Saturday, June 03, 2017

Journalist interviews Hamas TV spokesman about PMW

Journalist Suroosh Alvi from Vice magazine interviews a spokesman from Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas TV). Alvi tells the spokesman about PMW, an Israeli organization that monitors channels like Al-Aqsa TV in order to expose "how radical the people in Gaza are." The spokesman responds, "They also say to their people that killing a Palestinian is good. So this [is] a different way to see [things]."

Note: Palestinian Media Watch exposes incitement to hatred in order to help eliminate it. PMW welcomes the use of its findings to challenge the propagators of hate incitement, as in this video.

Journalist Suroosh Alvi: "Al-Aqsa is seen as basically Hamas television. Who owns the channel? Is it independently owned?"
Al-Aqsa TV spokesman: "Al-Aqsa TV belongs to Palestine."
Suroosh Alvi: "The last time I came in 2007, I met with an organization called Palestinian Media Watch. They're Israeli and they sit and they just watch everything that you're making here. They study it and they analyze it, and then they go to make presentations at the US Congress, and they say, look how radical the people in Gaza are. They're making Mickey Mouse with AK-47s."
Al-Aqsa TV spokesman: "They also say to their people that killing a Palestinian is good. So this [is] a different way to see [things]."
[Vice magazine, Gaza, Nov. 2011]

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.