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Ramadan series on PA TV teaches to shoot Jews, "your enemy", and to hate them

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Official PA TV, special TV series for the month of Ramadan Children of the Village Chief, on the end of the British Mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel

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In one episode, a woman wonders how it happened that the Arab forces were defeated by the Jews since "the Jews are cowards." The man replies that "the British are a snake in the grass... they gave [the Jews] everything." Note: This is not historically correct; Britain did not arm the Jewish forces:

Subhiya: "I don't know from where they came to us! We have always said that the Jews are cowards, they would not dare to do anything."

Abd Al-Sattar: "The weapons in their hands are unlimited, and the British are a snake in the grass - before they left they gave [the Jews] everything."

[May 7, 2019]

Sheikh: “I was 10 when Lawrence the Englishman (i.e., Lawrence of Arabia) died. This Lawrence was tricky. He went around all of the Arab countries wearing Arab clothing – better than you and others – and spoke Arabic as if his mother and father were Arabs, better than you and I! And if not for the British look, the entire world would have thought he was what? That he was an Arab like us. This means that we did not succeed with the British. The Jews succeeded well. [There is a saying that] says: ‘A hair from the skin of a pig is a blessing’ (i.e., it is better to make do with little). They took what they took. We rejected the partition [plan] (see note below –Ed.) from the beginning to the end, and look what happened to us. Politics says: ‘Reconcile with them,’ as in the example: ‘A hand that you cannot bite – kiss it, and curse it that it will break.’”

[May 8, 2019]

UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it, and launched a war to destroy Israel.

In a different episode, a boy around the age of 10 asks his uncle to teach him how to use a rifle because he wants to shoot at "the Jews." The uncle willingly answers his nephew's request, explaining that he should only aim at "your enemy," who the boy then identifies as "the Jews": 

Nephew Fares: "Uncle Ibrahim, I want you to teach me how to use the rifle"

Uncle Ibrahim: "Why do you want to learn to shoot?"

Fares: "So that if the Jews come to the village, I'll shoot them like you shot them at Khirbet Al-Loz." ...

Ibrahim: "Fares, your weapon will only be pointed at your enemy, and you know who your enemy is."

Fares: "The Jews, who removed us from our land and our homes, like they removed us from Khirbet Al-Loz."

Ibrahim: "Therefore, Fares, immediately when you see your target, aim at it well and shoot it. Are you ready?"

Fares: "Ready!"

Ibrahim: "Go ahead, hero."

[May 11, 2019]

In a later episode, Jews are portrayed as potential rapists and "impure schemers." Set during the Six-Day-War in 1967, the villagers discuss running away before "the Jews" arrive, because the villagers "have wives and honor is precious" and they fear the Jewish soldiers will rape the village women: 

Abu Fathi: "The Jews have taken over all of the villages around us... We don't want trouble. We are men, we have wives and honor is precious! And the Jews are impure schemers; they cannot be trusted!"
Villager: "What does that mean, Fayez; that we leave the village and go away?"

[May 18, 2019]

Khirbet Al-Loz – an Arab village in the Jerusalem area which Israeli forces took over during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence without any significant resistance from the villagers.

In a later episode, a conversation takes place between a man named Ibrahim and Village Chief Wadah regarding a feud between the Saji and Dimawi families in the village:

Ibrahim: "There must be a solution. The group (i.e., the Saji and Dimawi families of the village) must understand that the dispute between them now is unlike their dispute in the past. Now we are under occupation and these disputes are an opening through which the occupation will enter in order to slaughter us one after the other. The occupation, O Sheikh Wadah, does not differentiate between a Saji and a Dimawi."

[May 23, 2019]

TV newsreader: "And in Lebanon, before the TV lenses, appeared the one called Jaber Al-Haj Attiyah, who infiltrated Lebanon [a few] months ago and is accused of murdering Israeli citizens, while holding his rifle in his hands."

Jaber Al-Haj Attiyah: "I say to the occupation – as you embitter our people’s lives, we will embitter your lives. And as there are prisoners from our people in your prisons, we will capture your soldiers. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and whoever began is the guilty party."

Imran Al-Haj Attiyah: "Is that Jaber?"

Ibrahim Al-Haj Attiyah: "That is Jaber."

Imran Al-Haj Attiyah: "May the womb that bore [him] be blessed. He truly arouses pride."

Wife of Ibrahim Al-Haj Attiyah: "I am getting up to prepare dinner."

[June 4, 2019]

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