Palestinian Media Watch has documented that demonization of Jews and Israelis has been an integral part of PA ideology for years.
The Ma'an article further explains that Jews are hostile, evil, and brutal, plotting and scheming, and that "Allah has decreed" that Jews are destined to be "humiliated."
Ma'an News Agency, "an integral part of Ma'an Network," "was launched with generous funding from the Danish Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority
Some of Ma'an Network's donors:
The European Commission, UNDP, UNESCO,
the Government of Denmark,
the Government of the Netherlands and UKaid. [http://www.maannet.org]
Some of the donors with whom Ma'an Network partners are The European Commission (the EU), UNDP, UNESCO, the Government of Denmark, the Government of the Netherlands, UKaid.
"Undeterred in its mission to convey the truth" says a slogan among several on Ma'an Network's website.
The Antisemitic article on Ma'an's website expresses contempt for Jews, defining them as "sons of death", "too cowardly to confront an enemy face to face" and "seized by fear and trembling" if "their fortresses" are breached, and describes how "their hearts fill with horror" if "a missile falls" or "a bullet passes over them." This is because:
However, "because of the hostility and evil rising in their hearts towards others and for their plots and schemes against the nations," the Jews "have been defeated through the ages and feel inferior to the nations and societies in which they live," the writer explains. These nations, the writer asserts, "know with certainty that the Jews are the root of conflict in the world, wherever they reside."
The Ma'an article concludes with Fatah's slogan: "Revolution until victory".
Ma'an's editors did not dissociate themselves from the contents of this Antisemitic article in any way. The article only appeared on Ma'an's Arabic website and not on its English site. The article was posted on November 18, 2012 and still appears there as of the PMW publication on January 29, 2013.
PMW reported on Antisemitic content in a recent film about Fatah broadcast by PA TV.
The following is part of the Antisemitic article on Ma'an's website (emphasis added):