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Young boy carries an assault rifle at a Fatah procession in memory of Arafat - The children "are the future of Palestinian liberation" says Fatah

Images from Salfit and Tubas and text posted on the Facebook page of “the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution” – the Fatah Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls – in Egypt



The image shows a man wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) standing next to a young boy in a military uniform with a keffiyeh around his head holding an assault rifle.



Posted text: From the heart of the homeland – the committee of the Fatah Movement branch in Egypt; a visit to Salfit and Tubas; participation with honored Fatah members in a national procession during activities marking the anniversary of [the death of former PLO Chairman and PA President] Martyr Yasser Arafat. (The lion cubs and flowers (i.e., boys and girls) of Palestine are the future of the liberation) [parentheses in source].”




Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.