Arab girls (illustration)
Arab girls (illustration) Flash 90

In the latest iteration of its campaign of incitement to terror, the official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station earlier this month featured a young Arab girl who recited a poem with the words: "our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail."

The recitation, translated and revealed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), concludes with the host of the children's show saying, "I really like this poem."

Girl recites poem on PA TV: "Our enemy, palmediawatch

PMW notes it has exposed at least four other broadcasts on official PA TV of children reciting the same poem, which criticizes Arab leaders of not heeding their own teachings, including the teaching demonizing Jews.

The poem "Visa" by Hesham El-Gakh includes the following lines: "When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor.../and that our lands extend from one end to the other/and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque/and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail/and that our nation's armies are outstanding."

The broadcast came just two weeks after Mahmoud Al-Habbash, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's adviser on Islam, was broadcast on PA TV in a Friday sermon teaching that Israel is "Satan's project," and that Jews represent "evil."

That sermon came just before Raafat Alayan, Jerusalem spokesperson of Abbas's Fatah faction, quoted the description of Jews as "the sons of apes and pigs" from the Koran on official PA TV.

Fatah spokesman: Jews are "sons of apes and pigs"by palmediawatch

"The heroic Palestinian people, including its children, women, and elderly, who have made intifada against the occupation and foiled (its plans)... I confirm that in this uprising, we in Jerusalem have succeeded in preventing 80% of the settlers, the sons of apes and pigs, from walking around the Old City and the stairs of the Damascus Gate," said Alayan.

In no less than three places (Suras 2:65, 5:60, and 7:166) the Muslim Koran has descriptions of Allah turning Jews into apes and or pigs.

Sura 2:65 reads: "and you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them, 'Be apes, despised.'" 

As for Sura 7:166, in it is written: "so when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, 'Be apes, despised.'" 

And finally Sura 5:60 reads: "say, 'Shall I inform you of (what is) worse than that as penalty from Allah? (It is that of) those (i.e. the Jews) whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.'"