65,000 Palestinian kids taught terrorists are “moons” in this year’s PA summer camps
Director-General of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports’ General Administration of Youth Affairs Muhammad Sbeihat: “This [summer camp] program is being implemented for the 7th consecutive year… It takes care of an age group that we call the young pioneer group, aged 13-17. This program was launched in 650 summer camps this year , which is a record number. These camps are taking in 65,000 young male and female pioneers, and this is also a record number… Among the most important messages of this [summer camp] program is the national message. Therefore we always give a general slogan with a national aspect to all the camps ... This year , we gave the slogan “Moons and Not Numbers”, in a clear reference to the Martyrs (i.e., dead terrorists), and especially to the cause of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel]…This is not just spreading slogans but rather part of the camp program in all the camps: A fixed part of the program is instilling knowledge about the cause of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held, their number, their burial sites, and all the details... It is very important to instill knowledge into this generation.”
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, July 13, 2023]
The reference to “Martyrs” not being “numbers” refers to Israel burying dead terrorists in numbered graves:
The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties (numbered cemeteries) are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers during wartime as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, as the bodies are eventually returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.