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]
Young Palestinian boy in Lebanese refugee camp: “All we want is for the world to remove Israel from our country” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 29, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast for International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, segment from Lebanon interviewing refugees from the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon

A young boy from the Shatila refugee camp: "We do not want anything from the world, except that it stand at our side, remove Israel from our country, and [then] we will return to Palestine."

PA Ministry of Information: Right of return for Palestinian refugees is “holy”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 13, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The right of return is holy and constitutes a moral and legal responsibility of the UN”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the Palestinian refugees’ right of return has not and will not be subject to bargaining as far as the Palestinians are concerned, and that this is a right that has been approved by UN resolutions, and particularly [UN] Resolution 194…
The Ministry of Information added that it is monitoring the occupation’s toxic campaign, which is being led by several of [Israel's] supporters in the American Senate and House of Representatives in order to revoke the mandate given to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by the UN, to redefine the term ‘Palestinian refugees,’ and to claim that it ‘includes only those who left in 1948, and does not include their children or grandchildren.’”

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PA government: “The refugee problem is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 13, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] government: The refugee problem is the core of the conflict; submitting Israel’s candidacy to any international role encourages the occupation”
      “[The PA government] emphasized that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) must continue to provide its services to the Palestinian refugees according to the mandate given to it in accordance with UN Resolution 302 .
The government emphasized that the international community must bear its responsibility regarding UNRWA, and called on the countries of the world to quickly provide the money required to cover UNRWA’s deficit, so that it will be able to continue to provide its services to the refugee members of our people everywhere that they are located.
It also emphasized that the international community must ensure the continuation of UNRWA’s activity until a just solution is found for the Palestinian refugee problem, as it is a living witness to the continuation of their tragedy and the extent of the crime that was perpetrated against them. The government added that the refugee problem is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and that its solution in accordance with the decisions of the international institutions, and particularly [UN] Resolution 194, is the main way to end the conflict and establish a just and comprehensive peace in the region.”

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Abbas’ advisor: Palestinians demand from the US delegation that the refugees be returned  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 29, 2017
Headline: “Shaath: The American delegation has requested an extension of three to four months to consolidate a peace plan”
        “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said that the American delegation has requested that the [PA] leadership give them an extension of three to four months for the American government to present a peace plan. In statements he made yesterday [Aug. 28, 2017] to [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine, Shaath added that the American delegation did not present any position that opposes the Palestinian positions or supports them…
Shaath explained that the [PA] leadership briefed the American delegation on the Palestinian demands: ending the occupation, establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders whose capital is Jerusalem, and resolving all of the core problems, prime among them the return of the refugees.”

At a PA-funded summer camp for kids, drawing of map of "Palestine" with text describing "Palestine's" borders that erases Israel  
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 2, 2017

Images and text shared on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA Budget

At a camp organized by the National Committee for Summer Camps, a drawing of the PA's map of "Palestine" was accompanied by the following text:

Text next to map: "Palestine
Location: The continent of Asia, eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Territory: 27,009 square kilometers (the combined size of Israel and the PA areas is roughly 27,000 square kilometers -Ed.)
Borders of Palestine: Lebanon on the north
The Gulf of Aqaba and Egypt on the south
Jordan on the east
The Mediterranean Sea on the west"
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Significantly, the text's alternative "facts" reiterate the PA message that Israel doesn't exist or will not exist in the future. The description of "Palestine's" territory as 27,000 square kilometers includes the area of all of Israel in addition to the PA areas. The West Bank and Gaza together are 6,220 square kilometers. The description of "Palestine's" borders is also wrong, as it is Israel that borders Lebanon and the Gulf of Aqaba.

Song on Fatah-run TV: “I will not calm down until I see that the Zionist has left [my land]” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, July 10, 2017
Fatah-run Awdah TV, music video of the song “My Path is Long” by Palestinian singer Ammar Hassan

Song lyrics:
“My path is long, O my mother,
It is full of thorns and fire,
O my mother, this is what was decreed,
I need not be silent and collapse,
It will not happen that the Zionist will sit in my place at home,
This is my land, and it is my honor,
I was educated on the love of my land,
O my mother, my home must return,
And I will give my son the key,
O my mother, I will not calm down until I see that the Zionist has left.”

Visual: At the end of the music video the arm of an adult is seen handing a key to the arm of a child, symbolizing the “right of return” of Palestinian refugees.

Note: this video aired on Fatah-run Awdah TV on May 5, 2017  and was rebroadcast on July 10, 2017.

