Gaza: Thousands walk on 'Balfour Declaration' carpet

Gazan film festival features 328-foot-long carpet with the words 'Balfour Declaration' on it.

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Dalit Halevi,

Islamic Jihad rally in Gaza
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"The Red Carpet" film festival opened on May 12 in Gaza, with a ceremony intended to emphasize the Palestinian Arabs' opposition to the Jews' right to a state in their historical homeland.

A 328-foot-long (100 meters) carpet was spread near Gaza's seaport and bore the words "Balfour Declaration."

Thousands of film festival visitors stepped on the carpet to express their derogation of the Balfour Declaration and its implications.

The Declaration, written on November 2, 1917 but made public on November 9th of that year, the period of the British Mandate for Palestine, was written by British Foreign Secretary to Baron Walter Rothschold, and said: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

As the date of the Balfour Declaration's 100-year anniversary approaches, the Palestinian Authority has begun a campaign to pressure Britain into revoking the Declaration and publicly apologize for the ramifications it has had for the "Palestinian" community since 1917.

Britain has refused to acquiesce to this demand.

All the "Palestinian" terror groups, including Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, deny the standing of the Balfour Declaration's content which officially began the process that ended in the establishment of the Jewish State.