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[GRAPHIC] ISIS Decapitates 50, Places Heads in City

[GRAPHIC] ISIS Decapitates 50, Places Heads on Spikes Throughout the City

ISIS Decapitates 50, Places Heads on Spikes City
ISIS member with decapitated heads

After Division 17 of the Syrian army was defeated by ISIS, the barbaric terrorist group sought to spread the horror of their conquest by beheading and displaying the heads of their victims in the city’s public square. The footage was first obtained by Shoebat.com.

In the video, an ISIS spokesperson can be heard speaking in Arabic. The translated transcript is below:

In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful He had fulfilled his promise and defeated the enemy by himself. Your brothers here, the soldiers of the Islamic Caliphate, Allah had blessed us a great blessing from him.

He had allowed us to defeat Division 17. This is a victory from Allah. We thank Allah for our strength and power, and our armament. Today, and till the day of judgment, devils who Allah had allowed us to defeat, and to be hung in this place, and we ask Allah to complete this victory the great victory of your brothers in the Islamic Caliphate.

Allah had promised the believers that they will dominate the land as it was dominated previously. And will strengthen the religion to be acceptable to him.

“And after their fear he will give them safety to worship me, that they may not worship others besides me and whoever disbelieves, these are the wrongdoers. They must worship me! and must associate anyone with me” (Quran), and that means that they believe in the absolute oneness of Allah. The nation has been victorious, that its base is the unique oneness of Allah.

Just as Muhammad was victorious in Mecca when he was surrounded for three years, but the oneness faith has proclaimed itself in the hearts in the individuals, and Allah gave them victory over the land. Here are your brothers, by the will he gave them victory with the oneness of Allah, to defeat the kafirs. But when the oneness was proclaimed, your brothers were victorious. Here are heads that have ripened, that were ready for the plucking.

The group also took to social media to brag about the slaughter. In a related story, one Australian jihadist, who fights with ISIS in Syria, posed with some of the decapitated heads. The horrific images along with some vile messages were then posted on Twitter.

They claim this is the religion of peace? As many across the world dismiss the violence and suffering taking place at the hands of these barbarians, the group continues to rape, pillage, and slaughter their way across the Middle East.

Shiite villagers describe ISIS ‘massacre’ in northern Iraq

Shiite villagers describe ISIS ‘massacre’ in northern Iraq

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Shiite Turkmen villagers in northern Iraq have claimed that an Al Qaeda-inspired Sunni militant group carried out a “savage massacre” in four villages near the city of Kirkuk.

The Washington Post reported that more than a dozen residents of the villages of Brawchi, Karanaz, Chardaghli and Beshir described atrocities that took place last week. Kirkuk’s deputy police chief, General Turhan Abdel-Rahman, said that he knew of at least 40 dead from the four villages, but noted that there were other bodies inside the village of Beshir.

“Tell the world. It was a savage massacre,” one man present at the burial of 15 bodies in the village of Tafaz told the Post.

Many survivors of the attacks have fled to Kirkuk, where Iraqi Kurdish security forces are in control.

The United Nations said Tuesday that more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed so far in June violence in Iraq, according to Reuters.

“This figure — which should be viewed very much as a minimum — includes a number of verified summary executions and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police, and soldiers who were hors (de) combat,” said U.N. human rights office spokesman Rupert Colville, using the French term for soldiers who have signaled they are no longer combatants.

Witnesses said the attacks on the villages by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began with shelling before militants fired on fleeing villagers. The Associated Press reported that some residents who attempted to flee were shot at by rooftop snipers. One father of five told the Post that he and his family had survived the June 17 attack on Brawchi by pretending to be dead when the militants reached them. The man and two of his children were wounded.

“You cannot imagine what happened, only if you saw it could you believe it,” Hassan Ali, a 52-year-old farmer told the Associated Press. “They hit us with mortars and mortars, and the families fled, and they kept hitting us. It was completely sectarian. The Shiites, out.”

