It won't matter to the Left who defends the indefensible at any and every opportunity, but Palestinians interviewed on the street openly admit that the reason for the marked rise in child-terrorists is due to propaganda disseminated on their own TV channels.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated the man-on-the-street interviews, which feature an array of everyday Palestinians talking about the way in which children are exploited on their television programs.
Thankfully, most of those interviewed said they are against children participating in acts of terror, but a few said they only oppose it because it is largely ineffective. Regardless of the individual's stance, however, every interview subject admitted that Palestinian TV broadcasts incite children to commit acts of terror.
The interview moderator concluded his segment with a call to end the "incitement on TV screens... enough spilling the blood of our children."
PMW provides the following transcript and correlating video segment which aired on Fata-run Awdah TV on January 21, 2016:
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: "What is required of children during the process of national liberation?"
Palestinian 1: "First of all, the children are victims... The children are deprived of everything considered children's entertainment. Our children, unfortunately, their entertainment is the weapon...
Palestinian 2: "Our children are required, like the adults, to resist with every means they: with knives, with rocks, with Molotov cocktails, in every way they can resist, they also need to resist..."
Palestinian teacher: "As a teacher, I believe that you need to sow love of knowledge in a child, that is most important. That he should go and fight while still a child - I am totally against that..."
Palestinian 3: "These things are not for children. The children need to learn and live their lives, to go to school, to play..."
Palestinian 4: "I am against children's stabbing operations..."
Palestinian 5: "Stabbing operations by children are negative operations, because they don't bring significant results, they aren't organized. There's nothing positive about it, only negative - that we lose a child..."
Palestinian 6: "As we see and hear - most of the stabbings taking place are very weak, and they do almost nothing to change reality..."
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: "Do you think that the media and incitement on TV influence our children?"
Palestinian 7: "Of course. It confuses the children when they see these things. I prevent my children from watching what is happening on TV, stabbing operations or shootings. I prevent my children from watching. It confuses them, causes them to want to do this..."
Palestinian 8: "What is happening today in the media has a negative influence. It doesn't tell them 'No.' It encourages them to take to the streets..."
Palestinian teacher:"I think that the media plays a large role. Especially our TV channels. Even when the situation has calmed down a little, you see that there are broadcasters among us and known satellite channels that begin to incite. Even if the incitement is indirect, it is incitement. You feel that the child does not know what to do. Unfortunately..."
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: "Enough with this incitement on TV screens, on [Facebook] pages and social media. We must protect our children and must develop a strategy of struggle built on responsibility... enough spilling the blood of our children."
Yes, and how about spilling the blood of innocent Israelis as a result?
This news report highlights the root of the problem within Palestinian society. When television programs, news media, political leaders, activists and school curriculum all work in tandem to indoctrinate an entire populace from the cradle, it becomes next to impossible to dislodge these notions later in life. Thus, generation after generation is spawned not only anti-Semitic to its core, but willing to kill and die for it. How can peace for Israel ever be possible under such circumstances? It's can't.