During recent months amid a wave of Arab terror the incitement on Palestinian TV has been working overtime, to the point that for many, the site of TV hosts, children or cartoon characters inciting to murder Jews is no longer remarkable.
But a new global campaign by Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center seeks to revolutionize the counter-terror war by targeting the source of incitement.
A new video released by Shurat HaDin on Wednesday reveals just how unbelievable the state of incitement calling to murder Jews is, by imagining what American TV would look like if it followed the model of Palestinian TV.
Shurat HaDin hopes to gets thousands of citizens to sign onto a lawsuit, which can be found here, allowing them to submit it at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, accusing the Palestinian TV directors of war crimes.
Countless terrorists have admitted under investigation that they launched their lethal attacks after watching Palestinian TV shows inciting the public to violence. Just one example was the murderer of Dafna Meir, who was stabbed to death at her doorstep in Otniel, Judea.
The Shurat HaDin campaign specifically targets Palestinian broadcasting directors Riyad al-Hassan and Ahmed Assaf.
There is precedent for such actions at the ICC, as the heads of the TV and radio authorities in Rwanda were put on trial for war crimes due to their incitement to murder in the civil war there, and were handed life sentences.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin, said, "the current terror is not the terror of individuals – it is clearly television-based terror."
"When institutionalized television conducts brainwashing to viewers (telling them they) need to murder Jews – they go out and do it. We used to arrest inciters in mosques – today you just need to arrest the heads of the Palestinian broadcasting. That isn't an opinion, that's a fact that is proven by the testimony of the murderers themselves," she said.
"I call on all those who want to stop the terror, in Israel and the entire world, to join the lawsuit. If we don't do it, the next murder is just a matter of time, and not only in Israel," concluded Darshan-Leitner.