JERUSALEM – A poem instructing Palestinian children to embrace “war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist’s soul” was chanted recently by a little girl on official Palestinian TV, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.
The host of the program Children’s Talk responded to the child’s recital by complimenting her on her efforts and talent.
The girl seems to be around nine or ten years of age.
PA TV routinely broadcasts young children reciting this poem, which includes the line, “All my Arabness calls me to vengeance.”
The following is a transcript of the clip:
Official PA TV host: What would you like to recite for us now?
Minas: “I Am a Palestinian, My Name Is Palestinian.”
Official PA TV host: Let us hear.
Minas: I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I’ve etched my name on all the town squares…
Saladin [the Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem], calls to me from the depths of my heart
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation…
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to the millions
They say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer in the faith [Islam]
To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist’s soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world’s sky
and strengthen my word that goes on: Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian.
Official PA TV host: Superb, superb. Bravo, bravo, bravo. You are very talented.