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]
PLO official in Syria condemns move of US embassy to Jerusalem; “The people of Palestine will only be satisfied after the liberation of all of the Palestinian land” 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, May 16, 2018
     "The Fatah branch in Syria held a procession of rage today, Tuesday [May 15, 2018], in the Khan Danun refugee camp in [the Syrian governorate of] Rif Dimashq, as a sign of solidarity with our people in the homeland.
Secretary of the [Fatah] Syria branch Huda Al-Badawi, female members of the branch committee, and Director-General of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi headed the procession…
In an exclusive interview with the Fatah Information [and Culture] Commission, Al-Badawi emphasized that the right of return is a legal right of our Palestinian people, and noted that Fatah adheres to the fundamental principles and that there is no alternative to return…
Al-Badawi directed a message to [US President Donald] Trump and Israel that our cause will continue to be alive and kicking regardless of how much time passes, that Palestine belongs solely to the Palestinians, and that there is no alternative capital except for Jerusalem, and it does not matter how many embassies are transferred [to Jerusalem] and how many deals are signed... Abd Al-Hadi condemned the transfer of the American settlement (i.e., the US embassy) to Jerusalem, and emphasized that the people of Palestine will only be satisfied after the liberation of all of the Palestinian land and the establishment of its independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

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Fatah FB: The destination is "Palestine", to which Palestinians will "return" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 13, 2018

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a person masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) looking at a group of people.

Text in Hebrew and Arabic at right center: "The destination is Palestine"
Text in Hebrew at bottom left:"#I_am_returning"
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PA TV teaches kids to stay refugees: "From generation to generation, there is no alternative to the return" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 10, 2018

Filler for “Nakba Day” broadcast on official PA TV numerous times daily since May 10, 2018

Text on drawing: "The 70th anniversary of the Nakba. From generation to generation, there is no alternative to the return and Jerusalem."
Song performed by Fairuz: "We shall return though time passes by and distances grow between us."
Text on screen: "From generation to generation, there is no alternative to the return and Jerusalem."
PA TV narrator
: "Our return is certain, and Jerusalem is the eternal capital of our state."
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"Israel is a heretic gang, and it will end," says Palestinian political analyst 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2018

Official PA TV program "Inside"

Political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "Israel is a sort of heretic gang, and it will end. I want to say these things to every bereaved mother, every mother of a wounded person, every mother that lost her son, and every woman that lost her husband: By Allah, Israel is temporary."
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Fatah Spokesman in Gaza: “Israel will not be able to live in peace and security as long as we do not achieve our legal rights… our people will not accept any deal other than the deal of return to its land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2018
          “Official Fatah Movement Spokesman in the Gaza Strip Dr. Atef Abu Saif said that the continuation of the March of Return activities is a strategic matter for the Fatah Movement and a clear and explicit expression of our people’s adherence to all of its legal rights, and he called for these actions to be part of the peaceful popular resistance’s active strategy on the path to achieving all of our rights… Regarding everything concerning the message behind these activities, Abu Saif said that there are two messages. One is that our people has not forgotten and will not forget its land and its rights, and that Israel will not be able to live in peace and security as long as we do not achieve our legal rights. The second message is directed to the international community by emphasizing that it is impossible to shelve our people’s cause, and that our people will not accept any deal other than the deal of return to its land and its homes from which it was expelled.”

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Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel - “the colonialist satanic plant” of the West “to get rid of the problem of the Jewish ghetto” - will not survive because the “Zionist project… is a project that rejects life” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

       “The core and essence of the Anglo-Saxon-Israeli connection were never a secret to anyone, or unclear and vague, because their foundations are obvious and clear, and they are based on the mutual relationship between the Anglo-Saxon decision maker and funder and the Zionist project, so that it will carry out the role and mission required of it. Therefore, the owner of the project of Israel is the West, the entire capitalist West, and the fact that there are differences of opinion and even criticism between the capitalist bodies according to hierarchy and status does not in any way mean that they have a disagreement about protecting and perpetuating the status of Israel – the colonialist satanic plant in the region on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)... 
Therefore, to the extent that the national, popular, political, and diplomatic struggle develops, we will achieve two goals simultaneously: 1. To enable building foundations for a political, possible, and accepted agreement; 2. The splitting and fragmenting of the Zionist project, because it will not be able to continue to exist without the Anglo-Saxon financial and security aid, and particularly because it is a project that rejects life.”
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Fatah posts image of rifle with text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 31, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours”

The image shows a Palestinian flag around a tree, and above the flag is an AK-47 assault rifle with a key symbolizing the “return” of the Palestinian refugees hanging on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) draped over its ammunition magazine. In the background is the Dome of the Rock.

Text on image: “The land will remain free (the last letter in the word “free” is in the shape of a key –Ed.)”

PLO: “Our people will continue to stand firm in the land of the forefathers until Allah gives us victory over the occupation by foiling its Judaization and settlement plots” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2018
Headline: "The PLO and the factions: We will not relinquish the unity and the rights of our people"
       "The [PLO] National Council emphasized on eternal Land Day that our people will continue to stand firm in the land of the forefathers until Allah gives us victory over the occupation by foiling its Judaization and settlement plots and returning our legal national rights, which include the right of return, the right to a state, and the right to self-determination over all the Palestinian national land."

Fatah Facebook posts image of young girl with key to promote right of return 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a young girl with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on her head and a Palestinian flag on her right shoulder, holding a key that symbolizes the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees.

Text on image at top left:
"March 30
Land Day"

Text on image at top right:
"#Returning"

Text on image at bottom:
"The right of return –
There is no retreat from it"

Posted text: "The right of return – there is no retreat from it"

Land Day – 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 building 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.

Israel will come to an end – “the grave has been dug for the occupation” – song on official PA radio 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Mar. 20, 2018

Lyrics:
"Tell those that are acting tyrannically and arrogantly in Jerusalem and ruling:
No, the story of the Wailing [Wall] and Zion will not continue for long
The face of the occupation has already grown old, and its grave has been dug
Throw dirt on it, wretched are the grave and the buried."
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PA government holds US “fully responsible” for “consequences” of transferring US embassy to Jerusalem, refugee issue is “root and heart” of the conflict 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] government emphasizes its support for the [PA] president’s initiative and holds Washington responsible for the consequences of transferring the embassy to Jerusalem”
     “The [PA] government… held the American administration fully responsible for the consequences of transferring the embassy to Jerusalem. It demanded that the international community oppose this declaration and translate this opposition into action – particularly the EU states – by hurrying to recognize the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders whose capital is East Jerusalem…
The government emphasized that the issue of the refugees is the root and heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which will only be resolved when a just and agreed upon solution is found for the problem of the refugees, according to UN General Assembly Resolution 194.”

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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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