September 9, 2008 Palestinian Media Watch
Mickey Mouse Again
Disney images adorn studio while mass murderer glorified
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
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Palestinian Authority (Fatah) TV is using the universally beloved characters
of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in an attempt to
create a Disney-like studio -- while teaching children to glorify a mass
murderer whose victims included 12 children. In a new official PA TV studio
built for a Ramadan children's program, the smiling images of Mickey and
Minnie Mouse, Pooh and Piglet are the backdrop for a TV quiz that this week
venerated a notorious terrorist.
The female terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi, participated in the murders of 12
children and 25 adults in a 1978 bus attack in Israel. In this quiz,
Mughrabi is idolized as the "beloved bride, daughter of Jaffa, jasmine
flower," while figures of Mickey and Minnie Mouse are prominent in the
background -- as if it were a Disney program.
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[PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 4-6, 2008]
In May 2007, PMW reported that the Hamas TV network was using a Mickey Mouse
character to teach children to seek world Islamic domination. The widespread
international outrage prompted Al Aqsa TV to get rid of the character (they
showed him being beaten to death by an Israeli officer) and replace him with
another animal host.
Now Fatah TV, controlled by the office of PA head Mahmoud Abbas, is airing a
children's show that glorifies a mass murderer of children while trying to
create a Mickey Mouse Club atmosphere.
Last week the program taught children to deny the existence of Israel.
The world did not put up with Hamas's use of the iconic Mickey Mouse to
brainwash children. Will the same international pressure be brought upon
Mahmud Abbas and the official Palestinian Authority to stop using these
beloved characters to sell terror?
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