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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.”

The image is titled “ The consequences of the ominous Balfour Promise,” and in its top right features the logo of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise, which includes the number “100” with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in place of the “1.” In the bottom right corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.” In the center of the image appears a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, with six images and accompanying pieces of text branching out from the picture. Red color has been added to the picture of Balfour, possibly symbolizing blood

The top right image shows a document.
Text with image: “It was given in a letter in 1917”

The middle right image shows an icon of a hand giving the thumbs-up sign.
Text with image: “It perpetuated the colonialist method, which settles [settlers] in the heart of the nation”

The bottom right image shows the symbol of the State of Israel featuring a menorah (i.e., a Jewish candelabra), and in front of it icons of three people, one in white and two in black.
Text with image: “It marked the establishment of a national home for the Jews”

The top left image shows Palestinian refugees carrying their belongings.
Text with image: “It uprooted the Palestinians from their land and scattered them in all directions.”

The middle left image shows an official government building.
Text with image: “The promise constituted a preface to the declaration of [the establishment of] the State of Israel”

The bottom left image shows the PA map of “Palestine” in the colors of the Palestinian flag, with a splash of red appearing over it, possibly symbolizing blood.
Text with image: “It encouraged the advance towards the land of Palestine”

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.