Survivors said the militants traveled in Humvees and trucks mounted with machine guns and waving the black flag of ISIS. It is believed that the militants have seized the vehicles, guns and other equipment from the Iraqi positions that they have overrun over the past two weeks.

The Shiite Turkmen are part of an ethnic minority making up approximately three percent of Iraq’s population. They speak their own language, a derivative of Turkish.

Days prior to the alleged attacks on the four villages, the Associated Press reported that Shiite homes were burned down in the border town of Tal Afar.

On Monday, the ISIS militants continued to sow terror close to Baghdad as the Wall Street Journal reported that a police convoy near Hilla, just 20 miles south of the capital, was attacked. The shootout that followed killed 81 people, of whom 71 were prisoners held by police. Of the others, five were insurgents, and five were police.

Elsewhere, an Iraqi official told the Journal that rebels had controlled most of the military airport in Tal Afar. The Journal also reported that the Iraqi Army commander in charge of Tal Afar, Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Quraishi, fled the ISIS offensive to the semiautonomous region of Kurdistan. That report was denied by an Iraq government spokesman.

In the northern province of Tikrit, the Sunni village of Al Alam, fell to ISIS insurgents, who received government-issued vehicles and weapons from the surrendered inhabitants.

“The truce came after the army abandoned us,” a resident of the town told the Journal. “We were surrounded.”

Obama self-proclaimed accomplishment: “Terrorism defeated” under his watch

Obama self-proclaimed accomplishment: “Terrorism defeated” under his watch

Beginning with his re-election campaign in 2012, Obama has made several statements that Al-Qaeda  and terrorism has been defeated.  But we have seen a resurgence over the past 18 months or so of Al-Qaeda coming back with a vengeance.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens
Amb Christopher Stevens, killed in Libya

It all started with the 9/11 attack in 2012 on our embassy in Libya where 4 Americans were slaughtered.  The latest resurgence has been this week in Iraq where it looks like the entire country is going to fall to former Al-Qaeda terrorists.

As recently as this week, Obama has stated one of his top accomplishments has been defeating terrorism.  Huh?  What is his definition of “accomplishments”?

Today, an ABC reporter grilled Jay Carney, Obama’s spokesperson, on whether terrorism has been “decimated and destroyed” as Obama has proclaimed many times.  Carney does what he does best and that is, gives very waffling and confusing answer.

Regardless of Carney’s blabbering, there’s no doubt the President needs to eat crow once again; this time on terrorism not being decimated.  Its on the rise and becoming more violent and aggressive.

Benghazi Attack, Sept 11, 2012
Benghazi Attack, Sept 11, 2012

The Libya Embassy attack lasted 8 hours by hundreds (as many as 400 hundred) well armed terrorist.  We even had intel from several months prior to the attack,that an attack was going to happen.

In Iraq, we spent 4500 US military lives, 10 years, and about a trillion dollars to liberate Iraq and make it a democracy.  Terrorist recaptured it in 5 months.

Here’s what Obama said back in the Summer of 2012 about terrorism being defeated:

And here’s what he said in August 2013 “that core Al-Qaeda has been destroyed”:

Here’s the Jay Carney interview today where ABC’s Jon Karl beats up Carney (again):

Nancy Pelosi: Iraq is not our Responsibility

Nancy Pelosi: Iraq is not our Responsibility

Nancy Pelosi

by CHARLIE SPIERING, Breit BartHouseMinority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about the wave of violence hitting Iraq from Islamic militants, asserting that the United States does not have a responsibility to assist the country with military action.

“I don’t think this is our responsibility, but I do think we were irresponsible for going into Iraq for a variety of other reasons,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Pelosi called the violence “troubling” but asserted that there was no American appetite for further military action in the country.

“It is a fact; the American people have been exhausted with wars,” she said.

Pelosi reminded reporters that the Bush administration had “misrepresented the facts” on the reasons for going to war “on a false premise.”

