Mother Promotes Killing and Death- New PA TV Clip (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) By Itamar Marcus 10/03/02)
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While the PA sends out peace messages to the world through their
English language spokespeople they continue to send messages of
killing and death to their own people, this time coming from a
In a new film clip on PA TV, five civilian [non-
armed with automatic rifles, go off to fight Israelis. One of the
gunmen is seen running towards Israeli fire until he attacks the
Israelis with a hand grenade, after which, in slow motion, he is shot
and falls dead to the ground.
When his body is brought to his
mother she kisses him and raises her
hand above her mouth and calls out the traditional Arab call of joy.
Afterwards, she stoically hands the rifle to the next in line to
continue the killing of Israelis.
The PA message to their
people Kill and be Killed has never ceased.
It should be
reiterated that the Palestinians have been both
encouraging children to seek heroic death, as well as encouraging
parents to express joy at having their children die in battle in
Shahada [Death for Allah]. In a recent PMW bulletin we cited
the "Farewell Letter" clip shown on PA TV last week in which a child
writes to his parents: "Mother donīt cry over me, be joyous over my
blood." This two clips compliment each other - one is from the
childīs perspective - expressing the willingness to die; one is from
the parentīs perspective - the joy over her childīs death as a
Shahid. The two are indicative of the continued glorification of
death as Shahids inherent to PA social ideology. (PMW.ORG.IL 10/03/02)
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