Boy at Fatah Ceremony: 'Shock, Burn and Set Fire'

Palestinian Authority incitement continues at Fatah ceremony marking the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre.

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The incitement to bloodshed in the Palestinian Authority (PA) continues unabated. Palestinian Media Watch documented the live broadcast, on PA television, of a a Fatah ceremony in Tulkarem, in Samaria, marking the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre.

A boy recited the following poem at the event:

"Pick up your rifle, resist and terrify [them].

Break your silence, free your thoughts...

Stand firm, strengthen your heart.

Destroy, shock, burn and set fire...

Heal your wounds and forget your cares...

Your homeland is your honor; protect it with your blood...

Find your weapon next to my weapon...

Al-Aqsa [Mosque] calls: ‘Where are my men?’

Palestinian, answer its call; Yasser [Arafat’s] men will not kneel."

Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

The Security Cabinet decided three years ago to establish an index that would monitor Palestinian Authority incitement against Israel and the Jewish people. The oddly named "Culture of Peace and Incitement Index" was developed by professional Government and security establishment elements.

The announcement was linked to the horrific massacre of a Jewish family in Itamar, which the government saw as resulting from PA incitement.

In January of this year, the Cabinet devoted its weekly meeting to the subject of incitement and the culture of hatred in the PA.

A Government Press Office (GPO) release said that Intelligence Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz and the Director General of his ministry, Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Yossi Kuperwasser, presented the annual Incitement Index.

The findings showed incitement against Israel and the Jewish people continuing on official media channels including – inter alia – by bodies that are very close to the PA chairman, and in educational and religious networks. The findings also show that during the period of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, not only did incitement not lessen, in certain areas it even increased, and that the use of prominent Nazi elements – such as the image of Hitler – has also increased.

From the data, it is clear that incitement activity is concentrated in communicating several main messages:

1. Israel has no right to exist, certainly not as the state of the Jewish People, which, in any case, have no link to the holy Land;

2. The disappearance of Israel is unavoidable and is expected soon;

3. The Jews are sub-human creatures and must be dealt with accordingly;

4. In principle, all forms of struggle, including terrorism, are legitimate in order to realize the final goal.

Minister Steinitz said, "We must not ignore the fact that the Palestinian educational system and media, under the patronage of Abu Mazen and during the negotiations, are educating and inciting – on a daily basis – for the destruction of the State of Israel."

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu added, "This is a very severe phenomenon. True peace cannot exist without stopping the incitement against Israel, and educating for peace. The refusal of the Palestinians to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish People and declare the end of national demands – this is the root of the conflict. This is also the reason whywe are insisting on significant security measures, so that we will be able to defend ourselves by ourselves in any situation.