shirts with map of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Apr. 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows participants in a PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs camp taking a tour of Hisham’s Palace in Jericho and wearing group shirts featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The PA map is overlaid with the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Text on shirt:
“Know your homeland”
Posted text and text on image: “Know your homeland, Hisham’s Palace”
Kindergarten children pose holding maps of "Palestine" erasing Israel and keys of return 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2017
Image published in the official PA daily


The image shows a group of kindergarteners, some of whom are holding signs in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with “Palestine” written on the map. Other children are holding signs with keys drawn on them or signs in the shape of keys with the words “The right of return” written on them, symbolizing the return of Palestinian refugees. Yet others are carrying Palestinian flags.
Two large signs are being held in the middle of the image, one reading: “Land Day March 30,” and the other: “Jerusalem is ours, the land is ours, [Allah] in His strength is with us.”

Text under image: “The children of the Birds of Paradise Kindergarten in El-Bireh mark Land Day”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Palestinian band leader on PA TV: The land "is ours, was ours, and will return to being ours" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 1, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, with the Jordan-based Palestinian Al-Hannouneh band in Amman, on Land Day
Al-Hannouneh band leader Musa Saleh: “Land Day is a very important day, and for 40 years we have been with all the groups of the Palestinian people that are renewing the promise of the land – that it is ours, was ours, and will return to being ours. There is no occupation that remains forever. The occupation always comes and goes. We are the owners of the land.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Fatah FB pic shows lawn in shape of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows a lawn in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a picture of Yasser Arafat superimposed over it.

Text on image:
“March 30, 1976 – Land Day”

Posted text: “Land Day”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing”


     “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Technical Affairs Committee in partnership with the Salfit school…
It should be noted that the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition was held by the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee as part of the youth initiatives that it is holding in 20 regions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in order to support the political participation of women. This is part of the My Right to [My] Future project, which is being held in partnership with the CARE organization (i.e., a relief organization with US governmental funding) and with European Union funding.”

The article includes an image of Ru’a Amjad holding her drawing that won first place. The drawing shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing political sovereignty over the entire area. Next to it a man, woman, and child are seen standing alongside an AK-47 assault rifle.
Fatah official presents visitor with plaque showing map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: PSN, sports network of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Affairs, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub briefed his Maldivian colleague regarding developments in the FIFA International Monitoring Committee”


     “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary and] Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub today, Tuesday [March 29, 2017], discussed with Football Association of Maldives President Bassam Adeel Jaleel ways of strengthening the connection between the two friendly associations in the field of football.”

The article includes an image of Jibril Rajoub presenting Bassam Adeel Jaleel with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and on the flag appears the Palestinian flag.
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
PA Ministry of Education rejects UNRWA recommendations for changes in school books 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 26, 2017
Headline: “In documents: Accusations against UNRWA for targeting the national aspect of the textbooks”

“Ever since the characteristics became clear of the new [textbook] edition that UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) has distributed to its teachers, which includes changes in the new textbooks for grades 1-4, a great indignation has arisen among all sectors of the Palestinian society who have said that these are changes that harm the Palestinian identity and perpetuate the occupation’s existence…
This is not the first time that UNRWA is accused of inserting terms into the Palestinian textbooks for students of its schools, as this matter came up several years ago when it tried to insert the term ‘Holocaust’ into the seventh grade national study material…
The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education re-emphasized its firm opposition to any change or correction in the Palestinian textbooks, after it was disseminated that UNRWA is attempting to do this. The ministry said in a statement, a copy of which reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan, that according to international law UNRWA must use the textbooks of the host country. The ministry explained that it will take ‘punitive steps’ against anyone who attempts to change the textbooks or manipulate them.
The ministry explained that any attempt to change the textbooks constitutes an attack against Palestine and a targeting and erasing of the national identity. It emphasized that what was reported indicates a direct targeting of the national aspect of the textbooks, in a manner that is consistent with the occupation’s plan that warps and distorts these books.

