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The Death of the Palestinian Authority Mickey Mouse

PA television blames Israel for the death of Mickey Mouse, who died in the final episode of a program encouraging kids to become terrorists.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 7/1/2007, 12:33 AM

Farfur, the Palestinian Authority (PA) television version of Disney’s Mickey Mouse, died Friday in a final episode of the Hamas-controlled PA TV’s children’s program.

Styled after the famous Disney character, Farfur was the star of a television program that taught PA children how to carry out terrorist attacks, encouraging them to become “shahids” (martyrs) in suicide bombings against Israelis.

The program, “Tomorrow’s Pioneers”, preached global domination of Islam. After widespread coverage in May about the Mickey Mouse look-alike drew international criticism and outrage from Disney family members, the show was modified.

Farfur was joined by a young female actress, playing the “Sara’a” character, and an adult called “Hazim”, who delivered most of the program’s messages about Islamic supremacy, according to the Palestinian Media Watch.
This separated the Mickey Mouse character from the actual Islamist dialogue but did not noticeably change the program’s virulent content.

Farfur was killed off Friday in the program’s final episode in which he was murdered by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfur’s land.

"Farfur was martyred while defending his land," said his television friend, who added, that Farfur was killed "by the killers of children." 

Hamas officials said the show had been canceled to make way for new programs, but there were reports that Disney was considering a lawsuit against the terrorist organization for copyright infringement.