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Daily Israel Report

PA Children's Show: Zion is a Devil with a Tail

A PA TV children's program recently featured a child reciting a poem with the words: “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/24/2012, 6:14 AM

Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas
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As part of its ongoing campaign to delegitimize and demonize Israel, a Palestinian Authority TV children's program recently featured a child reciting a poem promoting Pan-Arabism. The poem, by an Egyptian writer, included the words “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”

The children’s program, entitled “The Best Home”, aired on April 7 on a PA television station run by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. The program was documented and translated by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research organization.

In the video clip, the host is seen asking an Arab girl, “Laila, what do you want to recite next?” to which the girl responds by reciting the following poem written by an Egyptian writer:

“When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail...
Our division is by your hands [Arab rulers]. May your hands be cut off.
We are fed up with our division, while all people are uniting.”

The host then says, “Bravo, bravo, bravo.”

The PA often uses children in its anti-Israel campaign, as PMW has shown several times in the past.

Last summer PMW exposed that a PA-sponsored children’s summer camp divided its campers into three groups named after terrorists Dalal Mughrabi, Salah Khalaf and Abu Ali Mustafa.

Dalal Mughrabi carried out led the most lethal terror attack in Israelis history in 1978. 37 Israeli civilians were killed in that attack, among them 12 children.

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) was the head of the Black September terror group and was involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972 (an attack which was reportedly funded by current PA President Mahmoud Abbas).

Abu Ali Mustafa served as General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He planned numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians before being killed by the IDF in 2001.

A fourth group was named after former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

PMW noted that the summer camp was held under the auspices of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who visited the camp to participate in the closing ceremonies, which he also sponsored.