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How and why the PA kills its own children: Special Report for UN World Children’s Day

Itamar Marcus  |
  • The PA sends its children to be killed so that it can blame and demonize Israel before the international community. The UN and many governments fall into the PA trap and criticize Israel for killing Palestinian children - even though the PA sent the children to be killed. Were it not for international criticism of Israel, the PA would have no political benefit in killing their own children and Palestinian children’s lives would be saved.



The Palestinian Authority is literally murdering its own children for political gain. They are not murdering them by shooting bullets into their heads; they are murdering them by putting their heads in front of the bullets.


This PMW Special Video Report is being released on UN World Children’s Day with the hope that the UN and world leaders will recognize that the PA is brainwashing Palestinian children to attack Israelis on what are essentially Martyrdom-seeking missions. The UN and others who partner with the PA in blaming Israel for these PA-driven child-Martyrdom deaths, are reinforcing the PA's use of the child “Martyrdom” strategy, and are causing the deaths of additional Palestinian children.


PMW has compiled a video documenting the PA’s brainwashing of children and youth to seek death for Allah and “Palestine” in terror attacks and confrontations with Israel and the PA’s brainwashing of society – and parents – to applaud and praise when children die.

1. The PA child “Martyrdom” strategy:


1a. The PA encourages children to see Martyrdom-death fighting Israelis as something glorious that will bring them honor and popularity. They are told that the streets will be filled with people honoring their Martyrdom and their pictures will be everywhere. Children are taught these messages in PA/Fatah summer camps, children’s TV programs, and PA and Fatah children’s education.

1b. Palestinian teenagers are now regularly attacking Israeli soldiers and civilians with knives, Molotov cocktails, and even rifles, often seeking not only to kill Israelis but to be killed themselves and achieve the desired Martyrdom. Some leave farewell messages, last wills and requests, and tell relatives and friends to take their pictures in advance because they will soon be “Martyrs.”

1c. Once teen terrorists are killed and become “Martyrs”, the PA glorifies them as national heroes and religious icons, who were specifically chosen by Allah to reach this high level of “Martyrdom.” Palestinian mothers are encouraged to celebrate their children’s death as something idyllic, which includes a wedding to the 72 dark-eyed Virgins of Paradise.

1d. Mothers, fathers, siblings, and relatives who celebrate the “Martyr’s” death are praised and glorified for their “resolve” and willingness to “sacrifice” and given extensive media exposure to tell other Palestinians how happy they are at the child’s Martyrdom-death.

1e. This PA brainwashing has been so successful that a common chant is heard among crowds at funerals for terrorist “Martyrs” and then published by official PA TV: “Mother of the Martyr, what joy you have merited, if only my mother was in your place.”


2. The PA’s political use of dead Palestinian children


Successfully having brainwashed many Palestinian children into getting themselves killed, the PA runs to the international community and publishes the high numbers of dead Palestinian children and blames Israel for their deaths.


3. The UN and many countries turn the PA murder industry into political success


Instead of blaming the PA for murdering its own children, the UN and many individual parliaments criticize Israel because of the high numbers of dead Palestinian children. The international criticism of Israel shows the PA that its strategy is working and motivates the PA to continue its Martyrdom promotion among its children and youth.


The PA’s murdering its own children for political benefit places the PA among the world’s greatest child abusers. However, without the UN and some international bodies criticizing Israel for killing Palestinian children, the PA would have no political benefit in killing their own children. Every time the UN or a world leader criticizes Israel for the deaths of Palestinian children while ignoring the fact that the children were intentionally sent to carry out terror attacks and be killed, they are reinforcing the PA’s child Martyrdom strategy and are writing the death sentence for yet another Palestinian child.

Click to view a medley of short videos documenting the PA’s indoctrination of children to seek Martyrdom, the encouragement of parents to celebrate the death of their children, and the parents’ joyous responses to their children’s Martyrdom.

The following is a transcript of the Special Video Report:


The Child-Martyrdom cult

of the Palestinian Authority


The PA teaches children to sacrifice themselves as Martyrs

Girl: "My son, we were not created for happiness. In my eyes, you are meant for Martyrdom! ... Our weapon is our Islam, and our ammunition is our children. And you, O my son, are meant for Martyrdom.”


Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 22, 2019


Girl: "The path of Martyrdom is our choice."

Official PA TV, Nov. 13, 2021


Girls, relatives of imprisoned terrorist Khaled Al-Baseti: "In the name of freedom we’ll sacrifice our lives."

Official PA TV, Oct. 22, 2021


Girls: “I ask for your blessings, Mom and Dad. He put on the olive-green [military] shirt and went on the path of Martyrdom, and went on the path of Martyrdom, and went on the path of Martyrdom."

PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Facebook page, July 31, 2022


Boy: "For you, Yasser Arafat, for you we shall die... Our blood is food for the revolution."