“War begets war; it’s just not a good idea,” she explained, comparing it to a “flywheel” that provokes more violence.

“I think this represents the failed policy that took us down this path eleven years ago,” Pelosi said.

Bergdahl blamed for deaths of US soldiers in Afghanistan

Bergdahl blamed for deaths of US soldiers in Afghanistan

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United States Army soldiers who served in Afghanistan alongside former prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are speaking up to condemn their one-time colleague and those who are labeling him a hero following his release from Taliban custody this week.

Republican lawmakers were quick to pounce on the White House over a recent under-the-table arrangement that relinquished five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Bergdahl, a 28-year-old soldier caught by the Taliban in 2009. Others are now voicing their outrage too, including many soldiers who say that Bergdahl willingly deserted the US Army five years ago and indirectly caused the deaths of a half-dozen American troops as a result.

One of the more vocal critics of the just released soldier is Nathan Bradley Bethea, who told The Daily Beast this week that he served in same battalion as Bethea at the time he went missing in June 2009.

For the last five years, Bethea wrote, the Army has ordered that the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s disappearance be kept quiet. Upon his release on Saturday in exchange for five Gitmo detainees, however, Bethea told the Beast that “now it is time to speak the truth.’’

“Bergdahl was a deserter,” he wrote in an op-ed published on Monday, “and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.”

According to Bethea, Bergdahl did not “lag behind on a patrol” as cited in news reports five years ago. Instead, he wrote, Bergdahl stayed awake one night and then fled their outpost in the city of Sharana on foot.

“He deserted,” Bethea insists. “I’ve talked to members of Bergdahl’s platoon — including the last Americans to see him before his capture. I’ve reviewed the relevant documents. That’s what happened.”

What also occurred, Bethea wrote in the op-ed, is that American lives were lost in the days following Bergdah’s disappearance as US soldiers searched through warzones heavily concentrated with insurgents, and military resources were diverted towards finding the missing troop, and not the enemy,

“Our battalion suffered six fatalities in a three-week period” following Bergdahl’s alleged walk-off, Bethea wrote. He continued:

“On August 18, an IED killed Private First Class Morris Walker and Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen during a reconnaissance mission. On August 26, while conducting a search for a Taliban shadow sub-governor supposedly affiliated with Bergdahl’s captors,Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss was shot in the face and killed. On September 4, during a patrol to a village near the area in which Bergdahl vanished, an insurgent ambush killed Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews and gravely wounded Private First Class Matthew Martinek, who died of his wounds a week later. On September 5, while conducting a foot movement toward a village also thought affiliated with Bergdahl’s captors,Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey stepped on an improvised land mine. He died the next day.”

Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, (L) and Private First Class Morris Walker, 23 (image by US Army)

Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, (L) and Private First Class Morris Walker, 23 (image by US Army)

Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, (L) and Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25 (image by US Army)

Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, (L) and Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25 (image by US Army)

Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, (L) and Private First Class Matthew Michael Martinek, 20 (image by US Army)

Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, (L) and Private First Class Matthew Michael Martinek, 20 (image by US Army)

Others who served in Afghanistan have corroborated those claims.

“I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on,” former Sergeant Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon during that time in 2009, told CNN. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

“He walked off,” acknowledged former Pfc. Jose Baggett, the New York Post reported this week. “He left his guard post. Nobody knows if he defected or he’s a traitor or he was kidnapped. What I do know is he was there to protect us and instead he decided to defer from America and go and do his own thing. I don’t know why he decided to do that, but we spend so much of our resources and some of those resources were soldiers’ lives.”

Bergdahl was reportedly moved to a hospital in Germany after being released by the Taliban over the weekend, and is expected to soon return to the US. When it gets there, though, some of his former colleagues say he should be held responsible.

“I’m pleased to see him returned safely,” his former squad leader, Greg Leatherman, told CNN. “From experience I hope that he receives adequate reintegration counseling. I believe that an investigation should take place as soon as healthcare professionals deem him fit to endure one.”

