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PA daily: Gazan children shout intifada slogans and poems, listen to intifada songs, love the "Martyrs"

Headline: "The children of Gaza take part in the mass insurgency through songs and revolutionary calls"

"The children of Gaza are determined to take part, along with their young compatriots, in the mass insurgency, in order to help the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem in their own way. Some recite revolutionary poems, some recite farewell verses for the Martyrs (Shahids), and others shout revolutionary slogans, which remind their listeners of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., the second Intifada, PA terror campaign 2000-2005), 15 years ago.

A group of children aged 7-11 from the Al-Zeitoun neighborhood of central Gaza, play around with the language of the revolution, their shouts attracting the looks of passersby and making them stop and listen to the voice of the Intifada emanating from their mouths, through expressions such as 'O Martyr, you have enchanted my soul' and 'O Martyr, remain calm, we will continue the struggle.' This reminded them [the passersby] of the days of the second Intifada, which broke out in order to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian holy sites, which the occupation was defiling at the time.

A young boy, Muhammad Yahya, one of those applauding the revolution, said: 'We want the Jews to leave Palestine, and we must stand by the young people who go to fight at the border. We see them every day on television, and we see how the Jews kill people. We want to fight like them, but cannot...' The mass insurgency, whose spark was ignited in occupied Jerusalem, has expanded to the entire West Bank, with the support of the masses of our people in Gaza. It was not accidental, but rather a natural result of a series of cumulative political [incidents] and Israeli escalation measures, which led the Palestinian people to a point where it cannot bear them anymore nor remain silent about them. As a result, the stabbing operations (i.e., attacks against Israelis) carried out by the heroes of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem have begun terrorizing the settler herds and causing them to stay inside their homes, and in their hallucinations, the occupation army soldiers have begun killing anyone who passes by them - adults and young people, boys and girls - thinking they might stab them.

11-year-old Mariam Hammad set out on an intifada together with the groups of children, by shouting revolutionary slogans and singing revolutionary songs, which indicate their love for the homeland and their strong will to defend it in any possible way.

Mariam said: 'I love the songs, I love to sing them. My siblings also sing them at home, and we always see mom and dad turn on the TV when these songs are on. We also see Martyrs killed by the Jews. I always hear the song 'On the borders,' and long to fight the occupying Jews when I grow up."

(PMW editorial note: The "On the borders" music video shows masked Hamas fighters with weapons, rockets being fired at Israel, and scenes from rocket attacks against Israel. The song is performed by a child in army uniform and praises two Hamas terrorists. It also speaks of capturing Israeli soldiers to "raise the morale" and force Israel to release Palestinian prisoners.)

Song "On the Borders" published on YouTube on Oct. 10, 2014:

"The [Izz Al-Din] Al-Qassam people went out to the borders
To capture soldiers
And raise the morale
Going, going, [Izz Al-Din] Al-Qassam people are winning
Allah willing, tomorrow our prisoners will leave their prison cells (i.e., in exchange deal with Israel for captured soldiers)
And from below and above ground
Fire is lit in the battlefields
Salute the lions of honor, who roar standing tall
The 'Devoured Chaff' battle (i.e., 2014 Gaza War)
Remains [a source of] honor and a wonder
[Ahmed] Al-Ja'abari (i.e., planner of numerous Hamas terror attacks) and [Abd Al-Aziz] Al-Rantisi (i.e., co-founder of Hamas), giving the lethal blow"

Ahmed Al-Ja'abari was a member of Hamas' political bureau and, beginning in 2002, the operational commander of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Israel holds him responsible for all terrorist activities against Israel originating from the Gaza Strip between 2002 and his death in 2012, including numerous suicide bombings that killed hundreds of Israeli civilians and soldiers. He was involved in the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (June 25, 2006) and in the negotiations surrounding Shalit's release in October 2011. Al-Ja'abari played a leading role in the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Nov. 14, 2012.

Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi - Co-founder of the terrorist organization Hamas

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