Young boy recites poem: "Zion is Satan with a tail"
Official PA TV program A Work of Art showed a child reciting the poem "Visa" by Egyptian poet Hisham El-Jakh.
PA TV host: "What poem do you like to recite most?"
Muhammad, creative boy who writes and recites poetry: "The poem people liked the best, wherever I went, people asked me to recite the poem "Visa" by Hesham El-Gakh...
'When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding.'"
Note: The poem describes what children have been taught by Arab leaders, opening with "When I was young I was taught...", but criticizes them for not acting according to their own teachings.
"My enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail" was one such teaching, the poem states, and criticizes the Arab world for its lack of unity, which prevents it from fulfilling the goals it has set.
This item was broadcast on official PA TV on May 13, 2014 and rebroadcast on May 14, 2014.
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