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As family members of Sept. 11 victims brace for a third holiday season without their loved ones, the celebration of the hijackers’ atrocity continues among Palestinians in the West Bank through the sale of children’s toys.
StrategyPage.com, a military insiders’ newssite and forum, has posted a photograph of one of the toys being sold in the streets of Gaza and Ramallah.
The toy depicts a joyous Osama bin Laden holding a replica of the Pentagon in one hand and gesturing to miniature Twin Towers crowned with flames and smoke with the other.
Palestinians glorifying the 9-11 massacre is nothing new, as hundreds danced in the streets of the West Bank in reaction to the first reports of the news. Palestinians blame the United States for condoning and assisting their perceived oppression by Israel.
WorldNetDaily has reported on the association between the head of the al-Qaida terror network responsible for the 9-11 attack and Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat. Prior to Sept. 11, bin Laden was set to join Arafat’s uprising against Israel. According to an intelligence report, the U.S. tipped off Israel that al-Qaida cells in Lebanon were complete and ready to launch strikes in Israel. They operated under the command of Imad Mughniyeh, terrorism and intelligence consultant to Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the report.
The 9-11 toy represents a tribute to bin Laden and reflects the deep-seated hatred toward Israel manifested in scores of suicide bombings aimed at Israelis.
WorldNetDaily reported high-ranking public officials and prominent columnists in the Middle East even promoted a claim that Jews perpetrated the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
Conspiracy theorists latched onto false reports in Jordan’s Al Watan newspaper and on Lebanon’s Al-Manara Television that 4,000 Israelis who worked in the World Trade Center didn’t report for work on Sept. 11.
The alleged conspiracy was even touted among prominent Muslim leaders within the United States.
“All the signs indicate that the Jews have the most to gain from an explosion like that,” Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Al-Gamei’a, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City, told the website alazhar-gaza.edu, an unofficial Al-Azhar University site. “They are the only ones capable of planning such acts.”
Propagating a hate for Israel among Palestinian children is nothing new. WorldNetDaily has reported on programs broadcast by Palestinian television that demonize Israelis as murderers and encourage young Palestinians to take up arms against the Jewish state.
Music videos played on Palestinian television earlier this year suggested Israelis kill both elderly and infant Palestinians and presented the message to children that throwing stones at Israelis is honorable.
A recent Syrian-produced prime-time show aired an age-old anti-Semitic libel on Hezbollah TV that purports to tell the story of the Zionist movement by depicting Jews murdering a Christian boy to drain his blood for use in the special bread eaten at the Jewish Passover feast.