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Brainwashed by Gaza: Arab kids cheer Hamas, call for Martyrdom and Israel's destruction

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  •  Boy in Gaza: “We achieved the honor of defending the homeland and the Muslim nation

  • Boy in Athens: “Only a Martyr will open the gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

  • Children in Jordan: “We will destroy you, Israel! O Muslim, call out Allahu Akbar, and crush the Zionist’s head!” 

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement has been promoting a video showing a boy from the Gaza Strip demonstrating in quintessential fashion the way children in Gaza are brainwashed. Specifically, the child claims that missing an entire school year is not so bad considering the “honor” that they were granted of “defending the homeland” and the “honor of the Muslim nation.”

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Boy in the Gaza Strip: “We missed the school year in the Gaza Strip, the 2023-2024 year, [but] we benefited from the highest levels of resolve, force, defiance, and perseverance. We achieved the honor of defending the homeland and the honor of the Muslim nation.”

[Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Facebook page,
May 28, 2024]

Earlier this year, a video of kids in Jordan proved that Palestinian children abroad are taught to support Hamas in the war against Israel and to strive to murder Jews. One child chants and dozens of children repeat after him:

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Children: “Prophet [Muhammad] commanded us to love the Al-Aqsa Mosque the whole way…

A generation will come and [another] generation after it, we will destroy you, Israel!

O Muslim, call out Allahu Akbar (i.e., “Allah is greatest”), and crush the Zionist’s head! …

Thus [Hamas founder] Yassin taught us, we will raise a Quran book together with a knife…

Go on, go on O Hamas! You are the cannon and we are the bullets”

[“The Palestinian Center for Information” (Hamas), X (Twitter) account,
March 3, 2024]

Posted text: “#Watch: ‘A generation will come and [another] generation after it, we will destroy you, Israel!’ – a procession of small children in Jordan as a sign of solidarity with the children of the Gaza Strip (refers to the 2023 Gaza war; see note below -Ed.)”

Another young boy’s statement showed that Palestinian children in Greece are also taught to strive for death as a Martyr for Al-Aqsa. At a rally against Israel during the Gaza war, a young boy in Athens chanted the following into a loudspeaker, with the crowd repeating after him:

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Boy: “The gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is made of iron.”

Crowd: “The gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is made of iron”

Boy: “Only a Martyr will open it.

[Official PA TV, Feb. 19, 2024]

For decades, Palestinian Media Watch has been documenting how Palestinian children are taught to embrace and strive for Martyrdom-death for “Palestine.” Read more in our report, Teaching Terror to Tots, which illustrates precisely how the youth magazine of Fatah, the PA's ruling party, promulgates this message.

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - Over 1,100 Israelis, including over 800 civilians, were murdered and over 5,000 wounded, in addition to approximately 251 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 135 later released or liberated - 19 of them whose bodies were retrieved - and at least 41 who were killed and had their bodies held), in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists and thousands of Gazan civilians broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023.

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