Palestinian Children: English the 'Enemy's Language'

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Palestinian children are being taught that English is the language of their enemy.

On a recent episode of the Hamas' children's program "Tomorrow's Pioneers," a child caller into the program said he or she wants to be an English teacher when he grows up, according to a translation provided by the Israeli research institute Palestinian Media Watch.

When asked why, the child responds, "to teach children the language of their enemy."

The child host of the program responded, "Very nice. A great field. It is not enough for us to study the language of our enemies, to know how to have contacts with them, and so that we can convey the message of Palestinian children."

'Enemy' Indoctrination

PMW Director Itamar Marcus said that even though the program is on Hamas television, it is "indicative of the success of the PA [Palestinian Authority] education."

All Palestinian children learn from the same textbooks, whether they're in the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip or the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank, Marcus said.

Palestinian schoolbooks openly refer to the United States as the "enemy," Marcus told CBN News.

One example of the slanted view: although the textbooks make a big deal out of the aide that the United States gives Israel each year, there is no mention that the U.S. is the number one financial supporter of the Palestinian Authority, Marcus said.

There is definitely an attempt by the PA to present the U.S. as the enemy, even if it is a little less emphasized since President Obama took office, he said.

History of Hate

The program "Tomorrow's Pioneers" first drew international attention in 2007 with the introduction of an adult sized Mickey Mouse look alike, named Farfur who promoted Islamic supremacy.

Farfur was beaten to death by an "Israeli" interrogator when he refused to sell his land. He was replaced by a giant Bumble Bee Nahoul, who pledged to follow in the path of jihad.

But then Nahoul died from an illness because an Israeli closure on Gaza prevented him from crossing the border. He was replaced by his cousin, the rabbit Assud, who pledged to eat the Jews to get rid of them.

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