Entertainment for Abbas and PA leaders: All of Israel is “my land”

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments by

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (www.palwatch.org

For a third time PA TV has broadcast a Fatah event held in the presence of Mahmoud Abbas and many other senior PA officials, at which a Palestinian singer defined all of Israel as Palestinian. He sings that “my land” and “our coast” span from Rosh Hanikra in Israel’s north to Rafah in the Gaza Strip in the South, and from Haifa on Israel’s Western coast to Beit Shean on Israel’s Eastern border. It was broadcast on Feb. 27, May 12, and now again on May 27, 2011.

Contrary to the PA leaders’ claim that they recognize Israel’s right to exist, their controlled TV and cultural events continue to reinforce the PA message of non-recognition of Israel by depicting all of Israel as “Palestine.”

The Fatah members filling the large auditorium are shown clapping enthusiastically to the song.
The following are the words of the song at the Fatah event:

“We commit and promise to stand behind you, oh Mahmoud Abbas, until Judgment Day. I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free. No matter how long the nights of exile, I am returning to you, oh land. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra (northern Israel) our coast, and Beit Shean (Israeli city). Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra our coast, and Beit Shean. Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra, north and south, are the picture’s borders. From Haifa (Israeli city) and Tantura to the [Jordan] valley (i.e., all of Israel). I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free.” [PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 27 and May 12, 2011]

Ron’s comment: With this kind of activity can Abbas and the PA convince anyone they only want to obtain a Palestinian state or is their ultimate game to remove Israel completely?

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Ron Ross worked as the first Sports Editor at WINTV. In Wollongong. He ran The Hamburger Hut an outreach and discipleship program for youth. He served with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, Philippines and Australia. He was senior pastor of the Noosa Baptist Church, Queensland for 9 years. He reported news from Jerusalem for five years and is now the Middle East correspondent for United Christian Broadcasters and travels regularly preaching and teaching.
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