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Demonization of Jews/Israelis
Animalization and dehumanization
Demonization of Jews/Israelis
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will. The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, deceitful and unfaithful by nature. These Jewish “attributes” and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. Forgeries and fiction masquerading as history are used to document and support the libel that Judaism is in essence racist and evil. Jews are said to be planning and executing heinous crimes, including burning Palestinians in ovens, murder, using prisoners for Nazi-like experiments, and more. If unchecked, these crimes constitute a mortal danger, not only to all Muslims and Arabs but to all of humanity.

The PA assigns responsibility to the Jews for all the problems in the world: Wars, conflicts and civil wars are all said to be triggered by Jews. Indeed, the oppression suffered by Jews throughout history is presented as the legitimate response of nations seeking revenge for the injury caused them by the Jews living among them. The creation of the State of Israel is said to have been a European plot, in order to be rid of their Jews and save Europe from the evil of Jewish presence in their countries.

The following are examples of Palestinian demonization:
Animalization and dehumanization
Palestinian Authority leaders and media repeatedly use animal images to depict Jews. This animalization and dehumanization play a role in preparing PA society to be willing to kill Jews. 

The following are examples of PA depictions of Jews as animals and subhumans.
Young boy recites poem: "Zion is Satan with a tail"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2014
Official PA TV program A Work of Art showed a child reciting the poem "Visa" by Egyptian poet Hisham El-Jakh.
PA TV host: What poem do you like to recite most?
Muhammad, creative boy who writes and recites poetry: The poem people liked the best, wherever I went, people asked me to recite the poem "Visa" by Hesham El-Gakh...
'When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding.'
Note: The poem describes what children have been taught by Arab leaders, opening with "When I was young I was taught...", but criticizes them for not acting according to their own teachings.
"My enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail" was one such teaching, the poem states, and criticizes the Arab world for its lack of unity, which prevents it from fulfilling the goals it has set.

This item was broadcast on official PA TV on May 13, 2014 and rebroadcast on May 14, 2014.
Official PA TV: Israelis are "the bats of darkness"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2014
Official PA TV News on Nakba Day (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)
Official PA TV newsreader: “The land is still calling its owners to [realize] the right of return – in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod, Ramle and dozens of other cities and hundreds of villages. The bats of darkness have woven the despicable threads of the Nakba against the legal owners of the land; it [the Nakba] was no transient war or battle between two equal armies, but a red bloodbath [perpetrated] against our defenseless people.”

