Palestinian Authority TV (Fatah), broadcast weekly November – December, 2010.
As part of a TV campaign to “support women’s issues” in the Arab world, a TV clip presenting several “model women” was broadcast on more than 50 Arab TV stations including Palestinian Authority TV.
The clip was broadcast as part of the “White Hands Campaign – The largest media campaign to support women’s issues,” which is organized “by the Arab Producers Union for TV (APUTV) in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),” according to the campaign’s English website.
The following is the transcript of the Palestinian Authority TV video presenting women famous for Martyrdom and terrorist activity as role models:
Text on screen: “The Model Woman”
Host of PA TV program:
“Woman is the foundation of existence.
Love — Ishtar — the symbol of fertility and altruism.
(Ishtar – Babylonian goddess)
Willpower — Cleopatra — wit and wisdom.
(Cleopatra – Queen of Egypt)
Intelligence — Balqis [and] Zenobia — fighting.
(Queens of Sheba and Palmyra)
Resolve — Al Khansa — Martyrdom and giving.
(7th cent. poet who celebrated her four sons’ deaths in battle)
Courage — Bint Al-Azwar — strong faith.
(7th cent. Arab poet who fought against the Byzantine Empire)
Martyrdom — Dalal Mughrabi — victory over enmity.
(led terror attack in which 37 Israeli civilians were killed)
Struggle — Djamila Bouhired — human freedom.
(Algerian terrorist who became a political activist)
Freedom, giving, patience, sacrifice, life, loyalty — “White Hands.”
For her sake, for our sake, for the sake of a society aspiring towards giving — “White Hands” Campaign.”
Text on screen: “The largest media campaign to support women’s issues.”