by Gil Ronen | December 25, 2010
When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town's opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus "the first Palestinian martyr."
While depicting Jews as anti-Christian, the PA likes to promote the notion that Jesus - who was a Second Temple era Jew - was in fact a "Palestinian." Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors PA incitement, reported that author Samih Ghanadreh from Nazareth called Jesus "the first Palestinian martyr" in a recent appearance on PA TV (see embedded video). Earlier this year the Fatah Communications and Education Authority issued as statement on the official Fatah website claiming the Virgin Mary was "of the nation of Palestine."
In Gaza, too, the Christians are being "cleansed" and are believed to number less than 3,000, amid 1.2 million Muslims.