Tarabisho and the Teletubbies

Tarabisho plumped himself up to his full 20 centimeters and in a squeaky little voice, these were the words that came out of his vile little mouth: "I'll fight him and make a big riot; I'll call the whole world and make a riot. I'll bring AK-47s [assault rifles] and the whole world. I'll commit a massacre in front of the house."

Angela Bertz

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Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po are Teletubbies. Everyday of the week, these oversized and colourful creatures come out to play, beaming out their message to millions of little children around the world. Their message is a simple one; they love each other, hugging is great and hey, if you want to play your parents up just a little bit at bedtime, well that's okay.

Tarabisho is a talking chick. He's cute and yellow and wears a little black hat. He beams out his message to thousands of little Palestinian children. In blaring contrast to the Teletubbies, this talking chick's underlying motive is not about love and being nice to your parents. In fact, this rather putrid piece of poultry is used as a tool to poison the minds of little children. It spews out Palestinian propaganda designed to brainwash impressionable young minds.

This talking chick was once the center of a discussion on the importance of trees. The moderator, of about 12 years old, asked Tarabisho the seemingly illogical question of what he would do if someone, specifically "a little boy", were to chop down his trees. Tarabisho plumped himself up to his full 20 centimeters and in a squeaky little voice, these were the words that came out of his vile little mouth:

"I'll fight him and make a big riot; I'll call the whole world and make a riot. I'll bring AK-47s [assault rifles] and the whole world. I'll commit a massacre in front of the house."

This delightful little show appeared on Palestinian television on October 22, 2004.

Al-kihta or Al-kua is a Palestinian term used to describe locally manufactured hand bombs. As'ad, 14, still keeps his amputated finger that he lost while playing with one of these contraptions. He stares at his hand that was seriously disfigured in the incident and says, "I want to keep it. It is my finger."

As'ad is not the first casualty from this cottage industry, and tens of children have lost their limbs or even their lives from these bombs. A commander of the terrorist organization Al-Aksa Martyr's Brigade has denied reports that their organization has any intention for children to participate in military resistance activities. He went on to lament that the reason behind so many injuries to children is that some resistance fighters have been known to store explosives in certain areas frequented by children. It would seem that it is then purely coincidental that these children play with them.

Rami, another victim of these explosives, had three finger amputated. He knows the materials are dangerous, but goes on to say, "What can we do? This is the only thing remaining for youths to do."

Abdullah Quraan was 11 years old when he arrived at a checkpoint near Nablus. He attracted the attention of the Israeli soldiers. The bag on his back seemed too heavy for him to carry and there were wires dangling outside. They stopped the young boy and discovered a bomb weighing eight kilos. The terrorists who had planted the bomb in the boy's bag were watching from a distance. Not enough that these people have no moral conscience when it comes to the indiscriminate killing of innocent Israeli civilians, they don't even have any towards their own children. When they realized their plot had been foiled, they dialed a cell phone in the bag, which, had it rung, would have detonated the bomb, killing both the child and the soldiers. Fortunately, there was a fault preventing the bomb from going off.

Abdullah was relieved of his bag and the bomb was safely detonated. It transpired that the terrorists had given this child approximately $3.35 to carry the bomb across the checkpoint. Had he succeeded, it would have been handed over to be used for the mass murder of countless innocent people in Israel.

This is the cheap price of Palestinian terrorism, with innocent children literally "a dime a dozen".

On the 22nd of September, 2004, Alfatah, the Hamas children's newspaper, showed a picture of a pretty Palestinian girl on the front page of their magazine. The picture, intended for children, shows this young girl with her severed head lying on the ground under the caption: "Suicide bomber Zainab Abu Salem. Her head separated from her pure body, and her ra'ala [Moslem head scarf] remains to decorate her face. Her place is in Paradise, where in the highest heavens, Zainab... [is] sister [who has been raised to the level] of men."

This "heroic" young woman was on her way into Israel to commit mass murder. Only the alertness of two young Israeli soldiers, barely older than this brainwashed young woman and just out of basic training, prevented a far worse massacre. Both of the young men lost their lives while confronting her. She was turned into a cult hero.

