Children Encouraged to 'Buy a Bullet' on Hamas TV

A "Nakba Day" episode of a Hamas children’s program featured a poem encouraging children to "buy a bullet at any price."

Elad Benari ,

Bullets (illustration)
Bullets (illustration)
Flash 90

"Pioneers of Tomorrow", a Hamas children’s television program which is known for its encouragement of children to “kill the Jews”, is at it again.

A recent episode of the show which was dedicated to “Nakba Day” hosted a young Palestinian Arab girl, who recited a poem to commemorate what the Arabs view as the “catastrophe” of the establishment of Israel.

The poem says "I shall buy a bullet, at any price", essentially encouraging children to  purchase and use weapons.

After the girl recited the poem, the giant bee character which co-hosts the show cried words of encouragement. The show aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 16 and the clip was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Just a few weeks ago, MEMRI released another translated clip from the same show, in which a young girl said she wants to be a policewoman when she grows up, and proceeded to proudly say that police officers shoot Jews.

These clips are two of countless instances of incitement to genocide and terrorism in both Hamas and Palestinian Authority-run media.

Recently, to mark Israel's Independence Day, Hamas released an animated video which featured an "alternative" to Israel's Hatikva national anthem, and which called for the ethnic-cleansing of Israel's Jewish population.

Other examples of incitement include a lawmaker from Hamas’s call for a “massacre” of Jews, explaining that the Koran indicates that this must be done.

Incitement in the PA also includes the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, as well as programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them), and various TV and radio shows which literally wipe the Jewish state off the map.