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Fatah youth movement organizes “vigil” to condemn the “ominous” Balfour Declaration at a high school

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “The [Fatah] High School Shabiba committees at the Al-Abidia High School for Girls organized a morning vigil as a sign of condemnation of the [100th] anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration.) The Shabiba committees distributed periodicals to raise the national awareness in all of the [Bethlehem] district’s schools, alongside pamphlets regarding the ominous Balfour Promise.”

In the images a girl is seen holding a black flag on which is written: “The ominous promise, from one who has no ownership to one who has no right .”

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.