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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."
...
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
Instructions on Facebook to Gazans for "March of Return" riots: "Bring a knife, dagger, or handgun," kidnap Israeli civilians, and murder soldiers and settlers  
Source: Independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return", May 14, 2018

Text posted on the independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return"

Posted text:
“#IMPORTANT #Instructions for participants: [...]
Rebelling young people,
Treat seriously and do not take lightly the requests to bring a knife, dagger, or handgun, if you have one, and to leave them under your clothes and not use them or show them, except if you identify one of the [Israeli] soldiers or settlers. Do not kill Israeli civilians, instead hand them over to the resistance immediately, because this is the point that Israel fears, as it knows that the capturer can set any condition he wants.”
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PA TV filler praises Palestinian girl who physically assaulted Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 21, 2017
Official PA TV filler praising Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi who physically assaulted two Israeli soldiers together with her cousin and mother, see note below; the filler features video from the incident as well as images and text

Text on screen:
“Palestinian courage knows no bounds. Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old young woman, stood before the soldiers. This armed soldier received slaps he will never forget, and [Tamimi] does not fear him. Despite her youth, this is not the first confrontation between them [Tamimi and her cousin] and the occupation soldiers. And regarding Ahed, winner of the 2012 Handala Courage Award, [she has] a long history of struggle. Social media stormed in solidarity with #Ahed_Tamimi. It should be noted that 339 prisoner minors [are imprisoned] in the oppressive occupation’s prisons. Our children were born for freedom!”

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, physically assaulted two Israeli soldiers together with her cousin and mother on Dec. 15, 2017, in Nabi Saleh north of Ramallah, in a filmed incident evidently intended to provoke the soldiers. Tamimi was later arrested along with her cousin and mother.
Fatah posts guide to stone throwing with image of child using a slingshot 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

The image shows a Palestinian child using a slingshot as a fire burns behind him.

Posted text:
“In order to hit the target, there are three conditions:
1. Stand stably and balance your legs, arms, and body well
2. Focus your gaze on the center of the target, and do not look at anything other than it
3. Keep the desired balance between your body and your weapon; you are the one that controls the weapon, and not the other way around
If you did not understand this, read it again, and if you still have not understood, here is an example picture for you”
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Fatah youth movement: US announcement on Jerusalem means “opening of all the doors and options before us in order to defend the Arabness of holy Jerusalem” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: "Fatah Shabiba: All of the options are open for Jerusalem"
      "The Fatah Shabiba Secretariat in the West Bank said that any step by the American administration that is in complete alignment with the settler government in Israel means the opening of all the doors and options before us in order to defend the Arabness of holy Jerusalem.
Shabiba said in a notice it published today, Tuesday [Dec, 5, 2017], that the young people of Palestine, led by Fatah Shabiba, will not hesitate to overturn the table and change all of the equations for holy Jerusalem, which is the pride and honor of the Arabs and Muslims."
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The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” “all options,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
Kids read poem dedicated to first intifada on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 17, 2017
Official PA TV, Palestinian children read a poem for the 30th anniversary of the Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel (the first Intifada, 1987-1993)

Host: “What do you want to read?”

Omar: “A poem about the anniversary of the [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993).”

Host: “Go on.”

Palestinian children Abd Al-Rahman and Omar: “Palestine, Palestine,
Land of the revolution and the prophets.
We are your children, Palestine,
Land of the revolution and the prophets.
We are self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) for your soil,
On the land of my ancestors we stand firm.
Large, small, we are marching..."

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Rifle appears in wall mural at PA school in Nablus 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “An evening of the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) of the free people on Keffiyeh Day at our schools inside and outside the homeland, a clear national holiday that we experienced together at the schools of beloved Nablus, and here are the pictures:”

The image shows a wall mural at a PA school in Nablus. The mural includes a drawing of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh. On the mural is written: “The keffiyeh unites us,” and at the start of the word “keffiyeh” appears a drawing of an AK-47 assault rifle (marked by an arrow) .
Fatah branch glorifies rock throwing 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“Victorious Fatah [follwed by a heart emoji and two 'V for vctory emojis]'”

The image shows four masked Palestinians wearing Fatah headbands and throwing rocks.
Islam's prophet Muhammad ordered kids to throw rocks at Jews, according to PA-funded PLO magazine for children  
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Oct. 1, 2017
Headline: “The children of my country”

A poem by Syrian poet Sulaiman Al-Issa

“O children of my country, sing to the occupied homeland so it will be liberated
Sing for a wide space that will inspire the revolutionaries and the revolution
In the field so they will strike roots [...]
Sing by the order of Prophet [Muhammad]
that we carry a rock
That we will throw at the people of the Gharqad [tree] (i.e., the Jews, who according to Muslim tradition will try to hide behind the Gharqad tree when the Muslims kill them on Judgement Day)"
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Fatah branch promotes violence by posting a photo of a Palestinian child holding a rifle 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 9, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “The homeland is the support for those who have no backing, and the second womb that carries us after mother’s womb.
A morning of the precious homeland”

The image shows a boy and girl sitting together. On the right the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a Palestinian flag, while on the left the boy is wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding a rifle.

