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Kindergarteners pose with toy rifles, military uniform and maps erasing Israel, as well as holding signs stating "Palestine - Jerusalem is ours"

Images posted on the Facebook page of “the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution” – the Fatah Youth Institution for Boys and Girls


The images show an event marking the anniversary of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death at “Quarters of Jerusalem” kindergarten in Kifl Hares, south of Nablus.




The following image shows a boy in military uniform and a scarf featuring the Palestinian flag and the word “Palestine” in English aiming a toy rifle at the camera in front of a Palestinian flag and a picture of Arafat.



The following image shows the boy pointing the toy rifle in the air.



The following image shows girls wearing scarves with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel and the PA areas as “Palestine,” and text reading “Palestine” and “Jerusalem is ours.” Three of the girls are holding pictures of Arafat, while the girl who is second from the left is holding a sign.

Text on sign: “Oh Yasser Arafat, you passed away but still live on in our hearts, Nov. 11, 2004”






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.