|PA TV teaches kids:
Christians and Jews are inferior,
cowardly and despised
Christians and Jews said to be "enemies of destiny"
Violence also glorified
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
A young Palestinian girl was asked to recite a poem during a PA TV children's program. This poem, according to the host of the show, teaches children "responsibility and belonging."
The messages of "responsibility and belonging" in the poem include:
1. Insults to Christians and Jews:
"They are remnants of the [Christian] crusaders and Khaibar [Jews]," and are "inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised."
2. Christians and Jews are the "enemy," referred to as:
"the enemies of destiny."
3. Violence is glorified and encouraged:
"Where is my weapon? I found it - a stone. I took it and threw it at the enemies of destiny."
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Palestinian Media Watch has documented repeated hate speech including denial of Israel's existence and demonization of Israelis on this PA TV children's program.
The following is the transcript of the poem:
PA TV host: "You are going to recite a poem, which also teaches us responsibility and belonging."
Girl: "... The occupier stole my land and my grandfathers' land...
Where is your sword, Khaled (Arab warrior)?
Where is your courage, Saladin (Muslim conqueror)?
But no one answered me.
Where is my weapon? I found it - a stone. I took it and threw it at the enemies of destiny. I taught the world that the Muslim in the name of Allah cannot be defeated...
They challenge us with the White House, and we challenge them with the [Islamic] awakening and the Kaaba [in Mecca]. They aren't stronger than Khosrau and Caesar (rulers of Persian and Byzantine Empires).
They [Christians and Jews] are inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised. They are remnants of the [Christian] crusaders and Khaibar (i.e., Jewish village destroyed by Muslims in 629)...
Oh Muslims of the world: Awaken, you have slept too long.
Your fathers and your sons are being massacred, your Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is defiled and destroyed."
Host: "Bravo! Applause for our friend Lara."
[PA TV (Fatah), May 11, 2012]
Click to see other examples of PA demonizing Jews and Israel and promoting violence.