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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 National Security Forces posts map erasing Israel with text: "Palestine lives and will not die" 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Mar. 17, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and in the center of the map is a key of return, symbolizing the “right of return" for Palestinian refugees. In the background a coastal sunset, and in the upper right the logo of the PA Security Forces appears.

Text on image:
“Palestine lives and will not die,
And one day the occupation will leave
An evening of challenge and resolve”

Posted text: “#The_Palestinian_[PA_]National_Security_Forces”
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub presents "female fighters" with map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 17, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad”


     “Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad from Yatta today, Wednesday [March 15, 2017].”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, March 15, 2017; official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 17, 2017]

The article includes a picture of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub presenting an honorary plaque including 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).

PMW has been unable to verify why the women are called “fighters” in the article.
Palestinian youth camp official T-shirt features map of "Palestine" replacing Israel with text "Know Your Homeland 2017" 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Mar. 17, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


Posted text: “The occupation army prevented members of the first Wandering Youth Camp from entering the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs)
Ramallah – Jericho – The Information Department of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs
The Israeli occupation army prevented members of the first Wandering Youth Camp, under the title 'Know Your Homeland,' from entering the Ibrahimi Mosque on Thursday [March 16, 2017] as part of a tour that was set by the Hebron district. This was on the pretext that the participants wore the camp’s shirt, on which is the map of Palestine (i.e., the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas) alongside the slogan ‘Know Your Homeland.’
The occupation army was not satisfied with this arbitrary step, but also intentionally delayed the participants for an hour, which encouraged the participants to refuse to obey this unfair decision. They also firmly opposed taking off the camp shirt, because it bears symbols that instill adherence to the land and identity in the minds of the youth and the participants themselves.”

The image on the left shows the camp shirt, featuring the PA map of “Palestine.”
Text on shirt: “Know Your Homeland
2017”
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PA Ministry of Education free guidebook for "students of the Interior" shows map of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Mar. 16, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

 

Posted text: “From the heart of Nazareth, a delegation from the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the institutions of higher education on the first guidance day for students of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), as part of the publication ceremony of the Palestinian educational guidebook after approximately a year of work and efforts for its completion. Additional details on the way.”

The image shows the guidebook, which includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Names of Israeli cities listed on map: “Jaffa, Tel Aviv (partially covered –Ed.), Be’er Sheva, Ramle, Lod, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias (partially covered –Ed.)”
Text on book: “The Palestinian Higher Education Guide for Students of the Interior 2016-2017 – distributed for free”
PA TV posts photo of lawn in shape of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Official PA TV Facebook page, Mar. 16, 2017
Image posted on the official PA TV 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.
Fatah social media post shows clock of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 14, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows a clock, in the middle of which appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on clock: “My homeland – glory, beauty, sublimity, and splendor are in your hills (from the former Palestinian anthem “My Homeland” –Ed.)
Palestine”

Posted text: “The [PA] government: Daylight savings time will take effect early Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, when the hands of the clock will be moved forward by 60 minutes.”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, March 14, 2017; Official Fatah Twitter account, March 14, 2017]
"Palestine" replaces Israel in logo of the Popular Committee of the Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp  
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 14, 2017
The logo of the Popular Committee of the Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
(As seen in photo from ceremony described in the following article:)



     “On Tuesday evening [March 14, 2017] the beginning of the execution of a project improving the refugee camps funded by the Japanese agency JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in partnership with the PLO Department for Refugee Affairs was declared. This was part of a ceremony that was held at the headquarters of the Popular Committee of the Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp at the southern entrance to Jericho, in the presence of District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani.”
Fatah official glorifies female terrorists for International Women's Day, gives out plaques erasing Israel  
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 12, 2017
Headline: “PNN in a video: ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem’ – central honor ceremony for female fighters and creators in honor of March 8 (i.e., International Women’s Day)”
      “In a large ceremony under the auspices of [Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub, the Bethlehem District and its Social Solidarity Committee launched the first annual ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem Ceremony 2017’ honor ceremony, through which a group of female fighters alongside female creators who excel in their professional and daily lives will be honored every year…
Rajoub noted that the honoring of the five fighters and 10 creators is part of the ongoing Palestinian national struggle. He noted that the women of Palestine draw from the giving and struggle of the first female Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine, and prime among them Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and Laila Khaled (i.e., terrorist who took part in airplane hijackings), who succeeded in raising the Palestinian voice high and sounding it for the whole world.”
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Official PA daily refers to Israel as "Palestine of the Interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Equestrian Federation is continuing the preparations for holding the Eighth Beauty Contest of Palestine for Arabian Horses”
     “The Palestinian Equestrian Federation… is continuing in preparations for holding the Eighth Beauty Contest of Palestine for Arabian Horses…
A large group of champion horses from the various districts of the homeland and from Palestine of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel ) participated in the contest.”
Fatah official holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 6, 2017

Text and link posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub


Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub posted a link to an article with an image of Rajoub and the chairman of the Lebanese Football Association holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. It is unclear who is presenting the plaque to whom.

Headline of the article: "Rajoub discusses developing the activity of the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian [Football] Association with the chairman of the Lebanese Football Association"
Posted text: "The two discussed many matters relating to utilizing the Lebanese sports facilities and the development of technical and administrative staff members in the Palestinian clubs in Lebanon."
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official holds plaque of honor featuring map of “Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 6, 2017
 

Text and link posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub posted a link to an article including an image of Rajoub and Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports Muhammad Fneish holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. It is unclear who is presenting the plaque to whom.

