PA TV host and Muslim preacher:
"Israel is a cancerous tumor...
[Jews] are usurers...
They control the media, the money,
the press, the resources, the plans"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Another expression of Palestinian Authority Antisemitism appeared on government-controlled PA TV earlier this month. The host of a weekly program on Islam, Imad Hamato, who is also a professor of Quranic Studies at the University of Palestine in Gaza, stated that Jews engage in profiteering and control "the money, the press and the resources."
Hamato also stated that Israel, which he calls "a cancerous tumor," is trying to "Judaize" everything and influence the mind of "the Arab intellectual" so that he will accept Israel as "an entity that has a right to live":
"Israel has worked hard to Judaize the land, [but] it did not stop at that. [Israel] worked to realize something else: the Judaization of culture, [so that] the Arab intellectual embraces the idea of acceptance of Israel as a recognized body and as an entity that has a right to live. Israel, the invading country, the cancerous tumor - which we have already called a cancerous tumor in the past - many intellectuals today talk about coexistence and offering our hands in peace, and [say] Israel is part of the region. The noblest Arabs in terms of their Arabness were those who spoke up and said: 'Israel does not exist!' Those who did not say that were ostracized. Now, whoever says that Israel should exist is met with approval... They [the Jews] are usurers. See, the usury money and usurer banks, those who control the money in the world can be counted on one hand - a few individuals - and all of them belong to the Jewish world. They control the media, the money, the press, the resources, the plans."
[Official PA TV, May 1, 2015]
Hamato has previously used PA TV to disseminate Antisemitic statements. As documented by Palestinian Media Watch, Hamato stated that Jews are behind all that is wrong in the world and that humanity will never "live in comfort... peace or fortune or tranquility" as long as "the Jews are causing devastating corruption throughout the land."
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Official PA TV has also been used by others to disseminate Antisemitic statements. Recently, a Fatah spokesperson quoted the Antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - the fictitious Jewish plan to subjugate the world - as if it were a true document. Another Gaza university professor stated on PA TV that the Jewish religion is based on extremism and permits stealing from and killing Gentiles.