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PA TV host radically misrepresents Israeli broadcast to demonize Jews as “cursing Prophet Muhammad inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

Nan Jacques Zilberdik and Itamar Marcus  |
  • PA TV host distorts Israeli prayer and song, claims it is “hostile” and “caused fear and terror” in Palestinian children

As part of the PA’s policy to demonize Jews, two hosts on official PA TV have distorted Jewish prayers as being “hostile” to Palestinians, “causing fear and terror,” and “cursing Prophet Muhammad inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

In the PA TV program From the Israeli Archive, the PA TV host misrepresented an Israeli news program about the Temple Mount and Jewish prayer there, claiming the Jews “cursed” Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

In fact, the Israeli footage shows former Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel with a group of religious Jews at the Temple Mount plaza. Ariel is saying a biblical blessing from Numbers 6:26. Needless to say, the blessing contains no reference to Muhammad:

Official PA TV host Nasser Al-Lahham, misrepresenting: “They are starting to pray and film… to ridicule and dance, to curse the prophets, and to curse Prophet Muhammad inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Former Israeli Minister Uri Ariel says in Hebrew: “The LORD bestow His favor upon you and grant you peace! (Numbers 6:26) - Amen!
Thus they shall link My name with the people of Israel, and I will bless them. - Amen!”

[Official PA TV, From the Israeli Archive, Nov. 28, 2021]

When Israelis in Hebron were singing in Hebrew “The people of Israel live, our Father yet lives” and “Purify our hearts to serve You in truth,” this was demonized by a PA TV host as a “provocative and hostile” song that scared Palestinian children:

Official PA TV host: “In this video we see settlers gathering in the Jaber neighborhood of Hebron while sounding calls that are provocative and hostile to the Palestinians, which caused fear and terror in the children.”

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Feb. 13, 2022]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented the numerous ways the PA demonizes Israelis and Jews.

The official PA TV program From the Israeli Archive is hosted by Nasser Al-Lahham, who is also the Editor in Chief of the independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an.