PA Still Preaching Hate
Although the Palestinian Authority was supposedly on the road to hate-free rhetoric on the airwaves, that has not exactly been the case, as this article from Arutz-Sheva suggests:
“Our enemy has become strong and fed on us like prey in our lands, in the East and in the West, because we are weak, and our only strength lies in the Koran,” Mudeiris said in his speech. He also declared that the “enemy” had deliberately tried to cause “civil war” among the Arab world. Abu Mazen himself last month told Egyptian journalists that any attempts to reign in terror groups would lead to “civil war.”
The Islamic preacher did not mention America and Israel by name, but the term “occupiers” is a word used in the Muslim world for both the United States and Israel whose forces are termed “the American Occupation Army” and “the Israeli Occupation Army.”
And… where they have cut down on the martyr speech they added a familiar old tome:
Widlanski claims that although Abu Mazen has shown “intermittent restraint” immediately following Israeli or American pressure – including the removal of most “martyr films” from PA TV – there has been a “parallel promotion of atrocity stories about Israelis deliberately murdering.
“In addition,” he says, “there has been an increase in the use of certain code-words such as ‘resistance operations’ and ‘martyrs’ that glorify, rather than condemn, certain attacks on Israeli targets.”