by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Authority TV broadcast a school activity whose stated framework was to use culture to teach children to boycott Israeli products. However, the boy whose interview PA TV chose to broadcast said he was also learning through the school theater to kill Jews:
"I came to rehearse the play in order to boycott Israeli products and fight the Jews, kill them, and defeat them."
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA uses education and culture to promote hatred and murder of Jews. The PA Ministry of Education last year held a sporting event named after a terrorist who placed a bomb in a refrigerator in the center of Jerusalem, murdering 15 and injuring 60. The Minister of Culture last year presented an award at a cultural event to Egyptian poet Hesham El-Gakh after he read his poem with the words "our enemy is Zion, Satan with a tail." The head of the PA Sports Authority sponsored a ping pong tournament named after Dalal Mughrabi, who led a bus hijacking that ended with the murder of 37 Israelis.
The links above represent only a few examples among many from these frameworks.
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The following is a longer excerpt of the PA TV program cited above:
PA TV reporter: "Instilling the culture of boycotting occupation products in the hearts of children and adolescents was the goal that led the [PA] Ministry of Education to place this issue at the center of all school activities throughout the homeland... Through creative activities, [students] expressed different views about support for national products and resistance through boycott."
Boy participating in the theater contest at a school in Hebron: "I came to rehearse the play in order to boycott Israeli products and fight the Jews, kill them, and defeat them. The goal is to boycott Israeli products."
[Official PA TV, March 22 and 25, 2015]