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Not your average cartoon
Hamas-owned al-Aqsa TV aired the first of many cartoons featuring a spineless Palestinian soldier named Bahlul and a blood-drinking Jew. The pilot episode is a jab against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group and its policies.
January 13, 2010 1:13 by kippreport
Despite ongoing efforts to reconcile Palestine’s Hamas and Fatah movements, Hamas-run al-Aqsa TV released the first in a series of cartoons accusing Abbas’s political party of serving Jewish interests, reports The Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri). The cartoon features the usual suspects: blood-drinking settlers, dead children (including a close-up shot of a severed head) and a boot-licking Palestinian soldier named Bahlul (buffoon in Arabic).
The pilot episode features Bahlul, who represents the Fatah movement, pledging his allegiance to Israeli soldiers. The television station will air more cartoons in February.
“We are preparing films and cartoons to broadcast on al-Aqsa at the start of next month focusing on the disgraceful practices of the (Palestinian) Authority,” an official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The following is an excerpt of the dialogue between Bahlul and the soldier:
Israeli officer: If you get orders to arrest your father or your uncle, would you do so?
Israeli officer: What if you get orders to shoot your brother?
Bahlul: I will.
Israeli officer: And if you get orders to divorce your wife?
Bahlul: I will.
Israeli officer: What if you get orders to shine my boot?
Bahlul: I will shine it, and even kiss it.
At the end of the episode, Bahlul stands by as a Jewish man drinks the blood of dead Palestinian children.
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