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The Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas have created vast educational, social and cultural networks aimed at children that promote and glorify violence and terror. Palestinian children are taught through educational videos, schoolbooks, TV mascots and cultural events, to see violence and the “armed conflict” as heroic and to see themselves as future fighters against Israel:
"I came here following the conference elections. I hope that there will be more conferences like the 6th Fatah Conference (August 2009). These conferences are important for us because it makes us aware of leadership and that we will be combatants and wage resistance (violence) against the Israelis."
[PA TV (Fatah), July 8, 2010] Click here to view

At a Fatah high school graduation event, under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the student graduates explained what they were taught by Fatah:
Male graduate: "In the name of the Shahids (Martyrs), in the name of the prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle."
Female graduate: "In the name of Fatah, the school that taught us the meaning of nationalism."
Male graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and our Arab Jerusalem."
Female graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Gaza, the West Bank and the flag of national unity."
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Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets." [Al-Filistiniya (Fatah), July 28, 2009] Click here to view
Fatah student movement encourages Martyrdom and stabbing and car ramming attacks in video of staged terror attack against Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 20, 2016

The video “Martyrdom-seeking unites us” is produced by Fatah’s Shabiba student movement at Birzeit University

Text at the beginning of the video:  “The Shabiba student movement – the Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Bloc presents”

The video simulates a car-ramming and stabbing attack at the Atara checkpoint near Ramallah. Three young Palestinians are seen planning and carrying out an attack in which they kill two Israeli soldiers by ramming their car into one of them and stabbing the other. They are all shot and killed by the soldiers during the attack.”

The rest of the Fatah student video shows the family of one of the terrorists receiving the news of his death as a "Martyr." The terrorist's mother hears her dead son talking to her, telling her that the "Martyrs" will be back. The dead terrorists appear at a ceremony honoring them, and in a speech, one of them mentions names of other terrorists - Ahmad Yassin, Abu Ali Mustafa, Fathi Shaqaqi, as well as Yasser Arafat, adding that "we are Martyrs who sacrificed ourselves for the cause."
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Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He planned numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians during the Palestinian terror campaign (the Intifada, 2000-2005).

Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of
PA-funded youth magazine publishes on front cover image of child together with a slingshot and a map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Apr. 1, 2016

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]
Palestinian scout leader presents killer of 3 as role model for kids: He was "an example for every scout," "died as a Martyr while fulfilling his holy duty" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016

Headline: “The Jenin scout group in the Al-Badawi [refugee camp in Lebanon] celebrates the anniversary of its founding”
     “As part of the events held by the Jenin scout group in honor of the 14th anniversary of its founding, under the title “Scouting in your way, O [scout] leader Baha [Alyan],” an activity to determine [the members’] blood type was held at the group’s headquarters. The [scout] leader Jamal Fa’our said that the [scout] leader Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan is an example for every scout, and noted that Baha died as a Martyr while fulfilling his holy duty.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.
Cartoon in official PA daily criticizes use of children in terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2016

Cartoon published in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon shows a Palestinian politician in a suit and tie pushing a small child into a boxing ring, where a sturdy, threatening Israeli soldier with boxing gloves is waiting. The politician is also holding a sign with the picture of a dead child Martyr (Shahid), implying that this child was killed in the boxing ring. The cartoon expresses criticism over the use of children as part of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israel.
Girl recites poem on PA TV: “To war that will... destroy the Zionist's soul”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 19, 2016
 

Official PA TV program
Children's Talk
Official PA TV host: "What would you like to recite for us now?"
A girl named Minas: "I am a Palestinian."
Official PA TV host: "Let us hear."
Minas: “All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation…
Thousands of prisoners... say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer in the faith [Islam]
To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world’s sky
and strengthen my word that goes on: Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian."
Official PA TV host: “Superb, superb. Bravo, bravo, bravo. You are very talented.”
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Palestinian children wear “explosive belts” and hold toy guns and RPGs in procession celebrating Fatah’s 51st aniversary  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2016
((Pictures from Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 7, 2016)

