Palestinian Children’s Television: Jews Are ‘Evil,’ ‘Barbaric Monkeys’


The official Palestinian Authority television network aired a children’s program over the weekend in which a schoolgirl recited a poem that described Jews as “monkeys” and the “most evil of creations.”

Palestinian Media Watch translated the May 29 episode on PA TV from Arabic to English. The poem describes Jews as the people who “murdered Allah’s pious prophets” and “barbaric monkeys.”

On a show called “The Best Home,” she recited into the camera:

I do not fear the rifle

because your throngs are in delusion and are ignorant herds

Jerusalem is my land, Jerusalem is my honor

Jerusalem is my days and my wildest dreams

Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets

Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood

Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations

Oh barbaric monkeys

Jerusalem opposes your throngs

Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity ‎

Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate

And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure

I do not fear barbarity

As long as my heart is my Quran and my city

As long as I have my arm and my stones

As long as I am free and do not barter my cause

I will not fear your throngs, I will not fear the rifle 

The camera then switches over to the Palestinian television host, who, clapping enthusiastically, states, “Bravo! Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine, we will never forget it.” 

Palestinian Media Watch also found that on the same day the television program aired, a prominent cleric at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque was teaching students of Islam that Jews “prepare their matzah… with the blood of children.” During his sermon, Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi also claimed that Jews represent the “Devil or Satan.” The cleric told his students, “It’s known that the Jews were behind” the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Overt Jew-hatred remains a widespread epidemic in the Palestinian territories. A recent survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League found that 93 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.