Palestinian state television broadcast a video last week of two little girls reciting an anti-Semitic poem, during which the girls called Jews “wretched pigs,” “barbaric monkeys” and the “most evil among creations.”
Israeli watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch, or Palwatch, published a transcript of the video, which the Palestinian Authority aired Wednesday. The girls do not appear to be any older than 7 or 8.
One little girl begins reciting the poem:
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
You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship.
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs
The second girl continues with the rest:
Jerusalem is not your den
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.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian Authority of “poisoning the Palestinian public.” Israeli officials have asked Palestine to crack down on anti-Semitic rhetoric. The more inciting rhetoric appears on state broadcasts the harder it is to believe the Palestine is interested in peace.