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Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

Palestinian anti-smoking campaign teaches replace cigarettes with machine guns VIDEO

A Palestinian Authority-based NGO, the Burj Luq-Luq Social Center Society organization, recently performed a puppet show for children in east Jerusalem to promote non-smoking.

Anti-Smoking ad date 1905, public domain

The educational message delivered by the puppets; however, the message instructed children to replace cigarettes with machine guns.

A video of the puppet show was uploaded to the NGO’s website. It was accessed by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research organization, which monitors and translates the PA-based media. The organization translated the video and presented it on its website.

In addition to teaching children not to smoke, the puppet show glorified death and violence and educated children to see Jews as “enemies” who kill the Arab youth of Jerusalem.

One of the puppets in the show says:

“I wanted to stand before the audience and sing to Jerusalem, which is being kept from us. Jerusalem, whose youth are being killed by the Jews, to sing and to say:
Jerusalem, we are coming, Jerusalem, the time of death has arrived.
Jerusalem, we will not surrender to the enemies or be humiliated.”

A second puppet responded, “What am I doing to myself [by smoking]?
I, and many other youth like me, think that through cigarettes we will be adults and men. Jerusalem doesn’t need youth who hold cigarettes. It needs men who hold machine guns, not cigarettes.”

 

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