TEL AVIV – Thousands of “rock-throwing” dolls were confiscated by the Israeli Customs Authority for inciting children to violence, yet the Palestinian media claimed the toys were confiscated as part of Israel’s “war against children’s dolls.”
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported that official Palestinian media attacked Israel for its “war on dolls” while failing to mention that the doll is shown to be throwing a rock.
A container that arrived in an Israeli port from the UAE had thousands of dolls holding rocks in their raised hands and wearing Palestinian checkered headscarves, or keffiyehs, with the inscriptions “Jerusalem is ours” and “O Jerusalem, here we come.”
The dolls were bound for children in the Palestinian Authority to play with but were deemed “inciting material” and subsequently confiscated.
Last Thursday, the official PA daily, Al Hayat Al Jadida, referred to the confiscation as the “Israeli war against children’s dolls” and even claimed that Israel’s problem was the Palestinian headscarf.
“Israel confiscated 4,000 dolls whose faces were covered with a Palestinian keffiyeh!” reported the paper, failing to mention the fact that the doll is holding a rock above its head. There have been countless cases in which children are incited to violence, including the hero-worship of child terrorist martyrs by naming sporting events and roads after them.