Fatah Facebook post condemns “ominous” Balfour declaration, “that was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right”
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: "A homeland that refuses to be forgotten"
Text on image:
"We will not forget the ominous promise
The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
That was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right
Nov. 2, 1917"
The image shows Palestinian refugees, and on the right former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, with flames superimposed over his picture.
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” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.