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Thursday, November 4, 2010
PA Incitement against Israel On the Rise
Itamar Marcus, the director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), confirmed Yaalon's report in a conversation with Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service. PA media continued to incite against Israel even as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for direct negotiations, he said.
One of the more common themes is that of teaching the PA Arab public that all of Israel is “Palestine.” talks Fatah TV, controlled by Abbas, referred to Haifa, Yafo, Akko, and other Israeli cities as “occupied Palestine.”
Another TV program featured a student who claimed that “Palestine is 27,000 square kilometers” - his statement indicating that , and not only Judea, Samaria and Gaza. During Ramadan, a PA TV quiz show to refer to Jerusalem, Haifa, and Yafo as “cities in Palestine.”
During the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, PA media termed Jewish prayer at the Western Wall and more recently, PA television broadcast.
PA leaders have not only allowed incitement to continue in mosques and on television, but have actively incited against Israel themselves, Marcus noted. Individual ministers and the PA as a whole have praised deceased terrorists who murdered Israeli civilians.
Over Ramadan, PA officials handed out medals of honor to the families of terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons, Marcus said. One woman, who has four sons all in jail for terrorist attacks, was given the prize of “PA guardian.”
When Fatah terrorist Amin Al-Hindi, a senior planner of the Munich Olympics massacre, died this in August, his funeral was attended by many PA leaders, including Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. Several senior officials were also present as a square in downtown Ramallah was , the terrorist who led the Coastal Road Massacre, in which 37 Israeli civilians were murdered.