Itongadol.- In two recent broadcasts, official Palestinian Authority TV emphasized the PA message to children that Israel\’s existence is only temporary and will eventually cease to exist. The host of the program Children\’s Talk stated that Israel is "all ours" and that it "will return to us."
The host explained that Israeli towns like Haifa, Jaffa, Acre and Nazareth are in "the \’48 lands" – a PA reference to all of Israel. Following general PA education policies, she instructed a young boy that "this information should be inside of us all the time."
Official PA TV host: "My friend, do you know what the \’48 lands are?"
Boy: "Yes, the occupation of lands by the Israelis in the year 1948."
Official PA TV host: "These are the lands that are under the occupation\’s [Israel\’s] rule at the moment. Do you know cities from among them, can you remind me – the \’48 lands?"
Boy: "In the diaspora?"
Official PA TV host: "No, the \’48 lands: Haifa -"
Boy: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre."
Official PA TV host: "Correct, and Nazareth and many more cities in these lands. We will mention them in the coming episodes, Allah willing. I apologize Yazan, I do not mean to embarrass you, I mean that this information should be inside of us all the time. The occupation must know that we fully believe and are confident that all of this land belongs to us, the \’48 [lands] (i.e., all of Israel) are all ours and will return to us, right?"
Boy: "Yes, of course."
In a later episode of the show, the same host repeated that all of Israel will become "the State of Palestine." She explained that Israeli Arabs who live in the "\’48" lands (the part of Israel that is within the Green Line) "guard their existence as Palestinians and guard the place as Palestinians, and they believe that all of the land will return to Palestine, and to Palestinian rule, and to the State of Palestine." She finished with a general statement promising the end of Israel:
"- and it will all exist under the name of \’the State of Palestine.\’"
The message that Israel will cease to exist, and all of Israel will be "Palestine" is not only transmitted to children on programs on TV. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that this ideology is presented to the Palestinian public as a whole through all the communications structures the PA and Fatah control.