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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.
Marwan Barghouti: Israel is an "abominable enemy" that carries out "massacres" and "theft of land"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2011
Marwan Barghouti, member of PA parliament:
     "I address special greetings to the great Palestinian nation, initiator of revolutions and Intifadas, with a legendary history of resolve facing the worst and most abominable enemy known to humanity and modern history; the enemy which does not shrink from carrying out massacres, continuing aggression, theft of land, establishment of settlements and expanding them, and the Judaization of Jerusalem – the city of cities and the jewel in the crown of the [Arab] nation – and continues with a policy of detention against the members of a defenseless people. I take this opportunity to emphasize once again what we have always said: Israel and its various governments have never made a strategic decision about peace, and the wait to achieve national independence with the approval of the Israeli government is nothing but an illusion. The national independence of nations is seized, through sacrifice, resistance, resolve, and struggle. National independence is seized; one does not wait for it. The gamble on the US will be of no benefit, because it [the US] is not the patron of peace, but rather the patron of the Israeli occupation, aggression, and settlement. In order for our people to be able to seize our national rights, the first step must be an end to the destructive, shameful and wretched split [between Fatah and Hamas]… We must continue on the path of resistance, and act for further achievements and recognition for the establishment of the state. We must continue to act to isolate Israel further on the international, official, and popular level, and on all levels and in all spheres, as well as continuing the campaign to boycott all Israeli goods, not limiting it to settlement goods exclusively.”
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PA daily publishes statements from conference in Morocco demonizing Israel as "a cunning Satan"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2011
Headline: “Morocco hosts the International Conference for Palestinian Prisoners”
     “The first speech at the conference, which continues until Jan. 23, 2011, was delivered by the chairman of the conference steering committee and head of the Moroccan Association for Support of the Palestinian struggle, Benjelloun Al-Andaloussi…
Benjelloun said that ‘Palestine is one large prison, and the suffering of the prisoners must lead to judgment of Israel as guilty of war crimes carried out against those who fight on a path that we all shall continue…
Benjelloun recalled the Israeli violations, describing Israel as a state that is above international law and legislation, and a cunning Satan which violates all human principles...Representative of the Arab League Muhammad Al-Helu noted in his speech that Israel has not sufficed with occupation, killing, torture and imprisonment, but carries out the ugliest forms of racism and torture of prisoners, even holding their bodies after they are killed, in clear violation of international agreements.”
Jews deserve expulsion for their crimes against humanity throughout history
Source: Al-Quds website, Nov. 6, 2010
Headline: “Mahmoud Al-Zahar: The expulsion of Jews from Palestine is near, just as Britain and France expelled them”
     “Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar said that ‘the process of expulsion of the Jews from the countries which they destroyed – continues, and they are destined to be expelled from Palestine just as Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Germany and other countries expelled them.’ He said that ‘the chain of expulsions continues, and it is coming. We are no less honorable than the nations which expelled them. The time for their expulsion is approaching, Allah willing.’
He said, ‘The only nation which accepted them was the Islamic nation, and it extended protection and security to them, after they were expelled from all corners of the world. But they have no place among us [now], in the wake of their crimes… They will be expelled, and we shall return to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’
At a popular gathering in memory of the Khan Yunis massacre of 1956, Al-Zahar said that ‘the gift that the Palestinians will present to the children and grandchildren of the Egyptians who died as Shahids (Martyrs) in Khan Yunis will be [the opportunity for] prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, soon.’ …
He called upon the whole world to answer the Palestinians’ questions: Why were the Jews expelled from their countries? He said, ‘The answer is known: they committed treason and stole and robbed, and destroyed the countries… therefore we need only recall their crimes against humanity throughout history.’
Al-Zahar appealed to the Fatah movement, saying: ‘Come, let us unite our words and our ranks, and wave our flag and liberate our land and our holy places with blood. As for the doomed negotiations, you have already tasted their bitterness.’”
Since Israel's creation "all that has happened is killing, destruction, and theft"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2010
Headline: “The Ministry of Culture in Tulkarem holds a political conference on the subject of the Balfour Declaration”
     “The Ministry of Culture Administration in Tulkarem in cooperation with the [Department of] Public Relations and Security Forces, held a political conference under the heading, ‘The West and Balfour’s Promises’, to mark the 93rd anniversary of the cursed Balfour Declaration… Lecturer Na’aman Shahrour spoke about this anniversary, which still sticks in the throats of the Palestinians… Shahrour also spoke about the historical aspect of this promise and the reasons that led Balfour to commit to it. He said: ‘The Palestinian people is still bleeding since the British Foreign Minister gave this promise, resulting in all that has happened throughout the years and what is happening now – killing, destruction, and theft… All this in order to be rid of this burden, called the Jews, which troubled Britain and Europe, who wished to be rid of this burden - even at the expense of a different nation.”
Cartoon on PA TV depicts Israel as a dragon and Palestinians as sheep
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 5, 2010
Text on dragon: "What guarantee is there that you have good intentions?"
