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PLO official: Balfour Declaration “laid the foundations for the brutal system of oppression and Jewish settler colonialism in Palestine”
Headline: “During his visit to a number of prisoners and released prisoners’ families in Hebron – Karake: The Balfour Promise laid the foundations for the occupation’s brutal system of oppression” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the...”
Oct 30, 2017
PA daily editorial: Balfour Declaration was “the greatest crime of the era” and celebrating it is "completion of this crime" Jews had “no right” to Palestine
Headline: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida editorial: Balfour – the disgrace of British politics” “When it continues to celebrate the 100th [anniversary] of the greatest crime of the era that Britain committed against the Palestinian homeland, people, and future with the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration,)...”
Oct 29, 2017
Sec-Gen of the PA Presidential Office: UK’s celebration of the Balfour Declaration is support of the “crime” committed against the Palestinians
Headline: “Abd Al-Rahim: May’s statements regarding the 100th anniversary celebration of the Balfour Promise by Britain indicates ignorance of the historical facts and political insolence” “Secretary-General of the [PA] Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said that British Prime Minister Theresa...”
Oct 28, 2017
Fatah cartoon portrays Britain and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” with Balfour Declaration
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...
Oct 27, 2017
Fatah: UK PM May’s statements celebrating centenary of the Balfour Declaration are “unacceptable” and support of the Israeli “racist apartheid regime”
Headline: “Fatah: May’s statements are unacceptable, and they must correct the historical mistake” “The Fatah Movement emphasized that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s insistence on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is completely unacceptable...”
Oct 27, 2017
Fatah: Britain should apologize for the “historical injustice” of the Balfour Declaration
Headline: “Fatah: The British prime minister’s statements – bias in favor of the occupation state” “The Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission condemned the statements of British Prime Minister Theresa May (see note below –Ed.), in which she declared Britain’s ‘pride’ in the...”
Oct 26, 2017
PA Foreign Minister: UK PM’s support of Israel’s founding and the “historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration is concerning
Headline: “Al-Malki: We are monitoring with concern Theresa May’s statements regarding her country’s pride in the Balfour Promise” “[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki said that the Palestinian side is monitoring with great care and concern the statements of British...”
Oct 26, 2017
Fatah official: Britain must correct “historical mistake” of the Balfour Declaration
“Fatah Central Committee member and the [Fatah] Movement’s Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah) Azzam Al-Ahmad briefed British Consul-General [to Jerusalem] Philip Hall and Italian Consul General Fabio Sokolowicz on the latest political developments regarding the...”
Oct 26, 2017
Fatah branch distributes pamphlet against the “ominous” Balfour Declaration to university students
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch Posted text: “250,000 fliers will be distributed next week in the universities and high schools #Balfour_crime_of_the_century, #The_promise_of_the_oppressor, #Balfour_ongoing_injustice, #Balfour_100years” Text on...
Oct 26, 2017
Op-ed by PLO legislator says Britain ought to be “ashamed” of the “despicable” Balfour Declaration
Excerpt of an op-ed by Khaled Jamil Mismar, member of the Palestinian National Council – the legislative body of the PLO “[Britain] is not ashamed of the despicable act that the criminal [British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour committed 100 years ago, and is not trying to cover its ugly image...”
Oct 26, 2017
PA Ministry of Information: UK PM’s celebration of UK’s role in Israel’s creation via the Balfour Declaration is “repetition of the greatest political crime in the history of mankind”
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The British prime minister’s statements are a repeat of the political crime” “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the determination of British Prime Minister Theresa May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e.,...”
Oct 26, 2017
PA Minister of Foreign Affairs: Abbas has instructed the PA to sue Britain over “the ominous Balfour Promise” – “the beginning of the disaster… the establishment of the Zionist entity”
Official PA TV newsreader: "[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki said that the [PA] leadership intends to submit a lawsuit, according to the instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas, if Britain insists on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise..."
