Sunday, June 11, 2017

Arafat on Palestinian Authority TV: Dead Palestinian children are the greatest message to the world
Arafat publicly encourages Palestinian children to seek Shahada (death as Martyrs for Allah), stating that Palestinian children who die as Martyrs are the greatest message that can be sent to the world. He glorifies child Martyrs, saying that they are heroes and that he is proud of them. 

Interviewer: "Mr. President, what message would you like to send to the Palestinian people in general, and to the Palestinian children in particular?"
Arafat: "This child who is grasping a stone, facing a tank - is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a Shahid (Martyr)? We are proud of them."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 15, 2002]

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

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.