From the river to the sea
From the river to the sea is a political slogan associated with Palestinian nationalism. The slogan refers geographically to the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, which includes the State of Israel and the Palestinian territories: the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The phrase implicitly calls for the destruction of Israel by implying that Palestine will be established in the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.
The slogan has been employed by political groups since the 1960s. It's origin lay in the Palestinian National Council's initial charters, which demanded a Palestinian state geographically encompassing the historic boundaries of Mandatory Palestine, and a removal of a majority of its Jewish population.
The slogan is regularly used by militant groups, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, that have vowed to destroy Israel. It is regarded by many to be anti-semitic, suggesting that it denies the right of Jews for self-determination, or advocates for their removal or extermination. It has also come under scrutiny in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where it has been proposed to classify its usage as a criminal offense.
On 18 November 2023 Elon Musk announced that from the river to the sea and decolonisation are clear calls for extreme violence and breach the terms of service on X and will result in suspension from the platform.
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