Incitement against Jews rampant on Arab TV channels; a factor in Palestinian slaying of Jewish family

Let’s stop pretending by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Incitement is not just another issue to be negotiated over like borders, water and refugees; message of hate threatens peaceful solutions.

The Palestinian Authority and its leaders share the blame for the murders of those five Israelis from Itamar on Friday – including two children and an infant – along with the terrorists who committed them. It is the PA and its leaders who have prepared the ground for these murders with the incessant incitement to hatred and the glorification of violence and terror.

In spite of its conciliatory statements in English, the PA continues to use all the structures it controls to demonize Israelis and to promote violence. Terrorists are presented as heroes and role models for Palestinians, teaching that killing Israelis is a way to earn eternal fame.

Just two months ago, PA President Mahmoud Abbas sent a clear message of support for terror when he awarded $2000 to the family of a terrorist who attacked IDF soldiers. Last week, the PA’s official daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida announced a football tournament named after Wafa Idris, the first female Palestinian suicide bomber, and three weeks ago PA TV, which is under the direct control of Abbas’s office, broadcast videos glorifying the terrorist Habash Hanani, who in May 2002 entered Itamar and murdered three Israeli students. Twice the PA named summer camps after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 led the most deadly attack in Israel’s history in which 37 civilians were killed in a bus hijacking, both in 2008 and again this past summer.

Here is a video compilation of Muslim anti-Semitic incitement from various channels, including the PA.

As long as the Palestinian Authority continues to teach these messages, clearly there is no peace process.

It is incumbent on the international community to inform the Palestinian Authority that a condition for “working” with it, as Clinton stated, is that it erases the messages of hate and replaces them with peace promotion.

And until that time the international community must ostracize and isolate the Palestinian Authority, just as they do Hamas, and stop pretending there is a peace process.

(Video courtesy http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/  via Joniversity

1 comment:

  1. Incitement has been a longstanding issue in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. In Dore Gold's piece, 'Why Incitement is Ignored,' he explains why it serves as an obstacle to peace. Read more at: http://jerusalemcenter.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/why-incitement-is-ignored/