Hamas and the PFLP thus call for the elimination of Israel through violence

'From the river to the sea': the meaning of that antisemitic slogan of the Palestinian terrorism

In recent weeks, left-wing extremists and Islamic fundamentalists have demonstrated together in several countries.

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They are not protesting against Palestinian terrorism but against those who suffer from it

As you have seen through the media, these demonstrations have not been to condemn the murder of 1,400 people (including children and babies) in Israel by Hamas terrorists, nor to condemn the kidnapping of more than 200 people (Israelis and other nationalities) by that criminal group. These demonstrations have been to accuse Israel of all kinds of crimes for exercising its right to defend itself, instead of simply allowing itself to be killed.

'From the river to the sea, Palestine will win': what that motto hides

One of the most heard slogans in these demonstrations has been "From the river to the sea, Palestine will win." Just yesterday, Pablo Fernández Santos, spokesman for Podemos - a far-left party that is part of the coalition government headed by Pedro Sánchez - published a message on Twitter with that motto. A message that has been criticized by ACOM in these terms: " The spokesman for the government's partner party directly calling for the annihilation of Israel." Is this true?

Hamas uses that slogan to support the elimination of Israel through violence

For decades, the most radical Palestinian nationalism has been using that slogan to demand the disappearance of the State of Israel and the expulsion of the Jews from the Middle East. The river to which this motto refers is the Jordan and the sea is the Mediterranean. In the space between the two are Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. A document of 11 pages published by Hamas on its website, in which that terrorist group explains its approaches, states the following:

"Palestine, which extends from the River Jordan in the east to the
Mediterranean in the west
and from Ras Al-Naqurah in the north to Umm Al-Rashrash in the south, is an integral territorial unit. It is the land and the home of the Palestinian people. The expulsion and banishment of the Palestinian people from their land and the establishment of the Zionist entity therein do not annul the right of the Palestinian people to their entire land and do not entrench any rights therein for the usurping Zionist entity."

"Zionist entity" is the name Palestinian nationalism uses to refer to Israel. In that document, the terrorist group adds: "Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea." In point 18 of that document, the terrorists make very clear what this means when they declare "null and void," among others, the 1947 UN resolution on partition, stating: "The establishment of “Israel” is entirely illegal and contravenes the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people." And in case there is any doubt, point 19 adds: "There shall be no recognition of the legitimacy of the Zionist entity."

Hamas's anti-Semitism: calls to kill “all possible Jews”

In that same document, the Palestinian terrorist group tries to deny the accusations of antisemitism: "Hamas affirms that its conflict is with the Zionist project not with the Jews because of their religion. Hamas does not wage a struggle against the Jews because they are Jewish but wages a struggle against the Zionists who occupy Palestine" However, Hamas has had no qualms about calling for "attack every Jew possible in all the world and kill them.". Hamas is as antisemitic as the Nazi Party was.

A slogan also used by the communist terrorist group PFLP

Something similar occurs with another of the terrorist groups present in Gaza, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a criminal group with a Marxist-Leninist ideology that has links to the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), in which the communist vice president of Sánchez's government, Yolanda Díaz, and the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, are active militants. Coincidentally, those two communist members of the Spanish government supported a demonstration two weeks ago by a group that celebrated the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on October 7. The demonstration, which was also supported by the two Podemos ministers (Ione Belarra and Irene Montero), was spread with posters in which Israel was erased from the map.

Let us remember that on October 7, the same day of the terrorist attack against Israel, the PFLP called to support the massacre perpetrated by Hamas, asking "to attack the enemy army and its settlers". With the expression "settlers", Palestinian terrorism refers to the Jews who live in Israel, a land that Jews have been inhabiting for thousands of years, long before Muslim Arabs settled there.

The expression "from the river to the sea" is used very frequently by the PFLP on its website, and always in the same sense: this terrorist group seeks the disappearance of Israel, and not a two-state solution. On October 7, 2019, just four years before the Hamas terrorist attack against Israel, the PFLP released a statement stating: "the Palestinian people no longer have any other option but to reestablish respect for the objective of liberating Palestine from the sea to the river, eliminating the State from the Zionist entity."

A slogan that is a call for violence against Israel

Thus, while in the West the extreme left shouts that slogan believing that it is a harmless way to support the Palestinian cause, Palestinian terrorism uses the expression "from the river to the sea" to call for the elimination of Israel through the violence, that is, the denial to the people of Israel of sovereignty over their land - a land that Jews have inhabited since time immemorial - and of their right to self-determination, recognized in 1947 by the UN.

Furthermore, these criminal groups have been using that slogan to justify terrorist actions against the Jewish community, both in Israel and in other countries. It is scandalous to see parties that are part of the Spanish government using a clearly anti-Semitic expression used to justify terrorism. In fact, on October 11 the use of that slogan led to the banning of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Vienna, considering that this expression was a "clear call to violence" by trying to erase Israel of the map after the serious terrorist attack suffered by that country a few days before.


Photo: AFP. Hamas terrorists parading through the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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