Friday, June 09, 2017

Palestinian citizens oppose children's terrorism and blame TV for inciting

Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “What is required of children during the process of ‎national liberation?”‎
Palestinian 1: “First of all, the children are victims... The children are deprived of ‎everything considered children's entertainment. Our children, unfortunately, ‎their entertainment is the weapon...”‎
Palestinian 2:‎ ‎ “Our children are required, like the adults, to resist with ‎every means they: with knives, with rocks, with Molotov cocktails, in every way ‎they can resist, they also need to resist...”‎
Palestinian teacher: “As a teacher, I believe that you need to sow love of ‎knowledge in a child, that is most important. That he should go and fight while ‎still a child – I am totally against that...”‎
Palestinian 3: “These things are not for children. The children need to learn and ‎live their lives, to go to school, to play...”‎
Palestinian 4: “I am against children's stabbing operations…”‎
Palestinian 5: “Stabbing operations by children are negative operations, ‎because they don’t bring significant results, they aren’t organized. There's ‎nothing positive about it, only negative - that we lose a child...”‎
Palestinian 6: “As we see and hear – most of the stabbings taking place are very ‎weak, and they do almost nothing to change reality...”‎
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “Do you think that the media and incitement on TV ‎influence our children?”‎
Palestinian ‎‏7‏‎: “Of course. It confuses the children when they see these things. I ‎prevent my children from watching what is happening on TV, stabbing ‎operations or shootings. I prevent my children from watching. It confuses them, ‎causes them to want to do this...”‎
Palestinian ‎‏8‏‎: “What is happening today in the media has a negative influence. ‎It doesn't tell them 'No.' It encourages them to take to the streets...”‎
Palestinian teacher: “I think that the media plays a large role. Especially our TV ‎channels. Even when the situation has calmed down a little, you see that there ‎are broadcasters among us and known satellite channels that begin to incite. ‎Even if the incitement is indirect, it is incitement. You feel that the child does not ‎know what to do. Unfortunately…”‎
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “Enough with this incitement on TV screens, on ‎‎[Facebook] pages and social media. We must protect our children and must ‎develop a strategy of struggle built on responsibility… enough spilling the blood ‎of our children.”‎
‎[Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 21, 2016]‎

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.