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Op-ed in Jewish Link of New Jersey cites PMW findings as examples how the PA incites against Israel

Alex Grobman  |

Acknowledging What the Arabs Are Saying About Israel

What the Arab Leaders Preach to Their Constituents
One can hardly deny that the Palestinian Arabs hide their genocidal intentions. Itamar Marcus, the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), provides daily examples of how the Palestinian Authority incites their people against Israel.

On November 30, 2017, for example, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida broadcast a music video promising to attack Jews: “We will raise the Fatah flag with the rifle...We will come at you from the sea...We are soldiers, until we break the Jews.” (

On November 26, 2017, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida accused Israel of murdering Palestinian Arab children in cold blood, and deliberately targeting Palestinian Arab children.

On the annual day celebrating the Arab headdress, the keffiyeh, the director of the Qalqilya district Directorate of Education—a branch of the PA Ministry of Education—explained to Palestinian Arab teenage girls that the blood of “martyrs” is “the purest.” His statement was broadcast on the school radio.

PMW has documented that the PA has named at least 31 schools after terrorists, and that 41 school names glorify martyrdom.

A headline in the same paper accused Israel and the US of orchestrating the massacre in Egypt in which 305 were murdered. They also charged Israel with organizing the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, and claimed that the US and Israel direct ISIS terror activities in Europe.

On November 19, 2017, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported that the student council at Modern University College hosted a memorial service for its student martyrs (shahids) in Ramallah with Fatah’s Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen in attendance. Five students from Modern University College “ascended [to Heaven] as martyrs within a year.”

On the Facebook page of the “Jerusalem Intifada’s Young People’s Coalition,” there is a video entitled “Stabbing for kids: Palestinian girl gives demo.” [sic, this title was given to the clip by PMW, Ed.] 

A girl from Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, supports the stabbing campaign by the young people of Hebron. The title of the video is “#so_what?”

This video and the term “so what,” Marcus notes, refers to a hashtag used as a slogan on Palestinian Arab social media to goad Palestinian Arabs to continue rioting, hurling rocks and engaging in violent actions against Israelis.

“#so_what” is a Palestinian Arab response that mocks Israel’s alleged crimes, asserting that Palestinian Arabs will not be deterred by the Israelis or care about Israeli reprisals. They will continue to riot, throw rocks and stab Israelis and engage in and other acts of violence.