The way in which Palestinian schools and TV indoctrinate children to hate Israel, Jews and to engage in violence has been a frequent topic here, Peace Problem – Palestinians teach young children to hate and kill.

In just the past month, however, that incitement seems to have gone into overdrive.

Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors Palestinian Authority and Hamas TV, has three important reports on recent events.

On January 6, 2017, a young boy on a PA TV children’s program recited a poem encouraging “slaughter” of Israelis, glorifying death: “As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut… Arafat, for you we shall die”

Official PA TV program The Best Home, a boy singing a song by singer Adnan Balawnah for Yasser Arafat

Boy: “Today, O our West Bank, our Gaza, raise your voice
O our land, the time has still not passed
As we expelled them from Gaza and Sderot
As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut
For you, Yasser Arafat, for you we shall die
After the night comes the light of day, and the fig leave will be removed…
Tomorrow we will take our vengeance, and their leader will be carried in a coffin
We, Fatah, are a storm, and our blood is food for the revolution…”
PA TV host: “Bravo, Muhammad, thank you, thank you, thank you!”

On January 8, 2017, at a Fatah rally celebrating the Fatah Movement’s anniversary, part of the ceremony featured a young Palestinian girl who recited a poem. The girl’s chant encouraged death for “Palestine,” for which “blood is spilled”:

“I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear
I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev
I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah
I love the dear homeland – death is insignificant, O Arabs
I love Palestine – the blood is spilled for it
This is what Yasser [Arafat] called for…
He announced: For the sake of Jerusalem my path is burning”

[Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus,
Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017]

On January 20, 2017, a girl and a boy recited another poem on the same children’s program, celebrating the escalation from violence of “rocks” to violence of automatic rifles:

“We want to speak openly, with no hesitation and with no fear
World, hear and see, my rock has turned into an AK-47 [assault rifle],
Your words are true, Yasser Arafat
O mountain, the wind will not move you.”
[Official PA TV, The Best Home, Jan. 20, 2017]

Notice that all of this child incitement makes not distinction between the “West Bank” and Israel in the pre-1967 boundaries. It is a call for Jihad against all of Israel.


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