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Image on Fatah branch’s Facebook page depicts picture of Lord Balfour on fire, with text: "The Balfour Promise – to the inevitable doom"


Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch. The image shows a picture of British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour being held as it goes up in flames. In the background is the Dome of the Rock.

Text on image: "The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) – to the inevitable doom "
Posted text: "To the inevitable doom"

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.
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