Assud the rabbit is the latest star of the Hamas children's TV show "Tomorrow's Pioneers". The show is produced in Gaza by the Hamas-controlled Al-Aqsa TV station and beamed around the Arabic-speaking world by satellite.
The show, which is aimed at children under 12, is hosted by a sweet-looking girl in a headscarf called Saraa and at first glance looks like any other kids TV program.
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But Farfur, the Mickey Mouse-lookalike who urged his young audience to shoot Israelis, was beaten to death by "soldiers" in front of the cameras.
His successor Nahul the Bee "died" just over a week ago when the Israeli "siege" of Gaza prevented him from reaching a hospital to get urgent medical treatment.
Nahul was hailed by the winsome Saraa as a "martyr" in the style of Hamas suicide bombers who are promised they will marry 72 virgins in paradise.
"Today we say to you Nahul congratulations, we don't see this as your death, we see this as your wedding," Saraa declared.
Now Assud has stepped into the breach, swearing to devour the Jews with his bare rabbit teeth.
The Bomber Bunny was said to have sneaked into Gaza from Egypt when Hamas smashed down then border fence two weeks ago.
They then urged their young audience to liberate Tel Aviv through "resistance".
The program ended with the catchy song: "We will never recognize Israel."
With Saraa joining in on the refrain, the characters sang: "Until we liberate our homeland from the Zionist filth."
Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch, said Hamas was "using charming children's characters to teach hate and violence."
"Even in programs intended for young chidlren they are expressing joy over death," said Marcus.
"This program is telling us that they see children as tools in their propaganda and their war. They have no problem stealing their children's youth and the pleasures of childhood for their own political purposes and thrusting them right into the midst of hatred and violence, preaching war, resistance and death," he said.
The program is beamed across the Arab world via the NileSat and ArabSat networks.
Marcus said it was ironic that the program could only be made and broadcast using electricity supplied by Israel.
"Israel is giving them their electricity supply," said Marcus. "They complain when Israel wants to turn it off, but they are using this same electricity supply to continue manufacturing Qassam rockets and create hate education."Original here