CFI’s Parliamentary Vice-Chairman Andrew Percy MP today condemned the “constant incitement of violence by the Palestinian Authority (PA)”, using a rock-throwing “incitement doll” to demonstrate the indoctrination of Palestinian children from a young age.
Customs officials at Israel’s Haifa port recently seized a shipment of four thousand dolls wearing face-covering keffiyehs with a rock in a raised hand, bearing the slogan “Jerusalem is ours”. The disguised shipment was being sent to the PA in the West Bank.
Andrew Percy MP displayed one of these dolls earlier today in a Westminster Hall debate on ‘Child prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ in order to illustrate his view that “the core of this problem is Palestinian incitement”. He asserted: “It is this incitement which drives kids to pick up stones, knives, and Molotov cocktails”.
Commenting on the “despicable” doll, Percy later said: “Not only does the doll incite violence, it is also a denial of Israel’s right to exist within its own borders”. He speculated upon the strong reaction within the British public had a similar “ISIS doll” found its way into the UK.
In the debate, Percy referred to a verse from a PA textbook which stated that “Muslim countries need urgently Jihad and Jihad fighters in order to liberate the robbed lands and to get rid of the robbing Jews”. He expressed concern over the “predictable response” from participants on the other side of the debate, who gave “no acknowledgement” to such cases of incitement and who fail repeatedly to address the causes of violent crime for which many Palestinian minors are detained.