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PLO officials on the Balfour Declaration: “A colonialist promise… [Britain’s] sin;” an "ominous promise”
“In response to the latest British statements regarding pride in the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the fact that the British government is celebrating it and not apologizing for it (see note below –Ed.), Erekat emphasized: ‘There is no greater shame than to celebrate a colonialist promise...”
Nov 3, 2017
PLO official: Celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration turns Britain into an “enemy of the principles of justice and humanity”
“The PLO Department for Refugee Affairs yesterday [Oct. 19, 2017] condemned the British government’s announcement [that it will be] celebrating the 100th anniversary of the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which falls will take place on Nov. 2, 2017... In a statement yesterday,...”
Oct 20, 2017
PLO official, amid condemnations of terror attack against Egyptian soldiers, connects attack to “the Zionist enemy’s” alleged promotion of terror in the region
Headline: “Palestinian condemnations of the terror attack against the Egyptian army in Sinai” “The Palestinian forces and activists yesterday [Oct. 16, 2017] condemned the terror attack in which six Egyptian soldiers were killed (see note below –Ed.)... Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of...”
Oct 17, 2017
PLO sponsored summer camps in Gaza named "Jerusalem and the Return" in order to "express resistance to the policy of Judaization"
Headline: “Al-Agha launched the activities of the summer camps in the southern districts (i.e., Gaza)” “PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha yesterday [Aug. 12, 2017] announced the opening of the activities of the summer camps in the...”
Aug 13, 2017
PLO official: Israel’s establishment was “the crime of the century,” the return of the 1948 refugees to their homes is a “holy historical and legal right”
Headline: “Al-Agha in a letter to the UN Secretary-General: The Nakba is the crime of the era” “PLO Executive Committee member and President of the [PLO] Supreme National Committee to Commemorate Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)...”
May 16, 2017
PLO official: Britain must "compensate" Palestinians for the "crimes" of the Balfour Declaration
Headline: “Al-Agha demanded that the government of Britain immediately recognize the Palestinian state” “PLO Executive Committee member and [PLO] Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakaria Al-Agha yesterday, Thursday [March 2, 2017], called on Britain to immediately recognize the...”
Mar 3, 2017
Abbas’ rep. at event honoring terrorists: “Blessings to the souls of our Martyrs… We will continue to follow their path”
Official PA TV newsreader: "Under the auspices of [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, the [PLO] National Association of the Martyrs’ Families [of Palestine] held a Palestinian Martyrs’ Day [event] in Gaza, during which it was demanded to follow the path of the Martyrs until the end of the..."
Jan 8, 2017
PLO calls Israel an “illegal entity,” calls the Balfour Declaration “invalid”
Headline: "On the 99th anniversary of Balfour: A call to Britain to support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state" "The PLO Department for Refugee Affairs called on Britain to act in a serious manner to support the demands of the Palestinians to establish their independent state..."
Oct 31, 2016
Palestinian events for Nakba Day deny refugees resettlement, hold convoys of “vehicles of return”
(AFP) “The Train of Return in Bethlehem” Text on first train carriage: “There is no statute of limitation to our right of return” “The buses of return in Ramallah” (AFP): A mass procession in Nablus on Nakba Day” Headline: “On Nakba Day: Train, ship, and buses for the return” “The [Palestinian]...
May 16, 2016
PLO research center accuses Israel of executing Palestinian civilians, and that Israel “executed” terrorist “Martyrs… in the field and in cold blood, under false pretexts”
This report was published during the 2015-2016 PA-led terror wave, in which since 13 September 2015, 29 Israelis have been killed (including a Palestinian and a foreign worker), and 290 injured - 25 of them seriously - in terrorist attacks, most of them civilians. As of Jan. 18, 2016, there have...
Jan 4, 2016
Fatah official at rally in Gaza: “Popular uprising” has been led by Fatah members
Headline: “Al-Agha: We say to those who await Fatah’s death – you must wait forever” “A large crowd of Fatah movement members took part yesterday [Dec. 31, 2015], Thursday, in the 51st torch lighting [ceremony] (on the 51st anniversary of Fatah –Ed.) at the Unknown Soldier's Square in Gaza,...”
