PA TV preacher in Friday sermon prays for genocide
;Jews are "wicked," and should be punished by Allah
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Allah should "count" His enemies, the enemies of Islam, and "kill them to the last one," prayed the preacher on official PA TV on Friday. The PA TV preacher then singled out for punishment "the wicked Jews" and "the atheists who help them":
PA TV Preacher: "Allah, punish Your enemies, the enemies of religion, count their numbers and kill them to the last one, and bring them a black day. Allah, punish the wicked Jews, and those among the atheists who help them. Allah, we ask that You bestow upon us respect and honor by enabling us to repel them, and we ask You to save us from their evil."
The PA changed its means to promote killing of Israelis after foreign governments and the media condemned the sermons on PA TV, after PMW had reported on many Friday sermons on PA TV, which called for Muslims to exterminate Jews. Since then there have been only occasional calls for genocide in sermons and in speeches by religious leaders, such as the PA Mufti's description of Fatah's war with Israel as a war for extermination of Jews. As stated, the terror and murder promotion has not stopped, only the means has changed.
This past Friday, the PA TV sermon once again called for genocide. PMW will report if this is a return to past practice or a single reminder that the PA sees its conflict with Israel as one component of a religious war of Islam against all Jews.