Secretary General of the Palestinian Initiative: Israel is a "racist discrimination regime"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2010
Headline: “Before 50,000 participants, Barghouti in London calls for recognition of Palestinian state and its borders”
     “Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouti, called upon the world to recognize a Palestinian state within the June 4th, 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital.
Speaking to 50,000 people from Britain and European countries who participated in the World Peace and Inter-Cultural Dialogue Conference, Barghouti … called upon the participants to support this idea and to press their governments to recognize the Palestinian state… Barghouti called upon the conference participants to join the Boycott and Divestment campaign which is currently being waged against the racist discrimination regime.”
PA TV demonizes Israel in staged bloody scene
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 24, 2010
A PA TV documentary about Palestinian paramedics, intended to show a medic's typical experiences, includes a scene staged with actors that shows a Palestinian being intentionally targeted by unseen Israeli soldiers, then being shot in the forehead. (Hebrew speech is heard in the background.) The video indicates the Israeli soldiers' "intentional" targeting of the young man with a red circle marking his forehead. When he is "hit," a thick stream of "blood" shoots out from a hole in his head as it would from a water hose or a faucet.
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Palestinian prisoners get degrees despite Israeli "oppression" and "incessant cruelty"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 9, 2010
Headline: "Prisoners in occupation prisons complete university studies and obtain MA and Ph.D. degrees"
     "The occupation authorities don't leave a single option [open] without using it to make things difficult for the prisoners, regardless of their party or faction affiliation. Behind the prison bars, they are all Palestinians, and in the eyes of the warden they are all deserving of the harshest forms of punishment. Despite the oppression of the occupation and its incessant cruelty towards the prisoners, many of them are defying the Israeli oppression and are determined to succeed while behind prison bars. Many of them have succeeded in obtaining the highest degrees, while others are working on the preparation of special research, getting them out to the world outside [the prison] and publishing them in the media, especially the electronic media. Owing to the rise in the number of prisoners receiving degrees - including Ph.D's - while still in prison, Israel recently began a new campaign meant to make things difficult for the prisoners and to try to withhold their elementary rights to education. It [Israel] has started to place obstacles in the way of the prisoners seeking to take the matriculation examinations. ... Prisoner Ayman Al-Hamoud takes great pride in his academic achievements in the Israeli prisons. He emphasized that all of his achievements were to spite the warden, and said that he had obtained an MA through the Al-Huraa University [based in Haag, the Netherlands]...
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Cartoon on PA TV: Jews depicted as a scorpion
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 2, 2010
Jews represented as a scorpion. Note the Star of David on the scorpion's body and the stinger in the shape of a menorah.
PA daily: Israeli defense Minister Sharon ordered massacre
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2010
     “It is now the 28. anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which led to the deaths of hundreds or thousands of innocent and defenseless Palestinians in those refugee camps, following the invasion of the city of Beirut, capital of Lebanon, by the army of aggression, occupation and Israeli organized crime… Sharon, historically known for his bloody, fascist tendencies, wanted to evoke the terror of the Zionist movement, organized and deeply rooted in its texture, in its groups and in its various ideologies, by carrying out a new act of massacre. This was aimed at inculcating the orders of murdering Palestinian and Arab non-Jews within the Israeli military establishment and the forces connected to it and collaborating with it. So it was on Sept. 17, 1982, in the wake of the departure of the revolutionary forces – the PLO – from wounded Beirut, that forces of crime, terror and racism of the Israeli army and its allies, the ‘separatist forces’ [derogatory name for the Lebanese forces, a militia of Christians in the war] hurried to carry out a massacre there against members of the Palestinian people, in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.”
Israeli army supervised "the murder of children and innocents with joy and glee"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2010
     “Deputy Secretary General and head of the Palestine branch of the Arab League, Ambassador Muhammad Sabih, said that the Sabra and Shatila massacre is living proof of the scope of Israeli crime… He emphasized that what Israel carried out in 1982, under the leadership of Ariel Sharon, was a despicable massacre. He stated that Sharon and a number of commanders in the Israeli army had overseen the murder of children and innocents with joy and glee, although the victims had committed no crime other than being Palestinians. He emphasized that ‘this massacre is a basic part of the fundamentalist and terrorist thinking of certain leaders in Israel.’… The permanent Palestinian representative at the Arab League and Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt, Barakat Al-Fara… said: ‘The Sabra and Shatila massacre is part of a black Israeli series [of crimes], filled with destruction, blood, and the intimidation of defenseless civilians.”
Palestinian People’s Party: The "barbaric" Israeli army carried out massacre
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2010
     “The [Palestinian] People’s Party yesterday called upon the masses of our people in the homeland and in the diaspora to mark the 18th anniversary of the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, which was carried out by the soldiers of the Israeli occupation army and their agents in 1982, costing the lives of 3,500 victims from among the innocent Palestinian refugees, and of many Lebanese residents who lived in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. In a press release marking the event, the party said: ‘The anniversary of the massacre at Sabra and Shatila recalls the Israeli barbarity with which this massacre was carried out…”
Israel encourages "herds [of settlers] for hate, racism, arrogance and the killing of Arab 'goyim' [non-Jews]"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2010
     “Advisor on National Affairs to the Prime Minister, Minister Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, condemned the ripping of copies of the Quran and their trampling underfoot by Jewish extremists two nights ago in the middle of Jaffa Street in western Jerusalem. He said that this criminal act is the result of the dark campaign of incitement in the Israeli school curricula, and especially among religious groups and their rabbis, such as Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual father of the Shas party, and similar sowers of destruction, ruin, and strife among the adherents of the monotheistic faiths.