Jan 1, 2016
Gazan Fatah official praises Palestinian women for fighting against Israel
"Fatah Central Committee member and General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the southern districts (i.e., in the Gaza Strip) Zakaria Al-Agha... stated in a speech he gave during his meeting today [Dec. 23, 2015], Wednesday, with a delegation of secretary-generals of the General..."
Dec 23, 2015
PLO, Fatah and the PA denounce Balfour Declaration as “ominous,” a “historical crime” and “the worst political crime in modern history”
Headline: "On the anniversary of the Balfour Promise: Erekat call on Britain and the world to end the occupation" “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [Saeb Erekat] called on the countries of the world that have not yet recognized Palestine, and first among them Britain, to recognize a...”
Nov 3, 2015
Fatah in Gaza supports “the popular insurgency” (i.e., violence) and calls it “legitimate resistance”
Headline: “Gaza: Fatah and the [Islamic] Jihad agree that the popular insurgency needs to be supported” “The Fatah movement and the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza agreed to support the conflict with the occupation which is taking place in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Likewise, they agreed to...”
Oct 27, 2015
PLO official supports “the growing mass uprising” and praises the “Martyrs” who died “defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Headline: “Al-Agha demands that the UN intervene and put an end to the Israeli aggression” “[PLO Executive Committee member Zakaria] Al-Agha condemned yesterday [Oct. 10, 2015] in a press release, the Israeli escalation [of violence] against our people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and the...”
Oct 11, 2015
Fatah official: Israel “executed” two Palestinians (i.e., terrorists who murdered 2 and injured several Israelis)
“Fatah Central Committee member and Mobilization and Organization Commissioner of the Southern districts Dr. Zakariya Al-Agha condemned the Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people on the West Bank and in occupied Jerusalem, the last [example] of which was the execution of two young people...”
Oct 4, 2015
PLO official asks Jordan and Lebanon to accept refugees on a "temporary" basis, even though the "PLO strongly opposes settling the refugees in any Arab or foreign country"
“PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya Al-Agha called on Jordan and Lebanon to reevaluate their decision to bar Palestinian refugees uprooted from Syria from entering [their countries], and to allow them to enter their territories (i.e., Jordan and Lebanon’s) in order to ease their suffering. He...”
Jun 23, 2014
PLO official: No peace without right of return and Israel's withdrawal to 1967 borders
“Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Refugee Department [in the PLO] Zakariya Al-Agha demanded that the international community put an end to the historical injustice caused to the Palestinian people and end the tragedy of the Palestinian refugees who have been living in refugee...”
Dec 12, 2013
Map of “Palestine” in PA office erases Israel
This picture was taken in the offices of the Refugee Affairs Department in Gaza during a meeting between UNRWA official Filippo Grandi and the Head of the [PLO] Department for Refugee Affairs, Dr. Zakariya Al-Agha. A large map on display shows all of Israel and the Palestinian areas under the...
Aug 8, 2013
Balfour Declaration was a "sin"
Headline: "On the 94th anniversary of the cursed promise [Balfour Declaration, 1917] - personalities and bodies called upon the world to correct part of Balfour's sin by supporting the Palestinian demand at the UN" "The world must correct part of its sin - thus concurred national figures and bodies..."
Nov 3, 2011
Israel seeks to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque and to build Jewish Temple on its ruins
Headline: "Dr. Zakariya Al-Agha calls upon both the Arab and the Islamic nation to aid Jerusalem and to protect Al-Aqsa [Mosque]" "Dr. Zakariya Al-Agha, member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Refugee Department, called upon the Arab and Islamic nation… to support Jerusalem and to..."
Aug 22, 2011
PLO official: UN resolutions affirm the Palestinian right of return
Headline: "Al-Agha: [UN] Resolution 194 guarantees the right of return, which will not be harmed or influenced by the establishment of the Palestinian state" "Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of its department for refugee affairs, Zakariya Al-Agha, emphasized that the right of..."
Aug 8, 2011
PLO official demonizes Israelis in 1948 as "Israeli gangs"
Headline: “Al-Agha: Joint committee including Fatah and Hamas to mark the 63rd anniversary of the catastrophe (“The Nakba” – the establishment of the State of Israel)” “Member of the PLO Executive Council and head of the PLO department for refugee affairs, Zakariya Al-Agha, announced yesterday the...”
May 2, 2011