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Tuesday, July 15, 2003

PA TV: Killing of Jews a Current and Mandatory Religious Obligation for Muslims

WorldNetDaily reports a lecture broadcast Sunday on Palestinian Authority television, thankfully monitored by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Palestinian academic, Hassan Khader, founder of the Al Quds Encyclopedia, spoke of the religious obligation to kill Jews as originating with the hadith (part of Islamic traditions attributed to Mohammed) that says: "The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until until you fight the Jews . . . and the rock and the tree will say: 'Oh Muslim, servant of Allan, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'"

Itamar Marcus, director of PMW, spoke recently on the topic of hate education to the European Parliament, at the invitation of German Member, Ilka Shroeder. JPost quotes Shroeder as saying, "The growth of anti-Semitism in the Palestinian territories in the last few years is not an accidental phenomena. It is the result of a political strategy by the PA to mobilize people for an anti-Semitic war."

Explore the PMW website to learn more about Palestinian hate education and incitement:

"Planting fear among the enemy is the exalted and holy meaning of terror."
--the official PA daily newspaper, June 9, 2003.

"The concept of Shahada [martyrdom/suicide bombing] for him [the child] means belonging to the homeland, froma religious point of view. Sacrifice for his homeland. Achieving Shadada in order to reach Paradise and to meet his God. This is the best. We also teach our children to protect the homeland, belonging and to reach Shahada."
--CEO of the the Palestinian Children's Aid Association (sic), on PA TV May 4, 2003.

"We are not afraid to die, and do not love life.…"
--Prof. Issam Sissalem, Chairman, History Department, Islamic University of Gaza and host of educational program on PA TV.

Palestinian child at concrete security wall which separates West Bank from Jerusalem. Reuters says he "peers" through the slot. Looks to me like they're trying to see if he can squeeze through.

To the left is sign of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).