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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 Presidential Guards: Stalactite Cave in Israel is a “Palestinian site” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Feb. 2, 2017
Image and text on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards

The image shows Avshalom Cave, which is located in Israel.

Posted text: “Palestinian sites and artifacts:
‘Candle Cave ’ (i.e., Avshalom Cave, a stalactite cave in Israel)
It is located west of Jerusalem and south of Wadi Soreq (i.e., Nahal Soreq) and is called Soreq Cave, but it is better known by the name ‘Candle Cave’ or ‘Stalactite Cave.’
The cave was discovered in 1968 following a large explosion that took place in one of the nearby gravel machines (i.e., it was discovered during explosions conducted at a quarry).”
PA Minister of Education poses with map of Palestine replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Feb. 2, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam


Posted Text: “Today, I had the pleasure of honoring writer and creator Idris Jaradat, and to welcome students of the Jaba’ High School for Girls, together with the school’s outstanding principal Feryal Salah Al-Din, in the presence of Director of the Jerusalem Suburbs Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) Mr. Bassam Tahboub.”


The lower right image shows PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam meeting with the school principal and students. Saidam is seen holding a decorative plate featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” including the PA areas.
Text on plate: “Palestine”
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PA National Security Forces FB post features monument of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Feb. 2, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


The image shows a monument shaped as the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. On the center of the monument is a picture of Yasser Arafat, and the Palestinian flag is flying over it.

Text on image:
"Good morning"
Under the text appears the logo of the PA Security Forces.

Posted text: "#Palestinian_[PA_]National_Security_Forces"
Fatah FB: "Millions of Martyrs are marching on Jerusalem" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 2, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Good morning”

The image shows from left to right a Palestinian flag superimposed on the top of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and Yasser Arafat with the Dome of the Rock behind him and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern above him.

Text on image: “Good morning
Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem”
Governor of Jenin keeps decorative plate of "Palestine" erasing Israel in his office 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 1, 2017


Headline:
“Ramadan briefed the British ambassador on the situation in Jenin”
     “District Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan yesterday [Jan. 31, 2017] briefed British Political Consul Laurie Hunter regarding the general situation in the district, in the presence of Shadha Abd Al-Samad from the British Consulate, Public Relations and Information Administration Director Sana’a Badawi, and International Relations Department Director Amani Abu Bakr.”

The article includes a picture showing District Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan’s office. On a table in the background a decorative plate stands on display featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Fatah commissioner Shaath: All of Israel is “Palestine,” including Jaffa, Safed, Beer Sheva, Haifa, and Acre 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 30, 2017
Fatah-run Awdah TV program The Story of a Photograph, hosting Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath

Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath: "I went out to see every city in Palestine. I went to Jaffa, Safed, Beer Sheva, Haifa, and Acre (i.e., Israeli cities), and I saw the Palestinian villages. In addition to this, I also [saw] Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, and Jerusalem. I visited all of Palestine. Every part of it is a part of my life."
PA Minister of Education presents student with raised-relief map of "free Palestine" 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Jan. 26, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee member Sabri Saidam


The pictures show PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee member Sabri Saidam presenting a plaque with a raised-relief version of the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, to blind Palestinian student Amira Abu Arqoub.

Posted text: “Blindness has not constituted an obstacle to her excellence this year and her joining the English language studies at Bir Zeit University. Amira Abu Arqoub sat today in the chair of [PA] Minister [of Education Sabri Saidam], who had the honor of meeting her during the matriculation exams when the ministry put the talking computer to use for the first time in the exams. Abu Arqoub told me today [Jan. 26, 2017] about the colors of the flag and felt the map of the homeland with her fingers in order to laughingly and tenaciously sketch the contours of free Palestine. Long live the power of will.”
Ramallah municipality monument features giant PA map of "Palestine" replacing Israel with Israeli cities labeled “Safed,” “Acre,” “Haifa,” “Jerusalem,” and “Jaffa” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 25, 2017
Official PA TV News, on the dedication of a mosaic in Beitunia


Visual: The mosaic panel decorated with an olive tree is shown. Immediately afterwards participants of the ceremony are shown standing around a stone monument in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The names of several Israeli cities and cities in the West Bank are written on it.
Israeli city names written on the map: “Safed,” “Acre,” “Haifa,” “Jerusalem,” and “Jaffa”
West Bank city names written on the map: “Jericho,” and “Hebron.”