PFLP takes responsibility for Jerusalem terror attack which was part of "blood oath to the Palestinian people to... [establish] our state... from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea]" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 17, 2017
Headline: "The Popular Front took responsibility for the Al-Buraq Promise operation that was carried out yesterday in Jerusalem"
     "The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) early this morning, Saturday [June 17, 2017], took responsibility for the combined Jerusalem operation, the Al-Buraq Promise operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that took place yesterday in occupied Jerusalem. [The Front] emphasized that the operation was carried out in order to emphasize the path of resistance and respond to the occupation's crimes and targeting of the holy sites. The PFLP said in a statement it published: 'The PFLP informs the masses of the Palestinian people about the death of the heroes of the village of Deir Abu Mash'al, the two heroic released prisoners Bara Ibrahim Saleh Ata, 18, and Osama Ahmed Mustafa Ata, 19, and Martyr (Shahid) Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankoush, 18... The PFLP again emphasized in the statement the blood oath to the Palestinian people to continue on the path of resistance until the return [of the Palestinian refugees], freedom, and the establishment of our state on all of the land of the Palestinian homeland from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea], with free and united Jerusalem as its capital."
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PLO leader: Everyone knows our goal is to take all of Israel – “liberate all of Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2017

Palestinian National Council member Khaled Mismar: "The revolution broke out in 1965 (i.e., first Fatah terror attack) in order to liberate all of the land of Palestine (i.e., all of Israel), but circumstances didn't permit it... We have fought, and we have withstood everything, all the plots, but we will realize our goal. True, we agreed to receive only 20 or 22 percent of Palestine (i.e., West Bank and Gaza Strip), but a right is never lost as long as someone demands it. Every one of us knows what our goal is (i.e., to 'liberate all of Palestine')."
Official PA TV, Topic of the Day
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1965 revolution – or Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

PLO official: "We will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, or Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2017
Official PA TV broadcast for Nakba Day, showing the Nakba Day ceremony in Ramallah

Official PA TV broadcast for Nakba Day, showing the Nakba Day ceremony in Ramallah

General Coordinator of PLO's National Committee for Commemorating Nakba Day, Muhammad Alyan:
"We want to say regarding what happened in 1948: No matter how great the losses and sacrifices may be, we will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, or Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities). Let this occupation do what it wants., We are staying here, rooted like the olive tree, fighting, and defending [the homeland]."
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Song on official PA radio envisions Israel's end: “Occupiers… the day is coming when you will leave”  
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, May 14, 2017

The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, Lebanese song for “Palestine” played ahead of Nakba Day

Lyrics: “O occupiers, leave my land…
Leave, leave, leave
The day is coming, the day is coming when you will leave
And Palestine will return to being the bride of the Arabs…
I’m prepared to sacrifice my blood for [Palestine],
This is my land, and the land of my forefathers,
We own the cause.”
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The song was broadcast on the official PA radio station on occasion of Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the Arabs’ subsequent loss of the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.

Official PA TV children's program host refers to Israel as "the Palestinian villages that were occupied in 1948" and looks forward to their return 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 31, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, on Land Day
Official PA TV host Walaa Al-Battat:
“In honor of this day (i.e., Land Day), the Birds of Paradise Kindergarten has brought us flowers with the names of the uprooted villages, the Palestinian villages that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., in Israel), and Allah willing they will return to us one day. Thank you Birds of Paradise for this nice gesture.”
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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.

Hamas official says change to Hamas charter is "a tactical step," maintains "our land is all of Palestine" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 28, 2017
     "Member of the Hamas movement's political bureau Mahmoud Al-Zahar emphasized... in an interview with the Lebanese [TV] channel Al-Mayadeen that is close to Hezbollah... that the new document that Hamas will publish does not constitute a new face, but rather explains the reality and fundamentals of the movement.
He said: 'Our principles say that our land is all of Palestine, including the land that is under occupation (i.e., Israel).' He also noted that the talk in the document about establishing a state in the West Bank and Gaza 'is a tactical step that does not harm the right of the Palestinians to all of the land of Palestine.' Al-Zahar continued: 'We are not a copy of Fatah. We are not a copy of a failed project.' He noted that only the Jews who occupied Palestine are the movement's enemies, and not all of the Jews."
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Hamas leader: "Expel them from the 1948 borders" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 8, 2017
Al-Aqsa TV, speech by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar
Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar: “Allah says in the Quran: ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). According to the grammarians , the word ‘from’ notes partialness. Where did the Jews expel us from? From the 1967 borders or from the 1948 borders (i.e., Israel)? From the 1948 borders. Expel them from the 1948 borders, like they expelled you. In other words, the Jews leaving the lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) is a principle that is unchangeable because it is mentioned in Allah’s book. ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you.’ ...We want Palestine, all of Palestine, and not one grain of soil less.
It is said in the Quran: ‘And kill them wherever you overtake them’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). We do not recognize the difference between the 1967 borders and the 1948 borders. We will resist them where we can. Aboveground, underground, and if we will have planes to fly we will fight them from the skies.”

