Friday, May 20, 2005


Following up on this post from several days ago on Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris's inflammatory speech on Palestinian Authority television, the PA has moved to ban anti-Jewish sermons from PA television.

Information Minister Nabil Shaath pledged to end the broadcast of sermons that incite hatred of other faiths.

An Israeli spokesman said the broadcast breached a Palestinian commitment to incitement against Jews.

The ban is the strongest action the Palestinian Authority has taken against incitement since November last year, when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the state broadcasting corporation to "ensure that programmes do not include material that might be interpreted as incitement".

Interesting stat at the bottom:

The state broadcaster is only watched by an estimated one percent of Palestinians, who prefer Arab satellite channels.

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