Palestinian child praising martyrdom. (PMW) PMW
Palestinian child praising martyrdom

Special Report for UN World Children’s Day: How and Why the PA Kills its Own Children

By Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

The PA sends its children to be killed so that it can blame and demonize Israel before the international community. The UN and many governments fall into the PA trap and criticize Israel for killing Palestinian children – even though the PA sent the children to be killed. Were it not for international criticism of Israel, the PA would have no political benefit in killing their own children and Palestinian children’s lives would be saved.


The Palestinian Authority is literally murdering its own children for political gain. They are not murdering them by shooting bullets into their heads; they are murdering them by putting their heads in front of the bullets.

This Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) Special Video Report is being released on UN World Children’s Day with the hope that the UN and world leaders will recognize that the PA is brainwashing Palestinian children to attack Israelis on what are essentially Martyrdom-seeking missions. The UN and others who partner with the PA in blaming Israel for these PA-driven child-Martyrdom deaths, are reinforcing the PA’s use of the child “Martyrdom” strategy, and are causing the deaths of additional Palestinian children.

PMW has compiled a video documenting the PA’s brainwashing of children and youth to seek death for Allah and “Palestine” in terror attacks and confrontations with Israel and the PA’s brainwashing of society – and parents – to applaud and praise when children die.

1. The PA child “Martyrdom” strategy:

1a. The PA encourages children to see Martyrdom-death fighting Israelis as something glorious that will bring them honor and popularity. They are told that the streets will be filled with people honoring their Martyrdom and their pictures will be everywhere. Children are taught these messages in PA/Fatah summer camps, children’s TV programs, and PA and Fatah children’s education.

1b. Palestinian teenagers are now regularly attacking Israeli soldiers and civilians with knives, Molotov cocktails, and even rifles, often seeking not only to kill Israelis but to be killed themselves and achieve the desired Martyrdom. Some leave farewell messages, last wills and requests, and tell relatives and friends to take their pictures in advance because they will soon be “Martyrs.”

1c. Once teen terrorists are killed and become “Martyrs”, the PA glorifies them as national heroes and religious icons, who were specifically chosen by Allah to reach this high level of “Martyrdom.” Palestinian mothers are encouraged to celebrate their children’s death as something idyllic, which includes a wedding to the 72 dark-eyed Virgins of Paradise.

1d. Mothers, fathers, siblings, and relatives who celebrate the “Martyr’s” death are praised and glorified for their “resolve” and willingness to “sacrifice” and given extensive media exposure to tell other Palestinians how happy they are at the child’s Martyrdom-death.

1e. This PA brainwashing has been so successful that a common chant is heard among crowds at funerals for terrorist “Martyrs” and then published by official PA TV: “Mother of the Martyr, what joy you have merited, if only my mother was in your place.”

2. The PA’s political use of dead Palestinian children

Successfully having brainwashed many Palestinian children into getting themselves killed, the PA runs to the international community and publishes the high numbers of dead Palestinian children and blames Israel for their deaths.

3. The UN and many countries turn the PA murder industry into political success

Instead of blaming the PA for murdering its own children, the UN and many individual parliaments criticize Israel because of the high numbers of dead Palestinian children. The international criticism of Israel shows the PA that its strategy is working and motivates the PA to continue its Martyrdom promotion among its children and youth.

The PA’s murdering its own children for political benefit places the PA among the world’s greatest child abusers. However, without the UN and some international bodies criticizing Israel for killing Palestinian children, the PA would have no political benefit in killing their own children. Every time the UN or a world leader criticizes Israel for the deaths of Palestinian children while ignoring the fact that the children were intentionally sent to carry out terror attacks and be killed, they are reinforcing the PA’s child Martyrdom strategy and are writing the death sentence for yet another Palestinian child.

Click to view a medley of short videos documenting the PA’s indoctrination of children to seek Martyrdom, the encouragement of parents to celebrate the death of their children, and the parents’ joyous responses to their children’s Martyrdom.

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