A youth program on Palestinian TV which claims as one of its sponsors an NGO supported by the European Union, glorified plane hijackings, terror, and hatred of the U.S. and Israel on a recent broadcast.
Palestinian Media Watch reports “Two teenage hosts on the Palestinian Authority TV program for youth Speak Up, which is co-produced with the Palestinian NGO PYALARA, chose to read aloud a poem that glorified plane hijackings and threatened Israel and the United States.”
Palwatch continues: “After reading the poem, the hosts sent greetings to NDC – the international organization that funds the NGO PYALARA, a co-producer of the TV program: ‘Today we greet the NGO Development Center – NDC that helps us discuss youth affairs.'”
In other words NDC sponsors Pyalara and NDC is sponsored by: the European Union, the World Bank, the French government’s Agence FranÃ§aise de Développement, a donor consortium of Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, the Islamic Development Bank, the United Palestinian Appeal, and private Palestinian organization the Welfare Association.
The full text of the offensive comments is below (provided by Palwatch):
“People of Israel, don’t get caught up in arrogance,
the hands of the clock will surely come round…
Expect us always, expect us where least expected.
We’re in every airport, and in every ticket.
We emerge in Rome and in Zurich from under the rock…
Our men arrive without warning, with the fury of thunder and the pounding of rain.
They come in the Prophet’s robe and with Omar’s sword (Muslim conqueror).
Remember, always remember that America, important as it is, is not Allah the Almighty and Omnipotent, and that America with all its strength will not stop the birds from flying.
A small rifle in the hand of a small boy can kill the big one.”
A video of the episode can be viewed below: