Palestinian Facebook Page Promotes Child Suicide

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The Facebook page for Fatah in Lebanon has posted this picture of a mother dressing her young son with a suicide belt. Palestinian Media Watch has documented the ongoing glorification of violence and Martyrdom by the PA. This picture was posted on the Fatah Facebook page together with an imaginary conversation between the son who is being sent to his death and the mother encouraging it. “Why me and not you?” the child innocently asks his mother, who answers that she will continue to have more children “for the sake of Palestine”:

“My mother dressed me in a strange belt (i.e., a suicide belt).
I asked her: ‘What is this, mother?’
She said: ‘I will put it on you and you will go to your death!’
I said to her: ‘Mother, what have I done that you want me to die?’
She shed a tear that hurt my heart and said: ‘The homeland needs you, son. Go and blow up the sons of Zion.’
I said to her: ‘Why me and not you?’
She said: ‘I will stay in order to give birth to more children for the sake of Palestine.’
I kissed her hand and said to her: ‘Keep it up, mother, for you and for Palestine I will kill the impure and the damned.'”
[Fatah-Lebanon’s Facebook page, posted Sept. 3, 2012, accessed Oct. 28, 2012]

The Facebook page states that it is “the official page of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon,” and is linked to from the official website of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission (

The PA-funded educational magazine for children, Zayzafuna, published an essay earlier this year written by an 11 year-old lauding death as a Martyr:

“How do you know that you’re a Palestinian?”
by Asil Khaled, 5th grade student – El-Bireh

“If you know that you were born with a death sentence, and if you go to your death without caring – then you’re a Palestinian!
If your song is the song of Martyrdom (Shahada), and death, for you, is birth – then you’re a Palestinian!
If you love death, and you say the Shahada [declaration] (i.e., the Islamic creed: “There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is Allah’s messenger.”) aloud – then you’re a Palestinian!
If you’ve ever felt that you’re an exploding body and that your soul will long one day to be a knight for the homeland – then you’re a Palestinian!
If the stone is your weapon against oppression, and if those who hate [you] criticize your struggle – then you’re a Palestinian!
If you have saturated the tree of the homeland with your free blood, with love, and have offered the remnants of your bodily parts as a bridge for those who are yet to come – then you’re a Palestinian! 
If you have shattered the chains, and carried the key to the house from which [your] grandparents were expelled – then you’re a Palestinian!
If your wedding (i.e., a Martyr’s funeral in Islamic tradition is a wedding to 72 Maidens of Paradise) was amidst a hail of bullets between the shoulders of friends [who carried your body], against the sound of tears mingled with joy (i.e., of achieving Martyrdom) and the searing pain of separation- then you’re a Palestinian, and you’re full of pride at being a Palestinian.”
[Zayzafuna, Jan. 2012]

Click for more information on Zayzafuna.

During the years of the Palestinian Authority terror campaign (the Intifada, 2000 – 2005), Palestinian Media Watch documented that the PA actively promoted Martyrdom (Shahada) as an ideal that children should strive for. Music videos for children indoctrinating them to see Martyrdom as “sweet” were broadcast hundreds of times on PA TV. In recent years, Martyrdom for children continues to be glorified by the PA in contexts for children but with lesser frequency.

The following are two examples of encouraging children to seek death as Martyrs for Allah, and one example of two girls embracing this ideal:

This video, designed to offset a child’s natural fear of death, portrays Martyrdom as both heroic and tranquil. The film’s hero, a teenager, leaves a farewell letter describing the death he is seeking as pleasurable:

“Don’t be sad my dear [father], and don’t cry over my parting.
My dear father, for my country, I sacrificed myself.
With determination and desire, I will keep my promise.
How sweet is Martyrdom (Shahada), when I am embraced by you, my land!
How sweet is Martyrdom (Shahada), when I am embraced by you, my land!
My beloved, my mother, most dear to me,
be joyous over my blood, don’t cry for me.”
[PA TV (Fatah), broadcast hundreds of times from 2001-2004]

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Muhammad Al-Dura (a boy who was killed in a televised crossfire) calls other children to follow him to a joyous child-Martyr Paradise. Al-Dura runs on the beach with his kite, and even goes to an amusement park:

Text on screen: “I am waving to you, not in parting, but to say follow me. By Muhammad Al-Dura.”
Narrator: “How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. How sweet is the fragrance of the earth, its thirst quenched by the gush of blood flowing from the youthful body. How sweet is the fragrance of the earth. The boy [Muhammad Al-Dura] cried: Oh father, till we meet, till we meet, father, till we meet, I will go with no fear and without crying. How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. I will go, father, to my place in heaven. How sweet is the fragrance of the martyrs. Oh father, till we meet, till we meet, Oh father, till we meet.”