This year, Sky News had access to a Palestinian summer camp. No capers in the pool or frolics on the basketball court for these children, some of them as young as 10 years old. The camp, at an undisclosed location, was run by a group called the Popular Resistance Committee. They said that the next generation of Palestinians needed to know how to fight the Israeli occupation, and activities centered around drilling these youngsters in the ways of war. Many of these children were dwarfed by their AK-47 assault rifles as they were taught to carry out ambushes. One of the camp highlights was an obstacle course where children were made to crawl under barbed wire and leap through hoops of fire, while live bullets were fired overhead by their instructors. At the end of the course, the children received certificates.

On October 12, 2000, two Israeli reservists took a wrong turn and ended up in Ramallah. Seeking refuge in a police station, they were soon overtaken by a blood thirsty Palestinian lynch mob. These dehumanized people turned on the two men with almost unbelievable savagery. They beat and stabbed the two men. They gouged out their eyes and literally disemboweled them. The "highlight" of this attack came when one of the ring leaders held up his bloodied hands to a cheering crowd.

Almost two years later, a kindergarten in Gaza took the much loved activity of hand painting to an almost all-time low level of depravity. Beaming parents cheered ecstatically as their children, dressed in clothing to represent this Ramallah lynch mob, held up little red-painted hands at their graduation ceremony.

The Palestinians use the media and especially television to indoctrinate their children in hatred. They promote violence and many of these children are given to believe that their greatest value in life is through their young deaths.

Since the start of the Intifada in 2000, clips used to maximize intolerance and a longing for death have been used on an almost daily basis. They are beamed out continuously to thousands of impressionable youngsters.

In Israel, every mother longs for the day when she can say, "My son the doctor." The height of every Palestinian mother's aspiration is to say, "My son the shahid [martyr]."

The Palestinian Authority has almost successfully removed every mother's natural instinct, which is to protect her child at all costs. In September 2004, PA TV returned a once-popular video to their TV screens called the "Farewell Letter" clip. It teaches children to aspire to shahada - martyrdom - calling it "sweet". In this particular clip, civilians are shown attacking Israelis with a hand grenade. The clip, to maximize the impact, changes to slow motion as one of the attackers falls dead.

His body is brought to his mother, who kisses him, then raises her hand above her mouth to call out the traditional Arab call of joy. After this scene, she dramatically puts the rifle firmly in the hands of her next son so that he, too, can fight and die for this "noble" cause.

Many of these mothers have been interviewed on PA TV and far from expressing their repulsion, they speak proudly of their sons and how they can now walk with their head held high in the streets. They say it brings honour to the family and people will say, as she walks the streets, "There goes the mother of the shahid."

Of course, thousand of dollars, often donated by the Saudis, go a long way in cushioning the blow as she now looks longingly in the direction of her other seven sons.

These are just some of the examples of how the Palestinians have abused their children. They breed them in an atmosphere of intolerance, where a three-year-old has been so well brainwashed that when interviewed, she said she hated Jews.

What sort of society produces children of this age, who would normally only be able to express an opinion of hatred towards a certain vegetable or pair of socks?

Yasser Arafat once said his best weapon was the Palestinian mother's womb. Golda Meir said, "We can only have peace with the Palestinians when they love their children more than they hate Israel."

From the 8th-10th of May, 2002, a special Session of the General Assembly on Children convened at the United Nations. It was attended by a Palestinian delegation. The focus of their address to the assembly on May 9th was on the state of Palestinian children. They said that these children continued to be denied the rights guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Declaration on the Rights of the Child. They went on to stress that this was the result of the continuing violations by Israel, the Occupying Power, of even the most basic of their rights.

One can only wonder from what planet these delegates were coming from. Maybe a heavy dose of PA TV would have been a more appropriate approach at the United Nations. The UN, had they had anything better to do other than slap endless, ridiculous resolutions on Israel, should have instead passed any number of much needed ones against the Palestinians for the blatant abuse of their own children.

Maybe the Palestinian delegates should start by insisting their own government reverse its campaign of 24/7 hate incitement, not just from their TV, but from their mosques, schools and homes. They have deliberately targeted these poor children to believe in nothing worthy, just lies and the horrible death cult they have deliberately and systematically created for them.

For this, Israel is blameless.

They should make a start by taking Tarabisho, the evil talking chick, out to a field at the dead of night, strap him with explosives and detonate him so he can talk no more.

After that, maybe the PA could take a leaf out of one of the trees that flourish in Teletubby land and allow their children the very basic right of every child -- their innocence.