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Map of "Palestine" erasing Israel on wall in Abbas’s office

Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook  |

This week the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Ayyam published a picture of Mahmoud Abbas – while behind him is a map of “Palestine” that erases and replaces all of Israel. In addition, the PA flag is placed above the map.
Abbas was speaking from the “Headquarters of the Palestinian Presidency” in Ramallah, that is part of Abbas’s office complex, at the opening meeting of the PLO Central Council.



Caption: “The President speaks at the opening meeting of the [PLO] Central Council at the Headquarters of the Presidency in Ramallah.”



[Front page of Al-Ayyam, Nov. 24, 2008.]

A similar picture of Abbas in front of the same map was published in the Fatah controlled daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.