      “The Fatah movement in Bethlehem marked the 51st anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) with a huge ceremony in the Deheisheh refugee camp yesterday [Jan. 7, 2015]. Thousands set out from three [different] places in processions that passed through a number of streets in the district...  At the head of the procession, which began at the President [Yasser Arafat]’s Airstrip at the top of the Zaher Hill in the Deheisheh refugee camp, stood masked men, and behind them walked children who wore black shirts with pictures of the deceased president Yasser Arafat and Martyr (Shahid) Jihad Al-Ja'afari, called ‘Gaddafi’, under the name ‘death squads.’ Likewise, children were seen carrying models of RPGs (i.e., rocket projected grenades) and explosive belts, and they all walked through the alleys of the refugee camp in the procession, during which the sound of songs of the national revolution were heard.”
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Photos of Palestinian children wearing “explosive belts” and holding toy guns and RPGs in procession celebrating Fatah’s 51st aniversary  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 7, 2016
Fatah celebrated the 51st anniversary of its first terror attack against Israel in a processsion in Bethlehem on Jan. 7, 2016. The independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an publicized several photos from the event. They show boys and young men marching with Fatah flags, some are wearing toy suicide belts, others hold toy guns, RPGs, machine guns and rifles, and one is even seen with an axe in his hand.
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Fatah youth activist: Young Palestinians began "stabbing and car-ramming operations (i.e., terror attacks) and popular uprising through rock-throwing" to eventually replace Israel with Palestinian state 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Homeland Morning, a special episode in honor of the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa), hosting Fatah youth movement Shabiba activist Haitham Abu Radwan

Fatah Shabiba activist Haitham Abu Radwan: “Today, after decades of Zionist occupation, the young Palestinians and the current Fatah generation prove each day that the Fatah movement is the pioneer, the movement that did and still does bring about the victories, because its primary principle is the liberation of Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River. This is the principle upon which we have been educated and which was taught to us by the elder, Yasser Arafat. For this reason, the young Palestinians began the popular uprising, which still [continues] today with stabbing and car-ramming operations (i.e., terror attacks) and popular uprising through rock-throwing at every point of confrontation and conflict with the Zionist. The establishment of Fatah 51 years ago, and its anniversary today, are a single message: That its goal is the liberation of Palestine and a Palestinian state from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River with Jerusalem as its capital.”
Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
DFLP member praises Palestinian youth who 'resist' with "with bare chests, rocks, knives, Molotov cocktails and car rammings" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 1, 2016
        “Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) leadership member Talal Abu Tharifa... gave a speech yesterday in the name of the national and Islamic forces during the rally for the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa), in the presence of hundreds of the movement’s members in the district. While blessing the Fatah movement on the 51st anniversary of its Launch, Abu Tharifa emphasized that 2016 has to be the year of the uprising and the popular intifada and a year of national unity and an end to the disgusting rift [between Fatah and Hamas]... DFLP political bureau member Abu Tharifa emphasized that the popular intifada is a historic opportunity to translate last March’s [Fatah] Central Committee decisions [into action], and the popular uprising is the Palestinian people’s cry that it will no longer bear and accept the reality of settlement, siege, and occupation. Likewise, he called to redesign the relations with the occupation state by ceasing security cooperation with it, cancelling the Paris Agreement, which is destructive to the Palestinian economy, and releasing [itself] from the unjust Oslo [Accords’] restrictions..."
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Intilaqa - the “Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier

Paris Agreement - Agreement on economic relations between Israel and the PLO, signed in Paris on April 29, 1994. Its main goal is to promote peace by establishing economic relations modeled on EU economic relations.
Palestinian children send letters to UN Secretary-General asking to release Palestinian child terrorist who stabbed 2 Israelis, one of them a child  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2015
Headline: “Activities in Hebron to complete the international campaign for the release of children prisoners and the prisoner Ahmad Manasrah”
      “Schools in the village of Al-Dhahiriya, south of Hebron, sent 3,000 students’ letters, addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday [Dec, 11, 2015]. This was as part of the completion of the international campaign launched by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club in partnership with the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education, for the release of children prisoners and the prisoner Ahmad Manasrah, under the title ‘Give them space to learn and play,’ and as part of a central rally on the grounds of the Al-Dhahiriya Girls’ High School.”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
Rock-throwing dolls for Palestinian children confiscated by Israeli Customs 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2015

Caption: "The confiscated doll"

