This week the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida quoted a letter that "President Abbas wrote on his Facebook page" to "the people of Palestine." Part of the letter read:
Which letter reflects Abbas' true message and ideology? Is it the one quoting him in his official daily, calling all of Israel "occupied?" This is the message that PA official media and many PA officials consistently send to the Palestinian population.
Or does the other version reflect Abbas' true message and ideology, the one defining "occupied" territory as those areas under Israel only since 1967? This is the message that Abbas and PA leaders consistently send to the international community.
Mahmoud Abbas' Facebook page #1 [http://www.facebook.com/pages/President-Mahmoud-Abbas-/126646497354105] dated Oct. 11, 2012:
The part of the letter with the text defining "occupied territory":
The following are examples of PA use of terminology that defines all of Israel as "occupied":