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2 Murderers who killed 4 are “the role models for the children,” says Fatah official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 18, 2019

Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muhammad Al-Laham on PA TV News: “We need to tell our people about Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), to tell it about the guy from Salfit yesterday (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) – how he humiliated the occupation and its intelligence [service]. These are the role models, the role models for the children – who are resisting the occupation.”
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PA education official glorifies Martyrdom at high school event: “The Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood… of the Martyrs of Palestine”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2017
Headline: “The homeland’s schools are celebrating Keffiyeh Day”
       “Director of the [Qalqilya district] Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Naela Fahmawi Oudeh participated in the school radio broadcasts at the Ali Iyad High School for Girls, which were dedicated to Palestinian Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day and to Independence Day (declared by Arafat in Tunis in 1988 –Ed.) Fahmawi reviewed the symbolism of the Palestinian keffiyeh… and added that the Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood, the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine during their resistance to the occupation, and the keffiyeh has become the shroud of the Palestinian fighter who has sacrificed his soul for the homeland.”
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Palestinian boy recites quote by Arafat: “In spirit and in blood we will redeem you, Palestine“
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 17, 2017

Official PA TV program The Best Home, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

TV host: "What do you want to tell us?"
Boy: "About Yasser Arafat..."
Palestinian boy Zaid: "Do not cheer for me, rather cheer for Palestine and Jerusalem
In spirit and in blood we will redeem you, Palestine
Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem."
Official PA TV host: "Bravo, clever."
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PA District Governor of Ramallah praises mothers of teenage “Martyrs”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: "The Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate honored those who excelled in the matriculation exams"
      "The Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate honored those who excelled in the matriculation exams in 2017 on the district level, in a ceremony that was held yesterday [July 31, 2017] in Ramallah in the presence of [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam… In her speech, Ghannam saluted the struggles of the Palestinian woman, and particularly the Jerusalem residents and the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), who receive the news of the success of their children in the matriculation exams at the same time as the news of their death as Martyrs – but they stand firm in the face of this painful situation..."

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Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, PA TV host speaks against Martyrdom: “We must defy the occupation by clinging to life”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 15, 2017

 

Girl:
"Muhammad, I was told that you died as a Martyr
I was told that I have become the mother of a Martyr
I was told that I should make cries of joy
I want to make cries of joy and say: My son has succeeded
My son has made me proud
My son wanted to be a doctor, yes, he wanted to be a doctor
I need to make cries of joy and to be proud of you, O son."
PA TV host: "Bravo! Bravo and thank you. Blessings to the souls of our heroic Martyrs. Also, my friend, we must defy the occupation by clinging to life. Our lives are part of our resistance. Therefore, my friends, it is very important that we try to protect our lives in the face of the occupier’s actions so that we will grow up and fulfill our hopes, since every mother dreams to see her son or daughter become something important."
Official PA TV program The Best Home on April 14-15, 2017
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Girl on PA TV kids’ program: "Martyrdom-death is a high and supreme level before Allah”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 24, 2017

Official PA TV program The Best Home, Palestinian student Ranin Rami of the Karameh School for Girls defines what a “Martyr” is.

Girl on PA TV: "A Martyr (Shahid) is a person who has sacrificed his life in order to elevate the Word of Allah. A person becomes a Martyr when he defends his homeland or honor, or fights those who don't believe in Allah Almighty. Martyrdom-death (Shahada) is a high and supreme level, according to Allah."
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Poster in PA classroom promotes Martyrdom death
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, Feb. 6, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Zayzafuna magazine for children


In the top picture, a picture of Yasser Arafat and the Dome of the Rock hangs on the wall on the right, and next to Arafat is written "Martyr (Shahid), Martyr, Martyr," referring to Arafat's well-known statement: "They want me as a prisoner, a refugee, or dead. I say to them: 'Martyr, Martyr, Martyr.'"

Posted text: "The Zayzafuna Association for Development of Children's Culture today, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, held a literary activity at the Tell High School for Girls in the Nablus Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education), as part of which a group from Zayzafuna met… with 35 students from grades 7 – 11."

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
Abbas poses with young boy holding photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 13, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The Martyrs’ (Shahids') promise”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, together with a boy, holding a picture from a Fatah rally which shows a poster of Abbas and a poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 civilians, including 12 children.

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Fatah: "Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas" after his photo with young boy and poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 13, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“The Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas
After he received as a ‘gift’ from a Palestinian boy a picture of Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 35 Israelis (sic., 37) in 1978, from the 52nd [Fatah] Launch (Intilaqa) rally in Bethlehem”

The images show posts in Hebrew, English, and Arabic by the Israeli news Facebook page “In the Middle East,” which reported on the photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Jan. 13, 2017. The photo shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, together with a boy, holding a picture from a Fatah rally which shows a poster of Abbas and a poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 civilians, including 12 children.

Text on the posts in the image:
“Friends, we ask to share this picture throughout the network.
[PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas gave a Palestinian boy a picture of him and of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who carried out a large terror attack in 1978 on the Coastal Road in which 35 Israelis (sic., 37) were murdered.”

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier
PA Minister of Education meets with families of "Martyrs," promises that return of terrorists' bodies will be discussed on school radio stations
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 15, 2016
Headline: "Saidam met with a delegation of families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel]"
     "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam met today [Dec. 15, 2016] in his office with a delegation of families of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held [by Israel], and particularly [families] of school and university students, and discussed with them the steps that the ministry can take in order to raise the issue at the different levels. At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Saidam welcomed the Martyrs' families and opened [the meeting] by reading the opening [Sura] for the souls of the Martyrs. Likewise, he emphasized that the ministry will not be negligent in fulfilling its role regarding the issue of the occupation keeping the bodies, as he believes keeping [the bodies] is not consistent with the international conventions and norms and the principles of religious tolerance.
He noted that the ministry will send notices to all the [PA] education directorates in order to discuss the subject on the school radio stations, and emphasized that the ministry will again emphasize its demands of the international organizations and the human rights organizations to bear their responsibilities in this matter, parallel to the pressure to release the student prisoners."

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Monument to "Heroic Martyrs" at Al-Quds University warns Palestinian students: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets”
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 19, 2016
     “Al-Quds University Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd Al-Sinawi denied to Wattan that the university knew about the removal of the monument with the names of Martyrs (Shahids) from the university, and emphasized that the university will hold an investigation into the matter. The [Progressive] Student Action Front (i.e., student group of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) at Al-Quds University inaugurated a monument to the Martyrs of the university at its campus in Abu Dis two weeks ago for the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), and the students yesterday [Oct. 18, 2016] were surprised by the disappearance of the monument, which had been placed next to the faculty of engineering. The monument bore the names of the Martyrs of the university who died recently...’”
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The article includes a picture of the monument, on which is written: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets
Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University..."

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Child festival in Gaza promotes child Martyrdom, killing and violence
Source: YouTube, May 5, 2016
Eighth Childhood Festival of the Islamic Association in Khan Younes, in the Gaza Strip, posted on YouTube on May 5, 2016

Palestinian girl: “Forward, my child, to the duel. You will die as a Martyr (Shahid) and blow up the enemies. Palestine [is] an Arab holding victory in one hand, and rocks of fire in the other. [Palestine is] an Arab full of the challenging spirit, pride, and determination.”

Visuals:
Young boys dressed as Hamas fighters exit a “tunnel.”


