Warner Bros. might take issue with this character, Assud the rabbit, who recently debuted on the Palestinian kid-targeted program “Pioneers of Tomorrow” and bears more than a passing resemblance to WB’s Bugs Bunny. The similarities stop there, as Assud says he will “get rid of the Jews” and will “eat them up.” Assud is the latest in a line of deceptively cute and fuzzy “Pioneers” characters — following martyred Farfour the mouse and Nahoul the bee — to take up Hamas’ cause in its long-standing clash with Israel.

Editor’s Note: After experiencing a moment of cognitive dissonance upon first viewing this clip (fuzzy bunny … eating … Jews?!), we contacted an Arabic-speaking Truthdig contributor, who affirmed that this translation is accurate.

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