Palestinians Call for Genocide of Jews

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara

 (Editor's note: This article is from the September 14, Palestinian Media Watch bulletin for Sept. 14).

Twice in three days, Palestinian Authority (PA) religious leaders have openly called for the genocide of Jews. Broadcast on official PA TV, both called for the murder of Jews until the Jewish people are annihilated. Both presented the killing of Jews not merely as the will of Allah, but also as a necessary stage in history that should be carried out now. To support these mandatory killings, both cited the same Hadith (Islamic tradition attributed to Mohammed), expressing Allah's will that Muslims kill Jews, before the Hour of Resurrection.

The words of the Hadith: "The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and kill them. And the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: "Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!"

Numerous times in recent years Palestinian religious leaders and academics have taught publicly that this particular Hadith applies today. This teaching may well be a dominant motivating factor that drives terror against Israeli civilians, because it presents the killing of Jews as a religious obligation, not related to the conflict over borders, but as something inherent to Allah's word.

Forwarded by Bernie Koerselman

Itamar Marcus is director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks. "PMW has been playing the critical role of documenting the contradictions between the image the Palestinians present to the world in English and the messages to their own people in Arabic," according to PMW's Website, <www.pmw.org.il>. Marcus was also the director of research for the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace from 1998-2000, and was a member of the Israeli delegation to the "Tri-lateral [American, Israeli, and Palestinian] Committee to Monitor Incitement" established under the Wye Accords. He testified before a U.S. Senate hearing Oct. 31, 2003. Marcus's presentation included taped segments from PA TV showing "the role that the Palestinian Authority television plays in perpetuating anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic attitudes," said Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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