Children seek death
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]

Palestinian girl in Syria dreams of becoming a Martyr in “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2013
PA TV News’ report about Palestinian refugees in Syria and the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel). PA TV News chose to inlcude the following statement in the report:
     Palestinian girl living in Syria: “If only, Allah, if only You had left me [in Palestine] and let me be a potential Palestinian Martyr (Shahid).”

10 year-old on Hamas TV: "We all 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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Boy vows to join father in Martyrs` Paradise 
Source: Hamas website, Feb. 1, 2009
Palestinian boy:
     "By Allah, oh my father, I love you more than my own soul, but that is trivial because of my religion, my cause and my Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. Father, my eyes will shed no tears, but my finger will pull the trigger - this trigger that I still remember. I will never forget, beloved father, the times when you taught me the love of Jihad. You taught me the love of arms, so that I would be a knight, Allah willing. I will follow in your steps and fight the enemies on the battlefield. Every drop of blood that dripped from your pure body is worth dozens of bullets directed towards the enemies' chest. Tomorrow I will grow up, tomorrow I will avenge, and the battlefields will know who is the son of the Martyr, the commander, Ashraf Mushtaha. Finally, father, we are not saying goodbye, rather, I'll see you as a Shahid (Martyr) in Paradise. [I am] your son, who longs to meet you, the young knight, Naim, son of Ashraf Mushtaha."
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Child: Martyr is hero, 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]

"Youth to continue the way of the Shahids (Martyrs)" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 12, 2008
     “The youth committee of the high school in the Yatta region finished the summer camp activities … in his speech, Jihad Abu Zahra, coordinator of the youth committee … emphasized the desire of the youth to continue the way of the Shahids (Martyrs) until the fulfillment of our people's goals of freedom and independence.”

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.”

Girl Shahida smiled as she died for Palestine 
Source: Al-Fateh.net - Hamas Website, Mar. 15, 2006
     "Su'ad sat next to the driver, to direct him, and she led him to the land-mines. Then the [car] blew-up and all of the soldiers were killed. As for Su'ad, well she became a Shahida (Martyr for Allah) on the grass, while smiling, because she died as a Shahida for Palestine."...

Hamas website for children: Shahada is a new life 
Source: Al-Fateh.net - Hamas Website, Mar. 7, 2006
     “We shall never surrender. We will rise up in determination, like our ancestors We will sacrifice, sacrifice our lives … the oppressors will be defeated... The blood of the shahid has taught us That Shahada is a new life…”

Girl vows to be buried as Martyr 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 29, 2003
Girl on phone to TV show:
“Girl:
My name is Alaa, I am from Rafah, ten years old.
Host: Yes, please, Alaa.
Girl: Let the pigs and the monkeys know, and their leaders Sharon and Bush, that we shall stay on this land, our birth place and origin. And we shall be buried there, Shahids (Martyrs) for Palestine.”

Child Aspiring to Death for Allah 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 13, 2002
Children’s page in PA daily:
"Poem by Omar Ali Amda (6th grade):
I have responded to my country’s call, my honor shall not fall.
My Shahada (dying for Allah) is in my hands.
I shall redeem my country with my soul...
I am not troubled by the breaking of my bones..."

PA children play the Shahid (Martyr) game and argue who gets to die as Martyr 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 1, 2002
Palestinian children: "In spirit and blood, we'll redeem you, oh Martyr! Allah Akbar!"
PA TV narrator: "That's the Shahid (Martyr) Game."
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 26, 2001: "A seven year old girl says to her friends: 'Let's play the Shahid (Martyr) Game!' The children...argue who will play the Shahid. Fa'iz, 6 years old, says: 'You were the Shahid yesterday, today it's my turn! I'm younger than you. I'll be the one to die!'" Click here to view