More Child Abuse: Palestinians Promote Child Soldiers and Child Martyrdom

February 21, 2020

by: Nan Jacques Zilberdik

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A child dressed up at his kindergarten graduation in Gaza (illustrative)

Friday, 21 February 2020 | Abbas’ Fatah [leading secular Palestinian political party] urges its followers on Facebook to “reshare” a video of a small Jordanian boy, Amir, who is off to Jerusalem to avenge Palestinian terrorist murderer Omar Abu Laila who was killed by Israeli soldiers when he resisted arrest after having murdered two Israelis in 2019.

The child soldier, Amir, who is wearing a military uniform, carrying a slingshot in one hand and holding a toy rifle, explains to his mother that he wants to “shoot the Jews who shot Omar”—the Palestinian terrorist murderer—and if necessary to “die for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque” because they “deserve” that “we die for [them].”

Stressing its support for the indoctrination of children exemplified in this video, which urges children to act as soldiers and to die as “martyrs” for Allah, Fatah pinned the video to its official Facebook page to make sure it stays at the top of the page.

Fatah endorsing child abuse like this is nothing new. Palestinian Media Watch [PMW] exposed that Fatah promoted a poem recited by a young girl on Palestinian radio with the abusive message that Palestinian children are merely “ammunition” and destined to “die as martyrs.”

PMW has documented in two special reports that Abbas’s Fatah misuses Facebook to support violence and promote and glorify terror, and that Facebook has chosen to turn a blind eye to Fatah’s continued misuse of Facebook as a platform for this.

Omar Abu Laila—19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered Israeli soldier Gal Keidan, and shot and murdered Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a father of 12, at Ariel Junction on March 17, 2019. Abu Laila was killed on March 19, 2019, during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers who attempted to arrest him.

Posted on February 21, 2020

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published in Palestinian Media Watch on February 19, 2020. Time related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See the original article at this link.)

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