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Fatah tweets image encourages violence and death: "Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon"
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 23, 2016

Text of tweet:
"I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my devotion is to Allah
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my sacrifices are for Palestine
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my loyalty is to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

Text on poster:
"Palestine
Fatah
Revolution until victory
If I fall, take my  place
O my comrade in the struggle
Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon
I have not died – I still call to you through the wound."
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Song on official PA TV implicitly promotes child Martyrdom, focuses on boy holding rifle while playing lyrics: “[We] do not fear death”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 29, 2015

Official PA TV, video of song (not part of any program) in honor of the Fatah movement: “Fatah the Revolution”
The video shows a boy carrying a rifle and the camera focuses on him. At the same time, the following lyrics can be heard:
“Eilabun calls to us loudly, we the people of Fatah have come, and [we] do not fear death”

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - Eilabun tunnel attack - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Official PA TV host about danger of glorifying “Martyrs”: “We owe it to the Martyr… to praise his heroism… [But] children… begin to imagine themselves as heroes like them, and they begin to act on it”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 1, 2015

Official PA TV program
Media Café, socio-psychological analysis of Palestinian media, hosting sociologist Dr. Nader Sa'id

Sociologist Dr. Nader Sa’id: "The description of some of the Martyrs as if they are something legendary, the description of some of them as if they are something out of this world, and as if they are exceptional cases, gives some youth and children an unrealistic picture of what they are going to carry out."
Official PA TV host: "This subject is a double-edged sword. We owe it to the Martyr and have to praise his heroism and show respect for him and his family. He sacrificed himself - is there anything greater than that? However, what you say is also true. When the children see these pictures and reports, which talk this way about Martyrs, they begin to imagine themselves as heroes like them, and they begin to act on it."
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PA daily op-ed opposes sending Palestinian ‎children to be killed
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular ‎columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Headline: “And Allah knows the intention”‎
     ‏"‏Yesterday we noted how the Israelis ‎managed to connect between the terror of ‎Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian struggle, ‎and started marketing it as terror after the ‎September [11] events in New York, and ‎here [US Secretary of State John] Kerry ‎follows [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] ‎Netanyahu and uses the same description ‎for the outburst of rage against the ‎occupation and its actions, and the ‎struggle of the oppressed [Palestinian] ‎residents of Jerusalem to defend their ‎homes and holy sites is now considered ‎terror... It is true that the action of individuals is ‎not directed [by anyone], and cannot be ‎organized with the click of a button, but ‎public awareness should lead to an ‎organized, moral struggle, rather than an ‎absurd one.‎ Moreover, it should lead to protecting the ‎lives of the children, youth, and young ‎people, as the current stage is not ‎significant, but rather secondary in regard ‎to the history of the struggle, and whoever ‎claims he will move fleets and shake the ‎earth beneath the feet of the occupation, ‎knows the way to do so, even if he does ‎not implement it.‎
However, this is not through ‎encouraging children to [find ‎themselves] shot on a sidewalk. It is also ‎true that we cannot soothe the raging ‎spirits or the boiling blood, but as we said, ‎the general public awareness expressing ‎rejection‏ ‏can create an atmosphere that ‎will reduce being pointlessly dragged into ‎the traps that the occupation sets ‎everywhere, and Allah knows the ‎intention.”‎

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PA daily op-ed opposes encouraging children to carry out stabbing attacks and opposes praising death
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist and former editor for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     "It is our duty to prevent our sons and daughters... from carrying out futile acts, which the enemy in his media and diplomacy has begun to link to the acts of the terror organizations in Paris and elsewhere, in order to strip us of our humanity, and play the role of the human. This is while, there is no one else in the world, except for him [the enemy], who boasts about occupying someone else's land and oppressing its owners. Moreover, we should note that after the events of September [11, 2001] in New York, [then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon copied the term 'terror' used to refer to those attacks, to our national struggle (i.e., terror campaign - Intifada). I warned about this at the time, and called to keep a low profile until the New York turmoil had passed, but the concept of 'Palestinian terror' later spread, instead of [the general term] 'terror.' Now, after the Paris attacks, we must keep a low profile so that we are not charged with the crimes of ISIS and its ilk, because the world is in a coma, and it may not wake up from it anytime soon. We must learn our lessons and wait."
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Mayor of Hebron at terrorist’s funeral: “A people that sacrifices the blood of its young for freedom will win”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 6, 2015
Headline: “Accompanying Martyr Skafi’s body while calling to revenge the Martyrs’ blood”
   “Hundreds of Hebron’s residents accompanied to burial the body of Martyr Ibrahim Samir Skafi, 22, who ascended [to Heaven] from gunfire of the occupation forces, after they left him to bleed [based] on the pretext that he rammed his car into soldiers next to the Al-Hawawir junction, in northern Halhoul, and injured two of them….
Governor of Hebron District Kamel Hamid said during the funeral that the continued holding of the bodies by the occupation stirs up emotions and leaves the area in an impassioned state. Likewise, he noted that there is no excuse to hold bodies, except to exacerbate the violations against our people and its rights.
Mayor of Hebron Dr. Daoud Al-Zaatari emphasized that the occupation forces will not succeed in breaking the will of our young people through the executions they continue to carry out against our young, and emphasized that a people that sacrifices the blood of its young for freedom will win.
Abd Al-Rahim Skafi said in the name of the Martyr’s family that their son is ‘another groom from Hebron, accompanied to his wedding, to Heaven, for the sake of Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,’ and emphasized the resolve of our people for its land, and a life of dignity and liberty.”

Ibrahim Samir Skafi – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into 3 border policemen at the Halhoul junction near Hebron on Nov. 4, 2015, wounding them. Skafi was shot and killed by soldiers. Border Policeman Benjamin Yakubovich, 19, was mortally wounded in the attack, and died from his wounds on Nov. 8, 2015.
UNRWA school in Gaza encourages death through Martyrdom: "Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Source: UNWRA Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza Facebook page, Oct. 20, 2015
Text and images posted on "Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza" Facebook page on Oct. 20, 2015, accessed March 7, 2016. The first image shows that the UNRWA logo is the profile picture of the page (on March 7, 2016). The page later removed the UNWRA logo and closed or blocked the page.


On Oct. 20, 2015 (a few weeks after the outbreak of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis that began on Sept. 13, 2015 - with a stoning attack in which Israeli civilian Alexander Levlovich was killed), the UNRWA Elementary School A for Refugees posted pictures of an activity for Jerusalem that took place in the school: The pictures have since then been removed from Facebook.

Text on sign on right: “We will live as soaring hawks and we will die as proud lions. We are all Jerusalem and we are all Palestine.”