According to CNN, a senior Pentagon official said charges are not likely.

“Five years is enough,” the source told the network.

As a number of prominent Republicans condemned the trade, more light has been cast on the Guantanamo detainees who were transferred to Qatar in exchange for Bergdahl. Each is in their early-to-mid 40’s, and some were considered “likely to post a threat to the US, its interests and allies,” according to documents obtained by NPR’s Tom Bowman.

Mullah Mohammad Fazl has confessed to serving as the chief of Staff of the Taliban Army who is wanted by the United Nations for possible war crimes, including the murder of thousands of Shiite Muslims, according to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo information provided to Bowman. Also wanted in connection with the untold Shiite deaths was Mullah Norullah Noori. The Joint Task Force concluded that Noori had a close relationship with Supreme Taliban Commander Mullah Muhammad Omar as well as senior members of Al-Qaeda.

Perhaps the most notorious of the transferred detainees was Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa. Khairkhwa, per the Task Force documents, was directly associated with Osama Bin Laden, Supreme Commander Omar, and represented the Taliban in a number of meetings with Iranian officials who sought plans to attack US and coalition forces in the Middle East.

Detainee and his deputy were probably associated with a militant training camp in Herat operated by deceased Al-Qaeda commander (in Iraq) Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi,” the document states. “Detainee was identified as a narcotics trafficker and probably used his position and influences to become one of the major opium drug lords in Western Afghanistan. Detainee probably used profits from drugs to promote Taliban interests in the area.”

Both Abdul Haq Wasiq, the former Taliban Deputy Minister of Intelligence, and Muhammad Nabi, a “senior Taliban official who served in multiple leadership roles,” are believed to have fought against American forces after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while helping other leaders evade capture.

State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers

State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers

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May 2, 2014: US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the US embassy in Juba, South Sudan.AP

The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau’s promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans.”

Bin Bayyah himself is one of several clerics who endorsed a 2004 fatwa, or religious order, endorsing the killing of U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq.

The CT Bureau apologized multiple times on Tuesday for tweeting in favor of Bin Bayyah and promoting an article on his website.

“This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted,” the CT Bureau tweeted at users who expressed anger over the original message.

Click for more from the Washington Free Beacon. 

White House warned YouTube not to post anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack

White House warned YouTube not to post anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack

Darrell IssaRepublican Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video.

The email would suggest the White House was connecting the attack to the video almost from the outset — though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false.

According to Issa, who discussed excerpts from the otherwise classified emails on Wednesday, the email was sent at 9:11 p.m. ET on Sept. 11 to the Diplomatic Security Command Center.

Related:  See Recap on Benghazi Attack Scandal

According to Issa, the email said: “White House is reaching out to UTube to advise ramifications of the posting of the Pastor Jon Video.”

Issa said this email is “troubling” because it “contradicts” White House claims that the faulty storyline on the video was drawn from the intelligence community’s talking points.

The congressman also said “the email shows the White House had hurried to settle on a false narrative — one at odds with the conclusions reached by those on the ground — before Americans were even out of harm’s way or the intelligence community had made an impartial examination of available evidence.”

Benghazi Attack, Sept 11, 2012
Benghazi Attack, Sept 11, 2012

Issa, who wants the administration to declassify the email, discussed its contents as a House select committee prepares to launch its investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attacks and their aftermath. Ahead of that committee’s work, Issa has subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry to appear before his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee next week. The State Department said Friday that Kerry cannot make that hearing, but could testify in June.

Susan Rice
Susan Rice

Issa has questions about this email, as well as a previously released email showing the White House held a “prep call” after the attack with then-U.N. ambassador Susan Rice in which it pushed the video storyline. The White House has claimed that call pertained to protests elsewhere in the region.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Issa’s Democratic counterpart on the oversight committee and a newly chosen member of the select committee, blasted Issa for discussing the YouTube-related email.

