cannot in any way be a part of freedom of belief
or freedom of expression."
Religious lesson in official PA daily:
as life upon this earth... The conflict between us and the Jews
is not a conflict about land and borders,
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Mahmoud Abbas' condemnation of the defamation of Islam contrasts the PA policy of defamation of Judaism, demonization of Jews and promotion of Antisemitism, all of which are integral messages expressed by PA leaders and transmitted through the structures under their control.
Painting of Jews wearing prayer shawls and holding rifles, sitting around a table filled with skulls. [PA TV (Fatah), July 28, 2010]
Significantly, the PA's promotion of hatred of Jews is not limited to religious leaders and PA officials. PA TV featured young girls on children's programs saying that Jews and Christians are "inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised" and that "our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail." Following classical European Antisemitism, a history program on PA TV taught that "Jews are hated in every society in which they have lived, because of their behavior relating to their great love of money." The official PA daily on Israel's independence day said Israel's goal was to turn a "Jewish monarchy in Palestine into a basis for their [the Jews'] eternal rule over the world, that others, 'goyim' [non-Jews], must submit to their will." (See details and many more sources below.)
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PA Chairman Abbas condemned defaming Islam and religion:
"President [Mahmoud Abbas] again condemned the insult to [Islam's] prophet Muhammad. He said... that from a religious, human, and moral point of view we cannot accept this insult, since it is a blatant attack on the entire belief system and the sensitivities of more than a billion Muslims in the world. President Abbas added that insulting religions, faiths, or religious symbols cannot in any way be a part of freedom of belief or freedom of expression..."
PMW has collected 25 representative examples of this hate speech from PA and Fatah leaders, spokespeople, children's programs and official media. Most are from 2012 and 2011.
These examples appear first as short quotes and are followed by their full contexts and sources.
Moderator at Fatah ceremony
History program on PA TV
Official PA daily's religious lesson by Sheikh Ishaq Feleifel (1)
PA TV Friday sermon
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Official PA daily columnist on religion Sheikh Taleb Al-Silwadi
Senior PA official Jibril Rajoub
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Official PA daily:
Fatah official on PA TV
Official PA daily's religious lesson by Sheikh Ishaq Feleifel (2)
Official PA daily on Israel's Independence Day
PA daily quotes children's march-chant:
Official PA daily
Chief Justice of PA Religious Court
Additional examples of PA's Antisemitic hate speech and sources of all items cited in brief above:
Jews /Israelis are "Allah's enemies"
PA children taught to hate Jews and Christians: Jews and Christians are "inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised"
PA children taught to hate Jews (1)
PA children taught to hate Jews (2)
Senior PA official Jibril Rajoub says Jews are "Satans" and "Zionist sons of bitches"
Moderator at Fatah ceremony: Jews are "descendants of the apes and pigs"
PA TV documentary on Jerusalem: Rain cleanses Jerusalem of Jews' impurity so Muslims can pray
Kids' hate speech against Jews at PA Arafat memorial broadcast 3 years in a row
Fatah official: Jews are "murderers of prophets," so Jews are prone to murder
Op-ed in official PA daily: "The hatred towards Israeli Jews is not related to racist discrimination" - it's because they deserve it
Official PA daily's religious lesson: Judaism is a "distorted, corrupted, falsified religion"
Official PA daily on Israel's Independence Day: Zionism is a religious Jewish plan to rule over the non- Jewish world, and "Goyim [non-Jews] must submit to their will"
Official PA daily quotes children: "Jews, Jews! Your holiday [Passover] is the Holiday of Apes"
Palestinian actor in PA TV interview: Quran says Jews worry over money
Official PA daily's headline: "Zionism reproduces the Holocaust"
History program on PA TV: Jews' money lending "Shylock" behavior caused Antisemitism
PA TV: Jews praying at the Western Wall is "sin and filth" - broadcast 2 years in a row
PA Mufti: Jews are "enemies of Allah" who "deviated from their humanity"
PA TV: Don't threaten kids with monsters, demons and Jews
PA Chief Justice of Religious Court: Quran says Jews are evil
Official PA daily: Jews are sadists and liars