Official PA TV newsreader: “Beitunia Municipality today [Jan. 25, 2017] inaugurated a mosaic panel, the largest in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, on which is an olive tree that illustrates the adherence of our people to its land despite the efforts of the occupation to uproot [our people] from it.”

Official PA TV reporter: “Representatives of the [PA] Security Forces, the [PA] Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and representatives of the public in the city were present at the inauguration ceremony.”

Fatah official calls Israel "the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2017
Headline: “Al-Aloul: We and our people in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) are united and standing firm against the occupation”
      “Fatah Central Committee member [and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Palestinian people is united and standing firm against the crimes of the occupation state everywhere on the land of Palestine. Al-Aloul said in an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday [Jan. 19, 2017] that the policy of destruction that the authorities of the State of Israel are implementing in the village of Umm Al-Hiran (i.e., demolitions of illegal buildings in a Bedouin village in the Negev) is a link in the chain of Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people in general, and our people within the Green Line (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel; the Green Line is the ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries, 1949-1967) in particular. He added: ‘The crimes of the occupation have reached every place in the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).’"

Green Line - 1949-1967 ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) following Israel's War of Independence (1948-1949). Land within the Green Line is all part of the State of Israel since 1949. Land outside the Green Line includes East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.
Fatah: “Not east and not west, Jerusalem is our eternal capital” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 19, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text, and text on image in red: “Not east and not west,
Jerusalem is our eternal capital”

The image shows a poster with the Fatah logo – featuring a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas - at its top, and below it Yasser Arafat and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, with the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque below them. At the bottom, written in black, are the names of various Fatah branches.
Fatah members receive plaque with map of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 19, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The picture shows Director of the Insan Center Abu Zuhdi at the Burj Al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon, giving Fatah officials a plaque of honor on which is the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Posted text:
"The Fatah Movement participated in the opening of the permanent exhibit at the Insan Center at the Burj Al-Barajneh refugee camp.

The Palestinian National Committee for the Struggle Against Addiction and the Insan Center for the treatment of young people yesterday evening, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, opened the permanent exhibit of the Insan Center in the Burj Al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut in the presence of [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Fathi Abu Al-Ardat, Representative of the State of Palestine in Lebanon Khaled Abadi, and representatives of the Palestinian factions and the Palestinian civil institutions…
Director of the [Insan] Center Abu Zuhdi gave a souvenir in the form of a three-dimensional artistic plaque bearing the map of Palestine (the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas –Ed.)"
Fatah committee presents Hebron governor with plaque featuring Palestine erasing Israel 
Source: Hebron Governorate Facebook page, Jan. 19, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the Hebron Governorate Facebook page


Posted text: "#Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid this morning, Thursday [Jan. 19, 2017], received in his office a delegation from the Fatah Movement Executive Committee in the Old City [of Hebron] and several of its residents, who came to honor the district governor for his many efforts during the recent period to support and assist the citizens and to strengthen their resolve."


 
The picture shows Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid receiving a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.


PA TV: Israeli police “executed” terrorist as “declaration of war on our people within the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel)” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2017
Official PA TV News, on terrorist Yaqub Abu Qi’an who was shot and killed while carrying out a car ramming attack, in which he murdered an Israeli police officer and wounded another

Official PA TV newsreader: “After the Israeli police executed Yaqub Abu Qi’an (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), it demolished eight homes in the village of Umm Al-Hiran (i.e., illegal buildings were demolished) and removed their residents as a step of escalation that constitutes a declaration of war on our people within the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
Official PA TV reporter: “Residents of Umm Al-Hiran did not expect that their village would turn overnight into a scene of war and destruction, and into a scene of a cold-blooded murder during which Yaqub Abu Qi’an, 48, was murdered while on his way to evacuate his home before its demolition, after he received an immediate demolition order. But the bullets of the Israeli police were faster; they rained a shower of bullets on him and he fell as a Martyr (Shahid).”

Yaqub Abu Qi’an – Israeli Bedouin terrorist who rammed his car into a group of Israeli policemen on Jan. 18, 2017, murdering policeman Erez Levi, 34, and wounding another policeman before being shot and killed by other policemen. The attack occurred as the police were securing the demolition of illegal buildings in the Bedouin town of Umm Al-Hiran in the Negev while being confronted by violent riots. Abu Qi’an was a member of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
PA Minister of Health keeps decorative plate in his office showing map of Palestine replacing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2017
The article includes a picture from the meeting.


