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Girls sing: Jews are “the world’s dogs” and “impure” on PA TV

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Jews are “the world’s dogs”

  • Jews “defile Jerusalem”

  • Jews are “the impure”

The role of the program Giants of Endurance broadcast by official PA TV is to serve Palestinian terrorist prisoners and their families. As a service to the terrorists, who watch PA TV in Israeli prisons, Giants of Endurance visits their relatives and broadcasts from their villages and homes, passes on greetings from family members and updates the terrorists on their children and their achievements. The program also broadcasts home videos of children of terrorists reciting poems, singing songs, and delivering messages and greetings to their terrorist relatives in prison.

Recently the program aired two such home videos of two young girls performing songs for their imprisoned relatives. Both songs presented an antisemitic view of Jews, demonizing them as “impure” and “the world’s dogs”. One song also glorified violence and terror:

Daughter of prisoner Husam Al-Dik: “O Palestine, the days of Saladin will return
If you only knew, the victory that you will have is the victory of Hattin
A Jew defiled Jerusalem and behaved tyrannically and violently
He gathered the world’s dogs inside you and [placed] a military camp on your land
Resistance is a weapon and a rock, you will never lose
Resistance is a weapon and a rock, Allahu Akbar (“Allah is greatest”)”

[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Nov. 4, 2021]

Niece of terrorist prisoner Muhammad Aref Oudeh:
“They came to say that my homeland is their homeland
My land, my history, my residence have become their land
Jerusalem – could it be, people, that it would become the occupiers’ property?
Is it the capital of the impure?
No, it is the capital of Palestine

So it will remain, and so we will remain”

[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Nov. 4, 2021]

The PA’s presentation of Jews as “impure” is a well-known example of the PA’s Antisemitism. Palestinian Media Watch has exposed that the PA teaches that Jews must be fought for Allah on behalf of all humanity and that the PA constantly is telling Palestinians that Jews are “defiling” and “desecrating” Jerusalem and particularly “the Muslim holy places” like the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza – i.e., the Temple Mount and the Western Wall – the holiest place in Judaism.

For example, in this broadcast on official PA TV, the PA shows Jews at the Temple Mount while text on the screen warns viewers: "Jerusalem will not be defiled."

Text on screen: "The occupation's forces and its settlers invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Jerusalem will not be defiled."

[Official PA TV, Feb. 19, March 9, 2021 and Jan. 26, 2020]

The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as "invasions” or “break-ins." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.

The following are more examples of antisemitic statements against Jews from 2021:

PA: Jews visiting the Temple Mount are “defiling the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

Official PA TV host: “What are you thinking to do this year [2021] to stop these attacks, these break-ins by the hateful extremist settlers who are defiling the Al-Aqsa Mosque?”

[Official PA TV, Good Morning Jerusalem, Jan. 1, 2021]

PA: “During March the Al-Aqsa Mosque was defiled more than 20 times”

“In a monthly report the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs documented more than 20 invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] (i.e., the Temple Mount) and 59 times when the occupation banned sounding the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) during the month of March [2021]…

It added: ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] was defiled more than 20 times. Invading settlers openly cried and prayed inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] because the Temple has not yet been built. In the Old City [of Jerusalem] a number of marches of settlers took place, and the “Temple Organizations” carried a model of the alleged Temple.’”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 5, 2021]

PA hate speech: Israeli Independence Day celebrations “defiled” Muslim places of worship

Official PA TV reporter: “The defiling of the places of worship by the occupation and its settlers, in all forms of provocation, is being carried out while ignoring any of the international agreements that determine that the holy sites and places of worship must be protected.”

[Official PA TV News, April 16, 2021]

PA Shari’ah judge’s antisemitic claim: Israel is letting “settlers defile” and “desecrate” the Al-Aqsa Mosque

PA Shari’ah Judge Abdallah Harb: “There is no doubt that the occupation is targeting Jerusalem with all its elements... It is targeting the Muslim and Christian worshippers as well as the houses of worship. This is an organized targeting by the occupation... What it is doing with the Muslims and Christians, and by contrast the full freedom for the settlers to defile the holy sites, desecrate the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and enter it, and hold their rituals in all the sites – this is proof of this cruel and aggressive assault against our Palestinian people at the most precious site to our people, namely Jerusalem.”

[Official PA TV, May 1, 2021]

Official PA TV broadcast this during ongoing violent Arab riots in Jerusalem.

Fatah TV host: Jews “have defiled our Islamic holy sites”

Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “The oppressors have gone too far with their occupation of Palestine and Jerusalem... They have gone too far, my brother, by occupying a land that is not theirs... They have gone too far, my brother, and have defiled our Islamic and Christian holy sites…”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, May 10, 2021]

PA official calls to “remove the defilement”

PA Deputy District Governor of Jerusalem Abdallah Siyam:
“Mercy on the Martyrs for this pure blood that has gathered towards Jerusalem for the sake of its freedom, its independence, and to remove this defilement and this occupation that is defiling the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, the alleys of the Old City [of Jerusalem], and its hills
Jerusalem’s voice and the call of its people are what urged and encouraged all these positions. This is because the matter is not, and never was, just a slogan or words – ‘With spirit, with blood, we will redeem you Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ These are words behind which there is a position, behind which there is action.”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, May 24, 2021]

PA Mufti: Jews “desecrate” the mosque

PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “Jerusalem and its holy sites are being targeted… They are attempting to give a Jewish character to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, while exploiting the Jewish holidays as cover for these invasions, for this aggression

How can the Muslims – the Palestinians first of all, and all the Muslims in the world – how can they stand idly by when they see blatant aggression that is meant to change the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a desecration of everything that is sacred at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a desecration of the sanctity that Allah preserved for the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque? This will certainly lead to more than [just] political wars – this will lead to comprehensive wars… a religious war that is connected to defending the faith and the holy sites.”

[Official PA TV, Good Morning Jerusalem, July 23, 2021]

Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.

Official PA daily claims Temple Mount is only Islamic and that “settlers desecrate” it:

“The Jerusalem families are continuing for the third Friday [in a row] to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to hold the dawn prayers in order to emphasize the sanctity and Islamicness of the site against all the plots that are being woven by the settler associations to desecrate the mosque.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 4, 2021]

Muhammad Aref Oudeh – Palestinian terrorist who, together with terrorists Muhammad Khaledi and Ahmed Abu Hananeh, kidnapped Israeli taxi driver Gregory Rabinovich before Oudeh strangled him to death with a shoelace near Gan Yavne on May 10, 2009. Oudeh and Khaledi were arrested on May 23, 2009, and admitted to murdering Rabinovich, saying they did so because he was a Jew. Abu Hananeh was arrested on Aug. 17, 2009. Each of the three is serving 1 life sentence.

PMW was unable to determine the nature of the crimes of prisoner Husam Al-Dik.

Saladin - Muslim leader and Sultan of Egypt and Syria who defeated the Christian crusaders and conquered Jerusalem in 1187. The Battle of Hattin (July 1187) took place in the Lower Galilee in what is today Israel and paved the way for Saladin’s reconquest of Jerusalem (October 1187).