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Fatah promotes a “state of Palestine on ‘our Palestinian land’ with Jerusalem as its capital”

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page



The image shows a drawing of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and a Palestinian flag.

Text on image in Arabic and English: “(All errors in source –Ed.) in the name of Allah & in the name of the Arab Palestinian people establishment of the State of Palestine on our Palestinian land with Jerusalem as its capital

Nov. 15, 1988 (refers to Palestinian declaration of independence; see note below –Ed.)”




Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.