The Palestinian KEY: The Symbol of PA Rejection of "Geneva" and Rejection of Israel's Right to Exist

Posted in Israel / Palestine | 04-Dec-03 | Author: Itamar Marcus| Source: Palestinian Media Watch

1. The 2 daggers named "Geneva" and "Roadmap" cannot weaken the fist holding the "KEY" - the symbol of "ownership" of Israel claimed by Palestinians.

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2003]

Numerous world leaders continue to present the Geneva "Accords" as a breakthrough, because those Israeli participants gave up Israel's claim to its land and because the Palestinian representatives seem to have given up their demand to have millions of "refugees" settle in Israel. However, as explained in yesterday's bulletin the Palestinian Authority [PA] while accepting Israel's concessions has totally rejected any concessions on its part and continues attacks against any Palestinian who would give up what they call the "right of return" to Israel. The Mufti went so far as to issue a Religious ruling prohibiting the acceptance of compensation for land claimed in Israel. [See text of Mufti below the visuals.]

One of the means of visual expression of this message is the Palestinian use of the symbol of the KEY - which to them means "ownership" - of all the land of Israel and their "houses" they claim they left there in 1948. In the last few days the KEY symbol has appeared repeatedly in PA controlled media, including these four examples [see above and below]

2: The KEY paired with the MAP of Israel - as a backdrop at an "anti Geneva" gathering - is a common set, symbolizing the Palestinian rejection of Israel's right to exist in any borders- claiming they have the KEY or "ownership" of all Israel.

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec.3, 2003]

3: The burial of the KEY in "Geneva" - the burial of the man is in "Jenin."
4: The masses have the ownership.

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 3, 2003]

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2003]

The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian lands, Sheik Ikrama Sabri:
"The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian lands, Sheik Ikrama Sabri, publicized by telegram an Islamic Religious Ruling, in which he emphasizes, that accepting compensation for Palestinian land [land claimed within Israel] is equal to selling it and it is utterly forbidden under religious law. He said: To the receiver of compensation applies the religious ruling, that was given in the 1930's. This law utterly forbids the receiving of compensations because the Palestinian land is not merchandise to be sold and bought but blessed and holy Islamic land."
[Dec.12, 2003, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida]