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Op-ed: “All of Palestine… is ours, regardless of the political entities that exist" on it, including Israel and PA; denies Jewish peoplehood

Excerpt of an op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "When the Zionist representative suffers a sharp strike to the nape"

“The important argument with deep significance that took place at the UN podium between the Israeli oppressor [Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon] and the State of Palestine's talented Representative [to the UN] Riyad Mansour aroused my interest…

Riyad Mansour said: '[It is] 71 years since the ratification of [UN] Resolution 181 that divided Palestine against the will and rights of our people’ (it was not implemented because the Arab world rejected it –Ed.). Let us dwell on this sentence, which opened his remarks, in order to say that he of course spoke truth, and that the existence ofthe occupying and colonialist racist entity that lies over our land is still unacceptable to all of the Palestinians. This is because the resolution is cruel and still does injustice to our people and our land as the land is ours, even though we cooperate with this resolution(apparently his intention is that the PA supports a two-state solution as was proposed in the partition plan –Ed.).

This statement by the Palestinian representative confirms the idea that all of Palestine – the geography, history, and justice – is ours, regardless of the political entities that exist on the land of Palestine, including the state of 'Israel' and the occupied state of Palestine.

This Arab-Palestinian statement is a slap on the cheek of every inciter (referring to dissidents among the Palestinians such as Hamas and the Islamic Jihad –Ed.) that repeats that there are those who have conceded two-thirds of Palestine. There is no one and under no circumstances will there be any one that will concede Palestine, but it is important to understand the political equations and the concept of justice, history, and geography, and to be aware of the variables, the corridors of politics and power, and the changing means of struggle. This led to the agreement of the Fatah Movement, Hamas, and all of the factions (except for the [Islamic] Jihad) [parentheses in source] about the demand for the independence of the existing and recognized State of Palestine, which is under occupation, in the 1967 territories.

Another interesting thing is the Zionist representative’s response to brother Riyad Mansour…

He said: 'Seventy-one years ago today our wonderful dream was realized. Thirty-three of the states in this hall voted to give part of “the land of Israel” to the Jewish people.'

Of course the deceitful Israeli lied in this response speech when he said 'the land of Israel,' as according to the resolution itself it was nothing other than the land of Palestine (at the time “Palestine” did not have the same connotations as today and was used to refer to the land and its residents, both Jewish and Arab –Ed.).

He also lied when he said 'wonderful,' unless he considers the occupation, murder, increasing racism, and apartheid as miraculous, and only in such a case does he speak truth.

The Zionist representative to the UN's third lie is the term 'the Jewish people'… as there are no genes at all that prove that the Europeans, Russians, and Arabs of the Jewish religion were a people, and it is clear that they are separate national groups (sic., genetic testing confirms the uniform origin of the different Jewish communities –Ed.)."

UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it.