Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hamas TV: Jihad fighters are "Palestinian civilians"



Bulletin: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&...
Video: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=1046...
Hamas TV Host: "We know that the Palestinian public is a civilian public. Even the [PA] Security Forces – traffic police and the civil defense – are all civilian forces. Even the Jihad fighters on the battleground are actually Palestinian civilians fulfilling their religious and national duty. This is why [we cannot make] the distinction and say ‘a civilian car’, ‘a civilian target’ and so on – since we have no regular army and no real military targets, as the occupation is trying to claim in its propaganda."
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Aug. 10, 2014

The above clip was translated and documented by Palestinian Media Watch:

http://www.palwatch.org/pages/aboutus.aspx

Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.

PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children's music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), have had significant impact on the way the world sees the Palestinians. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences world wide.


PMW material has been presented before the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress and the US Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, PMW reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion. These reports have led to changes in legislation and funding procedures. Through its bulletins and reports, PMW continues to give the world a precise understanding of the reality of the Palestinian Authority.