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“Haifa is mine, Jaffa is mine… My land is mine – from my river to my sea,” PA TV - all of Israel is “Palestine” to be liberated

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Palestinian boy: Jerusalem “is occupied by the Israelis, and we are demanding to liberate it”

  • PA TV song calls for the elimination of Israel, “Palestine will be liberated”

The Palestinian Authority relentlessly indoctrinates the Palestinian population with the message that all of the State of Israel is “Palestine,” - delegitimizing Israel’s existence in any borders. The host on official PA TV recited a poem reiterating this ideology - that all of Israel is “Palestine” from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea:

Official PA TV host: “Haifa is mine, Jaffa is mine (i.e., Israeli cities), Al-Aqsa is mine, Jerusalem is mine, and my land is mine – from my [Jordan] River to my [Mediterranean] Sea.”

[Official PA TV, Good Morning Jerusalem, Aug. 20, 2021]

As Palestinian Media Watch has exposed, the phrase “from the river to the sea” is used regularly by PA officials to describe the area of “Palestine” – entirely erasing the existence of the State of Israel.

Among the PA institutions promoting this ideology is also the PA Presidential Guard. It posted this image of a girl holding a stone in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine”:

Text on image: “This is Palestine, this is Jerusalem

Happy holiday” (refers to Eid Al-Adha, “the Sacrifice Feast” -Ed.)

Posted text: “Good morning, all the best and love

Happy holiday”

[Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guard, July 20, 2021]

The PA particularly makes sure to teach Palestinian youth over and over that Israel has no right to exist and that all of Israel is actually “Palestine.” A statement about Jerusalem by a young boy confirms that the brainwashing works:

Boy: “Jerusalem is the proud capital of Palestine. It is the first direction of [Muslim] prayer and the third holiest site [in Islam]. It has great importance for the Muslims because it contains the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it has great importance for the Christians because it contains the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Currently, it is occupied by the Israelis, and we are demanding to liberate it.”

 [Official PA TV, From My Country, Aug. 15, 2021]

Other children explained on PA TV that the Israeli city of Nazareth is “an occupied Palestinian city”:

Child 1: “Nazareth (i.e., an Israeli city) is a Palestinian city that has been occupied since 1948. It is in northern Palestine (i.e., Israel). It has a number of churches including some of the most important churches – the Church of the Annunciation, where it was announced to Mary about our Lord Jesus.”

Child 2: “It is an occupied Palestinian city.”

Child 3: “It has been an occupied city since 1948.”

Child 4: “It is an occupied Palestinian city that has a lot of churches.”

Child 5: “Nazareth is a city in occupied Palestine, and it is in northern Palestine.”

[Official PA TV, From My Country, Aug. 23, 2021]

The same ideology was promoted by Abbas’ Fatah Movement in a video and post on Facebook:

Posted text: “#Watch

A tour of the occupied Palestinian city of Nazareth (i.e., an Israeli city)


[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch, July 28, 2021]

A song broadcast by official PA TV similarly calls to “liberate Palestine” and misrepresents the following Israeli cities and places as if they are in “Palestine”: Haifa, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Tiberias, Jaffa, Be’er Sheva, The Galilee:

Lyrics: “Master of the Universe, bring about a reunification and we’ll return to our lands

Joyous occasions will prevail in our land, and Palestine will be liberated

We’ll return as we were in the past, on your soil are April flowers

Haifa will declare to Beit Shean: Here, the beloved ones have returned…

Jerusalem will open the doors wide, here the worshippers have arrived…

We’ll march on the path freely, and spend the summer in Tiberias

Our heart will take us to Jaffa, we’ll celebrate there in the evening…

We’ll drink from Be’er Sheva, and eat sweets in Nablus

We’ll sing in Jenin, the Galilee will answer us”

[Official PA TV, July 24, 2021]

As long as the PA continues to disseminate its ideology erasing Israel’s presence and legitimacy, and particularly focuses on indoctrinating the next generation with this message, the PA’s alleged vision of a two-state solution remains hypocritical.

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