Note: Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.
Israel is a snake; Fatah and Hamas cut off its head
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2014
A cartoon in the official PA daily presents the reconciliation and unity between Fatah and Hamas as a means to destroy Israelis/Jews.
Israel is depicted as the head of a snake or worm, wearing a Jewish skull cap with a Star of David on it. The head may be intended to be a caricature of Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. Palestinian reconciliation is presented as an axe. Its blade is a hand with two fingers forming the sign of victory. The victory sign functions as a pair of scissors, cutting off the head of the snake - Israel. The text on the axe says: "Reconciliation."
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Official PA daily calls PM Netanyahu a "war criminal" and Foreign Minister Liberman a "liar" and "immigrant thug"
Source: Al-Hayat (London), Apr. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat:
     "The news [reported] that Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman, said he had held talks with Saudia Arabia and Kuwait, and that Israel can establish diplomatic relations with the Gulf states, since they share Israel's fear of Iran...
Liar, son of a liar, from a terrorist Khazar dynasty, immigrant thug from Moldova, with no right to be in occupied Palestine. The other war criminal, Benjamin Netanyahu, had already alluded to dialogue and relations with the Gulf states against Iran. The Gulf states undoubtedly have reason to be concerned about Iran's Persian aspirations, but they won't deal with them through cooperation with an occupying terrorist state founded on biblical myths...
The Temple Mount is another biblical myth and is not beneath the Noble Sanctuary (Islamic name for the Temple Mount), or above it, or anywhere else. That is a fact, not an opinion, since Yitzhak Rabin, during his first government in the 1980’s, excavated beneath the “Noble Sanctuary” and found the remains of an Umayyad [Islamic] palace, which he tried to restore, but the religious parties resisted him. They told him: ‘[You are] adding sin to crime,’ a phrase… meaning, in this context, that not only did he not find remains of the Temple Mount, but wanted to restore an Umayyad Temple instead.”
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Israel is monstrous mosque-eating soldier
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 30, 2014
Official PA broadcast on its show Circle of Events a cartoon from the Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustur depicting Israel as a monstrous soldier gorging on the Dome of the Rock Mosque, while a Hamas activist holding a flag with the word "Land" and a Fatah activist holding a flag with the word "Day" commemorate the Palestinian Land Day.
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Official PA daily cartoon: Midget Israel rules the world
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2014
In Russia's pocket: "The [axis of] resistance"
In the USA's pocket: "The [axis of] moderation"
Israel stands above them.
Op-ed in PA daily: Israeli parliament is “a handful of crazy people”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 27, 2014
Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for official PA daily
     “These days, the occupiers have reached the height of their rampage in their parliament, which is populated by a handful of crazy people reinforced by fairy tales and bundles of dreams, not a single letter of which has been proven true by a single stone of Jerusalem…
Each day, they come out with a new refrain that not [even] the first Zionists before them could have imagined, and pretend that their alleged Temple stood exactly at the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque…
Recognizing the ‘Jewishness of the State’ is an implicit confirmation that the refugees have no rights, that we stole ourselves a homeland and have not been [living] on our ancestors’ land for thousands of years. If the Jews were indeed present [here] for a short period in the history of our land, that presence was not along the coast, nor in the north or south of Palestine. In other words, the Jews never passed through or were present in the territories which the peace process firmly defines as being outside the negotiations and [designates] as Israeli territory.”
Israel is a monster that stabs and eats children - Palestinian art on PA TV
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2013
PA TV host: "Artist Abd Al-Hai Msallam has been dealing with the Palestinian nation's problems, such as the Gaza massacres. What have you been working on lately? This painting is about the Gaza massacre."
Artist Abd Al-Hai Msallam: "Here I show the people, the children, and the Zionist enemy's cruelty and savagery."
The painting shows a monster impaling children on his bayonet and eating them one by one. On the lower right, dead children are piled up to be eaten and two baby monsters are also shown eating children. The three monsters wear skull caps with a Star of David. The scene takes place in the monster's underground lair, just under cacti that are growing on the surface. A Star of David is also painted on the lock of the lair.
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Note: This video originally aired on Dec. 13, 2012. It was rebroadcast on Dec. 22, 2013.
Poem in PA daily published 2 days in a row calls Israel “the snake’s head”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2013
     “The Arab issue lived in poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, for he was the pan-Arab national poet who believed in the common destiny of this nation, and that the Palestinian cause is every Arab’s cause. For this reason, his words reached Palestine bearing this understanding, as he said:
'Oh Palestinians, [the Israeli] with the rifle shot you,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you, attack the snake's head (Israel).
And the teachings of Hulagu (Mongol ruler) must die.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain
with the rifle we will impose our new life.'

Note: Hulagu - the grandson of Ghengis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Hulagu was a Mongol ruler who defeated Muslim armies in the 13thcentury, spreading death and destruction in much of the Muslim world that he conquered. The expansion of his empire stopped after the Muslim Mamluks defeated him at the battle of Ain Jalut in modern-day northern Israel. The PA depicts Hulagu as a tyrant and the battle of Ain Jalut as a historic battle and victory in Muslim history.
This poem was published in the official PA daily on Dec. 4 and 5, 2013.
EU-funded NGO for youth dehumanizes Jews as "crows"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 18, 2013
PA TV narrator: “Sometimes we are reluctant to raise our heads in the streets of Jerusalem, because the sight above the walls disturbs us (i.e., of the Israeli flag). Its blue color has nothing to do with the sky or the sea. Its white color is not the color of peace but the color of a rag dipped in our blood. The Star [of David] in its center does not light our way... We may wake up to locked gates and expropriated houses in Jerusalem. The crows pass by and caw (visual of Jews) and the rats are armed (visual of Israeli soldiers). But we know that the gates will smile only when we enter them... Jerusalem will never accept any language other than Arabic and any nationality other than Palestinian, no matter how much the flags of the foreigners fly in its sky.”
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Note: The Palestinian Youth Association (PYALARA), the producer of this program, is funded by NDC. NDC's international donors include: the European Union, the World Bank, the French government’s Agence Française de Développement, a donor consortium of Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, the Islamic Development Bank, the United Palestinian Appeal, and the Palestinian private organization the Welfare Association. [NDC website, accessed December 2013]
Israel is octopus eating Al-Aqsa Mosque
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2013

