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Child vows to “liberate Palestine” with weapons

Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook  |
PA TV news report:
Child vows to "liberate Palestine" with weapons

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

An official Palestinian Authority TV news report recently included a short clip of a young child vowing to "liberate Palestine" - "with our weapons."

"Palestine is the heart of our nation," said a boy of about 10 who was featured in the news report about a Fatah event in Cairo earlier this month.

"We will liberate it with our own hands, with our weapons or our stones. We will liberate Palestine! We will liberate Palestine!"
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 14, 2010]

The significance is not that the young boy said this but that PA TV news chose to broadcast it.

The decision to include a child's pledge of violence in a PA TV news report is just the latest example of the PA under Mahmoud Abbas actively glorifying violence against Israel and teaching children to see violence as the means to conflict resolution.

To view more examples from the PMW website of the PA's promotion of violence, click here.
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