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"To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul"
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"To war that will smash the oppressor
and destroy the Zionist's soul"
Once again, a young child recites poem calling for war
on PA TV kids' program

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

A poem which encourages Palestinians to go to "war" and "destroy the Zionist's soul" has again been recited by a child on official PA TV, this time on the children's program The Best Home. When the boy finished the poem, the studio audience stood and cheered while the host congratulated him:
Boy: "I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I've etched my name on all the town squares...
Saladin (i.e., Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heart 
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation... 
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to the millions
They say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer in the faith [Islam]
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the banner in the world's sky.
Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian. "
Official PA TV host: "Bravo."
[Official PA TV, The Best Home, March 17, 2017]
Palestinian Media Watch has documented four other children reciting this poem on PA TV in recent years.

The Best Home often functions as a platform for promoting hatred, violence, and the denial of Israel's right to exist. This poem calling for war is another example of the PA's incitement of Palestinian youth.