An octopus representing Israel wraps its tentacles around Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Text: “And the Arabs are sleeping!”
PA award to writer of poem with words "Zion is Satan with a tail"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 30, 2013
Girl recites part of El-Gakh's poem:
"When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding..."
Host: "Thanks to Lara, let's have loud applause..."
Egyptian poet Hesham El-Gakh:
"When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding."
[The Egyptian writer of the poem, Hesham El-Gakh, recited this and other poems, after which the PA Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Eisheh and PA District Governor of Ramallah Laila Ghannam honored him with a plaque of honor.]
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Girl on PA TV: "Our enemy is Satan, Zion with a tail"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 30, 2013
PA TV host: “We will now take a short break – to the poetry section by the girl Tala...”
Girl: “When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy is Satan, Zion with a tail,
and that our nation's armies are outstanding.”
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Cartoon on Fatah Facebook page demonizes Israel and the US
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 26, 2013
Writing on the tomb: “The Arab conscience.”
American devil: “Why are you digging? He died loooooong ago.”
Jewish devil: “I know, but every so often I make it [the grave] deeper.”
Girls on PA TV: Jews are "barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2013
PA TV reporter: "Let's meet these girls who want to recite a short poem."
Girl 1: “I do not fear the rifle because your throngs are in delusion and ignorant herds.
Jerusalem is my land, Jerusalem is my honor
Jerusalem is my days and my wildest dreams.
Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship.
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs
Girl 2: Jerusalem is not your den
Jerusalem opposes your throngs
Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity
Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate
And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure.
I do not fear barbarity.
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs
I will not fear the rifle.”
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Rajoub: Palestinian identity is "trampled under the criminal terrorist settler dogs' feet"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 23, 2013
PA TV program: Circle of Events. Guest: Deputy Secretary General of Fatah's Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub
PA TV interviewer: “The statements you made in Beirut on the Al-Mayadeen TV station had a lot of impact, according to them ‘We are Israel’s enemies and if we had a nuke we’d have used it…’ I hope you’ll clarify the picture because Israel condemned the [statements] and at the time the Palestinians did not.”
PA official Jibril Rajoub: “Madam, first of all I don’t care what Israel says, I care about what serves the Palestinian people’s interests. The Palestinian people have been living under an occupation, a racist, fascist, vile, inhuman occupation, for 46 years…
I, true, the interviewer [from the Al-Mayadeen TV station] asked me and I answered in the same manner and with those words and even now I say to the Israelis, if there won’t be a reexamination of your conduct on your part, a saying in Hebrew states: ‘kill or be killed,’ we won’t be killed, we’re not Jesus, true, we come from Jesus’ apostles but we, our future and our government and our identity are being trampled under the criminal terrorist settler dogs’ feet. I’m certain that if Hitler would come again he would learn from them the art of breaking the will of the people, humiliating the people, [making the] people suffer, destroying the people and massacres...
The world today has begun to be convinced that we are a victim and that they are the criminals and hangmen. Under the rays of the sun Israel has been revealed to be a foreign and threatening body that threatens the region’s independence, threatens the world’s peace and threatens the world’s values and interests.”

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Girl recites poem: Jews are "Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 22, 2013
A young girl recites a poem filled with libels demonizing Jews on the weekly PA TV children's show The Best Home:
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."
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Cartoon depicts Israel as a bat
Source: Al-Ayyam, Dec. 18, 2012
Text: “Boycott them… Israeli products”
PA daily columnist demonizes Israel as a child-killer and snake
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 19, 2012
PLO Ambassador to India and PA daily regular columnist, Adli Sadeq on Israel's aerial offensive against Gaza launched on Nov. 14, 2012, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza:
"The oppressors kill the nightingales"
     "Like hidden snakes whose fangs bite in the darkness, the oppressing invaders (i.e., Israel) chase after our children. They throw fire at their tender bodies, while the little ones' hearts full of love pour forth like rivers and see hope through the holes made in the walls by the raids! They have no shame. They are very happy to be snakes that stick out their tongues and slither with malice, and then attack, thirsty and hungry for human blood and liver... The oppressors who kill the nightingales lay the foundations for a war that will last one or two hundred years, while thinking that they are achieving security for themselves. The walls of disgrace and wretchedness in our [Arab] nation are collapsing... we will not remain for long in the cage under siege. Dams, walls, [political] calculations and policies separate us from the flow of a great nation whose rulers - with scarves that became worn from waving the flag of "peace" too much - caused it [the nation] pain and filled it with a sense of wretchedness! ... Salvation will only come when the walls collapse, so that we will stay far away from their alleged "peace." Then the cloud will dissipate along with the smog in it..."
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Cartoon in PA daily shows Israel as a knife slitting Jerusalem’s throat
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2012
This cartoon was published under the title: “’Judaization’ of Jerusalem.” It depicts Jerusalem as a woman whose throat is being slit by two knives. One represents Israel and is marked with a Jewish Star of David. The second knife, bearing a Keffiyeh and a moustache, is marked with a “mute” symbol and represents the Arab world, who by their silence become active partners in Jerusalem’s destruction.

Text on woman’s chest
: “Jerusalem”

Note: This cartoon was originally published in the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al-Ittihad.
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