Daily Israel Report

Hate Ads Featured on PLO TV

While United States and other "Quartet" officials are demanding that Israel make "confidence-building" concessions to Yasser Arafat, the media in the PLO-controlled areas continue unabated to indoctrinate Arab children to hate and kill Israelis...
First Publish: 4/22/2003, 4:33 PM

While United States and other "Quartet" officials are demanding that Israel make "confidence-building" concessions to Yasser Arafat, the media in the PLO-controlled areas continue unabated to indoctrinate Arab children to hate and kill Israelis. One of the potent means used by the PLO is the repeated broadcasting on Palestinian TV of music videos depicting Israelis as murderers, especially of children and the elderly.

Palestinian Media Watch [reports-subscribe@pmw.org.il] reports on one such PLO Music Video which has been broadcast regularly since January, 2003. It includes the following scenes, all with Arab actors:
a. A laughing young girl on a swing fades away into a burning swing. As Arab youth play soccer, one boy kicks the ball, and it explodes by a bomb hidden [by Israel] inside. The implication is that Israelis attack children at play.
b. A father reads to his young son a section from the Koran calling to fight the enemies. A father hands his son a stone to throw at Israelis.
c. Actors depict Israeli soldiers murdering an elderly man by shooting him in the head.
d. A mother and her infant are blown up by Israel.

Click the following link to see the video shown on PLO TV: http://www.pmw.org.il/video/rockingHorse.asx

Another PLO Music Video which was broadcast regularly for two years (and in recent days more frequently) teaches Arab children that throwing stones at Israeli civilians and military is a legitimate means of expression and an accepted and encouraged way to settle the conflict with Israel. With the opening lyrics of "Beware Oh, Zion," one scene depicts young boys throwing stones at a glass window with Jewish symbols: the word Israel in Hebrew, a Star of David, an Israeli flag and an Israeli soldier. When the symbols are smashed, all the flames on a Menorah [Jewish Traditional Candelabra] are extinguished. The message to Arab children is clear: their stones have the power to destroy Jewish symbols and extinguish Jewish tradition and the Jewish State. In case any youth didn't get the message, the closing lyrics spell it out: "The stone is my revenge, my answer."

Click the following link to see the video shown on PLO TV:
http://www.pmw.org.il/video/mother.asx