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Little girl in Fatah Youth vows to "fight and resist" Israel's existence "with the blood of martyrs"

Video and text posted on the Facebook page of “the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution” – the Fatah Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls



Posted text: “The flower (i.e., girl) MayarMelhem from the [Fatah Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls] Qalqilya branch reads aloud for you the story of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) on the anniversary of the wretched Balfour Promise.”



Mayar Melhem: [I am] the young poet Mayar Ahmed Ezzat Melhem, 5th grade. I will tell you the story of the Balfour Promise – [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour, Zionist in thought and British in citizenship, gave Palestine to Zionism. He did not possess it, and thus the Jews also do not possess it. By what legitimate, human, or legal right did he give this wretched promise? He did an injustice to the Palestinian people, to the Arab and Islamic world with this wretched promise. He is a traitor of humanity.But the true Palestinian people fought this promise with all means (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) and it is still fighting and resisting with the blood of its Martyts and its resolve until achieving its Palestinian state on all the holy land of Palestine. Thank you all.”




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.


The terms “all means,” “all means of resistance,” “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.