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Arafat Tells Young Children to be Shahids ['Martyrs'].

By Itamar Marcus (Palestine Media Watch)

PMW has repeatedly documented that the Palestinian Authority has been pushing their children to see Shahada - Death for Allah - as something expected of them. In a televised gathering on Sunday, Yasir Arafat himself clearly encouraged young children to seek death, as he glorified a famous child Shahid ["Martyr"].

In addition, he addressed the cheering and chanting auditorium full of children as "colleagues, friends, brothers and sisters of Faris Ouda" - a 14-year-old who died in the conflict, and who has been turned into a heroic symbol by the PA. One of those children, he said, would raise the Palestinian flag over Jerusalem. The children responded to him by combining the Jerusalem and Shahid messages, by chanting: "Millions of Shahid's marching to Jerusalem."

Arafat told the children: "Oh, children of Palestine! The colleagues, friends, brothers and sisters of Faris Ouda [14 year old who died in the conflict]. The colleagues of this hero represent this immense and fundamental power that is within, and it shall be victorious, with Allah's will! One of you, a boy or a girl, shall raise the [Palestinian] flag over the walls of Jerusalem, its mosques and its churches..."

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Date:Aug 22, 2002
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