An online forum tied to the website of the Palestinian group Hamas posted a photo of a little girl in a combat vest and the head band of the terrorist Al-Qassam Brigades.
“Have you seen the new child martyr who will soon shake Israel [to the core]?” says the caption, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute blog
The message accompanying the photo on the Shabakat Falastin Lilhiwar online forum says the girl “is part of the Muslim generation which will go down in history [as a generation] … that refused to [accept] humiliation and defeat.”
Hamas, officially considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, now governs the Palestinian Authority.
As WND reported, Hamas launched a children’s website in 2002, encouraging kids to follow the example of terrorist suicide bombers.
WND reported last year the children’s website featured comic strips encouraging hatred of Israelis, who are defined as “evil Zionists.”
One strip featured two boys who come upon supposed toys in the street.
“Don’t take any of them!” warns one boy. “These are not toys, but booby-trapped bombs that will explode in the hands of those who touch them. They are placed here by the evil Zionists to kill innocent Palestinian children.”
The next panel states: “These are dangerous toys that are called booby-traps, placed by the evil ones to kill the people of our nation, who suffered from them and fight a jihad to drive them out of our beloved country.”
Another story on the website describes an art class in which the teacher asks the children to draw a picture entitled: “When the sky is angry.”
One boy draws a rainstorm and another lightning. But the teacher has special praise for the drawing of one boy:
Says the teacher: “Look what your friend Az-Adin drew. He drew the sky raining stones on the Zionists. Everyone clap hands for your friend Az-Adin. We all clapped hands warmly for Az-Adin for his drawing that was inspired by the Palestinian stone revolution.”
Another comic strip has a female teacher dressed in traditional Muslim garb instructing her students about the “Zionist thieves.”