Text on sign on left: “How will there be light if our blood will not be the fuel? And how will we restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque, if we will not be soldiers?”
Text on girls’ sign: “At your command, Al-Aqsa Mosque! Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
 
Fatah spokesman in Gaza: Youth who are willing to die “for Palestine” (i.e., in terror attacks) are “an asset worth more than the entire world”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosted Fayez Abu Aita, Fatah's spokesman in Gaza.
Fatah spokesman in Gaza Fayez Abu Aita: “We held a meeting yesterday [Oct. 10, 2015] in which we decided to change [the character of] our confrontations with the occupation in order to protect our youths from the abuse and the attacks, because they are an easy prey for the occupation. These young people are an asset for us. As long as they have the strength to sacrifice themselves for Palestine like this, they are an asset worth more than the entire world…
We must protect them.”
PA daily op-ed: Mother proud her daughter wants to die a Martyr
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2015
Op-ed by Samaa Hassan, appeared on “The morning tweet” - a daily column with changing authors 
      “I was extremely happy when I saw my young daughter shed tears, as she held her novel mobile phone and watched, using its advanced technologies, a video about one of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs... The stifled tears continued to flow from the little one’s eyes, until suddenly she stood up on the couch as though bitten by a scorpion and shouted: ‘Mom, I want to die as a Martyr. I want to carry out a Martyrdom operation (i.e., terror attack) in order to kill some Israeli soldiers.’
More than they filled me with fear, my daughter’s words filled me with joy, and I felt joyous because I could see myself during the days of the Stone Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993). I was 17 at the time, that is, I was two years older than her, but I had the same youthful, fervent fighting spirit, forged from the love of Palestine, and we would leave school and cheer for Palestine and repeat the one and only slogan: ‘In spirit, in blood, we will redeem you, O Palestine.’"
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PA PM honors “Martyrs who saturated the ground of the homeland with their pure blood”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 6, 2015
Headline: “Hamdallah: ‘We warned again and again of harm to the holy sites, and the Israeli government is responsible for the results of its escalation’”
      “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stated yesterday [Oct. 5, 2015] in the opening ceremony of the 12th International IT Conference in Ramallah: ‘First, I would like to use this opportunity to express my warm condolences to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), who saturated the ground of the homeland with their pure blood and demonstrated by their sacrifices the will of our people to survive and endure. [Likewise, I would like to] praise the Palestinian citizens’ resolve and their unification around the leadership led by President Mahmoud Abbas against the unprecedented Israeli attack against our people, and against the escalation of the violations against Jerusalem and its residents, the murder of Palestinians in cold blood, and the continued efforts of the occupation government to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque by times and areas.’"
 
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Islamic teacher to children at summer camp: Dead Ribat Martyrs get seventy virgins, ordinary Martyrs get only two
Source: Al-Msjed Al-Aqsa YouTube channel, July 26, 2015


Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi speaks to children at an Al-Aqsa Mosque summer camp about
Ribat fighters, Martyrs and the virgins awaiting them in Paradise:
Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi: “Let's talk about the Hadith (i.e., Islamic tradition) of Prophet Muhammad about the Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic). It compares the stature of the Martyr to that of the [martyred] Ribat fighter. The Prophet says... Three privileges are bestowed upon the Martyr: "His sins are forgiven with the first gush of blood. He marries two of the Dark-Eyed (i.e., virgins) of Paradise. He advocates on behalf of 70 members of his family." In the same Hadith, the Prophet talks about the [martyred] Ribat fighter... He marries 70 of the Dark-Eyed (i.e., virgins). The Martyr gets two, while the Ribat fighter gets 70 of the Dark-Eyed. The Ribat fighter gets 35 times more than the Martyr... The Prophet says... The Ribat fighter who dies in Ribat can advocate on Judgement Day on behalf of anyone he wants for 50,000 years.”
Bystander: "Do they [the children] even understand what you are saying?"
Children in the summer camp: "Allah is Great! Allah is Great!"
Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi: "Leave us alone. Leave us alone."
Bystander: "Can they understand things like Ribat, Martyrdom and the Dark-Eyed [Virgins]? You should be ashamed, sir, a man with a white beard like you. Give these lessons to us [adults], not to children. Look at these children, you fill their heads with this?"
Children: “With our lives and blood, we will redeem Al-Aqsa!”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs promotes child self-sacrifice to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 26, 2015
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is on PA TV program Today's Topic: "The Israeli occupation’s goal is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque using rabbis and groups of extremist Jews, and to establish the alleged Temple in its place... Israel challenges and provokes the feelings of Arabs and Muslims. When Israel attacks the places holy to Islam and Christianity - and even trees, stones, or the dead are not safe from these attacks - it essentially wants to incite a religious war in the entire Middle East region. It strives for religious war, and it is the one adding fuel to the flames. As everyone knows, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a matter that involves the faith of a billion Muslims everywhere. I say to the patient and resolute Palestinian people, and to the people of Jerusalem who are protecting the holy places: Feel good about the honor [of carrying] Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic)." The tradition of the Prophet is enough for you: ‘Groups of people from among my faithful will remain faithful and will overcome their enemies...’
The crowds that flocked to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan are a message to the Israeli occupation that we will sacrifice everything we have to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy city. If the Israeli occupation deludes itself and imagines that what happened (i.e., the physical division and division according to time) in the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) will happen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, it is not possible. The scream of the Palestinian woman, and the screams of children on the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza truly express that this child will sacrifice himself to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to protect a part of his faith and the holy city which Allah sanctified.’”
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Mother on PA TV: “I hope that all of my children will die at Israel’s hand as Martyrs, for the honor of the homeland Palestine”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 15, 2015
Official PA TV program One Day We will Return interviews Um Nidal Abu Tarboush, whose husband Musa Ahmad Abu Tarboush was killed by an aerial bomb (possibly Israeli) in southern Lebanon.
Um Nidal Abu Tarboush: “I am very glad that he died as a Martyr (Shahid) for his country, despite the fact that he left me with a family and Allah will take care of me, but I am very proud of him because he’s a fighter and he died honorably as a Martyr for his land by Israel’s hand.”
Official PA TV host: “What is your message to your children?”
Um Nidal Abu Tarboush: “What is my message to my children? I’ll tell them that I am proud of them. I hope that all of my children will die at Israel’s hand as Martyrs, for the honor of the homeland Palestine. They should return us [to Palestine] now; we’ll put up a tent and sit there. Is there any better than the one country?”
Hamas:‎ We bring our kids up “on love of Jihad and Martyrdom-death”
Source: Facebook page of Hamas' Ministry of ‎Interior‎, Apr. 10, 2015

Posted text: "These are our lion cubs. We have brought them up on the love of Jihad and Shahada (Martyrdom-death)."
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Story in youth magazine presents Palestinians as “potential Martyrs, who are ready to die and turn their bodies into bombs which will explode if they so wish”
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Feb. 1, 2015
Excerpt in Zayzafuna, a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA, of the story Scheherazade and the Rich Land by Palestinian Saudi Arabian author Fatima Nazzal.

In the story, Scheherazade is a Palestinian girl who was born and grew up in Saudi Arabia.

Headline: "Scheherazade and the Rich Land”
“My friends ask me: Why does your family stay there [in Palestine]? Why don’t they come here? Why do you want to die? The Jews are criminals?? I am silent. These questions demonstrate ignorance and superficial thinking and education. They don’t know that the injured homeland is Arabic Canaanite, and that it belongs to us and we are planted in it like the olive tree (planted in the homeland) like a thorn in the throat of the occupying monster. They [the Jews] want a land without a people and are doing everything to achieve this. And we want a whole land, they should leave here and be torn out and return to where they came from, or [the land] will be their final graveyard. They [the Jews] want to deny this [Palestinian] people. They are scared of the people’s children more than of the youth and elders. They are scared of a future which holds potential Martyrs (Shahids), who are ready to die and turn their bodies into bombs which will explode if they so wish. Don’t relax, O occupier, and know that Palestine is constantly born anew, and their stalks of wheat are not empty.”
Palestinian mother celebrates her son’s death:‎ ‎“This is the first time I see joy in my heart”‎
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 12, 2014

Mother of Muhammad Sunuqrut at his funeral: "This is the first time I see joy in my heart. This is the first time I see such joy. This is the first time. Thank Allah for giving him Martyrdom."
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Note: Muhammad Sunuqrut was a 16-year-old Palestinian ‎who was killed during a riot in Jerusalem in 2014.
Hamas TV: Every Muslim mother "must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Aug. 1, 2014


Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait: "Without a doubt, the blood being spilled [in Gaza] is dear. But the equation is: 'Those killed from our side are in Paradise, and those killed from their side in Hell.' (Hadith)
We are not afraid of Martyrdom. Not long ago, you cried out loud: 'Death for Allah is our most exalted wish!' (Muslim Brotherhood slogan) You received the death you wanted. We have no problem with death. We are not like the children of Israel: 'And you will surely find them the most greedy of people for life.' (Quran) Whereas we yearn for death and Martyrdom... Every mother - especially the mothers in Palestine, but every mother in the [Islamic] Nation, not just Palestine - must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion. We hate them and they are our enemies. We will plant this in their [our children’s] souls, so that a new generation will grow among us, which will erase them from the face of the earth."
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Kids on Hamas TV: "We want to die as Martyrs"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 8, 2014

Hamas TV reporter:
For most of these children, resistance has become a dream... When you speak to them, you’re surprised by the strength and eloquence of their words.
Boy 1: We love the resistance. We want to die as Martyrs. Long live the Martyrs...
Boy 2: The Israeli occupation understands only resistance. We always love the resistance, to liberate our nation Palestine. And among us, the Martyrs are loved. Applause for the Martyrs...
Reporter: The atmosphere in the refugee camp is full of the spirit of resistance and of those who inscribed its stories of heroism. Most of the walls show you the images of the Martyrs...
Boy 3: The resistance, the armed resistance is what brings results in the Jenin refugee camp... The Jenin refugee camp continues to educate its children to resist, and passes on the flag to them, from generation to generation. They yearn for one of the two best outcomes – the return to their occupied lands, or Martyrdom.
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) YouTube channel, May 8, 2014]
Play depicts Palestinian girl proclaiming, "I will die a Martyr on my land"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 28, 2014
Official PA TV program A Creator and Time hosted director Muhammad Al-Qadi and showed a scene from a play directed by him, entitled “This far and no further” showing a confrontation between a Palestinian girl and Jewish settlers.
Settler: “If you talk [too] much and don’t leave this land, I will shoot you and take you to jail, understand?”
Palestinian girl: “Shoot, I will die a Martyr (Shahida) on my land, and who is left outside and not in jail; who is left outside of jail?”
The Palestinian girl sings a song (“My freedom, my freedom, my freedom”)
Settler: “Here are the Arabs, [but] where have the settlers gone? The Arabs will come and kill me. Rabbi! Rabbi!” [runs off]
PA minister at suicide bomber’s funeral: “We teach our children what sacrifice for Palestine is”
Source: Al-Fajer TV (local independent Palestinian station), Feb. 24, 2014
The funeral of terrorist Muayyad Salah Al-Din was broadcast by Al-Fajer TV and posted on YouTube on Feb. 24, 2014.
District Governor of Jerusalem and PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini: “We meet today in Hizma, in the area of Jerusalem, to welcome a Martyr (Shahid) who is dear to us and to our hearts. He has returned to his proper place, after giving Palestine all he had.
He is a true reminder for us of [all] the Martyrs and he reminds us of this long path of sacrifice, of the self-sacrificing fighters.
Each day we teach our children what sacrifice for Palestine is. This is the Palestinian people; this is this people’s culture – we always welcome [Martyrs] and part [from them.] We say to the whole world that a nation that lives on the Martyrs and generously sacrifices Martyrs will not lose its direction. It will always be free and proud. It will protect its holy sites and protect its land, every inch of it. It will not abandon , Allah willing. We will always follow the Martyrs’ path.”

Note: Muayyad Salah Al-Din - a suicide bomber who detonated himself on Nov. 8, 2001 in an Arab village in the West Bank while Israeli security forces were attempting to apprehend him. Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack.
PA-associated youth magazine glorifies death: "If you love death... then you're a Palestinian"
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Sept. 1, 2013
PA-associated educational youth magazine Zayzafuna published for the third time a poem glorifying Martyrdom death for Allah - Shahada:
"If you know that you were born with a death sentence, and if you go to your death without caring - then you're a Palestinian!
If your song is the song of Martyrdom (Shahada), and death, for you, is birth - then you're a Palestinian!
If you love death, and you say the Shahada [declaration] (i.e., the Islamic creed: "There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is Allah's messenger.") aloud - then you're a Palestinian!
If you've ever felt that you're an exploding body and that your soul will long one day to be a knight for the homeland - then you're a Palestinian!
If the stone is your weapon against oppression, and if those who hate [you] criticize your struggle - then you're a Palestinian!
If you have watered the tree of the homeland with your free blood, with love, and have offered the remnants of your bodily parts as a bridge for those who are yet to come - then you're a Palestinian!
If you have shattered the chains, and carried the key to the house from which [your] grandparents were expelled - then you're a Palestinian!
If your wedding (i.e., a Martyr's death and funeral in Islamic tradition are a wedding to the 72 Maidens of Paradise) was amidst a hail of bullets between the shoulders of friends [who carried your body], against the sound of tears mingled with joy and the searing pain of separation - then you're a Palestinian, and you're full of pride at being a Palestinian."
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Note: This poem was published in January 2012, June and September 2013. Twice it was attributed to an 8th grade student and once to a 5th grader. Click "full article" below for more information about Zayzafuna.
Poem by youth in PLO youth magazine promotes Martyrdom for “Judaized” Jerusalem: “Arise, hero, and die a Martyr”
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, May 1, 2013
Zayzafuna, a PA-funded youth magazine, published a poem by Ahmad Zitawi, a student at the Boys’ High School in Jamma’in in the southern Nablus district

“Arise, hero,
Be not like a stone.
Arise and defend Jerusalem, which is bleeding red blood.
Arise, hero, so the flags of victory may fly over the walls of Jerusalem, its minarets, above the churches’ bell towers.

The Gaza of Hashem (name for Gaza, Hashem was Prophet Muhammad’s grandfather –Ed.) calls you, as it stands resolute, embracing freedom.
Be not like a stone
Arise and behold the future of Jerusalem: Judaized, stolen, destroyed.
After you rise up, flags of victory will surely fly in the sky, above the trees.
Arise, hero, and die a Martyr (Shahid) while defending the homeland,
the holy of holies, the grave of the hero and symbol [Arafat].
Arise, and shouts of joy will fill the horizon
Despite the oppressor’s tyranny and violence.
Arise, arise, arise;
We are waiting.”

Note:
Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Poem by youth in PLO youth magazine promotes Martyrdom for “Judaized” Jerusalem: “Arise, hero, and die a Martyr”
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, May 1, 2013
Zayzafuna, a PA-funded youth magazine, published a poem by Ahmad Zitawi, a student at the Boys’ High School in Jamma’in in the southern Nablus district

“Arise, hero,
Be not like a stone.
Arise and defend Jerusalem, which is bleeding red blood.
Arise, hero, so the flags of victory may fly over the walls of Jerusalem, its minarets, above the churches’ bell towers.

The Gaza of Hashem (name for Gaza, Hashem was Prophet Muhammad’s grandfather –Ed.) calls you, as it stands resolute, embracing freedom.
Be not like a stone
Arise and behold the future of Jerusalem: Judaized, stolen, destroyed.
After you rise up, flags of victory will surely fly in the sky, above the trees.
Arise, hero, and die a Martyr (Shahid) while defending the homeland,
the holy of holies, the grave of the hero and symbol [Arafat].
Arise, and shouts of joy will fill the horizon
Despite the oppressor’s tyranny and violence.
Arise, arise, arise;
We are waiting.”

