Source: PAL Watch, by by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik , Jan. 9, 2018
- Official PA TV rebroadcasts 41 times Abbas’ call to prevent Jews “in any way” from “defiling our holy places,” which in 2014 was broadcast 32 times during the Palestinian terror wave in which 12 Israelis were murdered
- Song calling for murder repeatedly broadcast by official PA TV in 2000 when the PA launched its terror campaign – the second Intifada – has also been broadcast again 5 times
- There was a dramatic rise of Palestinian terror attacks during December: from 84 in Nov. 2017, to 249 in Dec. 2017, according to the Israeli Security Agency
Abbas’ speech used to incite terror in 2014
On Oct. 17, 2014, Abbas claimed that Jews’ presence on the Temple Mount was “defiling” an Islamic holy site. He called “to prevent them, in any way,” which is a Palestinian euphemism for violence and terror. Thus implicitly encouraging Palestinians to attack Israelis, PA TV replayed Abbas’ call for violence 19 times in three days and eventually broadcast it 32 times during the next month. Five days after the first broadcasts, two Israelis were stabbed to death, and during that month numerous Palestinians heeded the call, using knives, guns and car rammings to murder 12 Israelis.
On Dec. 6, 2017, the day US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, PA TV and radio started rebroadcasting Abbas’ old call to confront Israelis in “any way.” By the beginning of January it had been rebroadcast at least 41 times.
There is no reason for the PA to be rebroadcasting Abbas’ message now unless it is hoping to generate terror again as it did in 2014.
A Palestinian music video, which explicitly calls for violence, is likewise being rebroadcast now by PA TV. The song was originally broadcast in 2000 immediately after then Israeli Parliament Member Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount. The PA then used the song as a rallying cry for terror, broadcasting it dozens of times. It served as part of the launch of the PA’s terror campaign, known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada, during which Palestinians carried out numerous terror attacks including suicide bombings, murdering over 1,200 Israelis. The song includes these words:
2017 – 2018
Now PA TV has chosen to rebroadcast this song, adding to it images of clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli police and soldiers. Since mid-December 2017, the song has been broadcast at least 5 times. – And so viewers will have no doubt as to the reason for the calls for violence, the video includes a few seconds of Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
PA TV and radio are owned and controlled by the PA leadership. Their choosing to recycle these “successful” calls for terror now is another indicator, together with the other calls encouraging violencePalestinian Media Watch has reported on, that the PA leadership has been trying to ignite terror as a response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Dec. 6, 2017.
The following are the full texts of the two terror incitement videos:
PA TV and PA radio rebroadcasts Abbas’ terror promoting speech from 2014
On Oct. 17, 2014, Abbas called for violence; official PA TV then rebroadcast it over 3 weeks – 32 times. During that month Palestinians murdered 12 Israelis.
On Dec. 6, 2017, the day US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, official PA radio and TV started rebroadcasting Abbas’ 2014 call for violence… and in the next 4 weeks – rebroadcast it 41 times!
Official PA radio – 28 times
Dec. 6, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018]
Official PA TV – 13 times
Oct 22, 2014: Two Israelis were murdered in car rammings in Jerusalem: Chaya Zissel Braun (3 months); Karen Jemima Mosquera (22).
– Nov. 5, 2014: Two Israelis were murdered in car rammings in Jerusalem: Jada’an Assad (38); Shalom Aharon Badani (17).
– Nov. 10, 2014: Two Israelis were murdered in two separate stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion south of Bethlehem: Almog Shilony (20); Dalia Lemkus (26).
– Nov 18, 2014: Six Israelis were murdered in a Jerusalem synagogue during prayers: Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (68); Aryeh Kupinsky (43); Kalman Ze’ev Levine (55); Moshe Twersky (59); Zidan Seif (30). Haim (Howie) Rothman (55) died of his injuries on Oct. 24, 2015.
US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 2017, and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
PA TV reuses song from 2000 calling for terror: “Draw your sword… let it not return”
During the first days of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada), PA TV repeatedly broadcast this song calling for terror:
On Dec. 17, 2017, PA TV started rebroadcasting the same song calling for terror, adding an intentionally blurred and indistinct version of Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.