(IsraelNN.com) A new Hamas video encourages the participation of children in terrorism and has been broadcast on Hamas TV.
The video focuses on Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin and portrays young children as continuing the slain Islamist sheikh’s legacy. Kids are portrayed wearing uniforms, holding rifles and participating in military training.
The lyrics of the video, translated by Palestinian Media Watch, stress the children’s connection to Yassin:
“These are the acts of the Martyrdom-Seekers
Ahmad [Yassin] did not die
Do not mourn.
These are the acts of Martyrdom-Seekers
Palestine — one of its leader is Ahmad Yassin
Its children carry the knife.
Palestine — among its leaders is Ayyash [Hamas bombmaker]
Its children carry machine guns.
The land is filled with furious lions
Even though they killed our Yassin
The land will grow a thousand Ahmad!”
[Al-Aqsa TV, March 25, 2007]