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Fatah official: "We will pursue you with car rammings and kill you with rocks...You are a people whose fate is to disappear" 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Mar. 2, 2017
Headline: “A variety of artistic performances to mark the 52nd anniversary"
     "The Siraj Al-Awdah Band held a revolutionary artistic ceremony in the presence of Secretary of the Fatah Movement and the PLO Factions in Tyre [in Lebanon] Tawfiq Abdallah, Fatah Head of Information in Tyre Muhammad Buqa'i, and Fatah leaders and members on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Tyre Cinema.
At the beginning ceremony emcee Bassel Abu Shihab welcomed those present, and afterwards Tawfiq Abdallah spoke and said: ‘The struggle and revolution are not only through carrying weapons and fighting, but also writing, working, singing, and art in all of their revolutionary forms in order to reach the main goal, which is to convey the idea and truth to the entire world.' He added: 'The revolution is still continuing until this day, and that is what members of the Palestinian people are translating [into action] by their resistance to the Zionist enemy with knives. We will pursue you [Zionists] with car rammings and kill you with rocks, Allah willing, and we will defeat you, and through intelligence, culture, and art, we will hold you accountable. We are a people that is worthy of living and you are a people whose fate is to disappear.’"

The article appears in the March 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on March 2, 2017.

Fatah FB: "I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 21, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image: “I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) until [Palestine] returns”

The image shows a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding an assault rifle, and behind him the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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PA TV filler promotes “right of return,” logo of filler production has map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 16, 2017

Official PA TV music video on the Palestinian “right of return” played as an interlude between programs

Visual: Towards the end of the music video Palestinians are seen fleeing their homes that are going up in flames during the 1948 war with Israel (Israel’s War of Independence.) The father of a family fleeing their home is seen passing a large key to his child.

Song: “Despite the fact that we were expelled from our homes and now are old, we still have the key that reminds us of the smell of that home, and reminds us of the address to return to.”

Visual: The logo of the music video’s production includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
The production credits at the end of the video list the following groups:
“Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)
Palestinian Return Association in Syria
The Palestinian Organization for the Right of Return in Lebanon”

Palestinian official on Fatah TV: Palestinians will replace Jews demographically in “historical Palestine” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Feb. 6, 2017
Fatah-run Awdah TV program The Story of a Photograph, hosting head of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf

Head of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf: “Allah willing the Palestinians will triumph and succeed in remaining, and we will thwart the plan of expulsion. We are currently in historical Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, and we are 50.5% of the residents . We have surpassed 50%, half of the residents. For the first time since 1948, the Palestinians [constitute] more than half of the residents in their country. Allah willing we will be 60%, we will be two-thirds, three-fourths, and we will be here in this land.”

PA Refugee Affairs Director: We will never allow Palestinian refugee problem to be solved until they receive full rights in their original homes 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 16, 2017
Headline: “Al-Agha warns…”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakaria Al-Agha warned of a deliberate political blow to the Palestinian cause, including the cause of the refugees.
Media outlets reported on the plan of the so-called National Salvation Front in Syria for an arrangement with Israel. [This plan] includes abolishing the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and turning them into residential areas…
Al-Agha said that the National Salvation Front in Syria, which we know does not represent the opinions of our Syrian brothers, has no right to seek to appease the occupation government at the expense of the Palestinian cause, the first and foremost cause of the Arabs. [He added that] the Palestinian refugee camps will remain a symbol of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian refugees, their being uprooted, their suffering, and their sacrifice, until they attain their full rights through their return to the homes from which they were uprooted, and this is according to the resolutions of the international institutions, and particularly UN General Assembly Resolution 194 from 1948.”

UN resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at p

Hamas member of PA Parliament: The state of the enemy – the criminal Jews – will disappear  
Source: YouTube channel of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Jan. 6, 2017

Excerpt from sermon by Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras at the Al-Mina Mosque in Gaza

Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras: “The prime message we are sending to our enemy: You have been humiliated and have failed, and Allah described for us your character traits. O, criminal Jews, you cannot remain on our land, and we will never renounce even one grain of our land… Their state is about to disappear.”
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Fatah official suggests goal is destruction of Israel in stages: Two-state solution will eventually become one “Palestine,” as North and South Vietnam became one 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2016

Official PA TV program
State of Politics, on the UN Security Council resolution of Dec. 23, 2016, against the Israeli settlements, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad

Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad: "We agree to a state on territory that is 22%, and perhaps less, of the land of historical Palestine. By the way, I personally ? all of our [family's] lands, thousands of acres in the Jezreel Valley (i.e., Israel) ? none are in the '67 lands (i.e., West Bank), but rather in the '48 (i.e., in Israel). Despite this, I am certain that a Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967 will return my historical rights to me in full. I am certain of it. Therefore, I am certain that we need to start. The historical examples of this are many. North Vietnam. There was a North and a South [Vietnam]. What is its name now? Vietnam! Isn't it?"
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