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Fatah holds school event delegitimizing Israel on Balfour Declaration anniversary, claiming "Britain is the central cause for Palestinian people’s suffering" and must "apologize"

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

 

 

Posted text: “Marking the 104th anniversary of the wretched Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) at the Muntaha Al-Hourani School for Girls in Jenin.

 

The [Jenin] district popular refugees’ committee, in cooperation with the Martyr Muntaha Al-Hourani School for Girls in Jenin and the Fatah Movement, marked the 104th anniversary of the wretched Balfour Promise (which was given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right) [parentheses in source]…

 

[All the speakers] noted that the Balfour Promise will remain a mark of disgrace on Britain, and that it was the cause for the loss of Palestine, the expulsion of its residents, the destruction of its uprooted communities, and the deaths as Marty..rs (the “..” is an apparent attempt to evade Facebook’s algorithm -Ed.) of thousands of Mart…yrs (as above -Ed.) from among the Arabs and Palestinians as a result of giving a national home to the J…ews (as above -Ed.). [The speakers] also demanded that the British government apologize to the Palestinian people and recognize the Palestinian state.

 

Jenin District Popular Refugee Committee Deputy Chairman] Col. Fida Turkeman noted that the goal of these activities is to increase the memory regarding the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights and to remind the students of the wretched Balfour Promise, by force of which the J…ews (as above -Ed.) were given a state on the land of Palestine, and its lands were stolen from its original residents…

 

Turkeman also noted that the young people are not forgetting as the Z….ionist occ..upier (as above -Ed.) thinks, because this promise is closely connected to the tyranny, expulsion, and fleeing of their ancestors, and because Britain is the central cause for the Palestinian people’s suffering.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images show the activities marking the 104th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration at Muntaha Al-Hourani School for Girls in Jenin.

The image shows girls holding posters with an image of refugees on the left and flames on the right; in the upper right is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine,” and next to it is the PLO logo featuring a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization

National unity, national mobilization

Liberation”

Text on poster: “We will not forget the wretched [Balfour] Promise

104 years since the Balfour Promise

One who has no ownership gave to one who has no right

Nov. 2, 1917

The Jenin District Popular Refugees’ Committee and the Muntaha Al-Hourani School for Girls – Jenin”

 

 

The image shows a speaker at the event with a large poster hanging behind him.

Text on poster: “Lest we forget – and we will never forget

104 years since the wretched Balfour Promise

One who has no ownership gave to one who has no right – Nov. 2, 1917

Britain must apologize to the Palestinian people and recognize the Palestinian state

The Jenin District Popular Refugees’ Committee and the Muntaha Al-Hourani School for Girls – Jenin”

 

 

 

 

 

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.