Hamas Launches Web Site Encouraging Kids to Become 'Martyrs' Tuesday, March 7, 2006 / 7 Adar 5766
The Palestinian Authority's ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide terrorist through cartoons and children's stories.
The Hamas-run Al-Fateh.net glorifies shahada, martyrdom, and presents the deaths of terrorists attacking Israelis as a time of celebration, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.
One of the stories on the site quotes a mother saying that when she heard her son had become a shahid, a martyr, she bought dates, candies and coffee to give out. An entire section of the site is called "Stories of the Shahids" and the most recently posted story honors Hamas terrorist Naseem Ja'abari, who murdered 16 people when he blew himself up on a bus in Be'er Sheva on August 31, 2004.
The page is egalitarian in its encouragement of martyrdom, with a prominently featured drawing of a religiously garbed girl participating in violent attacks (pictured above) on both the homepage and on a second page with a poem glorifying Jihad, Islamic conquest, and Shahada.
Hamas recently won the Palestinian Authority's parliamentary elections by a landslide and has since been subject to requests and demands that it at least verbally recognize Israel. One the web site, though, according to PMW, "Israel is repeatedly referred to as 'thief' and 'invader' and its defeat in battle is both desired and anticipated."
Though the site shares its name with Yassir Arafat's rival terror group, Al-Fateh, the name means "The Conqueror" and is run by Hamas.
The following are excerpts from PMW's translation of a poem on the site and excerpts from the "Stories of the Shahids" section:
We rose up We rose up against the thieves We rose up against [them], and we shall never surrender We will rise up in determination, like our ancestors We will sacrifice, sacrifice our lives
Our father's bidding has taught us That Jihad is the eternal path And that the oppressors will be defeated... We have become devoted and we will never surrender One day we will defeat all the invaders We bless and honor the proud The blood of the shahid has taught us That Shahada is a new life O Allah, bless the steps of the rebels Indeed, Shahada is an open victory [Al-Fateh website, March 7, 2006]
Stories of the Shahids
"...Our shahid today is the the Shahada-seeker, the hero Naseem Al-Ja'abari."
Naseem's mother tells of her son's merits and says that when she heard of his terrorist action, she took the money he had left her and "went to buy dates and candies for the people who came to congratulate [us]." She goes on to tell how she heard her son committed the suicide bombing. Finally, she sends her greetings to all those people who want to become shahids.
Naseem's mother also gloats that "[in light] of the success of the heroic attack in Be'er Sheva, the Zionist Secret Service admitted they failed in eliminating the Resistance [euphemism for terror group], its roots and infrastructure". [Al-Fateh website, March 7, 2006]
Hamas Child Terror Site Updated With Story of ´Girl´s Heroism´ 12:09 Mar 17, 'o6 By Ezra HaLevi
The Hamas-run web site promoting suicide terrorism to children has been updated with a new illustrated story glorifying a young girl's suicide attack against Zionists.
The story, entitled "A Palestinian Girl's Heroism," describes how the young girl calmly progresses, step by step, though the planning and execution of the terror attack, in which she dies. In death she is said to be "smiling, lying on the grass, because she died as a Shahida, martyr for Allah, for Palestine."
"The illustration with the story on the web shows a young smiling girl with four candles," a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) points out. "The image of a living, smiling child in a story about the death of a child appears to echo a familiar message in PA children's education, that those who die as Shahids (Martyrs for Allah) are not really dead."
After PMW originally published a report on the Al-Fateh web site encouraging children to seek martyrdom, and after the Arutz-7 article on the report was featured on the Drudge Report, the Hamas site's Russian server (CORBINA TELECOM Network Operations) immediately closed down the website on March 9, 2006. The site reopened a couple of days later, however, and is now being hosted by a Malaysian web hoster (Eastgate;Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad;Telekom Exchange II, Jalan Lingkaran Fauna).
The following is a translation of the new short story on the Al-Fateh web site:
A Palestinian Girl's Heroism "Suad, the bright Palestinian girl, remembered what the Zionist criminals did when they killed her father and mother.
"One day while Suad was walking, she heard a voice from the trees. She turned and saw three men planting land-mines on the road leading to the Zionist camp.
"Suad kept on walking. After a while, she saw a car with some Zionists and an idea popped into her mind. She walked to the officer who was in the car, and told him: ‘I'll lead you to Palestinian Fida'yon (literally: self sacrificing fighters) in return for food, because I am hungry.'
"The officer was afraid of the Fida'yon's reputation, and didn't believe what Suad told him.
"He then said to his soldiers: "Take her to the camp so we will clarify her story." In the camp, the soldiers brought food to Suad, so she would lead them to the Fida'yon. She told them: ‘Before I taste any food, I must lead you to the Fida'yon.'
"The officer was very happy and told his soldiers: ‘Let's go fast.'
"On the way, Suad got ready to carry out her plan. She decided to cause the car to ride over the land-mines, so that all of the soldiers would die.
"Suad sat next to the driver, to direct him, and she led him to the land-mines. Then the [car] blew-up and all of the soldiers were killed. As for Suad, well she became a Shahida (Martyr for Allah) on the grass, while smiling, because she died as a Shahida for Palestine". [Al-Fateh - Hamas Website, March 15, 2006].