Mickey Mouse character urging Palestinian children to fight pulled off Hamas TV for ‘review’

RAMALLAH, West bank: A program using a Mickey Mouse-like character to urge Palestinian children to fight Israel and the West and work for world Islamic domination has been pulled off Hamas‘s television station for “review,” the Palestinian information minister said.

Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said the use of the cartoon character in such a role represented a “mistaken approach” to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.

Barghouti wrote that following a request from his ministry, the program was pulled from the Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa TV and “placed under review.”

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In the statement, Barghouti said his ministry “would continue to ensure freedom of expression and freedom of the press, but that media outlets breaking the law would be penalized.”

Barghouti complained that the Mickey Mouse story continued to receive attention by “some American television stations” after it was resolved, and that media did not broadcast video of Israeli human rights violations supplied by his ministry in recent weeks.

Israel has long complained that the Palestinian airwaves are filled with incitement.

“You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists,” the cartoon character squeaked on a recent episode of the show, which is titled, “Tomorrow’s Pioneers.”

“We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers.”

Children call in to the show, many singing Hamas anthems about fighting Israel.

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, AP, via the International Herald Tribune, May 9, 2007, http://www.iht.com

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