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Introduction:
The Palestinian Authority as educational policy names children’s sporting events, educational programs and institutions, after terrorists, including suicide bombers, who have killed large number of Israelis. Yesterday’s PA daily reports on a summer camp named for Jihad Al-Amarin, the founder of the suicide terror division of the Fatah, the Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade. The story reports that as a camp activity the children visited the terrorists home, and met his family. This follows numerous stories in the PA press this summer of children’s summer camps named for other terrorists.

Previous PMW reports have documented this common PA practice of promoting terrorists as heroes for children. For you convenience some related items reported in the past follow below today´s bulletin:

The report in the PA daily:
“The Palestinian Union for Culture, Sciences and Development continues with the activities of the fifth round of the summer camps (which) bears the title: “The Shahid Al-Amarin.” This with the cooperation of the children’s organization, “Da’una Nafrach” “Let us rejoice.”... [150 boys and girls aged 12 and 13 are taking part in this camp.]

Yesterday the camp’s participants went to the home of the shahid [died for Allah] Jihad Al-Amarin, where (they were greeted by) the shahid’s wife, children and family. During the visit there were speeches praising the virtues of the shahid Jihad Al-Amarin, who was assassinated a year ago by the forces of the occupation. [note: Jihad Al-Amarin, the founder of the Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade, was killed by Israel.]

The shahid’s wife expressed her joy at our people’s loyalty to her husband, stating that the shahid Jihad followed a national mission. During the visit the shahid’s wife was presented with the camp’s shield.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2003]

Related news items previously reported:

1. Dalal Mughrabi - the terrorist who participated in the bus hijacking and murder of 36 Israelis and American Gail Rubin, in 1978.

Archives News Items:

Naming Schools
“Announcement: Palestinian National Authority Ministry of Schools and Higher Education Hebron District” - “Building contract tender for the Dalal Mughrabi girls’ high school [Al-Shuyukh village Hebron district…] With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid)” [The ad had the logos of the USAID, the Palestinian Authority and ANERA.] [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida July 30 2002]

“The Rafiah municipality hosted today the closing ceremony of the Shahida [died for Allah] Dalal Mughrabi Summer Camp..” [PATV August 9, 2001]

Naming Kindergarten:
“The Kernel of Palestine (Dalal Al Mughrabi) Kindergarten in Dura, in the Hebron District, marked the graduation of a new class of children. [parentheses in original -ed] [Al Ayyam May 30, 2001]

Naming Fatah course:
“…the graduation ceremony of the Fatah Women’s Young Staff Preparatory Course. The course was called ‘The Shahida Dalal Mughrabi Course’…” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida January 25, 2002]

2. Wafa Idris was the first woman suicide bomber. She blew herself up on January 27, 2002, killing 1 and injuring over 150 in Jerusalem.

Archives News Item:
“The students committee of the Shabiba student movement, ‘the Shahida Wafa Idris cell’ in the Al-Quds Open University in Tubass, celebrated yesterday the completion of a course in democracy and human rights…” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 11, 2002]

3. Ayyat al-Akhras - killed 2 Israelis as she blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem, on March 29, 2002. The PA named a summer camp for children in her name:

Archives News Item:
“Today the activities begin in the tenth Scouts summer camp, the Shahid Seeker [Death for Allah Seeker ]- Ayyat al-Akhras Camp...” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2002] (PMW.ORG.IL 07/15/03)


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