While Abbas Talks 'Peace,' PA TV Continues Hate Broadcasts
As Israel and the Palestinian Authority prepare to sit down yet again for another round of talks, PA television has been broadcasting the latest in its long string of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic programs and songs.
In a “music video” first released in 2011 and re-released over the past several days, and monitored by Palestinian Media Watch, Israel is called “the snake's head” which needs to be crushed by Arab rifles. It comes only days after another PA program honored arch-terrorist Abdallah Barghouti for his role in the murder of 61 Israelis in a string of atrocities.
“Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain, with the rifle we will impose our new life” on the Jews, say the song's lyrics. “Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you,” it continues. “Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel).”
The song was first shown on official PA television in 2011, and has been released in at least four versions since then, PMW said – the latest just several weeks ago, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in intense talks with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas on restarting peace talks with Israel.
The current version has a musical group performing the song in front of top PA and Fatah officials, including Abbas himself.