Who framed Assud the rabbit?
The Jew-eating rabbit was killed off a children’s show on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV in January. He wasn’t the first to go.
February 7, 2009 12:06 by Dana El Baltaji
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released transcripts of a children’s show on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV called Pioneers of Tomorrow, featuring the death of Assud the Rabbit, aired on January 2, 2009. Assud, a character on the show, died of unknown causes in a hospital bed in an undisclosed part of Palestine. He was accompanied by his good friend, and trusted TV presenter, Saraa Barhoum.
Assud, better known to the world media as the Jew-eating rabbit following the vow he made to “get rid of the Jews and eat them up,” made a number of lasting statements. The following are excerpts of the show:
Assud: “Saraa, my will is that you tell our beloved children never to forget Jerusalem, Saraa. You must pass this legacy on to our beloved children. They must never forget Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, the prisoners, or the refugees.
Saraa, I implore you… I entrust you with the legacy of protecting Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the blessed land of Palestine. Listen to me, Saraa: I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and the Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
Saraa: Assud… Assud… No, Assud… Don’t die, Assud…
Assud, however, is not the first character to be killed off the show. In June 2007, Farfour the Mouse, who looked suspiciously like Mickey Mouse, was killed after Disney made a fuss over copyright laws. On the show, Farfour was beaten to death by an Israeli agent who demanded the rights to Farfour’s land in Palestine.
Farfour was then replaced by his cousin, Nahoul the Bee, who was later killed in February 2008 due to lack of medial supplies in Palestine. According to the show, Nahoul was unable to reach a hospital in Egypt in time for emergency surgery.
Assud was Nahoul’s brother.