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The Fatah Movement has promoted a video showing a Gaza boy claiming the “honor” of missing school to defend the homeland.

Nan Jacques Zilberdik, PMW

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement has been promoting a video showing a boy from the Gaza Strip demonstrating in quintessential fashion the way children in Gaza are brainwashed.

Specifically, the child claims that missing an entire school year is not so bad considering the “honor” that they were granted of “defending the homeland” and the “honor of the Muslim nation.”

Boy in the Gaza Strip: “We missed the school year in the Gaza Strip, the 2023-2024 year, [but] we benefited from the highest levels of resolve, force, defiance, and perseverance. We achieved the honor of defending the homeland and the honor of the Muslim nation.”

[Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Facebook page,
May 28, 2024]

Earlier this year, a video of kids in Jordan proved that Palestinian children abroad are taught to support Hamas in the war against Israel and to strive to murder Jews. One child chants and dozens of children repeat after him:

Children: “Prophet [Muhammad] commanded us to love the Al-Aqsa Mosque the whole way…

A generation will come and [another] generation after it, we will destroy you, Israel! …

O Muslim, call out Allahu Akbar (i.e., “Allah is greatest”), and crush the Zionist’s head! …

Thus [Hamas founder] Yassin taught us, we will raise a Quran book together with a knife…

Go on, go on O Hamas! You are the cannon and we are the bullets”

[“The Palestinian Center for Information” (Hamas), X (Twitter) account,
March 3, 2024]

Posted text: “#Watch: ‘A generation will come and [another] generation after it, we will destroy you, Israel!’ – a procession of small children in Jordan as a sign of solidarity with the children of the Gaza Strip (refers to the 2023 Gaza war; see note below -Ed.)”

Another young boy’s statement showed that Palestinian children in Greece are also taught to strive for death as a Martyr for Al-Aqsa. At a rally against Israel during the Gaza war, a young boy in Athens chanted the following into a loudspeaker, with the crowd repeating after him:

Boy: “The gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is made of iron.”

Crowd: “The gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is made of iron”

Boy: “Only a Martyr will open it.”

[Official PA TV, Feb. 19, 2024]

For decades, Palestinian Media Watch has been documenting how Palestinian children are taught to embrace and strive for Martyrdom-death for “Palestine.”

Read more in our report, Teaching Terror to Tots, which illustrates precisely how the youth magazine of Fatah, the PA’s ruling party, promulgates this message.

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