PA TV Poem Calls Jews 'Most Evil Among Creations'

Abbas's official TV in uncanny anti-Semitic form, calling up hateful Quran reference to Jews as 'barbaric monkeys' and 'wretched pigs.'

Ari Yashar ,

PA TV anti-Semitic poem
PA TV anti-Semitic poem

In what is becoming a tradition of anti-Semitic propaganda, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official TV station has broadcast a poet reciting a poem cursing "the most evil among creations" - you guessed it, he meant the Jews.

In its poetry segment last Friday, which was exposed and translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the young poet Ahmad is seen referring to Jews as those who "were brought up on spilling blood," and those "who murdered Allah's pious prophets."

Ahmad continues by spouting the memorable lines "you have been condemned to humiliation and hardship/ O Sons of Zion, O most evil among creations/ O barbaric monkeys, O wretched pigs."

The PA TV poem makes sure not to leave any of its audience befuddled as to how to act on the hatred of Jews it propagates; the poem ends with the line "my belt is around my waist, and my rifle is on my shoulder," in a reference to the terrorism attacks of suicide bomb belts and rifles.

While the PA has often been held up as a "moderate" alternative to Hamas by many in the West, PMW notes the poem's reference to Jews as "monkeys and pigs" hails from the anti-Semitic Islamic tradition of the Quran, in which three different chapters say Allah turned Jews into "apes" and "swine" for disobeying him (Suras 2:65, 5:60 and 7:166).

There is a longer version of the hateful poem that was seen on PA TV last year, when two young girls recited how Jerusalem is not for Jews because it "vomits" them out because they are "filth" and "impure."

Senior officials in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction have recently said they reached a "political decision" to support Arab terrorists "slaughtering" Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, calling for a full return to terrorism, and declaring "open war" on the Jewish state. 

Such calls are in keeping with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) charter of 1968, which declares "armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine." Following the charter, the PLO and Fatah were defined internationally as terror organizations, a status which was removed during the 1993 Oslo Accords process.