Oct. 8, 2015
Why should anyone be shocked or surprised that Palestinian terrorism is hitting Jaffa, Petah Tikva and Kiryat Gat – all cities that have been part of Israel since its creation? Palestinian leaders are constantly indoctrinating their people with the message that Jaffa and all of Israel are also under “occupation,” eventually to be “liberated” and come under Palestinian rule.
The reason the current attacks and riots have shocked and surprised some is that Israeli leaders and the Israeli public have unfortunately not been listening to what our Palestinian Authority peace partners are telling their people about our cities.
The host on a popular weekly children’s program on official PA TV recently told children the following about Jaffa’s past and its future: Puppet “Marwan”: “This is Tel Aviv. Take a look. It was named Tel Aviv after Jaffa was occupied. Can you believe it? Jaffa was here and it became Tel Aviv….”
PA TV host: “Good for you, Marwan, you went to see Jaffa and had fun there… My friends, I am telling you that for sure Jaffa, and not only Jaffa but also Haifa, Acre, Nazareth and all the Palestinian cities occupied in 1948 will return to us one day.” (Official PA TV, May 23, 2015) According to PA education, Jaffa was Palestine, today is “occupied” Palestine, and will again be Palestine.