[PA TV (Fatah), hundreds of times, 2001-2008]

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Host: “You described Martydrdom (Shahada) as something beautiful. Do you think it is beautiful?”
Walla, age 11: “Martyrdom (Shahada) is a very, very beautiful thing. Everyone yearns for Shahada. What could be sweeter than going to paradise?”
Host: “What is better, peace and full rights for the Palestinian people, or Shahada?”
Walla: “Shahada. I will achieve my rights after becoming a Shahida (Martyr).”
Host: “Ok, Yussra, would you agree with that?”
Yussra, age 11: “Of course; Shahada is sweet. We don’t want this world, we want the Afterlife. We benefit not from this life, but from the Afterlife.”
Host: “Do you actually love death? ”
Yussra: “Death is not Shahada.”
Host: “No, I mean the absence after death. ”
Yussra: “No child loves death. The children of Palestine adopted the concept that Shahada is very good. Every Palestinian child, say someone aged 12, says: Oh Lord, I would like to become a Shahid.”
Host: “We’ve got a call, Sabrine from Ramallah.”
Sabrine (on telephone): “Ayyat Al-Akhras was 17 when she blew herself up –
Host: “Sabrine, are you for it or against it?”
Sabrine (on telephone): “Of course I support blowing up, it is our right.”
Host: “Sabrine, now, is it natural that Ayyat Al-Akhras blows herself up?”
Sabrine (on telephone): “Of course it’s natural.”
[PA TV (Fatah), June 9, 2002]

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  • Advocatus

    Ah, the Palestinians, those great humanists and freedom fighters. They never cease to surprise with the depths of bigotry, depravity and self-pity to which they clearly so love plunging.

    Then again, of course, it's all those Zionists' fault. Without their evil machinations, the Middle East would be an earthly paradise of peace, progress and prosperity, not to mention blissful religious tolerance.

    So put on those suicide belts, boys and girls, make mommy proud!

  • Ant

    I respect the views you presented but would like to draw your attention to a few UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSC) – which are binding and the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). There are in fact scores of UN Resolutions (over 150) that remain sadly ignored by Prime Minister Netanyahu and unimplemented. Also the concern pertaining to outposts is an issue the UK Government has been troubled about. On the 24th April 2012, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

    “I strongly condemn the Israeli government’s decision yesterday to turn three illegal outposts in the West Bank into settlements. I urged the Israeli government in my statement on 5 April to remove – not legalise – outposts across the West Bank.”

    The West Bank and East Jerusalem is occupied Palestine – recognised by 132 nations in the world including India, China, Russia, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Iceland).

    Palestine is still illegally held and sadly Israel has ignored the ruling of the International Court of Justice (subsequently supported by the UN and EU) with respect to the “security barrier”. This “wall” is 3 times the length of the Berlin Wall.

    May I draw your attention to a couple of issues that the ICJ (2004), with relevance to the ‘security barrier’ which it viewed with alarm.

    The EU subsequently supported the UN vote pertaining to the ‘security barrier’. The ICJ also found the following:

    • That the separation barrier is intended to assist the settlements, the establishment of which violates Article 49 of the Convention. Also, the court pointed out that the restrictions placed on the local population located between the barrier and the Green Line are liable to lead to abandonment of the land, which also constitutes a violation of Article 49. In addition, the opinion stated that taking control of private land to build the barrier injured private property owners, and thus violated Articles 46 and 52 of the Hague Regulations of 1907 and of Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    • The illegality of the barrier under international human rights law. In this context, the court stated unequivocally, and contrary to the position held by Israel, that international human rights law applies in its entirety in occupied territory, along with humanitarian law. The court ruled that the separation barrier violates rights set forth in conventions to which Israel is party. The court mentioned the rights to freedom of movement and the right against invasion of privacy of home and family, which are enshrined in Articles 12 and 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the right to work, to an adequate standard of living, health, and education, which are enshrined in Articles 6, 11, 12, and 13 of the International covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights.