Picture caption: “Dr. Al-Najjar updates the [PA] minister of health on the situation of the medicine”

The picture shows a large decorative plate sitting in PA Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awwad’s office, and on it appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Health: 2016 was the best year in the past decade in the area of importing medicine and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip”
     “The one responsible for the medicine and medical equipment of the Gaza Strip Dr. Muhammad Al-Najjar [of the Gaza Ministry of Health] … updated [PA] Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awwad at his office in Ramallah regarding the situation of the medicine in the storehouses of the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.”
Fatah official: “Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a denial of the truth that Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: "Dalal Salameh: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a denial of the international decisions"
       "Fatah Central Committee member Dalal Salameh said that the matter of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a denial of the truth that Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian land. She emphasized the unity of the national position to fight against every decision regarding its transfer. She also demanded a clear Arab, Islamic, and international position. Salameh said in an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday (Tuesday) [Jan. 10, 2017]: 'The matter of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is completely unacceptable.' She emphasized that the Palestinian leadership and the national factions, and primarily the Fatah Movement, object and are continuing the legitimate struggle against the occupation in order to strengthen the rights and legitimacy of our people on the ground . Salameh emphasized that the possibility of the embassy being transferred must be fought against, through a strong and unified internal Palestinian position, and through clear Arab, Islamic, and international positions."
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PA District Governor calls Israel “the occupied interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 9, 2017
Headline: “Salfit: A political conference on ‘prospects of the political process’”

“Salfit District Governor Ibrahim Al-Balawi… praised the role of the Joint Arab List (i.e., party in the Israeli Parliament) in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
Official PA daily op-ed: Stabbings don`t serve Palestinian interests, best resistance against Israel is to ‘brainwash’ Israelis with the Palestinian narrative 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: "The smart resistance"

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily

"If we take the Palestinian cause and the nature of the conflict with the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and carefully examine the forms of resistance, then in principle every form [of resistance] against Israel, whatever it may be called – political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, social, media, educational, tourist, sport, military, etc. – is included under the 'resistance' clause. But while deepening our examination of the forms of resistance, [we discover that] not all forms bring the desired results…

If we take as an example the model of resistance by knives (i.e., stabbings), which characterized the popular uprising from the beginning of October 2015 through May 2016 (see note below –Ed.), [we will discover that] even though this method succeeded in sowing fear amidst the Israeli army, the herds of settlers, and even within Israeli society, as an individual act, not consolidated and without a plan and guidance, it has unfortunately had a negative influence on the conflict, and has whetted the appetite of the Israeli extremist right government led by [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to legislate a series of laws and to issue a series of criminal military orders - which has expanded and deepened the blow to the members of our people…

Therefore, the Palestinian people has not achieved the desired goals from the resistance by knives, but rather opposite results.

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Girl chants at Fatah rally: “Death is insignificant… I love Palestine, blood is spilled for it” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus


Young girl at rally:
"I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear
I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev
I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah
I love the dear homeland - death is insignificant, O Arabs
I love Palestine - the blood is spilled for it
This is what Yasser [Arafat] called for...
He announced: For the sake of Jerusalem my path is burning.
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Ramallah governor presents plaque of Palestine erasing Israel 
Source: Official Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Jan. 5, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Facebook page of the Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate


Posted text: "Under the auspices of and in the presence of Her Honor [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] #Dr._Laila_Ghannam the El-Bireh Municipality yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] held a ceremony of appreciation of the El-Bireh schools for Palestinian Teachers' Day
Ramallah and El-Bireh, Jan. 5, 2017"

The top picture shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam presenting a plaque of honor. The plaque features the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Taekwondo champion receives plaque featuring map of Palestine replacing Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 4, 2017


Caption of included picture: "Abu Sbeih together with [Taekwondo] champion [Wafa] Al-Kurd in the center and international coach Ibrahim Joudeh"
Sbeih, Al-Kurd, and Joudeh are holding honorary plaques featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Accompanying text: "Qudsna Gathering [for Sport Unions] executive committee member and Palestinian judo expert Ziyad Abu Sbeih called to give attention to the Jerusalem athletes and the Jerusalem sport institutions that are suffering from a lack of money, and also from exclusion from the formal associations."
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