Child recites poem on PA TV
that calls for "war" against Israelis
to "smash the oppression
and destroy the Zionist's soul"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilbedik
Official PA TV recently broadcast a young child reciting a poem that calls to join a "war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul." Palestinian Media Watch has documented that at least three other children have been featured on PA TV reciting this same poem. This video shows a very young girl wearing a Palestinian traditional dress and a pendant shaped like the map of "Palestine" that includes all of Israel. She is seen reciting the poem in different locations - in a field, on the beach and in a market. One part shows her behind barbed wire with pictures of Palestinian prisoners in the background.
"I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I've etched my name on all the town squares...
Saladin (Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heart
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation...
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to millions
They say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer [in Islam]
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world's sky
And strengthen my word that goes on: Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian."
[Official PA TV, April 25, 2014]
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Click here, here and here, to view the other three children reciting the poem.
Click to see PA promotion of violence and terror against Israel.