Oct 22, 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
Abbas’ advisor: Balfour Declaration was an “ugly crime,” giving Palestine to “undeserving” Jews
Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "In another few days we will mark the miserable anniversary of the ugly injustice and ugly crime that befell our people, through what is known as the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). In..."
Oct 20, 2017
PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “historical mistake” that Britain should correct, Israel commits terror against Palestinians
Headline: “Al-Ahmad calls on the Inter-Parliamentary Union to help our people’s struggle to end the occupation and to complete the recognition of the State of Palestine” “In his speech before the Inter-Parliamentary Union general assembly yesterday [Oct. 17, 2017], [Palestinian National Council...”
Oct 18, 2017
Fatah: Balfour Declaration was "the most horrible crime in the history of mankind"
“The Fatah Movement said that the ominous [Balfour] Promise (i.e., Declaration) that Britain gave the Jews 100 years ago is an invalid promise, and that they do not have a right to the land of Palestine so as to be able to promise it to others. Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman...”
Oct 15, 2017
Infographic commemorating the Balfour Declaration: “It perpetuated the colonialist method… [it] constituted a preface to the declaration of the State of Israel”
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “Infographic no. 11: The consequences of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration). Design: Information Office [of the] Fatah Movement – Mobilization and Organization Commission.” Click "full article" for more information...
Oct 10, 2017
Fatah: “Britain [must] take full responsibility for the consequences of the wretched promise” (i.e., Balfour Declaration)
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “A change in the logo (the previous logo for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration was identical, aside from the black circle around the logo being in the colors of the Palestinian flag –Ed.) #The_Fatah_Movement is...”
Oct 9, 2017
Op-ed: Balfour Declaration was “crime against humanity,” Jews have no right to Palestine
Headline: “”A century since Balfour and a half century of settlements” Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily “Britain can celebrate a century since the promise of British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour,...
Oct 1, 2017
Palestinian National and Islamic Forces calls on Britain to “officially apologize for the promise to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine [i.e., the Balfour Declaration]”
Headline: "The forces of Ramallah and El-Bireh decided on actions to urge Britain to apologize for the Balfour Promise" "The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh District have decided to hold a series of public activities in order to urge Britain to officially..."
Sep 27, 2017
Fatah official accuses Israel of being a part of colonialist plan to segregate Arab states
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information held a conference regarding the Palestinian petition to the UN” “The [PA] Ministry of Information in Ramallah yesterday [Sept. 14, 2017] held a political conference regarding the Palestinian petition to the UN and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at...”
Sep 15, 2017
PLO official demands Britain apologize for "ominous" Balfour Declaration, which "gave Palestine to those who are not its residents" and led to Israel's establishment
Headline: “Rafat called on the government of Britain to apologize on the anniversary of Aug. 10” “[PLO] Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat said in a statement on the anniversary of the publication of the Palestine Constitution (i.e., Palestine Order in Council , 1922, officially establishing...”
Aug 9, 2017
Official PA daily op-ed on terrorists: “Martyrs were and still are the compass of our struggle”
Headline: "Just not their salaries" Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily "A short while ago, Israel succeeded in causing the UN, Norway, and Denmark to stop supporting a gender (i.e., women’s) center that serves 60 Palestinian women in the village..."
Jun 15, 2017
PA TV: Israel a “destructive colonialist project” established through Britain’s “great fraud and deception”
Official PA TV Live program The TV Dictionary, on the Al-Fida'iya Association “The Al-Fida'iya Association is considered the first Palestinian military association, even though the armed activity against the Zionist project began in 1886, when Palestinian residents that were thrown out of the...”
Jun 15, 2017
Op-ed: Israel, “the protégé of Zionism and colonialism,” which replaced the Palestinians with “Zionist gangs,” is a “cancerous gland filled with the poisons of civil wars" in the body of the Arab nations
Excerpt of op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Secretary of the Fatah branch in Lebanon Rifat Shanaah "The Arab countries without military capabilities have tried to convince themselves that the Israeli entity, the protégé of Zionism and colonialism, has taken what it wants, carried out..."
May 31, 2017