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Child’s drawing in PLO children’s magazine: “The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is in danger”


Item in Zayzafuna, a PLO magazine for children and youth funded by the PA
A drawing shows a green eye with a tear dripping from it above the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Swords are pointing above the eye towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Text at top: “From the works of students at the Girls of Abu Ubeid School, Beit Liqya
Text left of drawing: “O God, guard the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is in danger.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially 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. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
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