PA urges youth to seek “Martyrdom-death,” which it presents as a “wedding”
While others would mourn, the PA revels in the death of Palestinian children and youth. As is being exposed daily this week by Palestinian Media Watch in honor of World Children’s Day, the PA actively encourages youth to seek death for “Palestine” and “Allah,” promoting it as a “wedding” to 72 Virgins in Paradise.
Such “weddings of Martyrs” – funerals of dead teenagers - are broadcast on official PA TV, and their deaths are glorified. As footage from a “Martyr’s” funeral was shown, a PA TV host interpreted the “message” of the song playing in the background about a “Martyr’s wedding” to indicate that the Palestinian “living youth will not return to their mothers alive, but will be married off in a procession as Martyrs”:
Song: “Mother, in a new dress accompany me to [my] wedding. I came to you as a Martyr, O mother, O mother.”
Official PA TV host: “This song was spread on social media and shows one of the youths during the confrontations with the occupation soldiers in Hebron. Perhaps there is a message in it: That even the living youth will not return to their mothers alive, but will be married off in a procession as Martyrs.”
The video from social media is shown.
Young Palestinian: “Mother, in a new dress accompany me to [my] wedding. I came to you as a Martyr, O mother, O mother.”
[Official PA TV, A Tour of Social Media, Oct. 28, 2022]
PMW has shown how the deaths of teenagers serve a dual purpose for the PA: On one hand the PA exploits them to reinforce the libel that Israeli soldiers deliberately target Palestinian kids and youth, and on the other, the PA uses them to encourage more teen terror.
Earlier this week on UN World Children’s Day, PMW released a report showing how and why the PA kills its own children.