Following PA statehood bid at
PA maps still show "Palestine"
- the requested state -
to include all of Israel
by Itamar Marcus and
Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The day after PA
Chairman Abbas delivered the Palestinian Authority´s request for
statehood to the UN, PA TV, which is controlled directly by Abbas´
office, broadcast a map that erases Israel and envisions Palestinian
sovereignty over all of Israel.
The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel
(excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a
symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key
through it, symbolizing ownership.
Text right: "Expelled"
Text left: "Resolve"
Text bottom: "Right to
Sept. 24, 2011]
Abbas claims to recognize Israel and its right to
exist, and to be requesting a Palestinian state based on 1967
ceasefire lines, living side by side with Israel.
The maps of "Palestine"
publicized in Abbas´ official PA media do not corroborate Abbas´
The following are other examples of maps of "Palestine"
including Israel that were published in the official PA media in the
days after the PA statehood bid at the UN.
PA TV filler showing map of "Palestine" including
PA areas as well as all of Israel. The following Israeli cities are
presented as Palestinian: Acre, Haifa, Beit Shean, Be´er Sheva,
Ramle, Safed, Tiberias, Nazareth, Jaffa and Lod.
[PA TV, Sept. 24, 2011]
Map of PA
areas and all of Israel that forms the word "HERE." It completes the
text on the side and bottom, reading:
"HERE [we] stand, stay,
and we have one goal, one, one - to be, and we
word "HERE" specifically refers to all of Israel. Abbas quoted this
statement by the poet Mahmoud Darwish in his speech requesting PA
statehood at the UN. His official daily then made clear "HERE"
refers to all of Israel.
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 26, 2011]
a map including the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan
Heights), awarded by the Palestinian Embassy in Syria to outstanding
Palestinian students living in Syria. The plaques were shown as part
of a PA TV News broadcast.
[PA TV, Sept. 29, 2011]
ceremony of basketball tournament at Central Sport Club Sariyat in
Ramallah featured a huge map of "Palestine" that includes all of
Israel. Present at the ceremony were Jibril Rajoub, Member of the
Fatah Revolutionary Council and Head of the Palestinian Olympic
Committee and Laila Ghannam, District Governor of
Ramallah and El-Bireh. Both PA TV and the official PA daily reported
on the opening, showing the map.
[PA TV, Sept. 26, 2011]
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29,
Lock in the shape of map including PA areas as well as
all of Israel.
Text on top of lock: "[the Arab]
Text on bottom of lock: "Occupation"
Jadida, Sept. 20, 2011]
Map of PA
areas and all of Israel shown in a Nablus rally, supporting statehood
bid campaign. "194" refers to the PA aspiration of becoming the 194th
state in the UN.
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2011]