Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Palestinian Arabs upset at Turkey, burn photos of Emir of Qatar

Angry Gazans burned photos of the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, because a graphic artist in a Qatar TV studio during the opening ceremony of the Arab Games put up a map of "Palestine" that did not include all of Israel as part of that quasi-state.

They also showed their own maps - of a Palestine where Israel doesn't exist, next to one of Qatar surrounded by US bases.

To add insult to injury, Qatar authorities apologized to Morocco for showing a map of that country without including the disputed Western Sahara - but did not apologize to the Palestinian Arabs.

Meanwhile, another insult came towards the proud Palestinian Arab people - this time from Turkey.

At an Arab industrial conference in Istanbul earlier this month, the conference program referred to Ramallah as the capital of "Palestine" - not Jerusalem.

Palestine Press Agency sees a conspiracy here, where Islamic states are colluding to get Arab public opinion used to the idea of compromising with Israel and accepting something less than 100% of the borders of British Mandate Palestine (as drawn up by Westerners.)