    Please also see UN Resolutions below.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr Anthony Aloysious

    *** UN Security Council Resolution 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980 – BINDING

    The Security Council, recalling its resolution 476 (1980); reaffirming again that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible; deeply concerned over the enactment of a “basic law” in the Israeli Knesset proclaiming a change in the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, with its implications for peace and security; noting that Israel has not complied with resolution 476 (1980); reaffirming its determination to examine practical ways and means, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, to secure the full implementation of its resolution 476 (1980), in the event of non-compliance by Israel ; Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions;

    *** Resolution 694 (1991) – BINDING

    Adopted by the Security Council at its 2989th meeting on 24 May 1991

    The Security Council,

    Reaffirming its resolution 681 (1990),

    Having learned with deep concern and consternation that Israel has, in violation of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and acting in opposition to relevant Security Council resolutions, and to the detriment of efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, deported four Palestinian civilians on 18 May 1991,

    1. Declares that the action of the Israeli authorities of deporting four Palestinians on 18 May is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which is applicable to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem;

    2. Deplores this action and reiterates that Israel, the occupying Power, refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilian from the occupied territories and ensure the save and immediate return of all those deported;

    3. Decides to keep the situation under review.

    *** Resolution 672 (1990) – BINDING

    Adopted by the Security Council at its 2948th meeting on 12 October 1990

    The Security Council,

    Recalling its resolutions 476 (1980) and 478 (1980),

    Reaffirming that a just and lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict must be based on its resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973) through an active negotiating process which takes into account the right to security for all States in the region, including Israel, as well as the legitimate political rights of the Palestinian people,

    Taking into consideration the statement of the Secretary-General relative to the purpose of the mission he is sending to the region and conveyed to the Council by the President on 12 October 1990,

    1. Expresses alarm at the violence which took place on 8 October at the Al Haram al Shareef and other Holy Places of Jerusalem resulting in over twenty Palestinian deaths and to the injury of more than one hundred and fifty people, including Palestinian civilians and innocent worshippers;

    2. Condemns especially the acts of violence committed by the Israeli security forces resulting in injuries and loss of human life;

    3. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention, which is applicable to all the territories occupied by Israel since 1967;

    4. Requests, in connection with the decision of the Secretary-General to send a mission to the region, which the Council welcomes, that he submit a report to it before the end of October 1990 containing his findings and conclusions and that he use as appropriate all the resources of the United Nations in the region in carrying out the mission.

    • Mary Sue

      dude, seriously, eff the UN. They care nothing for the safety and survival of Israel. Maybe they deported those guys because they're, oh, I don't know, TERRORISTS?! Terrorists SHOULD be deported.

      Note that none of this condemns the suicide bombings and other mischief such as rocket launches FROM CIVILIAN HOME LOCATIONS in order to use the populace as human shields, by the Palestinian Terrorists like Hamas or Hezbollah. Freaking hypocrites.

      "Occupied" my left maple nut. 132 countries don't know what they're talking about. China has no credibility in this matter at all and doesn't give a rat's behind about the Jews. The 'barrier' is to keep terrorists out! What do you want them to do, roll out the red carpet, whistle and say, "Here, terroists, terrorists, terrorists!"

    • Hotse

      Clearly you use UN sanctions only when it fits you, like most of the Palestinian population. You are no victim, but you choose to act as one — and if you act as a victim you will live as one. You do not wish for peace, so you will have none either. Instead of blaming others for your ills, ask yourself, if you are so righteous, why is this happening to you? You reap what you sow and all you Palestinians sow is misery.


      Anty, Your pals can ALL commit suicide. The world will be better off.

    • patience

      And why has Israel needed more land ?

      Because European countries and muslims violated every pact and treaty since Balfour .
      They have driven Jews out of their homes and stolen everything they owned ,from their 200 year old businesses to the fillings in their teeth.Currently Jews are being forced out of Europe by muslim persecution and violence. Where else are they supposed to go,you dumb a$$ ?