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Man on PA TV: “We commit to death with our souls and with our children”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 28, 2013
The program Palestine this Morning dedicated a show to the Palestinian refugee camps’ identification with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
One of the Beirut refugee camps’ residents recites poetry in honor of the prisoners:

     “I say, and the world should hear, oh beloved Palestine we are yours and you are ours, we commit to death with our souls, with our possessions and with our children, oh our free and noble nation do not despair, as long as this exile may last we will return to Jerusalem and destroy the statues of the Jews, we will return to Palestine in the end.”
Martyrdom-death for Palestinian youth glorified on PA TV News
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 23, 2012
PA TV News reports on a demonstration in Ramallah protesting Israel’s security fence and the killing of Rushdi Al-Tamimi. Rushdi Al-Tamimi was shot during a violent demonstration of young Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. He later died of his wounds. Al-Tamimi’s brother was at the protest, and said:
     “We are grateful to Allah for Shahada (Martyrdom death for Allah). All Palestine and its young people are potential Martyrs (Shahids).”
Mother places suicide belt on child, on Facebook page for Fatah in Lebanon
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Sept. 3, 2012
"My mother dressed me in a strange belt (i.e., a suicide belt).
I asked her: 'What is this, mother?'
She said: 'I will put it on you and you will go to your death!'
I said to her: 'Mother, what have I done that you want me to die?'
She shed a tear that hurt my heart and said: 'The homeland needs you, son. Go and blow up the Sons of Zion.'
I said to her: 'Why me and not you?'
She said: 'I will stay in order to give birth to more children for the sake of Palestine.'
I kissed her hand and said to her: 'Keep it up, mother, for you and for Palestine I will kill the impure and the damned.'"
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Note: The picture was posted on Facebook on Sept. 3, 2012. The Facebook page states that it is "the official page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon," and is linked to from the official website of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission (www.fatehmedia.ps).
Song directs children to violence and Martyrdom-death
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2012
    
"Don't cry, Palestine, stand tall for your heroes. Let the cowards [Israel] see that your kids didn't surrender to fear in the midst of horror. Oh children of the stones, teach the sinners [Israel] that shooting doesn't scare you, that your dignity is preserved, and that death for the sake of the country is not terror.
Terror is the occupier and his helpers, not those who saw and tasted death but were not humiliated, and not the child who nurses fear and expulsion, yet surrenders not. He vows that when he grows up, he will follow the same path. Don't be sad, oh great nation, Allah is with you. Don't be sad with Allah's help."
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Palestinian kids' blood is "fertilizer for the land of Palestine"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 24, 2012
 
PA TV narrator: "In the refugee camp Ein Al-Hilwe [in Lebanon], a rally was held in celebration of the [47th] anniversary [of Fatah]. A political symposium was also held on the occasion of the event."
Text on slide at event:
"Our children are our honor and glory,
they were created to be fertilizer for the land of Palestine
and to saturate our pure land with their blood."
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PA leaders applaud kids singing "I shall saturate you with my blood, redeem you with my life"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 5, 2012
Song performed by children at an event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement:
"How beautiful you are, my country
The love in my heart for you is great
You have brought up and educated
generation after generation,
You waited patiently and discovered your heroic children
Oh, my pure land, I shall saturate you with my blood
I shall live and die upon your green ground
Your ground satiates us, your goodness satisfies us
I shall redeem you with my life, oh my land
Your embrace warms us
Your ground satiates us, your goodness satisfies us
I shall redeem you with my life, oh my land
Your embrace warms us"
(emphasis added)
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Note: Present at the ceremony: Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; Secretary General of the Presidential Office, Al-Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim; Secretary of the PLO Executive Council, Yasser Abd Rabbo; District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam; Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf.
Applause by PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Secretary General of the President's office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim and PLO Secretary General Yasser Abd Rabbo.
Girl sings Intifada song about the "Martyr who loved death," PA TV host prefers song about life
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 25, 2011
Girl: "I am the voice of the Intifada, and no voice is louder than mine;
I am the last will of the Martyr
who loved death upon the soil of the homeland.
My voice refuses to be silent.
I am the sister of the one
who adorned herself and girded herself with death.
I am the voice of the stone and the tree, the bleeding wounded."

After interviewing other children, the host turned to the girl a second time and asked her to sing a different song:
PA TV host: "Bravo, our friend Bara'a; that was a beautiful song.
We want to hear a song full of life and vitality, because we want to live. We want a beautiful life, we want always to call for all that adorns our life. We want to forget about death for a little while and distance ourselves far from death."
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Palestinian kindergarten class performs play called "The Martyr's Wedding"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 2, 2011
     "'The Birds of Paradise' kindergarten held a nice graduation party... The ceremony included beautiful performances... one of the most outstanding was a play from the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and another performance named 'The Martyr's (Shahid's) Wedding', delighted the audience by the role-play of the children, whose acting depicted the reality of roadblocks, children, occupation soldiers, and the children's death as Martyrs. This charm caused the audience to cry, as the children's performance was accompanied by the playing of nationalistic songs."
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Exam question for high school students encourages violence and death
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2011
Headline: “Sample questions and answers in preliminary [PA] matriculation exam”
     “Al-Ayyam presents to its high-school readers sample questions and answers selected from the curriculum… under the supervision of a group of specialized teachers, with the aim of helping students to pass the examinations successfully”
"Arabic Language – part II"
[Question 5]
a. "Find the verb in the future subjunctive, and explain why it is so:
- Don’t expect to excel if you neglect your studies.
- You will never attain your rights by begging."
b. "Punctuate the underlined phrase:
- We shall die in order that our land may live”

Other questions illustrating the PA’s attitude to Israel:
[Question 1 – section 18]
"Circle… the sentence in which the direct object must precede the subject:
[The correct option:] Palestine will be freed by its heroes."
[Question 11, section c3]
"Punctuate the underlined phrase:
Do not view the occupier as human”
[Question 14b]
"Add the verb ‘to be’, or a verb that follows the same form, to the following sentences, and punctuate accordingly:
- Palestinian women are fighters”
Poem in PLO youth magazine glorifies Shahada: "The mother await[s] her son with love, as a Martyr"
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, May 1, 2011
Poem written by a girl in 8th grade, published in Zayzafuna youth magazine:
“How sad for the homes destroyed by imperialism,
And a people [the Palestinians] which has no fear of Martyrdom (Shahada)
And never thinks of f leeing,
And a man whose heart is full of hatred and loathing, A cowardly immigrant [Israeli] who seeks stability…
And how sad for occupied Palestine
And for our blessed, neglected Jerusalem
And for our pure, stolen land
And for the sky f illed with clouds of smoke…
And for the prisoner awaiting an Arab liberator
And for the mother awaiting her son with love, as a Martyr.”

