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Palestinian television has reached new lows over the past few months, as it continuously incites to murder Jews and praises terrorists.
In addition, official Palestinian Authority TV shows insist on calling Israeli victims “settlers,” even if they live in Petah Tikvah and Ra’anana, well within the Green Line. During the ongoing wave of terror, numerous terrorists have committed their attacks after seeing incendiary broadcasts clearly calling to murder Jews.
Shurat Hadin, which fights terror around the world through legal action, has been putting together a lawsuit against the heads of the Palestinian broadcasting authority, Riyad al-Hassan and Ahmed Assaf.
The organization intends to submit the claim to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. In order to do so, it is looking to enlist thousands of claimants from around the world to sign on to the case.
Such a move has legal precedent: the ICC placed Rwandan television and radio executives on trial for war crimes after they incited to murder during the country’s civil war. The defendants were sentenced to life in prison.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the head of Shurat Hadin, says that “the current terror is not individual terror – it’s clearly televised terror. When institutionalized television brainwashes its viewers that they must kill Jews, they go out and do so. We used to stop incitement in mosques – now we must simply stop those in charge of the Palestinian broadcasts.”
She added: “This is not an opinion, it’s a proven fact from the testimony of the murderers themselves. I call on any who want to stop the terror, in Israel and across the world, to join the suit. If we don’t do so, the next murder is only a question of time, and not only in Israel.”