      From 1935-1970 land seizures by muslims of Jewish property in the ME equals LAND FOUR TIMES THE SIZE OF Israel .

      Just look at these mentally twisted,hate mongering Palestinians.They clearly show their insanity and inability to even function in a decent society . They no right to exist let alone near Israel .It is sick how they abuse their children .And you are just as sick for defending them.

      The UN is useless ,greedy,dictatorial and arrogant sex slavers,drug dealers that should be dismantled .

    • Drakken

      Here I will make this so simple that a muzzy loving jihadist leftist scumbag like you can understand it, FK the palis, the un and the leftist traitors in our midst, may every god damned muzzy fakestinian be eliminated from the earth.

    • UCSPanther

      Who cares what the UN has to say? They are an organization that has ever lowering relevance…

    • PAthena

      Ant knows little history. Not only is he unaware that what he calls the "West Bank" is historically Judea and Samaria, where Jews originated. He also knows little about the people he calls "Palestinians." The name "Palestine" comes from the Roman Emperor Hadrian's renaming of Judea as "Palestina" after he defeated the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba in 135 A.D. (Hadrian also outlawed Judaism and renamed Jerusalem "Aelia Capitolina," "Aelius" being his gens name.) Hadrian's intent was to eradicate all memory of Judea and the Jews.
      The name "Palestine" then became synonymous with "land of the Jews," and "Palestinian" with "Jew." That is why after World War I, Great Britain was awarded the "Palestine Mandate" to be the "homeland of the Jews.
      The history rewrite of the name "Palestine" came from the haters of the Jews, Gamel Nasser, ruler of Egypt, and the Soviet Union, who invented the "Palestine Liberation Organization" (P.L.O.) in Cairo inn 1964. This organization came to fame, with their dishonest name, when they massacred the Israeli athlete at the Olympic Games in 1972 in Munich. The so-called "Palestinians" are Arabs whose only aim is to destroy Israel, and are haters of Jews. That they should be so evil as to try to get children to kill themselves in acts of terrorism, is only the tip of the iceberg.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "a few UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSC) "

      We know. OIC and OPEC conspiracies.

      Read the Islamic texts and a comprehensive authenticated history of the region and then we'll discuss who's right and who is wrong.

  • Advocatus

    Wonderful cut-and-paste job, that, thanks. Not particularly enlightening, though, as we've heard all this before scores of times.

    Now, if Palestinians were a bit more serious about peace and stopped teaching their children about the "virtues" of martyrdom by killing Jews, I would hazard that Israel would be more than willing to let them have their state at last. If memory serves, Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert both offered to withdraw from the West Bank and let Palestinians have their state in east Jerusalem, yet first Arafat, then Abbas rejected both offers out of hand. Now, why would they do that if they were so desperate to have peace at last and get a state of their own?

    Nah, the status of being the world's perennial victims with the privilege of being able to blame Zionists for all their ills suits most Palestinians much better than the onerous task of having to get a go at building their own state, which by the lights of current Palestinian "culture" and intellectual discourse would be a basket case from the get-go anyhow, no matter how much foreign aid would have been poured into it.

    So there's your answer.

    • Stern

      I appreciate almost all of your answer, Advocatus, but wonder at this bit: "I would hazard that Israel would be more than willing to let them have their state at last".

      As you say yourself, Israel has been willing to "let" the Palestinians have their state for years. They even gave them a huge chunk of it, absolutely free of any obligation, when Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. In other words, it has never been Israel that is preventing the Palestinians from having a state. It's Palestinian dreams of destroying Israel that are the true obstacle.

      • Advocatus

        I agree with you. That's why I believe that while Israel, Bibi included, would be happy to let Palestinians have their state and bid farewell at last to the conflict, it's not going to happen as the Palestinians have never negotiated in good faith. If anything, Gaza was the last straw. Israel withdrew unilaterally, yet what did it get in return? An endless barrage of rockets and ceaseless sabre-rattling by Hamas. That's why it's all this talk about "peace" is purely academic.


          There already is a "two state solution".

