Amid the release of a controversial study on Monday dismissing well-documented claims that Palestinian textbooks teach hatred, Palestinian media outlets continue to broadcast and print anti-Israel and anti-American messages.
Palestinian Authority TV (PA TV) last week aired a music video honoring Ibrahim Hamed (serving 54 life sentences) and Abbas Al-Sayid (serving 35 life sentences), among other terrorists. The terrorists honored in this video that was “dedicated to our brave prisoners” have killed a total of more than 100 Israeli civilians, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported. Al-Sayid was behind the 2002 Passover seder bombing in Netanya that killed 30 Israelis.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority’s official daily newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, published an opinion piece that said America, in order to justify its war on terror, is behind Islamic atrocities in Arab countries.
“Since the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the socialist bloc in Europe, the United States has been striving to create a new straw man whose existence would justify all its wars, all its conspiracies and its policy of supporting oppression,” columnist Fuad Abu Hajla wrote, according to PMW.
“At that stage the Americans decided to activate their strategic allies,” according to the columnist. “They urged Islamist movements to commit atrocities that tarnished the image of Islam and Muslims in the world, and allowed Washington to replace the Soviet threat, as it were, with an imaginary Islamic threat. [Thus] began the ‘war against terrorism’ that overthrew progressive pan-Arab regimes and culminated with the conquest of Arab states.”
Watch a video of the tribute below: