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PLO kids magazine: Palestine has been “violated by the occupation for the past 67 years… and wanted to throw us into the sea”

Headline: “The thief and the dogs”
By Israa Kalash/Nablus
“This Palestinian home, which is the home of all of us, has been violated by the occupation for the past 67 years. It stole it [our home] from us, and wanted to throw us into the sea and that whatever was left of us would remain subject to its authority, using all human means to achieve this goal.”

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]