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Palestinian girl writing in PLO-funded youth magazine glorifies Qabatiya for its resistance against Israel, expresses admiration for “heroes” (i.e. terrorists)

Headline: "Qabatiya will win"
By Nasam Hassan Nazzal, a ninth grader at the West Qabatiya's school for girls
     “The sounds of joy rise up here, passing through every street, drawing the meaning of freedom with their hands, and waving their wings. This is not enough for them, they float in the skies of Qabatiya and commemorate the history of the uprising and the struggle, and the history of the victory, and there are no words to describe how proud we are.
Qabatiya – is there anyone who does not love you? Honor and love to you. You are too great to be just letters on paper. You are the mother of the heroes, the heroes who outlined hope with their eyelashes and did not rest for a moment, and you blessed their hands.
Qabatiya, life and flowers to you, O mother of the rebels, just as you said, O my father:
I painted the palm of my hand with its henna
I painted my eyelashes blue from its olives
And thus I will die on the outskirts of its glory
So I will turn into a story in it and it will turn into [a part of] me
Qabatiya
We are the people of victory
Long live Qabatiya and its residents
Qabatiya will win through its residents"

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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