A children’s program broadcast on official Palestinian television has aired statements calling Jews and Israelis “monkeys” as well as “the most evil of creations” and promised a return to the “occupied” cities of Jaffa, Haifa, Nazareth and Acre.
In an episode that aired May 29, a girl recites a poem in which she calls the “sons of Zion” who “murdered Allah’s pious prophets” (the Jews according to Islamic tradition) the “most evil among creations” as well as “barbaric monkeys.”
She recites to the camera: “Jerusalem opposes your throngs. Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity. Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate. And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure.”
The hostess then applauds her. “Bravo!” she said. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine, we will never forget it.”
On May 22 the same hostess participated in a segment in which a puppet named Marwan visited Tel Aviv, which he said was once Jaffa, before it was occupied by Israel.
“It used to be Jaffa, and it became Tell Al-Rabi’,” he says.
The hostess adds: “I am certain that Jaffa — and not only Jaffa, but also Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, and all the Palestinian cities occupied in 1948 — will return to us one day.”
The broadcasts and comments were highlighted in recent reports by Palestinian Media Watch and MEMRI.
Israeli officials have repeatedly accused Palestinian groups, including Fatah, of engaging in incitement against Israelis and Jews via official media channels.
The Palestinian Authority’s official media often glorify convicted Palestinian terrorists as heroes and vilify Israelis and Jews.