PA crossword puzzle: Israeli city Haifa is “port in occupied Palestine”
“port in occupied Palestine”
Recently, the official PA daily reported on an invention by Israeli Arabs who were studying in a university in Haifa. The PA daily defined the Arabs of Israel as “Palestinian students from the Interior that was occupied in 1948.” Haifa, where they were studying, was defined as “the occupied city of Haifa”:
An additional example of the use of a euphemism instead of the name “Israel”:
The following are two among many pictures posted by the PA Security Forces defining places in Israel as “occupied Palestine”:
PA Security Forces picture of Israeli city defining it as “occupied Acre”
A picture of Haifa on which is written “occupied Haifa" (bottom left corner, in black).
Recently, a PA TV children’s program taught Palestinian children to see Israel’s coast, referred to as “the [Mediterranean] Sea” as the Palestinian coast that the “occupation,” i.e. Israel, “took:”
Puppet Raed: “[We wear] sunglasses on the beach. La la la.”
PA TV host: “Stop, why are you making me sad, reminding me that we have no sea?”
Puppet Raed: “We do have a sea (i.e., Mediterranean Sea)!”
PA TV host: “We have a sea, but the occupation (i.e., Israel) took it. We can't get there.”
Puppet Raed: “We need to go there! ... ”
PA TV host: “Even though we can't go to the sea without an entry permit, and there are many obstacles to receiving an entry permit to go to the sea we will continue to defy [Israel] and be strong and hope that the sea and the [Jordan] River will return to us, and that all of Palestine will return to us.”
The expression "all of Palestine will return to us" is a PA euphemism for the end of Israel.
Last week, Palestinian Media Watch reported on a PA TV song that presented Arabs from Israeli cities Haifa, Jaffa and more as “a bone in the throat of the Zionists":
Click to view more examples of the PA use of these euphemisms to show its rejection of Israel and its right to exist.