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Fatah attacks the "lethal" and "wretched" Balfour Declaration on its 104th anniversary, saying Israel has "no ownership" of the land

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted text: “104 years since #The_wretched_Balfour_Promise (i.e., Declaration)

The Balfour Promise will remain a living headline for our tragedy that will not end, except with the end of the occupation state – the racist apartheid state”

 

 

The image shows bricks on the left and what appears to be an explosion on the right.

Text on image: “The Balfour Promise – a promise from one who has no ownership to one who has no right. Lest we forget!!

 

 

The image shows Palestinian refugees, and in the upper left corner is the date “Nov. 2, 1917.”

Text on image: “The Balfour Promise – #The_wretched_promise

A promise from one who has no ownership to one who has no right.”

 

 

 

The image shows a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on the left with the text of the Balfour Declaration to the left of him and an Arabic translation of it to the right of him. On the right is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.”

 

Text below picture of Balfour: “A lethal promise – and a victim people

A century since the Balfour Promise

1917-2017”

 

 

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.