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Following Norway, Ireland, and Spain’s recognition of a Palestinian state last week, the Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas published the below cartoon. It shows exactly what kind of “Palestine” the European countries have endorsed.

The cartoon shows “Palestine” having replaced the entire State of Israel, and the PA areas. Its map is formed by three arms painted in the colors of the flags of the three European countries. The “Norwegian” arm writes the word “Palestine,” the “Irish” arm waves a Palestinian flag, while the “Spanish” hand makes a V-sign with its fingers, signifying “victory.”

Palestinian Media Watch has repeatedly shown that the PA/Fatah explain to their own people that since Israel has no right to exist, Fatah’s goal and Palestinian destiny is to replace Israel with a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.”

It should have been the most basic preliminary investigation for Norway, Ireland, and Spain to check what the PA tells its own people that a “Palestinian state” means, before they recognized it.

The shocking reality is that either these countries have no idea what kind of “Palestinian state” they are recognizing —  in which case the governments are a diplomatic disgrace and embarrassment to their countries — or possibly they all agree with Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Yolanda Díaz, who last week vowed that “Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea.”

If that’s true, then these countries are ideologically in the same camp with state sponsors of terrorism like Iran.

 The author is a senior analyst at Palestinian Media Watch, where a version of this article was originally published.

Source of original article: Nan Jacques Zilberdik / Opinion – (
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