Palestinian TV: ‘I say that [Arafat] died from poisoning by the Jews’

November 20, 2010, 5:43 pm


Once again, Israel’s “peace partner,” the Palestinian Authority (PA), talks “peace” to Westerners, but poisons the minds of its own people with the vilest hatred via state-controlled TV. A little Palestinian girl told PA TV, “I say that he [Arafat] died from poisoning by the Jews.” (Watch her.) She doesn’t know that Yasser Arafat, the monster, led her ancestors — his and her people — from one disaster to another, from the failed and suicidal takeover of Jordan (“Black September”), to destroying Lebanon, to his “recognition” of Israel during the Oslo debacle, and in July 2000 his rejection of Israel’s generous offer to end the conflict. Palestinian terrorists then responded to Israel’s offer with the “most sustained wave of Palestinian suicide bombings in Israeli history.” The Palestinian Authority never lived up to its Oslo commitments. Arafat’s legacy is sickening, as we see below.

We all know for a fact that Arafat founded the Fatah terrorist group, funded terrorism, ruled by decree, ordered summary executions of his own people, stole UN, US, European aid money, and that his own al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade killed scores of innocent Israeli civilians. We all know that this monster died a pathetic death from “multiple organ failure” in a French hospital, leaving at least a billion dollars of stolen aid money in Swiss bank accounts, according to Issam Abu Issa, former chairman of the Palestine International Bank. And yet, the PA keeps its people in a nightmarish fantasy-land of deep hatred. According to Palestinian Media Watch:

For this year’s annual commemoration of Yasser Arafat’s death, PA TV chose to rebroadcast video clips of Palestinian children’s messages in honor of Arafat, which included hate speech against Jews.

Several of the selected messages feature children repeating the ongoing Palestinian Authority libel that the Jews killed Arafat by poisoning. One boy first states that Arafat was poisoned by the Jews, but then corrects himself, saying: “Well, I don’t know what he died from, but I know it was by the Jews.”

The teaching that evil originates with the Jews was the basis for much of the Antisemitism throughout history. It should be stressed that these were prerecorded interviews with the children, yet PA TV chose to include the hate speech in the compilation.

None of the children in the film speaks about peace; in fact, they do the opposite. One boy praises Arafat because he was a “fighter” who “did things through [violent] struggle,” and who “did not make peace.” The Martyrdom (Shahada) ideal is also chosen as a message in the film, with one boy quoting Arafat: “They want me dead, they want me prisoner, but I say: Martyr, Martyr, Martyr!”

As Palestinian Media Watch reported at the time, this film was first broadcast in 2009 on the fifth anniversary of Arafat’s death as part of a televised memorial ceremony.

The boy’s comment quoted above, “I know it was by the Jews,” and the other children’s beliefs that “the Jews” killed Arafat, indicate the PA’s success in teaching Palestinian children hate libels and demonization of Jews. The decision by PA TV to rebroadcast this is a further indicator that the PA continues to promote the values of hatred, violence and Martyrdom that the children have adopted. …

Watch for yourself:

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