From Ynet News, 12 June 2012, by Elior Levy:
Kids at Islamic Jihad kindergarten
celebrate end of year ... Teacher: "We educate them to love resistance, Palestine..."
Children attending a kindergarten in Gaza that is run
by Islamic Jihad celebrated their graduation by dressing up in
army attire, waving toy rifles and chanting anti-Israel slogans.
"It is our obligation to educate the children to love the resistance,
Palestine and Jerusalem, so they will recognize the importance of Palestine and
who its enemy is," the kindergarten's director said.
The children were dressed up in uniforms of Jihad's armed-wing, the al-Quds
Brigades, and each of them received a toy rifle. Some of them held up photos of
Islamic Jihad founder Fathi Shaqaqi.
'Palestinian prisoner and
The event was attended by the children's relatives, some of whom belong to
Islamic Jihad and other armed Palestinian factions.
'Until I die as a shahid.'
Gaza kids during party
During the ceremony the children were asked to stand next to mock coffins
draped with flags of the various armed factions. The flags bore the images of
One child, Hamza, said "When I grow up I'll join Islamic Jihad and the
al-Quds Brigades. I'll fight the Zionist enemy and fire missiles at it until I
die as a shahid and join my father in heaven.
"I love the resistance and the martyrs and Palestine, and I want to blow
myself up on Zionists and kill them on a bus in a suicide bombing," he said.
..."At every kindergarten graduation ceremony we focus on the children to
represent the role of struggling and resistance in the way of Allah so they will
grow up to love the resistance and serve the cause of Palestine and Holy Jihad,
as well as to make them leaders and fighters to defend the holy soil of
Palestine," one of the teachers said.