          Jordan is "palestine".

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "In other words, it has never been Israel that is preventing the Palestinians from having a state. It's Palestinian dreams of destroying Israel that are the true obstacle."

        Precisely. They simply have no interest in building a state. Their interests lie in death and destruction.

  • Mary Sue

    Who was that, Golda Meir, who said that the only way there'd be peace in the Middle East is if the Palestinians loved their children more than they hate Israel?

    What the palestinians are doing is straight up child abuse. In their sickly twisted minds they may believe they "love" their children, but there's no love there. Not for realsies. No, it's immersion into the death cult of Jihad. This is worse than that guy that named his son Adolph. The white supremacist guy.

    What I'd like to see is a bunch of atheists insisting that the Palestinians had no right to indoctrinate their children into the beliefs of the parents. We'd end up with a lot of dead atheists, but hey, that's where the focus needs to be, on the parents who are encouraging their own offspring with, "It's ok I can just make more."

    This is the closest I've come to even remotely agreeing with the idea of mandatory sterilization in some cases.

  • Rifleman

    This is the same facebook that censored the post of obama's denial of help to the SEALs defending our Ambassador in Libya.

  • http://frontpage richard sherman

    Child abuse is foundational to Muslim culture. First thKoran celebrates sex with little girls who have not menstruated. SURA 65.4…second as you indicate thousands and thousands of Muslim parents. — just like the one you describe — encourage their children to blow themselves up..In fact Muslim parents who do not encourage their children to blow themselves are viewed as apostates and shunned.

  • robert singer

    you try to reason with people and ask them to stop blowing up their babies in israeli pizza places, they give you un resolutions. by the way israel is being preached to by the likes of the russians and the chineese both of whom have enslaved at one time or another one half of the world , how ironic

  • KKKK

    this is gross! i call this child-absue! its WRONG to teahc children to "love death more than life" for a homeland that was never theres in the first place!

    • Stern

      Thank you for saying what I was about to say. Yes, this is child abuse of the worst kind.

  • Lan Astaslem

    There are trouble spots all over the world – people living in miserable conditions, in terrible poverty, etc yet it's just one perpetually miserable group that advocates and encourages savage rampages, blowing up their own children (and taking the lives of as many infidels as they can) and that's the muslims – what a sick group of mutants


    I as an Infidel could not care less about the false prophet mohhammed.

    The false prophet mohammed can continue to Burn in HELL for Eternity.

  • Drakken

    If ever there was a people that deserve complete elimination it is those pali savages. There can NEVER be peace with a people that bay for your destruction. About time Israel quits being nice to these savages and take off the gloves, push Gaza into the sea and push the entire west bank into Jordan and call it a day. If Egpyt gets froggy, push into and take the Sinai.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm amazed those like Schlomotion and Nakba1948 aren't here to spread more of their filth. They'd probably enjoy this stuff. I'm glad the Palestinians don't have a holiday like Halloween. I'd hate to think what they'd dress up as.
    We also shouldn't forget that the majority of Palestinians are anti-American as well so don't be surprised if we see them burning the American flag on a daily basis.

  • Sunbeam

    Life is precious and they blew themselves up just and when they like it. It's really too bad a terrible sin to be forgiven. They think they're doing a favor to God. God is wrath and displeased at this. Aren't we all precious jewels to him?

  • helmut55

    The Brainwashin beginn much earlier than in the Nazi Regime.Ex German Cancellor Schmidt sayed he even don´t know with 14(with 17 he was in the Wehrmacht)what a Jew was(an he has Jewisch ancestors!).He said he knew Jews but that was it,he didn´t heard much about jews and this was the hihj time of the Propaganda.He said only who wanted to tread the hate speech read it…

  • Sunney

    This people really Need To Turn Away Frm Does Wicked Idols…The Devil Is Wicked and Is Traping Them… Jesus Is the Only Way The Truth And The Life… He Alone Is The One True God and He Love’s His Creation(Humans) and The Devil Hates Humans, He Can Do whatever it takes to Get U… Repent and Come To JESUS.. He is Faithful and Just to Forgive no matter How Big Your Sins are… He will Forgive you and Gives You New Begining and Life Everlasting… Jesus Loves You!