Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Al-Aqsa Television Teaches Hatred to Children with Nahoul the Killer Bee

In May I wrote about Farfour the Mouse, a cartoon character on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa television used to teach hatred to Palestinian children. Farfour, twin to Disney’s beloved Mickey Mouse, spoke about hatred of the Jewish people, Israel, and the occupation of Palestine. Now Al-Aqsa has a new cartoon character: Nahoul the Killer Bee.

After international condemnation of Al-Aqsa’s children’s show, “Pioneers of Tomorrow”, the writers decided to kill off Farfour, as he was beaten to death on screen by an Israeli over a land dispute. Most people thought this was the end of the blatant teaching of hatred to kids through the Hamas-sponsored television show, but they were wrong.

Nahoul the Killer Bee is Farfour’s cousin, and has come to the Gaza Strip to avenge the death of Farfour. The bee is quoted as saying "I want to continue in the path of Farfour, the path of Islam, of heroism, of martyrdom and of the mujahedeen. … We will take revenge of the enemies of Allah."

Two things are clear from this latest move: first, that Al-Aqsa will not bow to international pressure, and second, that teaching hatred to Palestinian children is a primary objective for their sponsor, Hamas.

This is precisely why Israel and the US are striving so hard to support Abbas’ government over a Hamas-based government. The promotion of hatred to Palestinian children, threatens any possibility of long-term peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people.

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