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PA Teenager´s Summer camp Named for Teenage Suicide Bomber (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) by Itamar Marcus 08/15/03) Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Introduction:
Ayyat al-Akhras - a 17 year-old girl - was the youngest child suicide bomber, murdering 2 Israelis in a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. The PA has named a children´s summer camp in her name. This is the second summer in a row in which a camp was named for Akhras and continues the PA policy of naming summer camps, sporting events and schools, after prominent terrorists.

This naming of a children´s summer camp for a teenage terrorist is particularity problematic as it is quite natural for children to see another child being honored as a role model.

The following appeared in yesterday´s PA daily.

"Dr. Ahmad al-Yazji, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports attended a graduation ceremony of a summer camp named after the Sahida (Woman who died for Allah) Ayyat Al Akhras. It was organized by the Shabaiba [youth organization] of the Fatah in East Gaza....150 children aged 9-15 participated in the camp...

Al-Yazji stressed the role of the struggle fulfilled by the Palestinian National Liberation Movement “Fatah” and saluted the Shahids (Those who died for Allah), the wounded and the prisoners." [Al Quds - Aug. 14. 2003] 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]


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