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Kindergarten activity glorifies Palestinian female Martyrs and fighters

PA TV program Regarding the Refugees (Returnees)
Topic: Kindergarten centers in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon
Bashira Al-Refa'i, supervisor of Al-Karameh kindergarten in Burj Al-Shemali:
 "In general, the aim of our program is to strengthen the Palestinian children's sense of national belonging… The activities we run are: first of all, we have the New Year celebration, the Christmas vacation, when we are on holiday also because of the beginning of the Palestinian revolution – that's a celebration! We teach the children that the Palestinian revolution erupted on Jan. 1, 1965, and we want to be on vacation on that date because it's the holiday of the Palestinian revolution, too… The second activity is on Mothers' Day, and [we teach] about Palestinian women, operations by Palestinian women, Palestinian female prisoners, and Palestinian female Martyrs (Shahidas), and how female fighters – Palestinian female fighters – are partners with the men, one beside the other."

Note: During the show, images of kindergartens appear on the screen, including one named "Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Kindergarten." Salah Khalaf was a founder of Fatah and Head of the Black September terror group. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats, as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

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