Model of a Hamas rocket which was fired at an Israeli Airport is put on display at EU-funded PA elementary school
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch
Posted text: “The Fatah Movement’s Nablus branch participates in the launch of the ‘Return is a Right that Refuses to be Forgotten’ exhibit at the Hawara Elementary School for Girls.”
The image shows the exhibit at the Hawara Elementary School for Girls, an EU-funded PA state school. The display shows a rocket with “Ayyash 250” written on it, referring to a Hamas rocket model that Hamas claimed it fired at Israel’s Ramon Airport located north of Eilat in southern Israel during its recent rocket barrage – see note below. Next to the rocket is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine,” in the colors of the Palestinian flag. What resembles red blood is seen dripping down above the map.
The image shows a decoration in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine,” and next to it is a key representing the Palestinian refugees’ “right of return.”
Text on sign in bottom right corner: “The procession of freedom –
My homeland is from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River. Our return is near, and we have already begun to pack our belongings.”
The image shows a sign on the bottom left featuring the word “Beita,” the name of a Palestinian town near Ariel in the northern West Bank. The letter “a” is in the shape of a fist that is punching a man who apparently is Jewish and is meant to represent the community of Evyatar that was established near Beita and has been the target of Palestinian protests.
The sign on the right shows the PA map of “Palestine” with a Palestinian flag inside of it.
Text on sign: “This is not a passing battle. This time we have gained a generation that we feared would forget"
the Hawara Elementary School for Girls is a PA state school funded by the eu. Below is a description of the picture from their facebook page that hasn’t been active since 2016
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Hawara Elementary School for Girls
The image shows signs at the entrance to the Hawara Elementary School for Girls
Text on top sign: “The State of Palestine
The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Southern Nablus Directorate of Education
Hawara Elementary School for Girls”
The bottom sign features the EU flag.
Text on bottom sign in English: “Funded by ECHO
Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission
Community based activities
In Huwwara Town”
Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021 – On April 30, 2021, facing certain electoral defeat, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas cancelled the first PA elections scheduled in 15 years. Hamas, which expected to win the elections, denounced it as a “coup.” In need of a conflict to divert public discontent, Abbas artificially generated a crisis over Jerusalem. His Fatah party called for "raising the level of confrontation,” and Abbas' spokesman told Palestinians "the battle of all battles is here.” Jerusalem Arabs responded by attacking Jews with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Hamas, Abbas' political rival, could not allow Abbas to lead the battle, so on May 10, 2021, Hamas launched rocket barrages targeting Israeli population centers including Jerusalem. Over the next 11 days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired over 4,300 rockets into southern and central Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals, and wounding hundreds. In response, Israel launched Operation Guardian of the Walls to target Hamas terror leaders and terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Already in mid-April, a planned eviction of some Palestinian families illegally living in Jewish-owned buildings in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem had led to clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police. This dispute provided Palestinians with a pretext for violent rioting. Adding to the crisis, Israeli Arabs started rioting throughout Israel, especially in cities with a mixed Jewish and Arab population. Two Jews were murdered and many were wounded. According to Walla, an independent Israeli news site, 10 synagogues were wholly or partly burned down; fires were set in 112 Jewish homes and 1 Arab home mistaken for a Jewish home; 386 Jewish homes were plundered and 673 were damaged; 849 cars were set ablaze; and there were 5,018 rock-throwing attacks. In response, Jews started attacking Arabs and their properties as well, but on a much smaller scale. No mosques were burned; 13 Arab homes were damaged; 13 Arab-owned cars were burned; and there were 41 rock-throwing attacks by Jews. [Walla, May 16, 2021] The fighting between Israel and Hamas ended with a ceasefire on May 21, 2021.