Summary ... A myth has been perpetrated upon the world. A myth so great that it has become an accepted fact by most scholars, historians, archaeologists, politicians, and the general public alike. That myth is the existence of the nation of 'Palestine' and the existence of a 'Palestinian' people.
"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing more than southern Syria" — Ahmed Shukeiry, head of the PLO, to UN Security Council, May 31, 1956
"... Palestine is not only a part of our Arab homeland, but a basic part of southern Syria." — Syrian President Hafez Assad, Radio Damascus, March 8. 1974
"Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only practical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel ..." — Zuheir Muhsin, Head of the Military Department and Executive Council, PLO, Trouw, March 1977