The Palestinians’ Goal


The Palestinian Authority has made clear its territorial objective in its school textbooks, the way Yasser Arafat wears his kaffiyeh (i.e., shaped like Palestine), and the emblems of its organizations (see the PLO, for example). The most dramatic expression of the goal is in the following map of Palestine that it published on its official web site, which shows Palestine as encompassing not only the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but all of Israel as well.


Sources: Palestinian Authority (Note that the site is often down and the material sometimes moves or is recast as "history," which would only be accurate if Jordan was also included as part of historical Palestine) and the Center for Security Policy.