The image previously appeared on June 10, 2015 on the official PA TV program “Photography.” It was taken by Mahmoud Abu Hamdeh, a photographer from Gaza.
Students in Gaza participate in Hamas night patrol with rifles, are educated in Ribat, in order to “plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 25, 2017
Headline: “Students of the Knights of Al-Aqsa [summer] camps participate [in Ribat] together with the Murabitin of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] for one night”
       “Approximately 200 students from among the students of the Knights of Palestine summer camps participated in a night patrol held by the public activity department of the Hamas Movement at the Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, under the title ‘Just Not the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ The students visited the points of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) in the refugee camp, and stayed with the Murabitin (i.e., those carrying out Ribat) until dawn.
The Hamas Movement emphasized that the goal of this patrol is to raise the morale of the students and plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls, so that they will be educated on them.”

The article includes pictures from the night patrol, in which the child camp participants are seen wearing military uniforms and carrying actual Kalashnikov assault rifles.


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Kids at kindergarten ceremony pretend to kill Israeli soldiers while song in Hebrew is played which threatens Israelis: “O Zionist, a rocket will reach you where you live… I will make you drink the cup of death” 
Source: Al-Huda Kindergarten YouTube Channel, May 29, 2017
Video of the graduation ceremony of Al-Huda Kindergarten in Gaza, which is affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization

The children in the kindergarten put on a performance while armed with toy weapons and wearing military uniforms and Islamic Jihad headbands. They simulate killing other children playing Israeli soldiers dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews and abducting their bodies, after the “Israeli soldiers” attacked children playing Palestinian civilians.

A Hamas song in Hebrew is played in the background.

Song lyrics: “O I have prepared all sorts of rockets for my Zionist enemy that will reach where he lives,
For he will die if he does not leave my land immediately,
I will make him drink the cups of death, what a bitter drink,
You have reached Gaza! You have reached your death,
If you have not yet been killed, captivity is for you.
Self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i), prepare to fire,
O Zionist, a rocket will reach you where you live,
Indeed you die sleeping or awake, at home or on the mountain,
I will make you drink the cup of death, what a bitter taste..."

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Child sings on PA radio: Israelis are “wolves… [With] the fire of my rifle I will break the [prison] cage" 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Apr. 29, 2017

The Voice of Palestine
, the official PA radio station, children's program The Little Ones' Heaven, a song honoring the hunger striking prisoners is sung by a child who calls in to the program.

Child: "Our beautiful land is a prisoner in a cage surrounded by wolves,
My shaded garden was destroyed by the lumberjack and the dogs settled in it,
O Jerusalem, my city,
[With] my notebook, my pencil, and the fire of my rifle I will break the cage."
The Voice of Palestine host: “Excellent."
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The song was in honor of the hunger-striking prisoners (April-May 2017): Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.
Palestinian students on PA TV discuss playing "Arabs and Jews," claim "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Hebron, Jerusalem" are "our land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Israeli military training and its effect on residents of the northern Jordan Valley, hosting Al-Aqaba Village Council Head Sami Sadeq
Official PA TV host: “Let’s watch the interviews that the staff members prepared with the residents and how the residents are affected by the [Israeli] military training.”…
Student from the village of Al-Aqaba in the northern Jordan Valley: “It is our right to move from place to place in our land, our land - Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Hebron, Jerusalem (i.e., all cities in Israel except Hebron), and to go to every city in our homeland…”
Another student: “I hear the sounds of [Israeli] airplanes and tanks all the time. We the children of Palestine need to live in peace like the rest of the world’s children. I always see the children playing ‘Arabs and Jews’ - even the games are connected to the occupation.”
Mother of suicide bomber addresses students and administration at Palestine Ahliya University College: "Martyrs" died for "exalted goals" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “A tribute ceremony for the mothers of the Martyrs and prisoners at Palestine Ahliya University College”
     “The Progressive Student Action Front (i.e., the student organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)) at Palestine Ahliya University College yesterday [March 28, 2017] honored the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners for Mother’s Day, eternal Land Day, and the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Palestinian leader Wadi’ Haddad (i.e., PFLP terrorist).
[Greek Orthodox] Archbishop [of Sebastia] Atallah [Hanna]... and families of Martyrs and prisoners from the Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Hebron districts were present at the tribute rally held at the university’s outdoor amphitheater …
Dean of Student Affairs Mahmoud Rahal noted that Land Day is the anniversary of the Intifada of Palestinian rage that flared up among the original owners of the land, who rose up against the policy of expropriation and Judaization. He also noted the importance of noting the anniversaries of the leaders and Martyrs, and called for Land Day to constitute a stage of struggle in the confrontation against tyranny, settlement, and the situation of division (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas), and the beginning of the national awakening for liberation....
Mother of Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, injured 21) gave a speech on behalf of the Martyrs’ families, in which she said: ‘The Martyrs are lovers of the land. They died to defend the freedom and honor of the homeland and the rights of the Palestinian people, and for exalted goals. They bore the dreams and concerns of their people and sacrificed their lives for them in the struggle against this oppressive occupation that uses all forms of aggression.’”

