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PA-funded youth magazine: Israel was established by a “[Zionist] gang, whose blood was nurtured with hatred towards mankind... lacking any humane trait”

Zayzafuna, a PA-funded youth magazine, published an article on the anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)

Headline: “Palestinian Nakba day”

“Emotions stir on this anniversary day, hearts yearn, one can’t breathe, movements become slow, brains become weak, thoughts are confused, and tears flow.

But the Palestinian regains his strength, the memories subside, and now thoughts begin to pour forth in a torrent, and the anniversary strikes the bell of forgetfulness. Then the automatic thought is to recall the wild jungle-like deeds and barbaric behavior of the Zionists who began to establish a state for themselves on the ruins of a nation they destroyed with their own hands. The kernel of a gang, whose blood was nurtured with hatred towards mankind, murdered, destroyed, captured, stole, and robbed, lacking any humane trait.
The anniversary stirs up the emotions of fathers who remember their Martyr (Shahid) sons, mothers who cry as they remember prisoners, and hopes are renewed among grandchildren thanks to the key their grandfathers hid, which has become a symbol of the return.

The anniversary that has become a lesson and a moral: One person recalls the slaughter of children and elders, another the destruction of homes, another tells how his wife died, and someone else remembers homes that became heaps of stones, yet tell the story of a people who will surely return.

Watch, listen to the Nakba of your people, your men, your family – how they were uprooted, and how a woman’s unborn child was maliciously murdered. No, do not forget the soil of your land, no matter how much time may pass. The land will return. We shall build the palace of praise and glory, and the lion cubs’ (i.e., Palestinian children’s) eraser will rub out what the repugnant ones have written.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.

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