“This latest document leak makes the strongest case yet for Democrats seeking procedures to protect against these kinds of abuses,” he said in a statement. “In what has become an irresponsible pattern, Chairman Issa unilaterally released a cherry-picked document excerpt – claiming it means one thing when in fact it means the opposite.”

A White House official also told ABC News that the email only “proves” what the administration has said – that they were concerned about the video given the protests in the region.

Source: FoxNews

US sends surveillance planes to find girls, Nigeria weighs prisoner swap

US sends surveillance planes to find girls,  Nigeria weighs prisoner swap

Nigeria’s government said Monday it was weighing all options to secure the freedom of nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls, as their captors demanded the release of jailed militants and the U.S. deployed surveillance planes in hopes of finding the girls.

A Nigerian government statement said it would “continue to explore all options for the release and safe return of our girls back to their homes” after the release of a video by the Boko Haram terrorist network showing what it claimed were some of the schoolgirls kidnapped a month ago.

Nigerian girlsThe video showed about 100 girls, indicating they may have been broken up into smaller groups as some reports have indicated. Fifty-three girls managed to escape and 276 remain missing, according to Nigerian authorities.

Meanwhile, a senior U.S. official told Fox News the Pentagon has deployed military aircraft over Nigeria for manned intelligence and surveillance missions.

The U.S. has sent some 30 people drawn from the State and Defense departments. Among them are five State Department officials, two strategic communications experts, a civil security expert and a regional medical support officer. Four FBI officials with expertise in safe recovery, negotiations and preventing future kidnappings are also part of the group.

The Pentagon said 16 Defense Department personnel were on the team, including planners and advisers who were already in Nigeria and have been redirected to assist the government.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at a press breifing Monday that the U.S. had experts in a variety of areas, including reconnaissance and surveillance, working on the case of the missing girls. However he said he did not have a “catalog” of the specific resources the experts were using.

The foreign help does not involve boots on the ground but rather experts in intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage negotiations.

French President Francois Hollande invited Jonathan and leaders from neighboring Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, as well as representatives of Britain, the EU and the United States, to a summit on Saturday to focus on Boko Haram, terrorism and insecurity in West Africa.

A French official said Jonathan had agreed to attend. He spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the gathering have not been finalized.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Said Djinnit, his special representative for West Africa, is in Abuja for meetings with the president and other officials on how the United Nations and its member states can help.

The girls’ families have said most of those seized April 15 from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok are Christians.

It was impossible to fully authenticate the video released on Monday, though parents were trying to turn on a generator in Chibok, hoping to watch the video and identify their daughters, said a town leader, Pogu Bitrus.

“There’s an atmosphere of hope — hope that these girls are alive, whether they have been forced to convert to Islam or not,” he told The Associated Press by telephone. “We want to be able to say, ‘These are our girls.'”

Bitrus said vegetation in the video looked like the Sambisa Forest, some 20 miles from Chibok, where the girls were believed to have been spirited away.

It is not known how many suspected Boko Haram members are detained by security forces. Hundreds were killed last month when leader Abubakar Shekau’s fighters stormed the military’s main northeastern barracks in Maiduguri, the terror group’s birthplace and the headquarters of a year-old military state of emergency to put down the 5-year-old Islamic uprising.

Interior Minister Abba Moro scoffed at Boko Haram’s demand to release prisoners late Monday, telling the BBC the group was in no moral position to make the offer.

“As far as this government is concerned, the option of [the] swap of innocent citizens with people who have taken arms against the country… is not on the table,” he said.

But Mike Omri, the director of Nigeria’s National Orientation Agency, told The Associated Press late Monday that the government will “use whatever kind of action” it takes to free the girls.

In a video last week, Shekau threatened to sell the girls into slavery. It arrived amid unverified reports that Christians among the students had been forced to convert to Islam and that some were taken to neighboring Cameroon and Chad, where they were forced to marry their abductors. Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.”

