Palestinian Media Watch is an organization whose stated mission is to monitor, translate and disseminate all forms of media broadcast by the Palestinian Authority. These translations, videos and transcriptions showcase a steady stream of virulent anti-Semitic and anti-Western sentiment, often with direct calls for physical violence.
Many believe PMW offers a valuable service as it provides key insights into the way the PA thinks and operates. Now, however, for at least the second time, PMW’s YouTube service has been disrupted after the watchdog group uploaded a vitriolic Fatah video in which Jewish people are referred to as “descendants of apes and pigs” and the PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein calls on Palestinians to “kill the Jews” no matter what “rock or tree” they “hide” behind.
Of course, the hate speech and calls for violence do not come directly from PMW. PMW merely translates and disseminates what was already produced and broadcast by the PA.
YouTube administrators have deemed the most recent upload as “innaproriate,” and have subsequently removed the video from its site and frozen PMW’s user account. This is not the fist time YouTube has taken such actions against PMW and the exact reasons are unclear. Some critics say YouTube has bowed to pressure from Islamic special interest groups.
An article published on the PMW website explains:
In response to yesterday’s PMW video-bulletin which showed the PA Mufti’s speech that Muslims’ destiny is to kill Jews, YouTube has frozen PMW’s account. All PMW videos are working except this one but the account is frozen and PMW cannot upload new videos for the next two weeks.
We have uploaded the video to a different server and it can now again be viewed from PMW’s website.
The video that YouTube is calling “inappropriate” exposed the Palestinian Authority Mufti citing the Islamic tradition (Hadith) that anticipates Muslims’ killing Jews as a precursor to the Hour of Resurrection. The Jews are also called the “descendants of the apes and pigs” by a Fatah moderator at the event.
The Blaze, through PMW, has obtained the video depicting the PA Mufti’s call for murder which aired on PA TV (Fatah), January 9, 2012. The translation follows below:
Moderator at Fatah ceremony:
“Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews)
Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh.”
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein:
“47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history. In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), [found] in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].”
Therefore it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies..”