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What's Happening in These Pictures?

What's Happening in These Pictures?

What? You don't recognize Assud the bunny? Well, it could be because he's the brand new host of the Gaza Strip children's morning show, Tomorrow's Pioneers.

Assud the bunny is the third character to appear on the show after his predecessor, Farfour, the Mickey Mouse lookalike was shown being beaten to death by Israeli soldiers. The encounter was decried by the Israeli community as inciting hatred among children.

Farfour was followed shortly after by Nahul the bee. Nahul was shown being killed after less than a week, in a skit that showed an Israeli siege that prevented him from receiving medical attention.

Assud doesn't appear to be less political — in his debut he said, "I, Assud, will finish off the Jews and eat them." The political commentary of these children's shows is intense — certainly not as lighthearted as SpongeBob SquarePants.

Do you think these types of shows teach political intolerance?


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