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Palestinian children are taught to glorify "heroic" terrorists who escaped from Israeli prison

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


















The images show a child holding a sign.

Text on sign: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

Repeat one word again and again to the prison guard: ‘Allahu Akbar’ (i.e., “Allah is greatest”)”







The images show children holding a poster with a picture of Islamic Jihad terrorist Mahmoud Ardah, one of six terrorist prisoners who escaped Gilboa Prison – see note below.

Text on poster: “Hero

Mahmoud Ardah

Third escape attempt

The mind behind the recent operation

Was 16 years old when he was first arrested and sentenced to 4 years

After two years he was arrested [again]. His current sentence is life.

[After] 15 years he liberated himself”



















The images show children holding a poster with a picture of Fatah terrorist Zakariya Zubeidi, who was responsible for numerous attacks.

Text on poster: “Hero

Zakariya Zubeidi

He was subjected to four assassination attempts in which he was wounded by bullets

An explosive blew up in his face (the signs are still visible)

His mother and sister died as Martyrs in a raid in 2002 of the Jenin refugee camp that stands firm

He wrote [the] thesis ‘The Dragon and the Hunter’

He took down occupiers and also wounded 30 settlers”





The image shows a girl holding a sign.

Text on sign: “#Free_despite_the_chains”















The images show children holding a poster.

Text on poster: “O one whose eyes and hands are full of blood: The night is passing

The interrogation rooms will not remain, neither will the sounds of the chains”





The image shows a girl holding a poster with a spoon on the left, indicating the spoon used in the Gilboa Prison escape, and open chains on the right.

Text on poster in English and Arabic: “Their freedom – our duty”





The image shows a child holding a poster with open chains on the left.

Text on poster: “The chains will be broken in spite of the prison guard”




The image shows a girl holding a poster with a spoon on the right.

Text on poster: “Our prisoner knights, glory and victory

In spite of the prison guard”





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.