"Our children were created to be fertilizer for the land of Palestine…"

They create  kids to be fertilizer?

Its their culture. Who are we to judge?

“Moderate” Palestinian Authority TV: Palestinian children created to fertilize the land with their blood

Now, remember, these are the “moderates.” That is, of course, unless they have been taken over by ancient Aztecs, as this rhetoric would tend to imply. “Palestinian kids created as ‘fertilizer,’ to saturate the land with blood,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, January 31:

Dying for the sake of “Palestine” as an ideal, even for Palestinian children and youth, remains part of Palestinian discourse.This week, official Palestinian Authority TV reported from a Fatah celebration in a refugee camp in Lebanon and chose to focus on the following slide shown at the celebration. Fatah’s message was that children are created so that their blood will be “fertilizer” to saturate the land:

“Our children are our glory and honor,
they were created to be fertilizer for the land of Palestine,
and for our pure land to be saturated with their blood.”

Earlier this month, a PA-Fatah celebration in Ramallah featured a performance with the same message. In front of senior PA leaders, including Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, young children and youth performed a song that included the following words:

“My pure land, I shall saturate you with my blood…
redeem you with my life.”

Palestinian Media Watch has reported extensively on the PA’s teaching of children to die as Martyrs for “Palestine.” During the PA’s terror campaign (the “Intifada,” 2000-2005), the PA encouraged children to aspire for Martyrdom death as a central part of its message to children. Today, the message that children should die for “Palestine” is less prominent, but still found in PA schoolbooks and is expressed in cultural settings through song and dance. […]

PA TV narrator: “In the refugee camp Ein Al-Hilwe [in Lebanon], a rally was held in celebration of the [47th] anniversary [of Fatah]. A political symposium was also held on the occasion of the event.”

Text on slide at event:
“Our children are our honor and glory,
they were created to be fertilizer for the land of Palestine,
and for our pure land to be saturated with their blood”
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan, 24, 2012]

The following is an excerpt of a song performed by children at an event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. PA leaders applaud kids sing “I shall saturate you with my blood… redeem you with my life”:

Present at the ceremony: Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; Secretary General of the Presidential Office, Al-Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim; Secretary of the PLO Executive Council, Yasser Abd Rabbo; District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam; Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf.

Song by the Raji’in group (children and youth):

“How beautiful you are, my country
The love in my heart for you is great
You have brought up and educated
generation after generation,
You waited patiently and discovered your heroic children
Oh, my pure land, I shall saturate you with my blood
I shall live and die upon your green ground
Your ground satiates us, your goodness satisfies us
I shall redeem you with my life, oh my land
Your embrace warms us
Your ground satiates us, your goodness satisfies us
I shall redeem you with my life, oh my land
Your embrace warms us”

Applause by PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Secretary General of the President’s office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim and PLO Secretary General Yasser Abd Rabbo.
[Live PBC broadcast from Ramallah, PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 5, 2012]

 

PA leaders applaud kids singing “I shall saturate you with my blood, redeem you with my life”

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  1. During the Battle of Tours (AD 732) Muslim cavalry were repulsed again and again by Frankish infantry. The commande of the Franks, Charles Martel, had a herd of swine sent out between engagements to eat the Muslim dead and wounded. No doubt the resulting pig excrement made wonderful fertilizer!

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