On Same Day That Pa Leader Promises To End Incitement, PA Press Incites Arabs To Hatred And Violence
June 4, 2003

NEW YORK- On the very day that Palestinian Authority prime minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) was promising President Bush to halt incitement to hatred and violence, the official Palestinian Authority Press Center is circulating cartoons inciting hatred and violence against America and Israel.

Morton A. Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said:

“Ten years ago, in the Oslo accords, the Palestinian Arabs promised to end their incitement. In President Bush’s June 2002 speech, he again demanded they halt their incitement. More than five weeks ago, President Bush proclaimed the Road Map, which again demands a halt to incitement. Yet every day, the vicious anti-Israel and anti-American incitement continues in the official PA media, school textbooks, speeches, summer camps, and religious sermons. Ten years of broken promises, ten years of vicious incitement—incitement that continues at the very moment Abu Mazen is telling President Bush that the PA is stopping its incitement.
“Abu Mazen’s worthless, general statements against incitement and violence are no different than the dozens of similarly worthless statements that Yasir Arafat made throughout the past ten years. The words of Arafat and Abu Mazen to the Western media are meaningless; their pro-terrorist actions speak louder than their vague words.”

The cartoons are appearing today on the official website of the PA Information Service – International Press Centre:

#1 – A recruiting poster featuring Uncle Sam in a death mask, declaring: “I want you for the “Iraqi Freedom”; Join our forces and massacre the Iraqis”

#2 – Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, wearing a bloody shirt and brandishing a blood-drenched butcher knife over a bleeding Arab baby. The scene is a butcher shop, with two bodies hanging on meat hooks. One sign reads: “Palestinian Blood”; the other sign reads “Sale.”

#3 – Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, with blood dripping all over him, holds a knife dripping blood. Veteran Labor Party leader Shimon Peres holds a mop to wipe up the blood on the floor.

#4 – Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon holds a whip, aimed at an Arab tied to a post. Sharon is saying: “You must stop the violence.”

#5 – Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, wearing an army uniform, holds a list and a pencil. Next to him is an Israeli soldier holding binoculars and asking “We’ve killed 80 Palestinian, is that enough?” Sharon replies: “Just 19 more…”

#6 – A Palestinian Arab woman holding a PLO flag in one hand throws a rock that bounces off the helmet of one of two Israeli soldiers in a tank. One soldier tells the other: “I told you before, all of them are terrorists.”

(Courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch)

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