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PA: All of Israel is “Palestine,” “Palestine in its entirety [is] from the Upper Galilee to Eilat”

Official PA TV host: "We are always talking about the word “Palestine” and the return to Palestine. Palestine – we are dreaming and living it as Palestine in its entirety, from the Upper Galilee to Eilat (i.e., all of Israel, north to south), from Gaza to Jericho, with Jerusalem as its capital…"

President of the PLO Supreme National Committee to Commemorate Nakba Day Muhammad Alyan: "Nakba Day and the activities [represent] “Returning to Palestine.” It is true that we [in the West Bank] are in Palestine. But we are living far from our lands (i.e., in Israel) from which we were expelled… and we cannot reach them. Therefore the situation of the Palestinian people – whether it has been inside the homeland (i.e., West Bank, Gaza or Jerusalem) or outside of it (i.e., abroad) – Allah willing, [we] are united in returning to Palestine (i.e., Israel)."

Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent defeat in the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.