JERUSALEM – Ahead of President Donald Trump’s proposed meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas next week in Bethlehem, official PA TV broadcast a child reciting a poem encouraging Palestinians to go to “war” in order “to smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist’s soul.”
After the boy – who appears to be around nine or ten years old – finishes reciting the poem, the host of the show The Best Home leads the audience in a hearty round of applause and a standing ovation, enthusing, “Bravo!”
Below is the full text of the poem:
I am a Palestinian, my name is PalestinianI’ve etched my name on all the town squares…Saladin (i.e., the Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heartAll my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation…Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailedcall to this great nation and call to the millionsThey say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer in the faith [Islam]To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist’s souland raise the banner in the world’s sky.Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian.
Just a few weeks ago, Abbas stood next to Trump in Washington and attempted to whitewash decades of official PA incitement to violence and anti-Israel indoctrination that continue unabated until today.
“Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace,” Abbas claimed. “And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children in peace, freedom and security.”