The latest video, obtained by The Associated Press, came through channels that have provided previous messages from Shekau, who spoke in the video in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria. Wearing camouflage fatigues, he clutched an assault rifle in the footage, which was imprinted with the Boko Haram insignia — a Quran resting on two crossed assault rifles — and below a black jihadi flag.

The United States put a $7 million ransom on Shekau last year.

The mass abductions and failure of Nigeria’s government and military to rescue the girls has aroused outrage at home and abroad. Last week, Nigeria belatedly accepted offers of help from the United States, Britain and other nations.

Hamas show has child vowing to “Shoot the Jews”

Hamas show has child vowing to “Shoot the Jews”

Hamas kids show teaching kids to kill Jews
Hamas kids show

A recent Hamas-backed children’s television show featured a child vowing to become a police officer so she could “shoot the Jews,” revealing anew the depraved indoctrination forced upon kids of  Gaza, even as the terror group that leads it has joined forces with the Palestinian Authority.

The shocking display came in a recent episode of “Pioneers of Tomorrow,” a show aimed at young children and airing on Hamas’ state-run Al Aqsa TV station. In the show, a cuddly giant bee encourages young children to attack Jews, while a young girl presenter lauds one child’s uncle who is a policeman and “shoots Jews.”

“You want to be like him?” the presenter asks the girl, who appears to be no older than three or four.

“I will shoot the Jews” the little girl replies.

While such propaganda aimed at the youngest residents of Gaza is not new, even hardened observers found the latest example shocking.

“We’ve been monitoring Al Aqsa TV since it began,” Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute, told FoxNews.com.

“They have multiple TV shows for children that include cartoons. Now they have the bee character, but there have been a whole series of other cuddly animal presenters who all have ended up being martyred and killed. They’ve killed them all off. The bee is just the most recent… but they don’t normally last more than a year.”

The first to be martyred on the ‘Pioneers of Tomorrow’ children’s show was a Mickey Mouse-style character called “Farfour.” He went to his death after being interrogated by an Israeli intelligence character. Since then, a rabbit and a bear have been among the presenters of the show to also have been “martyred.”

“Al Aqsa is an official channel of Hamas, which control the airwaves [in Gaza]. This show is absolutely broadcast with the blessing of the authorities,” Stalinsky said. “Al Aqsa programs are not only anti-Semitic, but are also pro-martyrdom and pro-terrorism with lots of indoctrination of children to become martyrs and blow themselves up; not only against Jews in Israel, but also the West in general.”

The indoctrination of children and hate-mongering championed by the Islamist regime is reminiscent of the warped caricatures created by Nazi Germany to demonize Jews in the 1930s, say experts.

The twisted lesson for children comes as older generations of once-feuding Palestinians have come together in a deal that could doom any remaining hopes of peace with Israel. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to work towards forging a new government with Hamas, a U.S. designated terrorist organization, has sparked calls for America to pull its financial aid to the PA-controlled West Bank.

Earlier this week, as part of the ongoing reconciliation between the Palestinian factions, the PA announced it is sending 3,000 police to assist Hamas in Gaza, police whose training may have been underwritten by funds donated by the U.S. and other nations. Those funds were granted to the PA on the explicit understanding that they should not be used in any way to support Hamas.

Whilst possible action to remove U.S. funding from the Palestinian Authority is considered, the children of Gaza and of many other countries in the Middle East continue to be raised on a diet of hatred and violence, Stalinsky said.

“You definitely see similar things on Al Manar TV [Hezbollah TV in Lebanon], but also in Egypt, where they are notorious for a lot of children’s TV shows espousing anti-Semitism,” Stalinsky said. “Anti-Semitism on Arab TV is everywhere in the Middle East.”

Paul Alster is an Israel-based journalist who can be followed on Twitter @paul_alster and at www.paulalster.com