Kids hate speech rebroadcast on PA TV: "The Jews" killed Arafat
Excerpts of the children’s messages: Ceremony host: "Blessings to Yasser Arafat, and here are messages from the children of Palestine." Boy: "I was very, very sad when Arafat died as a Shahid (Martyr), because he was a good man and he was a fighter. He did things through struggle, he participated in the struggle and did not make peace and so on. He wanted to fight." Boy 2: "Yasser Arafat was a very, very important president. He stood up to all the enemies and was not afraid of anyone. And anyone who approached - he managed to stop him. All the Jews and the Israelis and the people who are against us, were afraid of him. When he died, he died of poisoning." Girl wearing pendant in the shape of Israel: "I say that he died from poisoning by the Jews. That's what I say." Boy 3: "Arafat used to say: "They want me dead, they want me prisoner, but I say to them: Martyr! Martyr! Martyr!" Girl 2: "He [Arafat] was our former president. He was under siege in Ramallah, and when he was under siege we were very upset. The Jews poisoned him and I hate them very much. Allah will repay them what they deserve." Boy 4: "He [Arafat] died from poisoning by the Jews. Well, I don't know what he died from, but I know it was by the Jews." Boy 5: "They destroyed his whole house and he was left in one room and in the end the Jews poisoned him and blamed someone else." Note: This film originally aired on Nov. 10, 2009, the fifth anniversary of Arafat's death. PA TV has chosen to rebroadcast it on every subsequent anniversary of Arafat's death, on Nov. 10, 2010, Nov. 11, 2011, and Nov. 11, 2012.
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