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First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing”


     “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Technical Affairs Committee in partnership with the Salfit school…
It should be noted that the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition was held by the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee as part of the youth initiatives that it is holding in 20 regions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in order to support the political participation of women. This is part of the My Right to [My] Future project, which is being held in partnership with the CARE organization (i.e., a relief organization with US governmental funding) and with European Union funding.”

The article includes an image of Ru’a Amjad holding her drawing that won first place. The drawing shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing political sovereignty over the entire area. Next to it a man, woman, and child are seen standing alongside an AK-47 assault rifle.
Child on PA TV sings: "See how the rifle has opened the prison gates" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 27, 2017
Official PA TV program I Call You, hosting the niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha - who is serving a 14 year sentence (Palestinian Media Watch has been unable to verify the nature of his crimes) - who sings him a song
Niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha: “Place sword against sword,
The owner will get back what is coming to him,
See how the rifle has opened the prison gates,
We will hear joy and great celebration,
In the name of Allah, we will not leave a prisoner
Whose mother will shed tears because of his absence”
Boy recites poem on PA TV children’s program: "To war that will … destroy the Zionist's soul" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 17, 2017

Official PA TV program The Best Home, with PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam as guest on the show

Boy:
"I am a Palestinian, my name is Palestinian
I've etched my name on all the town squares...
Saladin (i.e., Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem), calls to me from the depths of my heart
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation...
Thousands of prisoners and thousands who are jailed
call to this great nation and call to the millions
They say: To Jerusalem, the [first] direction of prayer in the faith [Islam]
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the banner in the world’s sky. Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian. "
Official PA TV host: " Bravo."
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Note: PA TV has broadcast several children reciting this same poem calling to “destroy the Zionist's soul” in the past.
Abbas kisses 14-year-old stabber 
Source: Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Mar. 5, 2017
Picture and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

The picture shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas embracing 14-year-old Osama Zaidat who attempted to stab Israeli citizens at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba.


Posted text:
"[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: The Israeli actions against our people will not cause us to renounce our just rights
President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas said that the Israeli actions against our people, including attacks, arrests, and killing, will not cause us to renounce our just rights and the establishment of our independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Abbas said this today, Sunday evening [March 5, 2017], at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah while receiving the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Jalad (i.e., terrorist, attempted stabbing) who died in the occupation's prisons, and the released prisoner, the injured child Osama Zaidat (i.e., terrorist, attempted stabbing)."

{Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, March 5, 2017]

Osama Zaidat – 14-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israelis at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba on Sept. 23, 2016. He was shot in the leg by soldiers during the attempt.

Muhammad Al-Jalad - Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver at Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus on Nov. 9, 2016. The screwdriver failed to penetrate the soldier’s flak jacket, and Al-Jalad was shot and wounded by other soldiers at the scene. Al-Jalad died of his wounds at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in Israel in February 2017.
Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron

A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem:
Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy
Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand?
I am a Muslim Arab, a free person forever
You do not have the right to ask
I did not come here, but rather you are the one that came
I was born here long ago,
Before you
Before you came to my land
I am a Muslim
My roots are in the depths of history
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Safed, Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Gaza
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Nablus
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in every grain of soil
A rock in my hand, my head and my heart –"
Prizewinning dance accompanied by song promoting Jihad at folk dance competition for kids at European-funded Palestinian cultural center  
Source: Website of the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus, Feb. 12, 2017
Headline: “The Yafa Cultural Center completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition by honoring three young winners”
        “The Yafa Cultural Center (a Palestinian center supported by European governmental contributions, see note below –Ed.) completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition in which 17 groups of children that performed choreography to folk dance routines competed, and which ended with the declaration of three winners from among the participants in the competition…
Winning first place was participant Ru’a Ahmed Sa’id Hamdan, 14, who performed her dance to the sound of the song Pull, For You Are Pulling [the Trigger], and won a golden map of Palestine that was given to her by the center.
Winning second place was participant Tharaa Muhammad Abu Muslim, 13, who performed her dance to the sound of the song O Sower of the Sesame, and won a silver map of Palestine. Winning third place was participant Amir Abu Jaafar, 14, who performed his dance to the sound of the song O Mountain Unmoved by the Wind, and won a bronze map of Palestine.”
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