PA Teenager´s Summer camp Named for Teenage Suicide Bomber (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) by Itamar Marcus 08/15/03)
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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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