Headline
: "Israeli war against children's dolls - Israel confiscated 4,000 dolls whose faces were covered with a Palestinian keffiyeh!"
      "Yesterday, the Israeli Customs Authority at the Haifa Port [Dec. 8, 2015] confiscated 4,000 dolls whose faces were covered with a Palestinian keffiyeh.
The Customs Authority stated that it confiscated a container of 4,000 dolls from the [United Arab] Emirates at Haifa Port because they 'incite against Israel.' The notice stated that 'these dolls are in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and have the phrases "Jerusalem is ours" and "O Jerusalem, here we come" on them.' Likewise, it added that the dolls were in a container about which it said that it contained 'clothing, prayer rugs, and plastic products,' but [the notice] did not disclose when it was confiscated. In addition, it stated that 'the Customs Authority will continue its daily work of preventing the smuggling of weapons into Israel, and the entry of inciting materials, especially these days.'"
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Note the rock in the doll's hand -Ed.
PA Hebron Administration of Education organizes mourning vigil for terrorist stabber who was “executed” by Israel 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Dec. 7, 2015
Headline: "Hebron Administration of Education organized a mourning vigil for the student Martyr Fanoun"
      "The Hebron Administration of Education organized a mourning vigil for the soul of Martyr (Shahid) Mustafa Fanoun (i.e., terrorist stabber), who was a student at the Huda Abd Al-Nabi Elementary School for Boys...The Hebron Administration of Education stated yesterday [Dec. 7, 2015] that [the head of the administration, Bassam Madhat] Tahbub spoke during the vigil, conveying the condolences of [PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam to the Fanoun family, the school family, and the relatives of the Martyr, and emphasized the depth of the educational message being transmitted by the students and educational staff in the shadow of the difficult conditions being experienced by the Palestinian people...It should be noted that the boy, Martyr Mustafa Fanoun, 15, was executed together with his cousin Tahr Fanoun, 19, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood [of Hebron], near the checkpoint at the entrance to Al-Shahuda St. in the city, last Thursday evening [Dec. 4, 2015]."

Mustafa Fanoun –15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who, together with his 17-year-old  cousin, Tahr Fanoun, stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron on Dec. 4, 2015. Mustafa and Tahr Fanoun were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
Palestinian Facebook post poses child with knife, encourages Palestinian children to stab Jews 
Source: Facebook, Nov. 20, 2015

Posted on the Facebook page of Moutasem Shawabkeh on Nov. 20, 2015
Text under photo:
"His mother put a keffiyeh on him
He went to get a knife
And said to me: 'In order to stab'
Zionists, woe to you from the freedom generation"
#Stab, #So_what, #Hebron, #Our_land
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The term "so what" is a reference to a hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. "#so_what" is a Palestinian response that makes light of Israel's alleged crimes, showing that Palestinians don't care. It also implies that no matter what Israel does, the Palestinians will continue not to care, and they will continue to riot, throw rocks, carry out stabbing attacks etc. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."

Stabbing for kids: Palestinian girl gives demo 
Source: Facebook page of the Jerusalem Intifada's Young People Coalition, Nov. 12, 2015

Facebook page of the 'Jerusalem Intifada's Young People's Coalition'

Posted text:
"#Watch_and_you_won't_regret"
A girl from Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, supports the stabbing operations (i.e., terror attacks) by the young people of Hebron.
#so_what?"

Video transcript:
"Israeli":
"[Palestinian] youth are throwing stones at us [Israelis]"
Girl: "So what!"
"Israeli": ""[Palestinian] youth are running after us [Israelis] with knives"
Girl: "So what!"
"Israeli": "Muhannad Halabi stabbed us" (i.e., terrorist who stabbed two Israeli civilians to death)
Girl: "So what!"
"Israeli": "Fadi Alloun stabbed us" (i.e., terrorist who stabbed an Israeli civilian)
Girl: "So what!"
"Israeli": "What do you tell [Palestinian] youth in the West Bank?"
Girl: "Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!"
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Fatah Facebook claims child terrorists who stabbed an Israeli were "accused of carrying out a stabbing operation (i.e., attack)," adds "#so_what" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 10, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement
Posted text: “A photo of one of the boys accused of carrying out a stabbing operation (i.e., attack) in Jerusalem . #so_what”
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Stabbing attack on light rail train in Pisgat Ze’ev - Two Palestinian terrorists, Muawiyah and Ali Alqam, aged 12 and 13, stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard on Jerusalem’s light rail train in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, on Nov. 10, 2015. Israeli police shot and wounded the 12-year-old stabber and the second one was held by train passengers until security forces arrived.