Note:
Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted it’s funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Poem in PLO youth magazine expresses pride in Jihad fighters who died as Martyrs
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, May 1, 2011
Poem by a girl in 8th grade, published in PLO magazine for youth, Zayzafuna:
“Look at Jerusalem and at the Dome of the Rock [Mosque] Whose moon is high in the sky
Raising its head [in pride] at its sons who have Died as Martyrs for its [the mosque’s] liberation There the mighty Jihad fighter died as a Martyr
And Jerusalem is proud of its heroes who defend it with stones. Oh Jerusalem, do not be sad, for your victory is near
With the song of birds up high
Asking its people to stone the enemy
Oh bride of time
Oh third holy place [to Islam] – we will redeem you with our life
Oh compass of the nation – do not be sad
For your victory is near, Allah willing
Victory, victory, victory, oh city of Jerusalem.”
 
Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Girl on PA TV dedicates song glorifying Martyrdom to her terrorist uncle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 13, 2011
"When we become Martyrs we'll go to Paradise.
Don't say we're young.
This way of life has made us adults.
...
Without Palestine, what meaning is there to childhood?
Children, you performed the (religious) duty and Sunna (Islamic tradition):
There is no God but Allah, and the Shahid (Martyr) is Allah's beloved.
You have taught us the meaning of heroism.
...
Even if they were to give us this world and all of its treasures, no, it would not make us forget [Palestine]. Not at all.
It is my country and [I give] my blood for its sake."
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PA TV: Sacrifice your children as Martyrs to defeat the enemy [Israel]
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 3, 2011
Program: "In a Fighter’s Home”
Visit to the home of Martyr (Shahid) Fadaa Kandil and his brother, prisoner Yousuf Kandil
     Father says: ”If every home would sacrifice two of its children, we would defeat the enemy. Let every house with 7 [children] sacrifice 2, as I have done.”
Mother of a Martyr wishes for more children who will become Martyrs
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 24, 2010
Talkshow: “Good Morning Jerusalem”
Subject: Attacks on prisoners.
Guest: Amjad Abu Asab, head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Families.
Guest from Jerusalem: Mother of a Shahid and five prisoners, Um Rafat Al-Isawi (she herself is a former prisoner) 
Mother says: “If I were young and could bear children who would fight the way my children fought, and another generation of my children could arise, I would do it.”
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Palestinian girl wants to sacrifice her life for Jerusalem
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, May 1, 2010
Written by a girl in 10th grade, published by PLO youth magazine Zayzafuna:
“A Palestinian, I am a Palestinian
With my life I will redeem you, Jerusalem…”
 
Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Child on Hamas TV: "Put on the [explosive] belt, get on a bus and blow yourself up"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 12, 2010
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) children’s program Tomorrow’s Pioneers on "tolerance":
Izz Al-Din, a young child from Jericho, sings: "Put in the napalm and the gasoline, fill the bottle and throw it at the Jews who jailed my father. Put on the [explosive] belt, get on a bus and blow yourself up against the occupier."
Saraa, child presenter: "Thank you very much, Izz Al-Din, and say hi from us to everyone in Jericho."


Mother of Martyr: "Every mother should sacrifice her child for Palestine"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 11, 2010
PA TV news report:
Mother upon news of son's death in an IDF airstrike: "We had always hoped for his [my son's] Martyrdom (Shahada), knowing he wanted to die as a Martyr (Shahid). Every time he went out, we would say to him, 'May Allah be with you.' We knew that he wanted to die as a Martyr. Praise to Allah, he sought Martyrdom, and he achieved it. My message to every mother is to sacrifice her child for Palestine.
Another woman: "By Allah, we welcome every Martyr as if he were a groom among us." Click to view video
Hamas TV applauds child's wish for Shahada
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Jan. 22, 2010

Phone interview broadcast on Hamas TV kids' program, Tomorrow's Pioneers:
Host to girl on phone:
"How was it for you during the [Gaza] war [2009]? Were you afraid that you would die, that you would leave this world?"
Girl: "No. I wasn't afraid. I wished for Shahada (Martyrdom) -- Shahada for Allah."
Host: "How wonderful. Even this little girl - how old are you?"
Girl: "Ten."
Host: "[She] is not more than ten years old, and wants to die as a Shahida (Martyr) for Allah. We all wish for this [Shahada]."
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Kids shown video of their mother's suicide bombing death on Hamas TV
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 3, 2009
On a kids' TV show, the children of Reem Riyashi, a suicide bomber, watch the reenacment of her suicide:
TV Host:
"[Our guests are] the children of the Shahida [Martyr] Reem Riyashi."
The video is shown:] "Mommy, what are you carrying in your arms instead of me? A toy or a present for me? 
[Visual: Mother prepares bomb, hiding bomb]
Are you going out, Mommy? Come back quickly, Mommy.
[Girl sees TV news about her mother's bombing]
Instead of me you carried a bomb in your hands. Now, I know what was more precious than us.
My love [for Muhammad] will not be [only] words. [Picks up explosives in mother's drawer]
I am following Mommy in her steps! My mother! My mother!" [Girl looks at bomb in her hand]
TV Host:
"These are the children of the Shahida [Martyr], the heroic Jihad fighter who sacrificed all that she had for her homeland. She cared less about her own flesh and blood, and for their sake, she sacrificed [herself] for Allah. We say to the occupier, that we will continue in the footsteps of the Shahida [Martyr], the Jihad fighter Reem Riyashi, until we liberate our homeland from your hands, usurper." Click here to view
Hamas TV music video: Daughter of suicide terrorist promises to follow in mother's footsteps
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 22, 2009
5 year-old daughter of suicide terrorist Reem Riyashi, sings to her mother, promising to follow as suicide terrorist:
"Mommy, what are you carrying in your arms instead of me? A toy or a present for me?
[Visual: Mother prepares bomb, hiding bomb]
Are you going out, Mommy? Come back quickly, Mommy.
[Girl sees TV news about her mother's bombing]
Instead of me you carried a bomb in your hands. Now, I know what was more precious than us.
My love [for Muhammad] will not be [only] words.
[Picks up explosives in mother's drawer]
I am following Mommy in her steps! My mother! My mother!"
[Girl looks at bomb in her hand]
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Note: This video was broadcast repeatedly from 2007-2009.
Islamic legendary mother urged sons to die as Shahids
Source: Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, Apr. 15, 2009
     “Al-Khansa witnessed the Battle of Al-Qadisiyah with her four sons. She urged them to fight… They fought until all of them fell as Shahids [Martyrs for Allah]. When the news reached her, she said, ‘Praise be to Allah who has honored me by their Shahada [Martyrdom]…’”

Note: Al-Khansa - an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century) famous and honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers.
Hamas song for kids: "Death is honor and victory"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 20, 2009
A young girl throws darts shaped like missiles at a target shaped like the Star of David, promoting another repeating Hamas message - violence against Israel. When the target is hit and the Star of David falls, the young girl raises her hands in victory. All this is shown while the following words of the song are being sung:
     "Teach the children that death is honor and victory. Through death, we seek to bring the dawn and the day." Click to view video

Hamas kids' TV: Death is heroic
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Jan. 2, 2009
Assud, Hamas's rabbit puppet, dies on kids' TV show: 
TV Host:
"Also our friends Assud was injured."
Assud: "Tell [the children] that Assud has died, has died as a hero, died as Shahid (Martyr), died as Shahid, O Saraa, died as Shahid, O Saraa."
[Assud in death throes]
[Assud died]
TV Host: "Assud... Assud... No, Assud... Don't die, Assud... We will sacrifice ourselves for you, Palestine." Click here to view
Schoolbook: "Your enemies seek life while you seek death"
Source: Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, Jan. 1, 2009
PA schoolbook written by Fatah educators teaches 13 and 14 year-olds to prefer death in battle over life, while it is the enemies who cherish life:
     “O heroes, Allah has promised you victory ... Do not talk yourselves into flight…Your enemies seek life while you seek death. They seek spoils to fill their empty stomachs while you seek a Garden [Paradise] as wide as are the heavens and the earth. Do not be anxious to meet them [enemies], for death is not bitter in the mouth of the believers. These drops of blood that gush from your bodies will be transformed tomorrow into blazing red meteors that will fall down upon the heads of your enemies."

