PA TV presents cities and places in Israel as “Palestine”
PA TV presents cities and places in Israel as "Palestine":
Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth, Acre,
and the Negev Desert
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
In May, the Palestinian Authority TV's daily program Palestine This Morning introduced a new filler between the different sections of the show. The filler presents Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth, Acre, and the Negev Desert as "Palestine."
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that just like Hamas, the PA regularly uses PA TV to teach Palestinians to see a world in which there is no Israel - only "Palestine." The message that Israel does not exist is also directed specifically at children.
In the new filler, which has been broadcast regularly since May 6, a door opens in a green leaf, and balls inscribed with names of cities and areas roll out. Along with names of places from the PA areas are the names of Israeli cities and regions. At the end, the leaf forms part of the letter "P" in the word "Palestine."
Text on balls:
"Jerusalem" (city in Israel)
"Nablus" - "Ramallah"
"Jericho" - "Bethlehem"
"Haifa" - "Jaffa" (cities in Israel)
"Salfit" - "Tulkarem"
"The Negev" (desert in Israel)
"Nazareth" - "Acre" (cities in Israel)
[Official PA TV, regularly May 6 - June 5, 2014]