"#so_what" is a new hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan which is being used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."


PA daily: Gazan children shout intifada slogans and poems, listen to intifada songs, love the "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2015
     "The children of Gaza are determined to take part, along with their young compatriots, in the mass insurgency, in order to help the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem in their own way. Some recite revolutionary poems, some recite farewell verses for the Martyrs (Shahids), and others shout revolutionary slogans, which remind their listeners of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., the second Intifada, PA terror campaign 2000-2005), 15 years ago... The mass insurgency... was not accidental, but rather a natural result of a series of cumulative political [incidents] and Israeli escalation measures, which led the Palestinian people to a point where it cannot bear them anymore nor remain silent about them. As a result, the stabbing operations (i.e., attacks against Israelis) carried out by the heroes of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem have begun terrorizing the settler herds and causing them to stay inside their homes and in their hallucinations, the occupation army soldiers have begun killing anyone who passes by them - adults and young people, boys and girls - thinking they might stab them. 11-year-old Mariam Hammad... said: 'I love the songs, I love to sing them. My siblings also sing them at home, and we always see mom and dad turn on the TV when these songs are on. We also see Martyrs killed by the Jews. I always hear the song 'On the borders,' and long to fight the occupying Jews when I grow up." (PMW editorial note: The "On the borders" music video shows masked Hamas fighters with weapons, rockets being fired at Israel, and scenes from rocket attacks against Israel)
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PA daily praises Palestinians for ‎continuing riots and rock throwing in ‎the rain 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015
“Youth throwing rocks at ‎occupation soldiers
during conflicts in El-‎Bireh”‎

     ‎“The incessant rain and difficult weather ‎have not extinguished the fire of rage in ‎the Palestinian chest, and conflicts with ‎the occupation forces broke out anew in ‎the Al-Shuhada Square (i.e., Square of ‎the Martyrs) in north El-Bireh, and ‎continued on and off until nightfall. ‎Demonstrators found cover from the rain ‎and wetness under umbrellas and in the ‎burning checkpoints, based on a clear ‎decision to keep the northern entrance to ‎El-Bireh, which has become a main center ‎of popular action, within the framework of ‎the insurgency for the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]…‎
The national and Islamic forces and the ‎popular activists in the district called for a ‎march, as part of the events of a new day ‎of rage for the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the ‎prisoners and as a mark of protest against ‎the occupation’s crimes against our ‎people and its holy sites.‎
The march, led by the leaders and ‎representatives of the forces and the ‎popular activists, began at the ‎international committee of the Red Cross’ ‎building in El-Bireh, not far from the ‎northern entrance, after the weekly ‎Saturday strike for Jerusalem, which the ‎Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners ‎and Released Prisoners regularly ‎organizes.”‎
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PA daily shows pictures of Palestinians ‎throwing rocks with headline “Our ‎Jerusalem, our blood”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015

Headline: “Our Jerusalem, our blood, our ‎wounds”‎
The pictures show youth throwing rocks ‎during conflicts in El-Bireh. In the left ‎picture is a girl with a slingshot.
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Cartoon of boy throwing rock promotes violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2015

Drawing depicting a boy throwing a rock that hits a bell and causes it to ring, possibly indicating that rock throwing is a way to draw attention to the Palestinian cause.
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UNRWA school in Gaza encourages death through Martyrdom: "Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: UNWRA Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza Facebook page, Oct. 20, 2015
Text and images posted on "Elementary School A for Refugees – Gaza" Facebook page on Oct. 20, 2015, accessed March 7, 2016. The first image shows that the UNRWA logo is the profile picture of the page (on March 7, 2016). The page later removed the UNWRA logo and closed or blocked the page.


On Oct. 20, 2015 (a few weeks after the outbreak of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis that began on Sept. 13, 2015 - with a stoning attack in which Israeli civilian Alexander Levlovich was killed), the UNRWA Elementary School A for Refugees posted pictures of an activity for Jerusalem that took place in the school: The pictures have since then been removed from Facebook.

Text on sign on right: “We will live as soaring hawks and we will die as proud lions. We are all Jerusalem and we are all Palestine.”

Text on sign on left: “How will there be light if our blood will not be the fuel? And how will we restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque, if we will not be soldiers?”
Text on girls’ sign: “At your command, Al-Aqsa Mosque! Our blood and souls are for you, Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
 
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