Headline of the article: "Rajoub discusses with Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports [Muhammad Fneish] ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation"
Posted text: "[Rajoub] briefed him [Minister Fneish] on the ways to develop the Palestinian youth and sport sector in the Lebanese arena."
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Cartoon posted on Fatah Twitter depicts UK and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 4, 2017

Cartoon and text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account


Tweeted English text: "UK PM Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' & 'celebrate' the Balfour Declaration on Anniversary
independent.co.uk/voices/balfour…"

The cartoon shows a Palestinian woman, part of her clothes forming the Palestinian flag, speaking with British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the woman’s speech bubble two hands with the British and Israeli flags on their sleeves are seen stabbing the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map is written “Palestine.”

The link to the British news website The Independent leads to a “page not found” message.
Logo signed by the Palestinian Refugees Association includes the PA map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 4, 2017
A logo signed by the Palestinian Refugees Association includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is painted as the Palestinian flag.


Text at bottom of the logo: “The Palestinian Refugees Association”

Headline: “The Palestinian National Association in Europe declared that the Refugees Association and Young People of the Return signed a merger”
     “The Palestinian National Association in the states of the European Union announced the comprehensive merger of the Refugees Association and the Young People of the Return Union into one institute, while preserving the name ‘The Palestinian Refugees Association in the European Union.’”

PMW has not been able to verify the authenticity of the logo or the association that appear in this article.
Film shown to NATO reps depicts “colonialism in Palestine since 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2017
Headline: "Assaf briefed an international parliamentary delegation regarding the settlement plans"
      "Chairman of the [PA] Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf yesterday [March 2, 2017] briefed a delegation from the NATO alliance Parliamentary Assembly, which included 40 members of the alliance from 14 states, and also the Science and Technology Committee and the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group, regarding the Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank… The committee presented a filmed and detailed explanation of the colonialism in Palestine since 1948 and until today, how the occupation settlements and the wall were built, and how the division into administrative and security regions was carried out, with a focus on the latest period between 1997 and 2016."
PA TV clip shows images of Caesarea with words "this sea is mine! This moist air is mine!” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2017
Official PA TV, interlude clip appearing between programs several times a day

Visual:
The clip shows images of Gaza, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and Israeli cities including Jerusalem, Caesarea, Jaffa, and Tiberias.
In the background of the clip the former Palestinian anthem Mawtini (“My Homeland”) is heard, and Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish is heard reciting from his poems.
When images of the Caesarea beach appear in the background, Darwish is heard reciting lines from a poem that appear on screen.
Caption: “This sea is mine! This moist air is mine!”

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Fatah FB posts map of "Palestine" replacing Israel with text: "We are coming, O soil of the homeland, we are coming” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 2, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows the late Palestinian poet Ibrahim Muhammad Saleh’s face superimposed over the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Under the map, Saleh is seen wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and in the background appears the Al-Aqsa Mosque with Palestinian flags flying beside it.

Text on image: “The third anniversary of the death of the poet of the Palestinian revolution
Abu Arab (i.e., Ibrahim Muhammad Saleh)”
Posted text: “The third anniversary of the death of the poet of the revolution Abu Arab
We are coming, O soil of the homeland, we are coming”
PLO representative in Iran: “Everyone needs to fight [Israel] in his own way”, “all means of struggle are legitimate” 
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, Mar. 1, 2017
Headline : “The Ambassador of Palestine in Iran: The Oslo Accords are bankrupt”

“In February 1981, late president Yasser Arafat appointed Salah Al-Zawawi as the PLO representative in Tehran, after Martyr (Shahid) Hani Al-Hassan resigned from his position and moved to Beirut. Following the Oslo Accords between the PLO and the Israeli enemy, Iran refused to recognize the [Palestinian] Authority that was established in accordance with the accords, and refused the replacement of Al-Zawawi and the appointment of a new ambassador. Therefore he has remained in his tenure since that time, and has spent 36 years of his life in Tehran…
The most veteran of the Palestinian diplomats (i.e., Al-Zawawi) does not deny the existence of differences of opinion with Tehran, but [notes] ‘Every side needs to accept the position of the other side with understanding, and we must fight for the liberation of Palestine. The form of fighting that is demanded of members of our people in the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) is different from that which is demanded of those in the West Bank, and a different method is demanded of those in the West Bank than those in Gaza. There is diplomatic fighting.’ He continued and said, ‘There is no doubt that everyone needs to fight in his own way, beginning with carrying out stabbing and car ramming operations and ending with firing rockets, and in this way we will liberate Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.’ He also argued: ‘There is a Jihad that is controlled by the geographic conditions, and everyone needs to aid it in accordance with their location, abilities, and conditions… all of the means of struggle are legitimate, beginning with debka dance (i.e., Arab folk dance) and ending with armed struggle that is meant to realize Allah’s promise and bring liberation.’ …
The ambassador no longer believes in the Oslo Accor
Fatah Twitter: "Whoever loves #Palestine will not die” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Feb. 26, 2017
Image and text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account


The image shows on its left the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and in the center the figure of a man wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) is seen waving a Palestinian flag.

Text in upper right of image:
“Palestine will not die”
Posted text: “Whoever loves #Palestine will not die”
Fatah FB posts picture of Abbas with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 25, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“#Palestine’s_Job (i.e., the Biblical figure known for his suffering and being tested by God)”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, overlaid with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress).
At the bottom is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Text on right side of image over the map: “Palestine’s Job”
Text on bottom of image: “[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”
Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron

A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem:
Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy
Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand?
I am a Muslim Arab, a free person forever
You do not have the right to ask
I did not come here, but rather you are the one that came
I was born here long ago,
Before you
Before you came to my land
I am a Muslim
My roots are in the depths of history
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Safed, Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Gaza
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Nablus
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in every grain of soil
A rock in my hand, my head and my heart –"
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