PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
"Palestine" replaces Israel
The Palestinian Authority paints a picture - both verbally and visually - of a world in which Israel does not exist. Children’s educational TV teaches that Palestine currently is a "state" (Arabic "dawla" = state) covering 27,000 sq. km - i.e., an area that includes all of Israel (the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip total only 6220 sq. km). Moreover, all Israel’s cities and infrastructure are referred to as "Palestinian": “Palestinian ports ... [are] Haifa, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod, and Gaza". [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1 2008].

Maps provide visual reinforcement for this perception: Israel does not exist on any map; its area is marked as "Palestine." Maps showing the entire area of Israel covered with the Palestinian flag are routinely displayed at official PA events.

This educational documentary, depicting all parts of Israel as “Palestine," has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV (Fatah) from 2007 – Oct 1, 2010:

“The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from …Ashkelon in the south up to Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a respected status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- sea of Galilee]. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to the world.”
Fatah Facebook post glorifies imprisoned terrorist who murdered an Israeli, with map of "Palestine" replacing Israel in the background 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Freedom is drawing near”

The bottom left of the image shows a picture of terrorist Muhammad Falana, who murdered 1 together with an accomplice. Above him appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a picture of Arab women walking inside it, and above it is the Palestinian flag.
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PA Education Minister holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Nov. 29, 2017
Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The images show PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam inaugurating the Jinsafut School for Boys in Qalqilya on Nov. 29, 2017.

In the image Saidam is seen holding an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.


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Map of “Palestine” that erases Israel at the PA Hebron district headquarters  
Source: Facebook page of the PA Hebron Governorate, Nov. 21, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Hebron Governorate

Posted text: “This afternoon, Tuesday [Nov. 21, 2017], a meeting was held at the [Hebron] district headquarters led by Head of the Hebron District Civil Welfare and Security Unit Muhammad Al-Ja’abari.”

The image shows the PA Hebron district headquarters. On the wall appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Logo of Association of Palestinian University Unions features map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 21, 2017

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

The image shows a letter from the Association of Palestinian University Unions, which includes the association’s logo. The logo features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Program on official PA TV displays logo of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 18, 2017

An official PA TV program I'm Palestinian displays a logo in the shape of the PA map of "Palestine" that erases all of Israel, and on it the words "I'm Palestinian." The first image is from the opening of the program, and the following two images are from the studio and from a sequence in the program.
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PA PM awards honorary plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel on it 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Prime Minister’s Office, Nov. 16, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Prime Minister’s Office

Posted text: “During his speech at the general conference of the Palestinian Engineers’ Association, [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: ‘Our engineers in Palestine, in the Arab states, and in many states in the world, have proven their ability to excel, succeed, and enrich the engineering sector through many quality contributions that have brought praise to Palestine.”

In the image PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah awards an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Poster at event in PA school features map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

Posted text:
“The [PA] Ministry of Education marks Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day in its schools through events inside the homeland and outside of it.”

In the image a girl is seen singing into a microphone, and to the right a poster is visible hanging on the railing of a school. The poster features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

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PA daily calls Israel “the occupied interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 14, 2017
       “The Directorate of the [PA] Ministry of Culture in the Salfit district marked the 100th anniversary of the death (sic., birth) of female poet Fadwa Tuqan… (Monday) [Nov. 14, 2017]… in the presence of the district governor of Salfit… and poets and intellectuals from the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”


PA Government’s Facebook page posts map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, Nov. 13, 2017

Image on the Facebook page of the PA Government

The image shows an announcement about the 2017 general population census carried out by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). In it, hands are seen raising a Palestinian flag, and next to the flag appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Fatah Facebook posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel, with clasped hands symbolizing Hamas-Fatah reconciliation 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 13, 2017

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on picture: "The Palestinian [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation"

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, within which are clasped hands, and around which is wrapped an elongated Palestinian flag. The Dome of the Rock appears behind the map.
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Fatah branch: Haifa is part of “the stolen homeland,” and has “Palestinian buildings since before 1948” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 6, 2017

