PA TV: Balfour Declaration is “most despicable crime in human history”
Official PA TV News
Official PA TV Newsreader: "Today is the 101st anniversary of the publication of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), under whose authority Britain granted the Jews the right to establish for themselves a Jewish home in Palestine, based on a false statement: 'A land without a people for a people without a land.'"
Official PA TV reporter: "The most despicable crime in human history is 101 years old. With papers of mourning Britain opened the land of Palestine to the bats of darkness of the Jewish gangs, who plundered the land, strangled freedom, and slaughtered the sun of truth. On Nov. 2, 1917, and one month before the British occupation of Palestine, this ill-remembered promise was published that is known as 'the Balfour Promise,' which cloaked every home in Palestine with clothes of mourning and began a blood bath in the land that had been a beacon of peace and calm, and an oasis for coexistence between the religions before Britain stuck the fingers of crime into it, which harmed all of the holy sites… A few years after this dark promise, the Palestinian people became scattered, refugee, and uprooted due to the massacres of extermination, to which the gate was opened by this promise. Arthur Balfour, who served in the role of foreign secretary of Britain, published his ominous promise to the rich Zionist leader [Baron] Rothschild as part of a game of interests between them, in which our people has paid dearly the heavy price of the national plot against it. Therefore, the painful and difficult anniversary returns, which has not become obsolete in the minds of our people – this people in whose heart beats life and resistance, which exists more than the oppressors, the occupation, and Balfour, who is buried with his ominous promise."
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 favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.