Official PA TV, Jan. 6, 2017


Girl: "The blood of the Martyrs flows in my veins... Today I carry my shrouds."

Official PA TV, Nov. 21 and 22, 2019


Girls: "With blood, we have woven the shrouds and adorned a keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress)."

Official PA TV, Nov. 21 and 22, 2019


Girl: "Shoot, shoot, in the name of God. The path of the Martyrs is above all."

Official PA TV, April 28, 2017


Girl: "A Martyr is a person who has sacrificed his life in order to elevate the Word of Allah. Martyrdom-death is a high and supreme level, according to Allah."

Official PA TV, March 24, 2017


Boy:   “Long live long live-”

Boys: "Palestine“

Boy:   “We will die and it will live-"

Boys:  “Palestine”

[Fatah Facebook Page, July 25, 2022]

The PA encourages parents to sacrifice their children as “Martyrs” and celebrate their deaths

Senior Fatah official in Khan Yunis Faisal Fayyad: "We will give our blood and the blood of our children and our families for the sake of Allah and the homeland."

Official PA TV, Nov. 3, 2021


Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "Palestinian women are not like any other women in the world... They view their children as insignificant compared to the homeland... And all they do is make sounds of joy for the Martyrs, be proud of Martyrdom, and sing for the grooms (i.e., Martyrs who marry the 72 Dark-Eyed virgins)."

Abbas Zaki's Facebook, April 29, 2021


Son of Fayez Hamayel, who was killed in violent riots against Israeli forces: "We will fight until the last Palestinian child [in the village of] Beita dies!"

Official PA TV, April 14, 2022

The PA’s Martyrdom cult is a success: 

Palestinian children seek Martyrdom

Palestinian parents celebrate their Martyrdom

Mother of “Martyr” Ibrahim AL Nabulsi: “[My son Ibrahim] told me: ‘If I die as a Martyr, don’t cry and don’t mourn.’ As for me, he is with the Master of the Universe, with Allah… He is a Martyr, praise Allah, a Martyr, a Martyr, praise Allah.”

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Aug. 10, 2022]


Father of “Martyr” Muhammad Da’das: "This is a source of pride for us... I’m very grateful. I’m so amazed and happy that my son died as a Martyr and that I’m leading him today as a groom ...  It’s incredible how good the feeling and joy of the prophets and Martyrs is."

Official PA TV, Nov. 6, 2021


Mother of “Martyr” Zaid Al-Qaysiya: "My son is a sacrifice for the sake of the homeland... I’m proud of the sons of Palestine, the young people of Palestine... I’m prepared to sacrifice even more. I’m prepared to give more Martyrs for the homeland."

Fatah Movement Southern Hebron Branch Secretary Iyad Rayyan: "May Allah grant you more."


Mother of “Martyr” Zaid Al-Qaysiya: "Praise Allah. It’s not a waste. My son’s blood is not a waste for the homeland."

Official Fatah Facebook page, May 17, 2020


Mother of “Martyr” Amjad Abu Alia: "Only the Jews preoccupied Amjad’s thoughts. He would come [home] and immediately go out to ambush them...  He asked for Martyrdom and received it, praise Allah."

Official PA TV, July 30, 2022


Father of “Martyr” Dirar Al-Kafrini: "By Allah, praise Allah Master of the Universe. I expected this [my son’s death]. Praise Allah Master of the Universe, [my son] asked for Martyrdom and got it.... He would tell me: ‘‘Dad, I want to die as a Martyr.’’ ... And I told him: ‘‘My son, Allah willing, may Allah designate you [for Martyrdom].’’

Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Aug. 2, 2022


Father of “Martyr” Bara Lahlouh: "He told me: “Dad, that’s it, I have chosen my path: the path of dying as a Martyr.’’ I told him: ‘‘Son, whatever you want.” ... I’m not sorry, he is a Martyr... I am proud, praised be Allah, the Master of the Universe."

Al-Jazeera website, June 17, 2022


Father of “Martyr” Muhammad Mar’i: "My son died as a Martyr, and Allah be praised that he died as a Martyr. I am proud of his Martyrdom-death."

Official PA TV, June 29, 2022


Brother of “Martyr” Kamel Alawneh: "He always tried to imitate his brother the Martyr, and always said: 'I want to die as a Martyr.'"

Official PA TV, July 3, 2022


Released terrorist prisoner Hani Ghannam: "My nephew is a Martyr... My sister was a Martyr before him... My grandfather was a Martyr before her... I salute them and hope to be like them."

Official PA TV, July 6, 2022


Crowd chants of wish for Martyrdom at the funeral of a “Martyr”:

Crowd: "Mother of the Martyr, what joy you have merited

- Mother of the Martyr, what joy you have merited

If only my mother was in your place

- If only my mother was in your place."

Official PA TV, April 30, 2022