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

Posted text:
“This is the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood of Haifa with its Palestinian buildings since before 1948
#Morning_of_the_stolen_homeland”

Image on Palestinian Football Association’s Facebook page depicts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association, Nov. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association

Posted text: “The ticket distribution points for the match between the Fida’i (i.e., self-sacrificing fighter, refers to the Palestinian national team) and the Maldives national team as part of the fifth round of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers
#Palestine_Maldives”

The right side of the image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Four locations are marked and labelled on the map: the Arab American University stadium in Jenin, the northern Palestinian Football Association (PFA) headquarters in Nablus, the central PFA headquarters in Al-Ram, and the southern PFA headquarters in Hebron.
To the left of the map appear the logos of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the PFA, along with information about the match.
Text in red box on image: “The ticket distribution points for the match between the Fida’i and the Maldives as part of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers.”

Monument for terrorist stabber shaped like map of “Palestine”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 2, 2017

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

Posted text
: “Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Hussein Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers) monument in the village of Taqua, e ast (sic., south) of Bethlehem.”

The image shows a monument to terrorist Muhammad Tanouh, which is in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. At the bottom of the monument is a picture of terrorist Tanouh and a Palestinian flag.

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Cartoon commemorating the Balfour Declaration depicts bloodthirsty Jews coming from Europe to "Palestine" and killing innocent Palestinians  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2017

Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Balfour100 (refers to the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Nov. 2, 2017 –Ed.)”

The cartoon shows ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying Israeli flags and armed Israeli soldiers on a land mass marked “Europe” in English walking into a tunnel formed by a rolled parchment, on which “Balfour Declaration” is written in English and Arabic along with the number “100” and the British flag. The other end of the tunnel opens into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and the map is marked with a Palestinian flag and “Palestine” in English. Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli soldiers, including an Israeli soldier in a tank with the Israeli flag, are seen exiting the tunnel and shooting at fleeing Arabs, with several of the Arabs seen lying dead in pools of blood.
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Kids hold poster condemning the Balfour Declaration as the “theft of a homeland,” with map erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 1, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows Palestinian children holding a poster featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To the left a picture of Baron Rothschild is shown, and to the right is a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour. In the bottom left of the poster appears the logo of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Text on poster:
“The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), the theft of a homeland”

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Invitation to Palestinian event commemorating the "ominous" Balfour Declaration has map of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:  “An invitation from the Palestinian community in Holland.
#Declaration100
#Balfour100 (both hashtags appear in English, and the second appears in Arabic as well –Ed.)”

The image consists of a poster with an invitation. On its left is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, colored red. The number “100” appears over the map, indicating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Text on poster: “The Palestinian community in Holland invites you to participate in the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise or Declaration in front of the British embassy in The Hague, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Fatah cartoon portrays Britain and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” with Balfour Declaration  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2017


Text and cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The cartoon shows an elderly Palestinian woman with a Palestinian flag on her shirt speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the elderly woman’s speech bubble two hands are seen – one with the UK flag and the other the Israeli flag on their sleeves – stabbing a knife into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is labeled “Palestine.” The handle of the knife consists of a document, on which “Balfour 1917” is written.
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Fatah official holds wooden carving of map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Oct. 25, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Abbas Zaki

The image shows Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki holding a wood relief carving of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Fatah's logo of the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death contains map of “Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The official logo that the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission has adopted to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat”

The image consists of the logo for the 13th anniversary of PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text under logo: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”

Fatah article celebrating Palestinian Heritage Day includes wooden carvings in the shape of map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website, Oct. 16, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Heritage Day in Jenin”

“The [Jenin] Directorate of Culture (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Culture) and Al-Quds Open University in Jenin launched the Palestinian Heritage Day events today, Monday [Oct. 16, 2017], under the title Heritage is Memory, Homeland, and Identity, which will continue until Tuesday.”

The article includes a picture from the event, in which a number of wooden carvings in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas are presented. The maps have “Palestine” written on them along with the Palestinian flag.