Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
October 10, 2005
PA Hate TV: Israelis murder brides and Jaffa is Palestinian
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Two foundations of Palestinian Authority hate ideology are the denial of
Israel's legitimacy as a state and the depiction of Israel and Israelis as
cruel and inhumane murderers. The PA under Mahmoud Abbas continues to
promote this hate ideology. The following are two examples of these hate
messages, as they appeared on Palestinian Authority Television in recent
[PA TV, October 6, 2005]
In the first, an actor depicting an Israeli soldier gleefully and
cold-bloodedly murders a bride in her wedding gown. In the second, a
televised play has the Palestinian actor declare that the Israeli cities of
Jaffa and Haifa are Palestinian, and the PA audience responds with cheers
1. Israeli soldier murders a bride in her wedding gown
The Canaanite is a Palestinian-produced series for daily viewing during the
month of Ramadan. The story centers on a young man who, according to the
script, underwent torture in Israeli prisons and feigns insanity.
The scene opens with a bride dancing by herself in her flowing gown on the
beach. An Israeli soldier sees her from his watchtower, and then races to
the beach to murder her. Her murder is followed by the sick evil laughter of
the hook-nosed Israeli soldier.
Filfil, the series' hero, runs and holds the dead woman in the water. Unable
to revive her, he stands in rage, races off and fires his rifle in the air.
The next scene sees the hero wake up- it had all been a dream.
[PA TV, October 6, 2005]
2. PA Play: Israeli cities "Jaffa and Haifa are Palestinian"
A play filmed in front of a live audience and broadcast on PA TV shows
Palestinian actors depicting terrorists (called "resistance fighters") in
Israeli jails. One prisoner recounts how he was repeatedly beaten by an
Israeli soldier for saying he came from Jaffa. Jaffa is an Israeli city,
part of Tel Aviv, but the PA often defines it is an as "occupied Palestinian
city." The soldier insists the prisoner say he is from Gaza.
Upon hearing the story, a second prisoner responds, almost in tears, "No,
definitely not! Jaffa and Haifa are ours! Jaffa and Haifa are ours!" The
studio audience reacts with cheers and applause. This presentation of all of
Israeli cities as "Occupied Palestine" is reflected throughout PA society,
media and education.
Full text from the PA TV play:
Prisoner A: "The soldier asked me, 'Where are you from?' I said, 'From
Jaffa,' so he hit me. He asked me again, 'Where are you from?' I said, 'From
Jaffa,' so he hit me. I could not stand it any more, so I told him, 'Tell me
what to say!' "He said, 'Say you are from Gaza! Jaffa and Haifa are not
Prisoner B: "No, definitely not. Jaffa and Haifa are ours! Jaffa and Haifa
[Cheers and applause]
[PA TV, September 25, 2005]
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