As part of its continued incitement against Israel, official
Palestinian Authority TV broadcast on March 2 a video that
symbolically presents Jews as foreigners with no historical
connection to the land of Israel.
In the video, which was translated by the Palestinian Media Watch
(PMW) research organization and presented on its website, Israel is
portrayed as a foreign colonial state, with no right to exist,
similar to the Romans, the Crusaders and the British rulers of the
The PA TV video shows a woman who apparently represents “ancient
Palestinians” (or possibly Muslims) going through the history of the
land and replacing the Jewish people´s actual history. The woman is
introduced in a peaceful scene feeding birds in a period predating
the Roman conquest of Judea and destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.
Suddenly the scene is disturbed, the birds scatter and the woman runs
away from various foreign invaders: first an ancient Roman soldier,
then a Crusader, then a British soldier, and finally a Jew (wearing a
skullcap), who throws a lit cigarette at her.
In the final scene, the woman stops fleeing when a man on a horse,
representing the “new” Muslim conqueror Saladin who defeated the
Crusaders, extends his hand and helps her up the mountain. He
represents the coming savior who will "liberate Palestine" from
PMW noted that the woman seems to represent a fictitious ancient
Palestinian people and the other figures symbolize different foreign
rulers in the land of Israel. Jews/Israelis are portrayed as the
current foreigners, who will be defeated like the Romans, the
Crusaders and the British.
The official PA TV network often broadcasts programs which incite
against Israel. Recently, the station broadcast a song accusing
Israel of fighting a religious war against Arabs. In fact, it is the
PA itself which has long presented the religious belief that the
fight against Israel is for Allah and for Islam and, accordingly, has
presented the conflict with Israel as a fight on behalf of all
Muslims to liberate what they claim is Islamic holy land.
The network has also publicly glorified the use of terrorism to
achieve an independent state. A recent song broadcast by the network
states that violence and “Martyr´s blood” will be used to achieve
It demonizes Israel as a “treacherous aggressor,” and vilifies the
Jewish State as a “sinner.”