TheBlaze (June 25) — In Friday’s installment of a Hamas children’s television show that’s making a name for itself outside Gaza due to its incendiary subject matter, cast members and studio guests were encouraged to mimic the sound of rockets being launched at Israel as a way to “excite” the audience.
Palestinian Media Watch, a Jerusalem-based research organization which tracks anti-Israel incitement in official Palestinian Authority and Hamas media outlets, uncovered the episode of “Pioneers of Tomorrow” and posted a translated excerpt on its website for purposes of educating the western media and policymakers.
The host of the show which airs on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV is a giant human sized bee puppet named Nahoul who in a falsetto talks to children in the studio and on the telephone.
In Friday’s broadcast, a girl studio host asked her guest, “Do a last imitation of the sound of our rockets.”
…Palestinian Media Watch noted that only two days after the children’s show was broadcast, Hamas Political Bureau member Khalil Al-Hayya was echoing the message of the program, encouraging children to aspire to join the violent struggle against Israel.
“Hamas and its [Izz A-Din Al-Qassam] Brigades (Hamas’ military wing), will continue to dig tunnels, build rockets and cross seas until it defeats the enemy,” Al-Hayya said. “We will continue on the path of jihad and martyrdom.”
“Oh children of the resistance. Oh Al-Qassam [Brigades], this is the only way; march forward, [until] either victory or martyrdom,” Al-Hayya added according to Palestinian Media Watch’s translation of the Arabic news outlet Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
In a previous episode of “Pioneers of Tomorrow,” the giant bee Nahoul encouraged Palestinian children to punch, throw stones at and shoot Jews. In another, a little girl who appeared to be 5 or 6-years-old recited a dramatic poem about the bullets she wanted to buy presumably to aim at Israelis.
Here is an excerpt from the children’s show courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch: