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PA-Fatah summer camp for kids: AK-47 automatic weapons and youth in military uniforms dancing with rifles
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PA-Fatah summer camp for kids:
AK-47 automatic weapons
and youth in military uniforms dancing with rifles

Official PA daily:
"What was taken by force, can only be restored by force"

Israel is
"So-called 'Israel'... the occupation state... the Zionist entity"

Fatah with picture of rockets:
"We will confront our Zionist enemy"

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

A child held an AK-47 automatic rifle and other children performed on stage in military uniforms holding rifles at a Palestinian Authority summer camp.



More than 150 children "of Martyrs and prisoners" participated in the camp "Jerusalem in the Eyes of the Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine" run by the PA's National Security Forces in coordination with Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah's youth movement "the Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine."

The camp's closing ceremony, in which the campers paraded and danced in military garb with rifles, was attended by PA and Fatah officials, among them Nablus District Governor Akram Rajoub, Secretary of Fatah's Nablus branch Jihad Ramadan, and representatives of the PA National Security Forces. [Fatah-run Awdah TV, June 12, 2015]

Using summer camps like this reinforces
the PA and Fatah's message to adhere to violence as a means to "liberate Palestine," which Palestinian Media Watch has exposed numerous times.

Al-Asima, a bi-weekly distributed with the official PA daily, likewise promoted this message. In the issue following Israel's Independence Day - what the Palestinians call the Nakba - "the catastrophe," each page of the supplement which dealt with the Nakba showed this image with the text:

"The anniversary of the Nakba - What was taken by force, can only be restored by force."
 [Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 27, 2015]

An article in the supplement used the following terms to refer to Israel:
"the so-called 'Israel'"
"the occupation state"
"the Zionist entity"

After stating that "armies from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, together with other Arab fighters and Palestinian fighters (68.000 Jihad fighters) opened an all-out war against the Zionist entity," it denoted the Israelis who defended themselves against this onslaught as "90,000 terrorists."

Adding to the promotion of violence, Fatah last month posted on its Facebook page text mentioning "the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy" together with an image of fighters from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades with rifles and rockets:

Posted text: "We promise that we will meet the enemy with two weapons in our hands - faith in Allah and in the inevitable victory, and the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy. We will defend the honor of this Arab and Islamic nation. #Al_Aqsa_Martyrs'_Brigades"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", May 26, 2015]

The following is a longer excerpt of the article mentioned above:

Headline: "67 years and we continue to experience the Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) every day."
"On the day following the declaration of the establishment of the occupation state (the so-called 'Israel') [all parentheses in source], armies from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, together with other Arab fighters and Palestinian fighters (68.000 Jihad fighters) opened an all-out war against the Zionist entity (90.000 terrorists). Thereafter, the conflict became an international conflict...
The Zionist enemy conquered all of Palestine except the West Bank which was annexed to Jordan, and the Gaza Strip which was annexed to Egypt."

Text on image: "The anniversary of the Nakba - What was taken by force, can only be restored by force."

The image appeared on each of the eight pages in the supplement's section on the Nakba.
[Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 27, 2015]