During the spring, Palestinian Media Watch uncovered the most popular children’s program currently being broadcast on Palestinian Authority Television.
It centered around a Mouse that was a Mickey Mouse lookalike, although he was named “Farfur”.
He preached Jihad, and death to the Jews and Israel.
There was an uproar when this was revealed.
Everyone from all the Presidential candidates to the Disney company and Walt Disney’s granddaughter complained.
Mahmoud Abbas said he would remove the show.
Of course, this never happened. And the show remained on.
Two weeks ago, when the Palestinian broadcast facilities were damaged in the fighting the show went off the air briefly.
It came back on last week with an even more shocking episode. What follows is the report from Palestinian media watch.
Videos of Farfur can be found on Youtube. The report:
Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin – July 1, 2007
Hamas TV Mickey Mouse beaten to death by Israeli – becomes
Martyr in final episode
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
The Hamas satellite TV channel has responded to the
international controversy over its hatred-spouting Mickey
Mouse clone by having the character beaten to death by an
Israeli and becoming a Shahid, martyr for Allah.
Al-Aqsa TV broadcast Friday the final episode of the children’s program Tomorrow’s Pioneers, starring Farfur, the Mickey Mouse lookalike whose teachings about world Islamic domination, violence and hatred outraged the world after PMW made them public in May.
Without apparent regard for the sensitivities of their child viewers, the show’s creators killed off the character in a particularly violent way that allowed them to continue the show’s rabidly anti-Israel messages.
In this last episode, the squeaky-voiced Farfur receives land documents from his grandfather. The episode ends when an Israeli investigator tries to force Farfur to give up the key and the papers that his grandfather had given him. When Farfur refuses, the Israeli continues his brutal attack and beats Farfur to death.
Although Farfur’s death is not shown to the child viewers, the hostess of the show, Saraa’, sadly announces his death to the children:
“Yes, our children friends, we lost our dearest friend, Farfur. Farfur turned to a Martyr while protecting his land. He turned into a Martyr at the hands of the criminals, and murderers, the murderers of the innocent children.”
PMW reported the existence of the Mickey Mouse knockoff and his hateful messages in May, prompting worldwide outrage.
The New York Daily News dubbed the character “Terror Mouse, “while Walt Disney’s daughter Diane described it as “pure evil.”
Despite promises by the PA that the show would be suspended immediately, it remained on the air for another week, and was then suspended during the violence in Gaza. This final episode, which includes the killing of Farfur by Israel, enabled Hamas to remove the program while continuing its
For those that continue to doubt the official policies of these nations, I say, open your eyes. Learn Arabic, read the papers, watch Arab language television (if your lucky you might catch a repeat of the highest rated program in the history of Egyptian state Television, A dramatization of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, including the showing of the bloodletting of an Arabic boy for the purposes of making Matzoh.)