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Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, PA TV host speaks against Martyrdom: “We must defy the occupation by clinging to life”
Girl: "Muhammad, I was told that you died as a Martyr I was told that I have become the mother of a Martyr I was told that I should make cries of joy I want to make cries of joy and say: My son has succeeded My son has made me proud My son wanted to be a doctor, yes, he wanted to be a doctor I need..."
Apr 15, 2017
Palestinian students on PA TV discuss playing "Arabs and Jews," claim "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Hebron, Jerusalem" are "our land"
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Israeli military training and its effect on residents of the northern Jordan Valley, hosting Al-Aqaba Village Council Head Sami Sadeq Official PA TV host: “Let’s watch the interviews that the staff members prepared with the residents and how the...”
Apr 11, 2017
First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing” “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes? competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Affairs Technical...”
Mar 29, 2017
Mother of suicide bomber addresses students and administration at Palestine Ahliya University College: "Martyrs" died for "exalted goals"
Headline: “A tribute ceremony for the mothers of the Martyrs and prisoners at Palestine Ahliya University College” “The Progressive Student Action Front (i.e., the student organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)) at Palestine Ahliya University College yesterday...”
Mar 29, 2017
Child on PA TV sings: "See how the rifle has opened the prison gates"
Official PA TV program I Call You, hosting the niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha - who is serving a 14 year sentence (Palestinian Media Watch has been unable to verify the nature of his crimes) - who sings him a song Niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha: “Place sword against sword, The owner will...”
Mar 27, 2017
Girl on PA TV kids’ program: "Martyrdom-death is a high and supreme level before Allah”
Official PA TV program The Best Home, Palestinian student Ranin Rami of the Karameh School for Girls defines what a “Martyr” is. Girl on PA TV: "A Martyr (Shahid) is a person who has sacrificed his life in order to elevate the Word of Allah. A person becomes a Martyr when he defends his homeland or..."
Mar 24, 2017
Boy recites poem on PA TV children’s program: "To war that will … destroy the Zionist's soul"
Official PA TV program The Best Home, with PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam as guest on the show Boy: "I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian I've etched my name on all the town squares... Saladin (i.e., Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to..."
Mar 17, 2017
Abbas kisses 14-year-old stabber
Picture and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas The picture shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas embracing 14-year-old Osama Zaidat who attempted to stab Israeli citizens at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba. Posted text: "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: The Israeli actions against..."
Mar 5, 2017
Girl’s poem idealizes Martyrdom, but PA TV host says “We need to live for Palestine”
Girl: "[Jerusalem] will yet return as long as on its land a Martyr dies each day O mother, do not cry, as your son was not born to live He was born to die as a Martyr, and thus defeat the occupiers Oh! Palestine Oh! My beloved You cry over your children, your women, your Martyrs But no! We will not..."
Feb 25, 2017
Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem: Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand? I am a...”
Feb 24, 2017
Prizewinning dance with song promoting Jihad in competition for kids at European-funded center, Prizes are maps of "Palestine" erasing Israel
The article includes a picture of the three winning participants holding the gold, silver, and bronze prizes. The prizes are in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine”.
Feb 12, 2017
Poster in PA classroom promotes Martyrdom death
Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Zayzafuna magazine for children In the top picture, a picture of Yasser Arafat and the Dome of the Rock hangs on the wall on the right, and next to Arafat is written "Martyr (Shahid), Martyr, Martyr," referring to Arafat's well-known...
Feb 6, 2017
Young kids on PA TV children’s program recite poem promoting escalation of violence: “My rock has turned into an AK-47”
Two children recite a poem on official PA TV program The Best Home: "We want to speak openly, with no hesitation and with no fear World, hear and see, my rock has turned into an AK-47 [assault rifle], Your words are true, Yasser Arafat O mountain, the wind will not move you." PA TV host: "Bravo!..."
Jan 20, 2017
Abbas poses with young boy holding photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “The Martyrs’ (Shahids') promise” The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, together with a boy, holding a picture from a Fatah rally which shows a poster of Abbas and a poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of...
Jan 13, 2017
Fatah: "Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas" after his photo with young boy and poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “The Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas After he received as a ‘gift’ from a Palestinian boy a picture of Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 35 Israelis (sic., 37) in 1978, from the 52nd [Fatah]...”
Jan 13, 2017
Girl chants at Fatah rally: “Death is insignificant… I love Palestine, blood is spilled for it”
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus Young girl at rally: "I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah I love the dear homeland - death is insignificant, O Arabs I love..."
Jan 8, 2017
Young boy on PA TV children’s program recites poem encouraging “slaughter” of Israelis, glorifying death: “As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut… Arafat, for you we shall die”
Official PA TV program The Best Home, a boy singing a song by singer Adnan Balawnah for Yasser Arafat Boy: "Today, O our West Bank, our Gaza, raise your voice O our land, the time has still not passed As we expelled them from Gaza and Sderot As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut For you,..."
Jan 6, 2017
PA Minister of Education meets with families of "Martyrs," promises that return of terrorists' bodies will be discussed on school radio stations
Headline: "Saidam met with a delegation of families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel]" "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam met today [Dec. 15, 2016] in his office with a delegation of families of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held..."
Dec 15, 2016
Fatah FB post glorifying first Intifada shows children being taught to shoot
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “An intifada that returned the hope to the Palestinian people like the Karameh Battle (a battle in Jordan in 1968, see note below –Ed.) returned [it], a turning period in the history of the Palestinian people. All of the...”
Dec 8, 2016
Children’s NGO representative: Palestinians present kids who were killed by Israel as belonging to a particular nationalist faction, instead of presenting their human side
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, interview with Defense for Children International Palestine’s Accountability Program Director Ayed Abu Qteish, for UN Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20 Defense for Children International Palestine’s Accountability Program Director Ayed Abu Qteish:...
Nov 20, 2016
PA TV repeats libel to kids: Israel killed Arafat
Official PA TV host: "We want to know who killed our late leader [Yasser Arafat]. Certainly it is the occupation, but we need proof in order to present the facts to the world.... [In 2002], the Israeli occupation entered every area of the West Bank and tried to kill many. It killed many of our..."
Nov 11, 2016
PA Ministry of Education, PLO Commission of Prisoners to hold event delivering children’s letters to UN Sec-Gen supporting imprisoned child terrorists
Headline: “Half a million letters were delivered today to the UN in Ramallah as a sign of support for child Ahmad Manasrah and his fellow child prisoners” “The [PA-funded] Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, and the [PA] Ministry of...”
Nov 7, 2016
Monument to "Heroic Martyrs" at Al-Quds University warns Palestinian students: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets”
“Al-Quds University Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd Al-Sinawi denied to Wattan that the university knew about the removal of the monument with the names of Martyrs (Shahids) from the university"
Oct 19, 2016