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Palestinian Authority Teaches Kids to Identify as ‘Refugees’

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Palestinian men spray water on children to cool them down before prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan near the Dome of the Rock, in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, May 31, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad. – Palestinian children born decades after Israel’s establishment in 1948 are being educated by the authorities in Ramallah to envision themselves as residents of the cities “stolen by the Jews” and as “refugees” temporarily living in the Palestinian territories, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Tuesday.

In “A Child and a Refugee Camp”—a children’s program that aired Nov. 3 on official PA TV— 12-year-old Abd Al-Rahman Baba tells viewers to see themselves as suffering victims of “the Jews,” according to the PMW report.

Israelis were not mentioned at all on the broadcast.

“The Jews stole our land from us, and I have been waiting 12 years already, my father 40 years, and my grandfather has been waiting 70 years … The Jews took our land by force and settled us in the [refugee] camps. I hope to return to Lod, my city,” said Baba.

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Asked by the host of the program whether he feels that “tomorrow we will return” [to the land stolen by the Jews], Baba replied: “Yes. I feel that tomorrow I will return and liberate Palestine … Every day, every minute and every year I imagine that I’m in Lod … I imagine that I’m playing with my friends, my neighbors, in our backyard. I imagine our home, how it will be … I imagine the Lod Airport that the occupation [Israel] Judaized and called ‘Ben-Gurion [Airport]’ …  Of course we will return and live in those houses.”

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