“We are very expert at throwing the stones. We are very proud to do that. We will not stop teaching our kids [to throw rocks],” a Palestinian diplomat boasted.
A member of the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations (UN) told a group of students that Palestinians are “very expert at throwing the stones” and that they would not stop teaching their children to do so, Ynet reported Tuesday.
In the recording obtained by Ynet, Abdullah Abu Shawesh, who is both a senior adviser to the UN’s Development Group and a member of the Palestinian UN mission, told a group of visiting Canadian students from McGill University’s international relations program that the Palestinians “are very clever and very expert at throwing the stones. We are very proud to do that. We will not stop to learn our kids (to do that).”
“We are very proud that we are stone throwers. I’m one of them. Now I became a little bit older, but I stay resistant in the name of my kids,” he added.
Later, Abu Shawesh added details about his own stone throwing during the first Intifada. “I was in high school. I never missed an opportunity to throw stones. This is our life. We develop our resistance every day. We’re proud of it.”
When informed of Abu Shawesh’s comments, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN stated that “the Palestinians are no longer trying to hide the truth. The Palestinian leadership and its representatives are inciting against Israel and openly encouraging terrorism. The international community must not allow it.”
“It cannot be that inside the UN, which is supposed to make peace and protect human rights, a diplomat will incite to violence and terrorism, which wounds and even kills innocent Israelis,” Danon added.
Poisoning the Minds of Palestinian Children
The PA educational system routinely poisons the minds of Palestinian children by educating them to hate Israel and Israelis through terror-promoting messages. It even uses cultural mediums such as school plays, sports events and summer camps for this heinous objective.
Fatah, led by Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, in December posted on its Twitter account a photo of a young boy using a slingshot to shoot stones, along with instructions on how best to throw rocks.
“In order to hit the target, there are three conditions,” the guide recommends. “1. Stand stably and balance your legs, arms, and body well. 2. Focus your gaze on the center of the target, and do not look at anything else. 3. Keep the desired balance between your body and your weapon. You are the one that controls the weapon, and not the other way around,” the guide stresses, according to a translation provided by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a watchdog that monitors Palestinian incitement to terrorism and anti-Semitism.
“If you did not understand this, read it again, and if you still have not understood, here is an example picture for you,” Fatah posted.