YouTube restores PMW video
that was blocked after exposing hate speech
Yesterday, Palestinian Media Watch reported that YouTube had blocked a PMW video, defining it as a "violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech." Within 24 hours, YouTube removed the block on the video. PMW thanks all our readers who contacted YouTube about the issue.
The video that was blocked exposed a hate-poem broadcast on Palestinian Authority children's TV. The following is our original bulletin:
Religious hate speech for children on PA TV
Child recites poem:
Jews - "Allah's enemies, the sons of pigs"
"murdered children," "cut off their limbs,"
"raped the women in the city squares"
and "defiled Allah's book"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Recently, Palestinian children were taught Islam-based hatred of Jews on the weekly PA TV children's show The Best Home. A young girl recited a poem filled with both Islamic hate messages and other libels demonizing Jews. The poem taught Palestinian children that Jews, "Allah's enemies, the sons of pigs," defiled the Quran and Jerusalem, both crimes against Islam, and "murdered children," "cut off their limbs," and "raped the women in the city squares." Palestinian Media Watch has documented that this weekly PA TV children's program teaches hatred and denial of Israel's existence.
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The suggested response to Jews and Zionists offered in this hate poem is military and Islamic:
"Where is the nation of Islam?
At the end of the recital of the hate poem, the young program host applauded enthusiastically and said:
Where are the nation of Islam and the Jihad fighters?"
"Bravo, applause, applause, applause to Hadeel."
The poem also included a tribute to Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization and Arafat:
"From between the whistles of the bullets I sing:
This Islam-based hatred that in the past was associated exclusively with Hamas is now appearing in mainstream PA children's education as well.
'Long live the nation of Fatah and Yasser Arafat.'"
The following is the text of the hate poem recited by a young girl on PA TV's children's program:
Girl: "Allah created me and formed me
He made me prouder and made me a Palestinian
He made defiance flow like blood in my veins
And I made the revolution burst forth like clay stones
I raised the flags of certain victory:
Allah's book [the Quran] and the tradition of the most esteemed among prophets [Muhammad].
I called in the voice of hidden justice
I lit a fire like volcanoes under their feet
I refused to be submissive and degraded
I rejected [everything] but dying with the honor that will give me life
From a nation that has forgotten the Muslims' heroism
- Omar ibn al-Khattab and Saladin - [Muslim fighters who conquered Jerusalem]
from between the whistles of the bullets I sing:
'Long live the nation of Fatah and Yasser Arafat'
Allah's enemies, the sons of pigs (i.e., Jews, in Islamic tradition)
Destroyed and uprooted the olive and fig trees
They murdered children with guns, like snakes
They cut off their limbs with stones and knives
They raped the women in the city squares
They defiled Allah's book [the Quran] in front of millions
Where is the nation of Islam?
Where are the nation of Islam and the Jihad fighters?
Where is the fear of Allah in Jerusalem, which has been defiled by the Zionists?"
PA TV host: "Bravo, applause, applause, applause to Hadeel."
[PA TV (Fatah), March 22, 2013]
PMW has documented the PA's promotion of Antisemitic messages.
PMW has documented the PA's promotion of libels and lies about Jews and Israelis.