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November 17, 2017
Clip No.
6294

Children on PA TV: The Jews Poisoned Arafat; "Millions of Martyrs March upon Jerusalem"

In a children's show marking the anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, the TV host praised a young boy who said about Arafat that "the Jews put poison in his food." Another young boy, who recited the chants "With our souls and our blood we will redeem you, Palestine" and "millions of martyrs march upon Jerusalem," was also commended by the host, who said: "Bravo! Well done!" The show aired on Palestine TV, the official channel of the Palestinian Authority, on November 17, 2017.

 

Host: "What's your name, dear?"

 

Adnan: "Adnan."

 

Host: "How are you, Adnan?"

 

Adnan: "Good."

 

Host: "What would you like to tell us, dear?"

 

Adnan: "About Abu Ammar [Yasser Arafat]."

 

Host: "Go ahead. Let's hear."

 

Adnan: "When he... They lifted the siege... Before he died, the Jews put poison in his food, and then he died."

 

Host: "Bravo. That's very important information. Abu Ammar died of poisoning. That's right. They put poison in his food, and he was martyred. Bravo. Well done, my friend Adnan."

 

Adnan: "I'd like to recite a poem for you."

 

Host: "A poem too? Go ahead."

 

Adnan: "I'm a lion cub, I'm a flower. We've given our souls to the revolution. Our forefathers built homes for us in our free land. I'm a lion cub, I'm a flower. We carried the embers of the revolution to Haifa, to Jaffa, to the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and to the Dome of the Rock."

 

Host: "Bravo, Adnan. Bravo.

 

[...]

 

"What's your name?"

 

Zaid: "Zaid."

 

Host: "Zaid? How are you?"

 

Zaid: "Allah be praised."

 

Host: "You're okay? What would you like to tell us?"

 

Zaid: "About Yasser Arafat."

 

Host: "Go ahead, let's hear."

 

Zaid: "Don't cheer for me. Instead, cheer for... Instead, cheer for... Don't cheer for me. Instead, cheer for Palestine and Jerusalem. With our souls and our blood we will redeem you, Palestine. With our souls and our blood we will redeem you, Palestine. Millions of martyrs march upon Jerusalem. Millions of martyrs march upon Jerusalem."

 

Host: "Bravo! Well done!"