The official, government-run television channel of the Palestinian Authority aired a program that showed two little girls reciting a poem calling Jews “barbaric monkeys,” “wretched pigs” and the “most evil among creations.”
According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli research organization that monitors anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messaging in the official Palestinian media, the show was aired last Wednesday.
An excerpt of the video posted by PMW shows a field reporter prompting the girls to recite their poem. According to a transcript provided by PMW, the first little girl recited in part [emphasis added]:
Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship.
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs
The second little girl extolls the notion that Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims, not to Israel for which it is its capital city. She says to Jews and Israel:
Jerusalem is not your den
Jerusalem opposes your throngs
Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity
Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate
And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure.
She also says that the Quran will protect her from Israelis and their rifles:
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs
I will not fear the rifle.
The Arabic script on the top right corner of the screen has the logo for the station which says “Palestine” with Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock on top of the Arabic equivalent of the letter T. Underneath the logo is the word which denotes it was a live broadcast.
PMW writes, “Palestinian Authority TV continues to promote Islam-based hate speech and anti-Semitism, voiced by little children.”
The media watchdog has previously posted examples of the demonization of Jews and Israelis in the Palestinian media, including references to Israel as “Satan with a tail.”
Israeli officials have voiced concern that this type of anti-Israel media coverage indicates a lack of sincerity among Palestinian Authority officials about reaching a future viable peace agreement with the Jewish State, which would include a recognition of Israel’s right to secure borders.
Here is the translated excerpt of the girls reading their poem courtesy of PMW: