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Zayzafuna youth mag: Israelis are "wretched Zionists" and "thieves"

A child’s composition in the PLO youth magazine Zayzafuna called Israelis the “wretched Zionists”:
     “One lovely day I went with my family to Jerusalem… I saw the Dome of the Rock [Mosque], covered in gold… and its beautiful decorations testifying to Muslim excellence in ornamentation, but at the same time I saw sadness everywhere… because of the occupation and the siege on it by the wretched Zionists. After my prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque I asked Allah to defend this blessed land and to liberate it from the hand of the thieves.”

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.

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