PA denies historic Jewish connection to Israel: Jews have "no connection between them other than religion and the Zionist colonialist project that the capitalist Western governments created"
Excerpt of a column by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
Headline: “Palestine and the peoples’ solidarity”
“Today [Nov. 29, 2021] is the 44th anniversary of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Arab People, which was established after 30 years of historical injustice that was caused it, its national cause, the future of its children, and its generations that came following the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel). The base [for the Nakba] was laid by UN Resolution 181 that was issued on Nov. 29, 1947 (see note below -Ed.), through the partition of the Palestinian people’s land and homeland into two states: one state for a group of people that have no connection between them other than religion and the Zionist colonialist project that the capitalist Western governments created (sic., genetic research has proven the various Jewish communities share a common DNA link originating in Israel)… in order to tear the Arab nation and the Arab people into scattered peoples, tribes, and states, and in order to steal their resources, to enslave them, to suffocate their pan-Arab enlightenment project, and to settle the historical Crusader account with them.”
UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it, and launched a war to destroy Israel.