Palestinian Network Shows Teens Honoring Classmates Killed While Committing Stabbing Attacks Against Israelis
A Palestinian television news feature about high school students honoring classmates who committed terrorist acts against Israelis was distributed by the Quds News Network on Wednesday.
Quds, believed to be affiliated with the terror organization Islamic Jihad, is purported to have more than 3 million viewers.
The feature shows a classroom in which the empty desks of two students killed by Israeli forces while attempting to carry out stabbing attacks are draped in Palestinian flags and adorned with “martyrdom” posters. The kids in the class extol the virtues of their dead peers and express pride over their martyrdom for Allah.
One of the 16-year-old students was killed on October 24 by Israeli forces at the Jalamah checkpoint north of Jenin as he attempted to stab an Israeli security guard. The other was killed by Israeli forces on November 2 at the same location, also while attempting to stab a soldier.
The Israeli government has been appealing to the Palestinian Authority to stop educating its youth to honor terrorists, a practice purportedly creating the atmosphere of anti-Israel and antisemitic violence that led to the current surge in stabbing and other attacks, largely carried out by teenagers.