JERUSALEM – Jewish soldiers murder Arab brides in cold blood, and the Israeli coastal towns of Jaffa and Haifa are really Palestinian cities, according to broadcasts this week on official Palestinian Authority television.
The programs aired in spite of several claims by the PA it reformed its government-controlled media.
“The Canaanite,” a special Palestinian-produced series for the month of Ramadan, this week featured an Arab bride dancing alone on a beach in her wedding gown, Palestinian Media Watch reported. A hook-nosed Israeli soldier notices the bride and races to the beach to murder her in a fit of laughter. Filfil, the series’ hero, tries to save the woman, but, unable to he runs ashore and fires his rifle into the air.
‘Murdered’ Arab bride on PA television (courtesy: Palestinian Media Watch)
In another program, a play filmed in front of a live studio audience, two jailed Palestinian “resistance fighters” recount being interrogated and tortured by Israeli security agents and call Haifa and the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa occupied Palestinian land
Text from the play, translated from Arabic by PMW:
Prisoner A: “The soldier asked me, ‘Where are you from?’ I said, ‘From Jaffa,’ so he hit me. He asked me again, ‘Where are you from?’ I said, ‘From Jaffa,’ so he hit me. I could not stand it any more, so I told him, ‘Tell me what to say!’ “He said, ‘Say you are from Gaza! Jaffa and Haifa are not yours.’
Prisoner B: “No, definitely not. Jaffa and Haifa are ours! Jaffa and Haifa are ours!”
(audience cheers and applauds)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli leaders recently have credited PA President Mahmoud Abbas with working to lower official incitement against Israel in the Palestinian media.
But PMW Director Itamar Marcus said, “Two foundations of Palestinian Authority hate ideology are the denial of Israel’s legitimacy as a state and the depiction of Israel and Israelis as cruel and inhumane murderers. The PA under Abbas continues to promote this hate ideology.”
This week’s broadcasts follow other recent anti-Israel programming in the Palestinian media.
A new music video on Palestinian television has been accusing Jews of torturing, mutilating and killing Palestinians in the name of God.
In the video, titled, “A Mirror of the Palestinian Heritage,” women dance and sing about what they describe as Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in the name of the Jewish religion. One woman pens the words “A mirror of the Palestinian heritage” over a map of Israel, portraying all of Israel as occupied “Palestine.”
During Israel’s Independence Day celebrations this past May, PA television broadcast interviews with terrorists, accused Israel of planning attacks against Islamic holy sites, charged that the Jewish state uses radiation poisoning against Palestinian travelers and depicted an Israeli soldier stuffing a rifle in a baby carriage, Michael Widlanski, an associate of Independent Media Review and Analysis, told WND.
Widlanski also said that following a suicide bombing in February that killed five Israeli civilians at Tel Aviv’s Stage night club, official PA radio told its listeners information received from a “very senior Israeli officer” indicated “an elite unit of the occupation army” was meeting in the nightclub and was the real target of the “martyrdom” operation.
Two days later, Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda, an official newspaper directed by Abbas’ Fatah Party, ran a front-page picture of the suicide bomber with a caption calling him a “martyr.”
Earlier in January, PA television blamed the Jews for causing the tsunami in southeast Asia, and preached the destruction of Israel and the U.S.
“The Muslim remembers how the Jews corrupted the land. … They invest in the East Asian countries, which were destroyed [by the tsunami] because of the Jewish and American corruption and destruction,” said Palestinian preacher Sheik Ibrahim Madiras during his weekly television sermon.
A week before that, Palestinian television featured a senior PA academic, Dr. Hassan Khater, founder of the Al Quds Encyclopedia, saying the killing of Jews is mandated by the prophet Muhammad.
Khater, quoting what he said was Islamic tradition, told viewers, “Muhammad said in his Hadith: ‘The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until you fight the Jews, [until a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree] and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!'”