Monday, January 30, 2012

PA TV Broadcasts Greetings and Praise of Fogel Murderers

Swedish News:
Read it and Wipe, or Just Wipe
More News You Don’t Get in Sweden

Here’s yet another item that will never cross Swedish news desks: Haaretz today reports that the Palestinian Authority-run television station sent out greetings to the two terrorists who murdered five members of the Fogel family in an attack of shocking brutality. Hakim Awad and his accomplice, his cousin Salah Awad carried out the attack in the Fogel family home in March of last year.  The Awads proudly admitted to killing parents Ehud and Ruth, and their three young children Yoav age 11, and Elad age 4, who were stabbed to death, and 3-month-old baby Hadas was decapitated.  
In fact the “For You” program, in which greetings are sent out to Palestinian security prisoners aired twice last week.  The original source for Haaretz’s report is Palestinian Media Watch which regularly monitors the Palestinian official media. It’s important to remember that in the Islamic world, power controls content, both in the media and social networks  such as Twitter.
PA: Their murderers are legendary heroes
The video is available here . In it you can see the smiling presenter who talks with the mother and aunt of Hakim Awad via telephone. In the interview, his mother calls him “the apple of her eye”, and his aunt refers to him as a “hero” and a “legend”.  The presenter includes her official greetings also.
This kind of terror glorification is commonplace in the official Palestinian media.  But reporting these stories is taboo in the Swedish state-sponsored media because it runs counter to the pro-Palestinian narrative they favor.  Still, the PA persists in singing its own peace-rejecting tune, which in the Awad case goes like this:
"My brother, in solitary confinement, your voice calls to me
You dare not throw down the rifle
That is what the homeland asked of me
In your eyes, we are all self-sacrificing fighters.
I convey greetings to the sound of the bullets of Ahmad Sa'adat
and [the child-slashing knife of] Hakim Awad"
By Chanah Shapira


  1. I wish I understood why the Swedish media won't report this. Are they all lazy and rely on the not-so-objective TT? Are they all pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli activists? Don't they think this kind of news will sell? Are they afraid of appearing racist? (That doesn't seem to bother them when reporting news - real of fake - that reflects badly on Israel of Jews, though.) Do all Swedish journalists look up to the former informant to the KGB, Jan Guillou, and try to emulate him? What's going on? /a confused Swede

  2. Shalom!

    I can tell you whats going on dear Friend, if you do not belong to a selected basket of people, countries etc. (as I have mentioned here before), then do not expect any form of support or fair journalism towards you.

    Finally, do not misunderstand me, I am not saying per se that every Swede is Anti-Jewish, but the official Media and Institutions sure are. Just look at all the research being done on this blog, how many Swedes actually know any or at least half of this?

    Just take the history of that horrendously annoying Ana-Gina as an example who flickers all over SVT all the time, if an Anti-Israel attitude that was clearly proven would show up here in Germany, she would have been kicked out the Station with a Saturn 5 rocket up her rumpa. However, in Sweden they do the usual "didnt know...boohoohoo" snyfthistorien and then after a week or two its back to business as usual.

    If anything, Sweden reminds me of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    They sow the wind and reap the storm.

    Be sure that you stock up on Windbreakers at H&M! ;)