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“We’re going to free Palestine… from the river to the sea,” chants girl in Fatah video

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Girl: “We’re going to free our land/Together and hand in hand/Palestine will be free/From the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea”

  • Young man: “Palestine… will be liberated from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea”

Abbas’ Fatah Movement educates Palestinian children to envision the destruction of Israel and a future with only “Palestine.” This doctrine is evident in Fatah’s magazine Waed aimed at young children and youth, as exposed in Palestinian Media Watch’s recent report. Maps such as these are part of the contents in the magazine:

[Waed, issue 31, p. 2]

[Waed, issue 32, p. 7]

Therefore, it is not surprising that a branch of Fatah’s institution for young kids – “the Lion Cubs and Flowers” which produces Waed - posted a video of a young girl prophesying Israel's end, repeating the well-known PA slogan: “Palestine will be free/From the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea”:

Girl (in English): “We’re going to free Palestine
And finally comes our time
We’re going to free our land
Together and hand in hand
Palestine will be free
From the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea

No, we can’t hesitate
We’re going to build our state
The refugees will come back
And here flies our flag”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls – Nablus Branch, Nov. 18, 2021]

At an event marking the anniversary of the Palestinian declaration of independence of 1988, a young man vowed that the young Palestinians will “liberate Palestine from the sea to the river”:

Young man at event: “We’re here to convey a message to the entire world that we’re continuing Yasser Arafat’s path... Of course, we hope that Palestine will be liberated, Allah willing, through the young people in this homeland, and it’ll be liberated from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, from the north to the south.”

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Nov. 15, 2021]

For decades the PA and Fatah have pretended to the international community and Israel that they “only” want a “state within the 1967 borders”, and that they want to live “peacefully side by side with Israel.” However, the internal message in Arabic to the population, and particularly to kids, is entirely different. As the girl’s recital and the young man’s statement show, Palestinian children and youth are indoctrinated to envision a future where everything is “Palestine” and there is no Israel.