This was no oversight. The UK, like other Western countries, remains willfully blind regarding the “Palestinian” determination to destroy Israel utterly, and blandly complacent even when that imperative is staring them in the face.
#TeamUK joined thousands of Palestinian and international runners in the incredible Palestine Marathon to support #FREEDOMOFMOVEMENT for all Palestinians????????. Great energy from participating runners ????♀️????and an important message to highlight! pic.twitter.com/8TcVKKbIPf
— UKinJerusalem???????? (@UKinJerusalem) March 10, 2023
“#TeamUK in Jerusalem erases Israel,” by Maurice Hirsch, Palestinian Media Watch, March 16, 2023:
Official representatives of the UK mission in Jerusalem have actively and openly adopted the position of the Palestinian Authority to ERASE ISRAEL.
On March 10, 2023, the Palestinian Authority held the annual “Palestine Marathon”. The marathon was held under the auspices of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, which is headed by Jibril Rajoub. The official PA logo of the marathon, printed on marathon t-shirts, is a map of “Palestine” that entirely erases Israel. Rajoub was seen wearing the t-shirt at the concluding ceremony in pictures he posted on his Facebook page:
Posted text: “Pictures from announcing the winners of the 9th international Palestine Marathon, and honoring all the strategic partners, partners, and sponsoring companies and institutions.
The images show Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub handing out honorary plaques. Rajoub is wearing a yellow shirt featuring the logo of the Palestine Marathon, which shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine,” with a runner inside the map. Next to the logo is written in English: “Palestine Marathon: Freedom of Movement.”
[Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, Facebook page, March 10, 2023]
As previously exposed by Palestinian Media Watch, the use for the marathon of the PA map erasing Israel is nothing new.
While PA maps erasing Israel’s existence are commonplace, it is outrageous to see official representatives of any country, including the UK, adopting the PA stance. However, that is exactly what the British Consulate in Jerusalem did.
Following the marathon, a tweet from the official account of the British Consulate in Jerusalem (@UKinJerusalem) showed seven participants of “#TeamUK” proudly wearing their “PALESTINE MARATHON” t-shirts, including its map entirely ERASING ISRAEL.
[Twitter account of the British Consulate in Jerusalem, March10, 2023]…