Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) presents a new video which shows how the PA TV educates the children regarding the state of Israel. PMW monitors the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks and documents the contradictions between the image the Palestinians present to the world in English and the messages to their own people in Arabic.
As can be seen in the following video, the children are taught to see a world in which the state of "Palestine" exists and replaces all of Israel. The video shows a children's quiz broadcast this week on Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority television.
In their bulletin, PMW’s Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook note that the children on the TV program routinely identified every Israeli city and landmark as part of the State of "Palestine." Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat are described as Palestinian ports, the Sea of Galilee is said to be a Palestinian lake, and the area of the Palestinian state is said to be 27,000 square kilometers. In fact, the total area of Gaza and the West Bank totals 6,200 square kilometers, so the only way to come up with the larger measurement is to include undisputed Israeli territory in the calculation. The "State of Palestine" is said to border Lebanon and the Red Sea, which are Israel's borders.
Marcus and Crook present a number of quotes which serve as examples from PA schoolbooks, which teach children to imagine a world without Israel:
"Coastal states differ in terms of their access to water sources, such as...: states located on sea coasts with accesses to two seas, for example: Palestine and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea."[Physical Geography and Human Geography, Grade 12, p. 105].
"Palestine has a long coast facing the Mediterranean sea and a short coast on the Gulf of Aqaba." [Health and Environment Studies, Grade 8 (2003), p. 130, the Israeli city of Eilat is on the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba) - Ed.]
"... The Tiberias Lake [Sea of Galilee], in Palestine" [Physical Geography, Grade 5, p. 25].