The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has pointed to the continuation of horrifying incitement to hatred and murder of Jews by Palestinian Arab children indoctrinated by Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA), citing a recent Israel Project video that includes startling clips from the PA-controlled media of shocking inculcation of hatred and violence. The video juxtaposes the ordinary sounds and sights of Western childhood television –– innocent Disney programs, various cartoons –– against the songs, TV shows and video clips that Palestinian children see on a daily basis in the PA.
The video includes the following clips:
- A song in a children’s cartoon includes the lyrics, “Zionist man, run away, Zionist woman, run away, very soon you’ll be killed by a car.”
- A Palestinian singer is shown in another clip, singing the lyrics, “Oh Martyrdom-seeker, make them cry. Make the fire engulf them. Turn them into body parts, roast them.”
- A Palestinian child declaims in a speech into which he has been indoctrinated, “Oh sons of Zion, oh the most evil of creatures, oh barbaric apes.”
- In a children’s TV show, a Mickey Mouse figures asks a child, “How will you sacrifice your soul for the sake of Al-Aqsa? Was will you do? The child replies, “I will shoot. We want to… We will annihilate the Jews” (The Israel Project, ‘Watch: What were the sounds of your childhood? Facebook, June 25, 2016).
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “The video, which is only a minute or so long, eloquently puts the case that whereas American children watch lovely, life-affirming, gentle cartoons in their earliest years, Palestinian Arab children live in a different universe, one in which they are daily bombarded with the message the Jews are hateful beings who must be slaughtered.
“It goes without saying that the PA needs to immediately commit to terminating all its pro-terror, anti-peace words and deeds. In order for the conflict to end and be replaced by a genuine peace, all PA incitement must cease entirely.
“There must be no public events glorifying living or dead terrorists, no naming schools, streets and sports teams after Jew-killers or would-be Jew-killers, no denial of Jewish history and connection to the land of Israel, no advocacy of murdering Jews, and so on.
“Indeed, Mahmoud Abbas must denounce, condemn and oppose all future glorification of terrorism and terrorists which, among other things, would require him and the PA publicly and explicitly make clear that deliberately murdering Jewish Israeli civilians is, in fact, terrorism.
“Such an outcome would also necessarily involve PA president Abbas publicly rescinding the Fatah emblem –– which depicts all Israel labeled ‘Palestine’ and draped in a Palestinian headdress, a Kalashnikov rifle –– and his Fatah party, which controls the PA, rescinding its Constitution.
“The Fatah Constitution, drafted in 1964 (which is not to be confused with the PLO Charter) never since amended, calls for the ‘complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence’ (Article 12) and for terrorism as ‘a strategy and not a tactic … this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished’ (Article 19). Indeed, 10 specific articles out of 27 articles in Chapter 1 of the Fatah Constitution that calls for Israel’s destruction, ‘armed struggle’ and ‘armed revolution’ against Israel to continue, calls to ‘prevent Jewish immigration to Israel,’ ‘oppose any political solution,’ and label ‘Zionism as racism.’
“Last but not least, Abbas’ PA must fulfill what it is obligated to do under the signed Oslo agreements, but has never fulfilled –– outlaw and dismantle the terrorist groups within the PA, confiscate their weaponry and imprison terrorists.”
“It is very simple. If Palestinians are being raised and nurtured on the idea that Jews are a monstrous, interloping people whom it is a national and religious obligation to kill and destroy their state, there can be no peace.
“It is clear that, without eliminating Palestinian incitement to hatred and murder, any peace agreement arrived at between Israel and the PA, assuming one is signed, will be a dead letter.
Any Palestinian state established under prevailing conditions will be nothing other than a terrorist-sponsoring state and a font of instability and conflict.
“No peace can be established on the basis that a Palestinian state be Jew-free. Abbas needs to declare publicly that he retracts the numerous public statements made by himself and other senior PA officials that no Jew will be permitted to reside within the borders of a Palestinian state.”