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Palestinian officials call for “day of national rage” on centenary of the Balfour Declaration

Headline: “The factions decided that this Nov. 2 will be a day of national rage over the ominous Balfour Promise”
      “The [Palestinian] factions emphasized that it is necessary to hold a day of national rage on Nov. 2 [2017] over the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
This was said during a meeting that was held in the presence of all the representatives of the national activity factions, in the office of Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, in order to discuss the events marking the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise.
Those present discussed the latest developments and the relevant arrangements for ways of marking this day in a manner that will express the scope of the suffering that this promise has caused our people, which is still suffering from the consequences of the promise that constituted a foundation stone for establishing the occupation state, and for the expulsion, displacement, and killing that were caused because of it.
In the meeting they discussed the significance of activating all of the popular sectors in the homeland and diaspora as part of a series of activities that will convey the message that the Palestinian people is alive and well, and the promise is invalid and unfair legally, humanly, and morally.
The need was also emphasized for a plan that will include all of the events and ideas that will span several days so that the message will reach the entire world, and the government of Britain in particular, which is insisting on deepening the suffering of the Palestinian people through its decision to celebrate this ominous anniversary.”

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.