London, ALRAY -- British Prime Minister Teresa Mae again emphatically refused the Palestinian campaign's demand for an apology from the United Kingdom for the fateful Balfour Declaration.
The Balfour Apology Campaign, run by the Palestinian rights groups, launched a petition on the British parliament website calling on Britain to “openly apologize to the Palestinian people for issuing the Balfour Declaration. The colonial policy of Britain between 1917-1948 led to mass displacement of the Palestinian nation.
The London municipality also decided to block a campaign for Palestinians and their supporters that describes the Balfour Declaration as “a harbinger of disaster” for the Palestinians, where the municipality claimed the campaign as "anti-Israel."
Meanwhile, campaigners plan to post posters in the London Underground showing how disastrous the declaration has affected the lives and future of Palestinians and how devastating it has been to the Palestinian people.
In turn, the Transportation Administration in London refused to allow the posters, as they “did not comply with the standards”. However, the organizers and activists declared their determination to continue the campaign and denounce the decision of Teresa May El Adwani against the Palestinian people.
For his part, Manuel Hassassian commented, Palestinian ambassador in London, commented saying: “The Palestinian history is subject to censorship."
"There has been a long period of nearly 100 years of transgressed British promises to Arabs, including those contained in the Balfour document, which gave the land of the Palestinians to others. Therefore, the decision of Teresa Mai and Transportation Authority is not surprising due to the pressure of institutions and groups that are constantly working to silence the Palestinian novel".
In turn, the British Foreign Office has distanced itself of the British refusal, claiming it was not involved in the decision to the campaign ban.