The host of a television program broadcast on the official Palestinian Authority (PA) television station has described Jews as “our enemies” when interviewing young Palestinian children.
The host’s comments were made during episodes for the program “For You,” which features interviews with the families of Palestinians in Israeli prisons.
In an interview with the younger sister of an imprisoned Palestinian, the host asks if the Israeli soldiers harass them when they visit, to which she replied “yes.” The host responded saying, “They’re wild animals, right? Aren’t they wild animals?”
In a separate segment, the host speaks to the four-year-old son of a Palestinian prisoner. When the host asked who imprisoned his father, he replied, “The Jews.” The host answered, “The Jews are our enemies, right?” The boy nodded in affirmation.
It should be noted that Jews, not Israel, are identified as the enemy. Moreover, the program host, on an official PA station, encourages her guests use anti-Semitic language an open, and unapologetic fashion.
Below are the transcripts from the interview:
PA TV host Manal Seif interviews the young sister of prisoner Qussai Husam Radwan, who was sentenced to 13 months in prison:
Host: "Do they bother you, the Israeli army, the soldiers there [when visiting at the prison]?"
Host: "They're wild animals, right? Aren't they wild animals?"
[PA TV (Fatah), June 21, 2010]
PA TV host Manal Seif interviews the four-year old son of prisoner Shadi Shbeita, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison:
Host: "Ibrahim, you know - you're cute and sweet. You have a nice shirt and nice pants. You're cool. Where's Daddy? Where's Daddy? Daddy Shadi - where is he? Where is Daddy Shadi?"
Boy: "In prison."
Host: "Who put him in prison? Who is it that put him in prison?"
Boy: "The Jews."
Host: "The Jews are our enemies, right?"
[Boy nods in agreement.]
[PA TV (Fatah), June 17, 2010]