PA-funded youth magazine publishes on front cover image of child together with a slingshot and a map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Image published on the front cover of the April issue of the PA-funded Zayzafuna youth magazine
The image shows a young boy wearing a green sweatshirt with the word “Palestinian” in white. Symbols of Palestinian childhood surround the boy together with balloons: The PA map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel – covered in the Palestinian flag, a slingshot and a stone, a key symbolizing the “return of Palestinian refugees,” an olive branch, a cactus, a basketball, a paper plane, a book and a pen.
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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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