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Dramatic Increase in Violent Broadcasts on PA TV (PMW-Palestinian Media Watch) 08/01/01)Source: http://www.unitedjerusalem.com/index.asp?Curr=91&fmb PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Israeli radio at 12:00 noon on August 1, 2001 announced according to the ´Palestinian Media Watch´ report, that a Dramatic Increase in Violent Broadcasts on PA TV has been marked in the last 24 hours. Following the full report:

In the last 24 hours there has been a marked increase in the volume of violent clips that are being broadcast on PA TV. Here are some of the video clips´ lyrics:

“Don’t be afraid, Don’t be afraid, Allah is with them The stone in their hand has turned into Kalachnikov" [In this clip, a young boy assures even a younger child: “Don’t be afraid”] "Slow, slow O Zion - how is my mother´s tear humiliated! Even if the whole world joins against me, you have an open account with me. Even if you are the tyrant, and the whole world remains silent, and you have decided that I must die, my answer is the rock". [This clip conveys very harsh messages. The likeable, good Palestinian boy feels obligated to fight against Israel for the sake of his mother´s honor] "O´ the nation of Muhammad, Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger".

There are repeated components in this clips: pictures of Israeli soldiers committing violent acts: kicking or hitting men, women and children; shooting at rioters and throwing tear gas grenades; Graphic pictures of Palestinians wounded of killed in violence. The pictures include close-up photographs of dead and wounded, of hospitalized children, funerals, bitter crying, screaming, and fearful children and elders; Scenes of Palestinians who are rioting and fighting with Israeli soldiers including rock throwing, throwing of fire bombs, etc. In many pictures the emphasis is on the activity of the masses in the riots, especially that of children.

Some of the clips are staged, and actors take part in them. In one of the clips a child is seen throwing a stone that shatters the Israeli flag. Young viewers are taught that their rocks have significant power. In another clip subtitles are depicting Israeli soldiers´ thoughts portraying them as sadists wanting to kill children. (PMW 08/01/01)


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