Thursday, August 04, 2016
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
- Elder of Ziyon
This has been going around social media for at least six months:
People on Facebook and Twitter are saying that this is proof that "Palestine is for the people of Palestine, no matter what they tried, history can not be erased."
Let's look closer at the image.
P.W.D. stands for Public Works Department. It was created in 1921 by British High Commissioner Herbert Samuel.
As with all public institutions, in 1948 it transitioned to become Israel's Public Works Department. There is nothing Arab about it.
In fact, in 1937 Arab rioters attacked a P.W.D. location.
In 1996, Israel issued a stamp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the P.W.D., emphasizing its role in building Israel's roads..
There are other sewer covers from before 1948 that don't exactly point to an Arab nation of Palestine:
So who is erasing history again?
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