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Fatah: Partition plan showed “bias in favor of the Zionist myths that are full of a sick interpretation of history,” Palestine is from River to Sea

Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, written by Secretary of Fatah’s Branch in Poland Khalil Nazzal

Posted text: "The daily message

No one has a right to partition my homeland

UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (see note below –Ed.), which was ratified on Nov. 29, 1947, regarding the partition of Palestine will continue to be an example of the way in which this international body violated the principles of justice and the peoples’ rights to sovereignty over their country without external interference. What increases the extent of the crime that this resolution represents is that the UN was established on the ruins of the League of Nations that failed to protect the international security and peace and did not succeed in saving the world from the blights of World War II, and then came the new international body and through its unjust resolution established a new international regime based on denying the peoples' rights, injustice, arbitrariness, and a bias in favor of the Zionist myths that are full of a sick interpretation of history…

No one can force the Palestinians to renounce their homeland's borders, its name, the shape of its map, and the position of its neighbors’ names in memory, and there are two strong neighbors that have been adjacent to Palestine and protecting it since the dawn of history: The [Mediterranean] Sea to the west and the [Jordan] River to the east – and no one has a right to describe the land that they are protecting between [the river and the sea] with any description other than Palestine…

The homeland is larger than the state, and if our people has accepted the idea of establishing a state on part of its homeland, this does not mean that it is prepared to renounce its historical right to the homeland. Our people has already proven its eternal right to Palestine through the national consensus regarding adherence to the right of return, and it is a right that destroys the foundations of the Zionist state as we now know it.Therefore, the various generations’ insistence of holding onto the house keys and property deeds must be directly understood as an absolute rejection of the partition resolution and adherence to the homeland as a complete entity."

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, and launched a war to destroy Israel.

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