As renewed Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations began Monday, the Facebook page of Palestinian negotiator Mohammad Shtayyeh featured a map including all of Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Gaza with “Palestine” written on it in Arabic letters.
Middle East analyst Oren Kessler reported the presence of Shtayyeh’s Facebook page map on Twitter. Last December, the Fatah party marked its 48th anniversary with a similar symbol. The Fatah anniversary logo included a map identifying all of Israel as “Palestine,” along with the slogan “The state and the victory,” Palestinian Media Watch reported.
The logo, published Dec. 10, 2012, in the Palestinian Authority’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida newspaper, also featured a dove breaking a chain, symbolizing the “freeing of all Palestinian prisoners.” That message turned out to be somewhat prophetic, because for the start of renewed Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations this week, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists who were imprisoned before the 1993 Oslo Accords.
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