PA names eight schools after "Mother of Martyrs"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2009
Al-Khansa was an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century). She is honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers. The PA has named eight schools after her:

PA schools named after Al-Khansa:

1. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary Schools in Bethlehem (Al Hayat Al Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006)
2. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary Schools in Jenin (Al Hayat Al Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006)
3. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary Schools in Nablus (Al Hayat Al Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006)
4. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary Schools in Khan Yunes (Al Hayat Al Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006)
5. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary Schools in Rafah (Al Hayat Al Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006)
6. Al-Khansa Girls' High School in 'Absan Al-Kabira'
7. “Mother of the Martyrs” Boys' School – Nahalin
8. Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School Yatta Municipality (Al-Quds, Mar. 21, 2005)
Child in PA school declares his love of Martyrdom death
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 14, 2008

Child in PA school:
    
"I have let my land drink my blood"
"We are the ones who chose the way of peace; you are the one who chose the way of war.
We are the children of the green gardens. Palestine is my mother and my father;
I have let my land drink my blood, and I love the way of the Shahada [Martyrdom for Allah]."
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Fatah TV quiz glorifies terrorist Mughrabi alongside Mickey Mouse
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 6, 2008
“Dear children, here is [the clue] to the riddle:
[You were] a beloved bride, daughter of Jaffa,
Jasmine flower; You have lived 30 years since
your death. You were escorted [in death]
with your friends and the flag of Palestine…
Dear children, the answer to the riddle:
Dalal Mughrabi.” Click to view video

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA TV message for kids: Death for Allah is bliss
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 16, 2008
Child host: [the clue to] the riddle: The national hero,
A small child: A knight riding the "Martyrdom" horse; Martyrdom is bliss. Paradise is yours, the hero of Palestine, who carried a stone to confront a tank.

     "On the day of his death Faris Ouda left his home with a slingshot, after having made himself a wreath decorated with photos of himself and having written on it 'The brave Shahid (Martyr) Faris Ouda.'"
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30. 2000]
Mother to son: Don't be sad at my death
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2008
In a PA TV music video, a mother sings to her son:
     "If you hear of [my] death, don't be sad.
My soul and yours, my dear, are to honor Palestine, to honor Palestine!"
Click to view video

Note: Broadcast November 2007 to June 2008, almost daily.
Hamas children's TV: Puppet's Martyr-death celebrated as wedding
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 1, 2008
The Martyrdom of Nahoul, Hamas's bee:
[Doctor examines Nahoul.]
Man: "Doctor, he needs medicine which our hospitals lack. We wanted to transfer him to Israel, but Israel prevented his entry."
[Attempted resuscitation]
[Nahoul dies]
TV Host: "Today we say: congratulations, oh Nahoul, this is your wedding, Nahoul. We don't see it as your death, Nahoul, but as your wedding, Nahoul." Click here to view
PA TV glorifies 17 year-old suicide terrorist as hero
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 23, 2007
PA TV interview with father of suicide terrorist Ayyat al-Akhras. At the age of 17, Ayyat Al-Akhras became the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber. She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002.
Host: “Father of [suicide terrorist] Martyr Ayyat al-Akhras - you and your cause deserve the greatest respect… Ayyat was very young [17] when she was martyred… In our view, Ayyat is a hero, and we want to hear more and remember this Martyr, since we hold her memory dear in our hearts.”
Father: "[Ayyat's] goal was to study journalism, to promote her Palestinian cause around the world…”
Host: “Through Ayyat's heroic act [suicide bombing] she succeeded in reaching the entire world.”
Hamas children's show teaches: Jews are murderers
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 20, 2007
Hamas TV repeating libel: Jews are murderers:
Nahoul: "We will liberate Al-Aqsa from the filth of the criminal Jews, who killed my grandfather, and killed Farfur, and history will bear witness to that."
TV Host: "Sabah, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
Sabah: "Journalist."
TV Host: "Wow, Journalist! Nahoul, we need journalists."
Nahoul: "Why? So that... so that they will photograph the Jews when they are killing Farfur and the little children?"
TV Host: "Yes, Nahoul."
Child: "We will go on Jihad when we grow up."
Nahoul: "Yes, we are the Jihad warriors, me and you!"
Child: "Allah willing." Click here to view
Hamas kids' TV: Mickey Mouse puppet killed by Israel becomes a Martyr
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), June 29, 2007
A video of Farfur, Hamas Mickey Mouse being beaten and killed by Israeli:
[Farfur in interrogation]
Israeli interrogator: "Sit down Farfur. Farfur, we want to buy the land, we will give you a lot of money.
Farfur: "No!! We don't sell our lands to terrorists!"
Israeli: "Farfur!!! I want you to give me the documents, give me the documents!!!"
Farfur: "I won't give the document! Won't give! Won't give!"
Israeli: "Farfur!!! Farfur! Hand me the documents Farfur! Hand me the documents Farfur! You call us terrorists, Farfur?! Take this, take this! Take this! Take this!"
Farfur: "Stop! Stop!"
TV Host: "Yes, our children friends, we lost our dearest friend, Farfur. Farfur became a Shahid (Martyr) while protecting his land." Click here to view
Journalist condemns PA culture of death taught to kids
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 18, 2007
A Palestinian journalist has expressed despair about the society of death worship in Gaza. In so doing, he has corroborated PMW findings documenting the death culture promoted in Palestinian Authority education.
Ghassan Zaqtan, PA journalist:
     “We knew that they would do it, especially in Gaza, where a mother brushes her young son's hair at 7:00, so that he will be killed at 7:30, and where the children learn that death is preferable to life! We knew that they would do this, it was clear to us: with language overflowing with the rhetoric of death and the norms of killing, in the religious rulings [Fatwas] and in Friday and holiday sermons.”
Hamas Kindergarten graduation ceremony - children taught to be fighters and suicide bombers
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 31, 2007

Woman:
"The following clip will illustrate the Palestinian childhood of the [Hamas] Islamic Association's kindergartens."
[Young children are shown wearing military uniforms and carrying rifles. Some wear masks and suicide vests. The children are shown marching in formation, crawling on the ground, jumping over obstaces, and shouting slogans.]
Children chant: "Jihad! Allah Akbar! Your role model? The Prophet [Muhammad]. Your path? Jihad! Your aspiration? Death for Allah. Your movement? Hamas! Your movement? Hamas!"
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Palestinian children taught paradise is reward for martyrdom
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 28, 2006

PA TV video features Muhammad Al-Dura, a Palestinian boy who was killed in a televised crossfire in Gaza in 2000. Al-Dura calls children to follow him to Paradise:
Text on screen
: "I am waving to you, not in parting, but to say follow me..."
Narrator: "How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. How sweet is the fragrance of the earth, its thirst quenched by the gush of blood flowing from the youthful body. How sweet is the fragrance of the earth. The boy [Muhammad Al-Dura] cried: 'Oh father, till we meet, till we meet, father, till we meet, I will go with no fear and without crying. How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. I will go, father, to my place in heaven. How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. Oh father, till we meet, till we meet, Oh father, till we meet.'"
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Note: This video was broadcast hundreds of times on PA TV from 2001 - 2008.

