In last week’s HFT CONNECT we presented the first 18 articles of the Palestinian Charter.  Those articles are filled with inaccuracies and fabrications regarding the history of Israel and its Land.  These articles totally ignore and deny the Biblical evidence for Israel as a nation and a land given to the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by the LORD GOD of Israel Himself!  Here are the remaining 15 articles:


ARTICLE 19:  The partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time, because they were contrary to the will of the Palestinian people and to their natural right in their homeland, and inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, particularly the right to self-determination.


ARTICLE 20:  The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything that has been based upon it, are deemed null and void.  Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incomparable with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood.  Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality.  Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.


ARTICLE 21:  The Arab Palestinian people, expressing themselves by the armed Palestinian revolution, REJECT ALL SOLUTIONS which are substitutes for the total liberation of Palestine and REJECT ALL PROPOSALS aiming at the liquidation of the Palestinian problem, or its inter-nationalization.


ARTICLE 22:   Zionism is a political movement organically associated with international imperialism and antagonistic to all action for liberation and to progressive movements in the world.  It is racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist, and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods.  ISRAEL IS THE INSTRUMENT OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT and geographical base for world imperialism placed strategically in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes of the Arab nation for liberation, unity, and progress.  Israel is a constant source of threat vis-à-vis peace in the Middle East and the whole world.  Since the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people look for the support of all the progressive and peaceful forces and urge them all, irrespective of their affiliations and beliefs, to offer the Palestinian people all aid and support in their just struggled for the liberation of their homeland.


ARTICLE 23:  The demand of security and peace, as well as the demand of right and justice, require all states to consider Zionism an illegitimate movement, to outlaw its existence, and to ban its operations, in order that friendly relations among peoples may be preserved, and the loyalty of citizens to their respective homelands safeguarded.


ARTICLE 24:  The Palestinian people believe in the principles of justice, freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, human dignity, and in the right of all peoples to exercise them.


ARTICLE 25:  For the realization of the goals of this Charter and its principles, the Palestine Liberation Organization will perform its role in the liberation of Palestine in according with the Constitution of this Organization.


ARTICLE 26:  The Palestine Liberation Organization, representative of the Palestinian revolutionary forces, is responsible for the Palestinian Arab people’s movement in its struggle to retrieve its homeland, liberate and return to it and exercise the right to self-determination in it,  to all military, political, and financial fields and also for whatever may be required by the Palestine case on the inter-Arab and international levels.


ARTICLE 27:   The Palestine Liberation Organization shall cooperate with all Arab states, each according to its potentialities, and will adopt a neutral policy among them in the light of the requirements of the war of liberation; and on this basis it shall not interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab state.


ARTICLE 28:  The Palestinian Arab people assert the genuineness and independence of their national (wataniyya) revolution, and REJECT ALL FORMS OF INTERVENTION, TRUSTEESHIP, AND SUBORDINATION.


ARTICLE 29:  The Palestinian people possess the fundamental and genuine legal right to liberate and retrieve their homeland.  The Palestinian people determine their attitude toward all states and forces on the basis of the stands they adopt vis-à-vis to the Palestinian resolution to fulfill the aims of the Palestinian people.


ARTICLE 30:  Fighters and carriers of arms in the war of liberation are the nucleus of the popular army which will be the protective force for the gains of the Palestinian Arab people.


ARTICLE 31:  The Organization (PLO) shall have a flag, an oath of allegiance, and an anthem.  All this shall be decided upon in accordance with a special regulation.


ARTICLE 32:  Regulations, which shall be known as the Constitution of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, shall be annexed to this Charter.  It will lay down the manner in which the Organization, and its organs and institutions, shall be constituted; the respective competence of each; and the requirements of its obligation under the Charter.


ARTICLE 33:  This Charter shall not be amended save by (vote of) a majority of two-thirds of the total membership of the National Congress of the Palestine Liberation Organization (taken) at a special session convened for that purpose.


There you have it for all of us to read.  Again, the words "liberation of Palestine" refer to the destruction and elimination of the State of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people.  FATAH (founded by Yassir Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas,  current President) is a terrorist organization and has continued to bring terrorist attacks against the Israeli citizens.  Yassir Arafat was NOT a Palestinian, but rather an Egyptian.  The PLO is NOT a "peace partner" and has imposed terrible attacks, torture, and death upon its own citizens.  It is time for all Bible believers to recognize the Biblical and historical right of the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to the Land of Israel (owned by God – Leviticus 25:23) an "everlasting covenant" that cannot be broken!



David Hocking
HFT Connect