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Official PA daily refers to Israel as "Palestine of the Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2017
Headline: "The beauty contest for purebred Arabian horses Palestine Spring will begin tomorrow"
     "Many purebred Arabian horses will participate in the competition from all of the districts of the homeland and Palestine of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel)."

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Secretary, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah student movement logo erases Israel, promotes violence: "From the sea of blood of the Martyrs we will create a state" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 21, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows the symbol of Fatah’s student movement Shabiba at An-Najah National University. The logo consists of a coat of arms featuring on its left a raised fist in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The symbol also features an image of the Dome of the Rock and the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern.

Text on symbol: “From the sea of blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) we will create a state
The Shabiba [Fatah] student movement
An-Najah National University”
Text under symbol: “The Shabiba student movement, An-Najah National University”
Posted text: “It’s official – the elections for the student union council at An-Najah National University are on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with the participation of all of the student groups”
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Ramallah gov sends Mother's Day wishes to "Martyrs" and their mothers in the Palestinian territories and the "Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Mar. 21, 2017
Video posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam


The video is an excerpt of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam's interview that was broadcast on [the An-Najah National University in Nablus's satellite channel] NBC for Mother's Day, which is celebrated in Arab countries on March 21.

Posted text: "#Happy_holiday_to_our_mothers
#Dr._Laila_Ghannam”

Video:
District governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: "Happy holiday to all our Palestinian women who have sacrificed much, beginning with the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), the mothers of the living Martyrs – the prisoners, the mothers of the wounded, the expelled, and those who did an act, those who were themselves Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded, and our dear ones, our women who have always been at the forefront in Palestine – in all of Palestine – in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), in the West Bank, in Gaza, and in the diamond in the crown – beloved Jerusalem. Greetings to our women in the diaspora, in our refugee camps, [where] our women and all of the Palestinians [in them] have suffered, in hopes, Allah willing, for the return and to meet [them] soon. As always, we especially mention our beloved female prisoners who we hope to meet soon, and primarily most veteran prisoner Lina Al-Jarbouni (i.e., terrorist accomplice), whom we await with longing. She will be released soon, Allah willing, next month."

Lina Al-Jarbouni - An Israeli Arab woman serving a sentence of 17 years, convicted March 9, 2004 of maintaining contact with and helping Islamic Jihad terrorists, of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks and of aiding an enemy during war.
PA Education Minister rejects changes in schoolbook maps to include Israel: Palestinian symbols and identity will be “erased” if we educate about the “Israeli occupation” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: "Saidam: We will not allow any change of the [PA] Ministry of Education's curricula by UNRWA"

"[PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that he adheres to the Palestinian curriculum as formulated by the [PA] Ministry of Education, and that he will not allow any change to the curriculum by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). Saidam said this in a letter that he sent to one of the participants in a meeting convened by the Central Council of Parents in the Gaza Districts and [the Council of Parents] in the Maghazi Refugee Camp…
The meeting participants discussed UNRWA's attempt to change the curriculum for grades 1–4 in the UNRWA schools.
Chairman of the Council of Parents in Maghazi and member of the Central Council of Parents in the Gaza Districts Wasef Abu Mashayekh explained the dangers of UNRWA changing the curriculum. He emphasized that the goal behind this is to erase the Palestinian identity. He also noted that the goal of these changes is to erase all of the Palestinian national symbols and features and harm the philosophical, moral, and national foundations of the curriculum, and first and foremost to erase the map of Palestine (i.e., the PA map of Palestine that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas –Ed.) and its name, to establish the existence of the 'Israeli' occupation on the Palestinian land, and [to claim] it has a right."
Mother's tears form map, which baby drinks 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2017
Cartoon published in the official PA daily


The cartoon shows a woman holding a baby and crying. Her tears form the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, before dripping into the baby’s mouth.

The same cartoon was published in the official PA daily on March 8, 2016, and Feb. 1, 2014.
Fatah FB pic shows map of "Palestine" composed of rioting rock-throwers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 18, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows masked Palestinian rioters throwing rocks, rolling tires, and waving flags. The rioters are presented in such a way that they form the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text in post and on image: “May your hands be sanctified, O holders of the rock”
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