PA TV music video for kids promotes rock throwing and glorifies Martyrdom death
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 13, 2006
PA TV music video to children, broadcast hundreds of times from 2002 to 2006: 
     "The beloved Al-Aqsa [mosque] cried out to us. Shake the earth, raise the stones. You will not be saved, Oh Zionist, from the volcano of my country's stones.You will not be saved, Oh Zionist, from the volcano of my country's stones. You are the target of my eyes. I welcome my falling as a Shahid [Martyr]. You are the target of my eyes. I welcome my falling as a Shahid [Martyr]. Allah Akbar, Oh the young ones."
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Mahmoud Abbas applauds girl chanting about Martyrdom
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2006

Palestinian Children's Day event, in the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
     "Even if all the Jews arrived [in Israel], seeking refuge with the monkeys (Israelis) and scaring the lions (Arabs), we will never accept compensation for our land. There is no substitute for Jerusalem! In Palestine there are brave people who fight the worst oppression. [...] Our death is like life. My homeland is the invaders' grave. [...] I will walk a thousand miles, even if I die there as a Shahid (Martyr). All together, to Jerusalem! To Jerusalem!" [Mahmoud Abbas applauds]
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Schools named after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 26, 2006
1 - “The Dalal Mughrabi girls high school – Gaza
2 - “The Dalal Mughrabi girls high school –  A-Shuyoukh [Hebron]
 
[Dalal Mughrabi led a bus hijacking (1978) that was the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history. 37 vacationers, including 12 children, were murdered]
Mother of child Martyr wished a different son had died
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 6, 2004
Mother of 15 year-old who died in suicide mission:
     "It was sad and joyous what happened to him, meaning, he always liked the Shahada (Martyrdom). All children at his age do. He always cared for me. I would have preferred that one of his other brothers would have attained Shahada instead of him, because he was the joy of my life." Click here to view
PA TV children's song: Martyrdom is "sweet"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2004
PA TV music video: Boy sends farewell letter as he leaves to die for Allah. As he falls "dead" his letter defines death as "sweet." (Broadcast more than 1000 times on PA TV, 2001 - 2004.)

"Don't be sad, my dear [father], and don't cry over my parting,
My dear father, for my country I sacrificed myself.
With determination and desire I will keep my promise.
How sweet is Shahada [Martyrdom] when I'm embraced by you, my land!
My beloved, my mother, most dear to me, be joyous over my blood, don't cry for me." Click here to view
Arafat to kids: Child-Martyr is role model
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2003
     "Faris Ouda left home with a slingshot, having made a wreath with his picture, and writing: 'The Brave Shahid Faris Ouda'."
He said to his mother, "Don't worry, mother, Shahada (Martyrdom) is sweet.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2000; Feb. 3, 2001]

Yasser Arafat, in a speech to children
:
     "We are saluting the spirit of our hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! We are proud of you [youth] who represent the steadfastness and the sacrifice of your companion, the hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Oh, children of Palestine! The peers, friends, brothers and sisters of Faris Ouda."
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 4, 2003, July 22, 2003, Aug. 18, 2002]
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Note: Faris Ouda is a 14 year-old who prepared his own memorial before going off to become a Shahid.
Teaching kids to aspire Martyrdom is educational goal
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 4, 2003
The Director of the Palestinian Children’s Aid Association, Firial Hillis, explained that it was an integral part of the official educational policy to educate young children to aspire to Shahada – Martyr's death:
    
“The concept of Shahada for him [the child] means belonging to the homeland, from a religious point of view. Sacrifice for his homeland. Achieving Shahada in order to reach Paradise and to meet his God. This is the best. We also teach our children to protect the homeland, belonging and to reach Shahada.”
PA Ministry of Education names football tournament after suicide bomber who murdered 30
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 21, 2003
    “In the football field of Tulkarem’s Abd Al-Majid Tayeh School, under the auspices of Jamal Tarif, Director of the Education Department [of the PA Ministry of Education]; Supervisor of Physical Education [of the Tulkarem District’s Education Administration of the PA Ministry of Education] Jamal Odeh; and in the presence of school principal Jamal Ayat; the head of the sports committee, and committee members; the Tulkarem Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Football Tournament, the Championship of the Martyr Abd Al-Basset Odeh, began with the participation of seven top teams, named after Martyrs who gave their lives to redeem the Homeland. The teams are: ..., Martyr Raed Karmi… Martyr Tareq Abu Safaka, Martyr Tareq Al-Qato, Martyr Mahmoud Marmash... Issam, the brother of the Martyr (suicide bomber Abd Al-Basset Odeh), will distribute the trophies."

Note: Abd Al-Basset Odeh - suicide bomber who carried out Passover dinner attack at the Park Hotel in Netanya on March 27, 2002. 30 Israelis were killed and 140 injured.
Raed Karmi - commander of Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Tulkarem.
Tareq Abu Safaka - suicide bomber who carried out attack on the West bank community of Hermesh in 2002, killing three Israelis.
Tareq Al-Qato
- member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades; sniper in the PA’s intelligence apparatus, who shot many Israeli soldiers.
Mahmoud Marmash
– planner of the suicide bombing at the Sharon Mall in Netanya in 2001. 5 Israelis were killed and 74 wounded.
"Ask for death and life will be given to you" - The PA encourages children to die as "Martyrs"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 5, 2002
Palestinian children: Death as a Martyr is sweet
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 9, 2002
Host: "You described Shahada (Martydrdom) as something beautiful. Do you think it is beautiful?"
Walla, age 11: "Shahada (Martyrdom) is a very, very beautiful thing. Everyone yearns for Shahada. What could be sweeter than going to paradise?"
Host:
"What is better, peace and full rights for the Palestinian people, or Shahada?"
Walla:
"Shahada. I will achieve my rights after becoming a Shahida (Martyr)."
Host:
"Ok, Yussra, would you agree with that?"
Yussra, age 11: "Of course, Shahada is sweet. We don't want this world, we want the Afterlife. We benefit not from this life, but from the Afterlife."
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Hezbollah animation teaches Palestinian kids to throw stones at Israelis and to seek death as Martyrs
Source: Al-Manar TV (Hezbollah), June 1, 2002
     “The enemies harm everyone, therefore the young ones are now crying “Allah Akbar!” [Background shows the Dome of the Rock, a holy Islamic shrine in Jerusalem] You are [our people’s] purpose and concern, let your stone pour out blood. Your land is your honor and your mother, and worldly things only come after it. My book has turned into a stone. With it, I repel the treacherous. It is small like [the boy] but its effect is great. Purify yourself, pray and set out. With your blood the soil will be perfumed. Engrave your name on [Heaven’s] doors. I am at your service, on Al-Aqsa [Mosque]! I am at your service, oh Jerusalem! I may have missed a lesson, but my love for you is a lesson itself. Come out of every tunnel, window and door, join your stone to mine. The shooting of the evil [Israelis] doesn’t scare us. The dear [child] has fulfilled his desire, achieving the merit of Marytrdom. [The boy] who went to redeem his country is not considered dead.”
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Arafat: Dead child-martyrs "greatest message" to world
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 15, 2002
Interviewer: "Mr. President, what message would you like to send to the Palestinian people, in general, and in particular to the Palestinian children?"
Arafat: "This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank – is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a Shahid? We are proud of them."
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