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Indoctrination of death

July 17th, 2007  ·  10 Comments

I have written on the issue of Palestinian children being indoctrinated to hate and fight Israel before, but the issue warrants rehashing in light of the new Hamas children’s program until recently hosted by a Mickey Mouse look-alike.

To be sure, anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian media and local school curriculums is nothing new and is ongoing. Unfortunately, that gross violation of the Palestinian Authority’s agreements with Israel is rarely covered by an international press more interested in blaming Israel for the Palestinians’ problems.

Homas, however, partially remedied that problem when it committed copyright infringement against Disney, thereby making the indoctrination of Palestinian children headline news.

The latest development in this saga was the “martyrdom” of Farfur the Mouse earlier this month at the hands of a man playing an Israeli security agent. In the clip, Farfur is seen trying to peacefully argue his right as a Palestinian to Jerusalem, which he accuses the Jews of conquering and stealing from his people.

Farfur’s recently announced replacement, Nahool the Bee, is not prepared to be led meekly to slaughter like his “cousin,” and tells his young audience in the newest installment of Tomorrow’s Pioneers that they must “take revenge upon the enemies of Allah, the murderers of the prophets [a common Islamic reference to the Jews]…until [Jerusalem] will be liberated from their filth.”

As a father, watching these clips hit me hard. I often join my three-and-a-half-year-old son as he enjoys his favorite programs on Israel’s popular children’s channel. Completely innocent shows that make no reference whatsoever to the conflict around us.

It literally brings tears to my eyes when I then think that children in my son’s same demographic in nearby Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and elsewhere are being taught by their favorite fuzzy characters to hate and kill. It would devastate me if my son’s young mind was absorbing such lessons.

This is an issue that needs to really be brought front and center. Israel, the US, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and everyone else can negotiate and sign whatever pieces of paper they want, but as long as Palestinian children are being taught to hate and kill, there will be no peace.

In fact, it is quite telling that official Palestinian media and the Palestinian Authority school curriculums are teaching children these things. It means they don’t see an end to the conflict in whatever “final status” agreement they expect to soon conclude with Israel. They want their future generations to be ready, mentally and physically, to fight the Jews.

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10 comments so far ↓

  • 1 Charles // Jul 18, 2007 at 2:40 am

    There you go ! Palestinians or Arabs in general have no love and compassion for the life of their children or women . They teach them to kill , hate and suicide bomb . If I were one of their kids I would wonder if I meant anything at all to my parents . They have very poor integrity .

  • 2 Marsha Carol Watson // Jul 18, 2007 at 4:43 am

    It is the first and second Commandments in the Holy Bible (Love the Lord thy God, and love thy neighbor as theyself) vs. the religion of Islam which preaches and teaches hate, and cold-blooded murder as a routine thing…..They incite their followers to be ready at any given time to complete an assignment of single or mass terror with murder and hatred as their key motivators…..

    Sick, sick, sick and most grievious is how pitifully lost these millions of muslims are…..They should serve the God of the Holy Bible, who calls us to love each other, and tells us to forgive those who despitefully use us….How any father or mother could ever even consider willingly destroying their own lives or sacrificing the lives of their children is unimaginable to me….Don’t they know what LOVE is???? If they loved their children, they would try to protect them and not encourage them to hate, murder, or to blow themselves up in an attempt to harm others…..Any loving parent strives to live to see their children grown and living happy lives….What is wrong with these people who are blessed as descendants of Abraham with great wealth….brilliant minds….handsome men and beautiful women…and absolutely beautiful children to be proud of. God has blessed them above millions and they don’t even realize it….sad, sad, sad

    God must look down from Heaven and weep almost uncontrollable tears at His creation….He who is LOVE sees only hate in those He loves so very much.

  • 3 Nathan // Jul 18, 2007 at 6:40 am

    I vote for airstrikes and lot’s of airstrikes. Then I think we should call people in Gaza and tell them to get the hell out or more…you guessed it airstrikes. Start with those mosques and then the homes of Hamas leaders and their families, and their friends, and their friends friends, until that place is a ghost town. Then you drop some MOABs or “Mother of All Bomb” as we call them in Yankee territory. Then you let Jews settle their and in 5 years you won’t even remember the poopy Hamas and their clownly civies walking around all be militants by day and poor helpless people by night, doctors on TV acting like Presidents of a major power, ahahaha ass clowns. Blow these pieces of shit away and let’s get on with the 21st century, they are dragging people behind.

  • 4 Joyce // Jul 18, 2007 at 6:49 am

    What the Palestinians are subjecting their children to is diabolical. And the human rights organizations, should be expressing their condemnation for such atrocity. But as usual, they remain silent to these evil actions, as they do to the long list of atrocities, that are committed by the Palestinians. While they seem to search for anything they can, to allegedly accuse Israel of. This is truly inexcusable behavior, and should not be tolerated by anyone.

  • 5 Unchecked abuse of Palestinian children // Jul 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    [...] of Palestinian Arab children to hate and seek to destroy the Jews living in this area is, again, nothing new. It is an ongoing violation of Israel’s agreements with the Palestinians that the rest of the [...]

  • 6 More Palestinian children sacrificed to Allah // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:04 am

    [...] Remember, these are young children, and they don’t know any better than what their own parents, elders, leaders and role models tell them. And the Palestinians have very successfully created a culture of running toward danger, a culture that glorifies death itself. [...]

  • 7 Someone stop the abuse of Palestinian children! // Aug 30, 2007 at 2:05 pm

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  • 8 Janet DiDomenico // Sep 17, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Hamas is clearly a terrorist organization – I don’t understand why they aren’t being taken out, and I mean WIPED OUT; why are any of us putting up with this for even one second? Human rights violations
    should have international uproar, esspecially when its children suffering. When are the “powers that be” going to face the fact that these people do NOT want peace and all the lame attempts towards peace are for
    absolutely nothing? They do not want peace, period.
    Is the truth too much to handle or something? Why not call a spade, a spade – and end this nonsense immediately? This World, and esspecially that particular area of it, needs some cleansing. Its filth and its destructive and its hurting innocent children.
    It’s got to end, and its way overdue. This kind of crap
    should simply not be tolerated in the World, and the strongest Countries on the Planet should band together and start policing – if something is not acceptable, then it is taken out, plain and simple. No
    more game playing. No more meetings. No more sanctions. Terminate them, and send them directly to
    God the Father and let Him decide what to do with them.
    Thank you.

  • 9 ariel silbert // Oct 28, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Regardless of the hate which Israel is faced with, it will survive, It was born out of necessity and the belief that once we re-consitiuted ourselves in our ancient homeland, we would be free to live as a nation amongst all the other nations of the world. Despite the fact that we continue to point the way towards a better existence (agriculture, kibbutz, refugees from Darfur, etc.), there are those that eant to destroy us – they cannot and they won’t. Peace to those that truly want it, a strong backbone and unshakable resolve against those that don’t.

  • 10 BOB DOWELL // Oct 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Killing people in the name of God is blasphemy. They are climbing up on God’s throne, pushing Him aside and deciding who should live or die. This is the height of religious arrogance.