Prior to the PLO Charter being released in 1964, no one referred to Palestinians with the same intent as used today. There is a reason no mention exists prior to that moment. The KGB had not created the fictitious people until that time.
The Jewish Policy Center’s recent article, Exposing the Soviet Lie of Apartheid included a quote from Zuheir Mohsen, a senior PLO leader, in 1977:
“The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity… Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons.”
The Stanford Review also detailed the fabrication of Palestine, and Soviet involvement in, The Deception of Palestinian Nationalism, which includes:
“Historically, the Palestinian “desire for statehood” and “need for liberation” was invented in large part by the Soviet Union. It is no coincidence that the blueprint for the PLO Charter was drafted in Moscow in 1964 and was approved by 422 Palestinian representative hand selected by the KGB. At that time, the USSR was in the business of creating people’s liberation fronts. The KGB founded the PLO as well as the National Liberation Army of Bolivia (1964) with Ernesto “Che” Guevara at its head and the National Liberation Army of Colombia (1965).”
Informing Science, THE KGB AND ANTI-ISRAELI PROPAGANDA OPERATIONS, is a well-cited piece that includes numerous details about the KGB, including information provided by former Romanian Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet defector, who would have been in a position to deal directly with Yasser Arafat.
“According to Ion Mihai Pacepa (as cited in J. Bergman, 2016), the “Palestinian Liberation Army” was contrived by the KGB, much like the KGB devised the Bolivian National Liberation Army. It created this Arab army in the early 1960s following the failure of the troops of various Arab states to destroy Israel. Pacepa (2006) stated that the KGB drafted the Palestinian National Charter and handpicked the 422 members of the PLO council that approved it. Andropov told Pacepa, “We needed to instill a Nazi-style hatred for the Jews throughout the Islamic world, and to turn this weapon of the emotions into a terrorist bloodbath against Israel” (Pacepa, 2006). Likewise, both the Palestine National Covenant and Palestinian Constitution were drafted in Moscow (Pacepa, as cited in J. Bergman, 2016).”
The KGB had a talent for propaganda, which included the creation of the PLO. It is also no secret that KGB funded that same terrorist organization. Every record prior to the PLO Charter in 1964 proves the fabrication of Palestinians via propaganda as the term is used today.
To again use the words of Zuheir Mohsen in 1977, “Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons.”