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The PA Presidential Guard has marked the 105th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guard



Posted text: “The 105th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)

On Nov. 2, 1917, the ominous Balfour Promise was issued, by virtue of which Britain gave the Jews the right to establish a national home in Palestine, based on the false statement ‘A land without a people for a people without a land.’ …

This is a black day in the history of the Palestinian people and even in the history of all humanity, and a blow to justice and the international institutions.


The image shows Arab refugees at the top and bottom, and on the left is a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour next to the Balfour Declaration, with a large red “X” crossing them both out.


Text on image: “The Balfour Promise

We will not forget the ominous promise

The 105th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise

The day of the Palestinians emigrating from their cities and villages”

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.