The Prime Minister’s advisor said: ‘This Zionist religious terror by herds of settlers comes just a few days after the American Zionist-like mercenary pastor announced his intention to burn the Quran. This proves the connection among the extremist groups among the different religions, and between the forces of the American Right among the Republican Party supporters and their allies among the herds of settlers in the Israeli apartheid, racist state, which nourishes these herds day and night for hate, racism, arrogance and the killing of Arab ‘goyim’ [non-Jews] in general, and Palestinians in particular.’
Al-Ghoul continued by saying that these provocative acts of terror – which provoke hatred among adherents of the different faiths and are carried out by hired groups serving as agents of the cartels of weapons and death throughout the world, especially in the US and in Israel - are implementing a policy of lighting the fuse of civil war, religious war, and national wars, for the benefit of their masters who are among the merchants of war and organized terror.”
PA TV: Israel slaughtered civilians "like animals of prey" in Sabra and Shatila
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2010
PA TV news broadcast on the anniversary on the Sabra and Shatila massacre:
     “On the night of Sept. 16, 1982, the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps awoke to a crime, during which the occupation forces [Israel] and their accomplices slaughtered civilians like animals of prey.”
PA TV song demonizes Israel as "despicable" and "the invading enemy"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 12, 2010
Band member recites a poem:
"Fight, brother, the flag will never be lowered,
the torches will never die out."
On [Mt.] Carmel (in Israel) and in the [Jordan] Valley,
we are rocks and streams.
In Lod (Israeli city) we are poems, and in Ramle (Israeli city) – grenades.
We, my brother, shall remain the revolution of the fighting nation."

Vocalist sings:
"The Zionists went out from [their] homelands,
compounding damage and enmity.
But the Palestinian revolution awaits [them].
The orchard called us to the [armed] struggle.
We replaced bracelets with weapons.
We attacked the despicable [Zionists].
This invading enemy is on the battlefield.
This is the day of consolation of Jihad.
Pull the trigger.
We shall redeem Jerusalem, Nablus and the country." Click here to view
PA TV: Jews praying at Western Wall are "sin and filth"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 10, 2010
PA TV documentary shows visuals of Jews praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem:
     PA TV narration: "They [Israelis] know for certain that our [Palestinian] roots are deeper than their false history. We, from the balcony of our home, look out over [Islamic] holiness (visual: the Wall from afar) and on sin and filth (visual: Jews praying at the Western Wall)."
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Note: The program was broadcast on the Jewish New Year in September 2010
Quiz in PA daily: Creation of Israel was "theft" leading to "ethnic cleansing unparalleled in modern history"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 7, 2010
Special Ramadan supplement to official PA daily features a daily competition with prizes. The text of the Balfour Declaration is shown, followed by the question:
     “The cursed James Arthur Balfour Declaration led to the theft of the homeland and the expulsion of an entire people, in a campaign of ethnic cleansing unparalleled in modern history. On what date and what month in 1917 was this declaration issued?”
PA daily honors prisoner that says Israelis are worse than Nazis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2010
     "Occupation forces arrested [Prisoner] Basem Al-Khandaqaji on Nov. 2nd, 2004, following the Carmel Market operation [terror attack], in which three Israelis were killed and a little less than 50 others were injured. His father told Al-Hayat al-Jadida: ‘When Basem was arrested, we thought the detention wouldn’t last long… He was given three life sentences, and he began his new path in prison.’ When the judge asked him to say something after the sentence was passed, Basem gave a moving political and human speech. He said, ‘In the past, you [Israelis] were the number one victim… I wasn’t born then; it was the tragedy of my people that was born. You turned from victim into a monster; you didn’t use gas chambers, but rather things that were worse than them. You killed and annihilated generations from among my people …’ When the judge asked him if he was guilty, Basem answered: ‘Address that question to the Israeli leaders; concerning the massacre that they carried out against a defenseless people. You are the new Nazis upon the earth, and hopefully we will enjoy the destruction and ruin that you will bring upon your own people because of your barbarism.’"
PA TV demonizes Israel as "the Israeli enemy"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 15, 2010
PA TV Host:
     “Following the occupation of 86% of the territory of Jerusalem since 1967, the Israeli enemy has penetrated the heart of the Arab neighborhoods of the city.”
Member of Fatah Revolutionary Council speaks of "contending with the Israeli enemy"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2010
     “The Fatah movement in the Salfit administrative region held ceremonies in Salfit and in Marda to honor those who had passed the matriculation examinations… Member of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council, Bilal Azril, said during the ceremony [for high school graduates] held in Marda… that knowledge is one of the ways of struggle and contending with the Israeli enemy.”
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