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Palestinian children are taught that fugitive terrorist prisoners are "heroes," "lofty lions" and "a miracle"

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Nusayba Al-Mazeniya Elementary School for Girls



Posted text: “O lofty lions behind bars

The homelands are proud of [men] like them

Men who let the enemy taste from the bitter cup

Men who stand firm and who were fed up with submission and defeat

Young people in the best of their years waved the flag of victory

Morning roll call activities as a sign of solidarity with the heroic prisoners”




The image shows children and adults holding Palestinian flags and a yellow Fatah flag; two of the students are wearing scarves that have “Palestine” written on them, and one of them is holding a sign.

Text on sign: “The creators of freedom”


-refers to six terrorist prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison





The image shows children at morning roll call holding signs and flags bearing the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.”

Text on signs: “Zakariya Zubeidi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for numerous attacks)”

“Munadil Nafiyat (i.e., Islamic Jihad terrorist)”

“Ayham Kamamji (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1)”
















The images show children holding signs and Fatah flags.




The image shows a poster on the left with images of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and a poster in the center with text on it.

Text on poster: “The creators of freedom


Free prisoner Zakariya Zubeidi. Age: 45. Residence: Jenin refugee camp. Arrest: 2019. Sentence: Detained.


Free prisoner Ayham Kamamji. Age: 35. Residence: Kafr Dan-Jenin. Arrest: 2006. Sentence: Life sentence.


Free prisoner Mahmoud Ardah (i.e., Islamic Jihad terrorist). Age: 46. Residence: Arraba-Jenin. Arrest: 1996. Sentence: Life sentence.


Free prisoner Muhammad Ardah (i.e., involved in murder of 3). Age: 39. Residence: Arraba-Jenin. Arrest: 2002. Sentence: Life sentence.


Free prisoner Munadil Nafiyat. Age: 26. Residence: Ya’abad-Jenin. Arrest: 2019. Sentence: Detained.


Free prisoner Yaqub Qaderi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1). Age: 49. Residence: Bir Al-Basha-Jenin. Arrest: 2003. Sentence: Life sentence.”



















The image shows students holding a green sign.

Text on sign: “A salute of honor and admiration to our heroic prisoners

Gilboa Prison





The image shows a green sign.

Text on sign: “Sept. 6 [2021]

The miracle of the free prisoners’ victory

1) Ayham Kamamji

2) Zakariya Zubeidi

3) Munadil Nafiyat

4) Yaqub Qaderi

5) Mahmoud Ardah

6) Muhammad Ardah”




2021 Gilboa Prison escape – 6 Palestinian terrorist prisoners escaped from Israel's Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6, 2021, by widening the hole of the shower drainpipe in the floor of their cell. One terrorist is from Fatah - Zakariya Zubeidi, and the other five are from Islamic Jihad - Ayham Kamamji, Muhammad Ardah, Mahmoud Ardah, Yaqub Qaderi, and Munadil Nafiyat. Four of the terrorists were recaptured after five days: Zubeidi, Ardah, Ardah, and Qaderi. Kamamji and Nafiyat were arrested in Jenin on Sept. 18, 2021 along with two accomplices. Zubeidi was head of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in the Jenin area during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), when he oversaw numerous lethal attacks, and he also carried out shooting attacks in 2018-2019. Kamamji participated in the murder of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri on June 25, 2006, and planned to blow up a bus using an exploding car. Muhammad Ardah participated in initiating and executing a suicide bombing on bus no. 823 on Nov. 29, 2001, in which 3 people were murdered and many others were wounded. Mahmoud Ardah was involved in numerous attacks; the website of Islamic Jihad’s military wing defined him as the "commander" of the prison escape. Qaderi committed a shooting attack on Sept. 18, 2002 with an accomplice in which Israeli Yosef Ajami was murdered and a foreign worker was wounded. Nafiyat was being held in administrative detention.

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.