by: Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Friday, 8 November 2019 | Palestinian Authority [PA] child abuse continues. A music video on official PA TV uses children to promote the ideal of dying as martyrs for “Palestine,” whose borders are set by “the blood of the Palestinian Martyr.” The song also mentions the one who “joins the dance, rifle in hand.”
Furthermore, the song anticipates a time when Israel will no longer exist, defining as “Palestine” the area between Rosh HaNikra in northwestern Israel and Aqaba, the Jordanian city next to Israel’s southernmost town, Eilat.
Lyrics: “O Ahmed, this is my country—Palestinian…
Its borders are [set by] the blood of the Palestinian Martyr—Palestinian history bears witness to us…
He joined the Arab folk dance with rifle in hand,
He made a vow and fulfilled the promise:
Palestine, my land, will remain decorated
My land—from Aqaba to Rosh HaNikra”
[Official PA TV, The Best Home, Oct. 3, 2019, May 26, 2017]
Similarly, a Palestinian girl in 2nd grade recited a poem on official PA TV’s children’s program The Best Home, which illustrates that Palestinian kids are still taught to venerate the rifle and to be prepared to sacrifice themselves—their “blood”—for “Palestine.” The girl recited that she “learned the art of the rifle,” and addressing Mahmoud Abbas, she recited: “By Allah, my blood is your blood”:
Lyrics: “[Arafat] you are the rifle and I am the one who learned its art
O [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, walk on and don’t worry…
By Allah, my blood is your blood
You are the history of wonders
And if someone petty rushes to condemn you, don’t worry about the dogs…
[Arafat,] you are the morning of the Martyrs
You are the evening of the Martyrs
You are the source of the gallantry
You are the storm of combat.”
[Official PA TV, The Best Home, Sept. 5, 2019]
Palestinian Media Watch [PMW] has exposed that for many years the PA has educated and encouraged Palestinian children to aspire to achieve martyrdom-death, an education which is clear child abuse.
On the anniversary of the UN’s “declaration of the rights of the child”—which the PA has signed—PMW documented that the PA is far from honoring those rights, but instead presents terrorist murderers as ideals and role models for children to emulate. PMW has shown that sports tournaments, school books, cultural events and even music videos glorify terrorists and encourage Palestinian youth to aspire to kill and be killed.
Posted on November 8, 2019
Photo Credit: palwatch/YouTube/screenshot
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