Children's Math Test In HTS-Controlled Area Uses Hamas's Attacks Against Israel As A Question

November 20, 2023

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On November 20, 2023, "Bilal Al-Hajar," a supporter of Syria-based Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Syria, posted an image alleging that it shows a math test administered in a children's school in HTS-controlled northwestern Syria.[1]

One of the questions included in the test promoted the image of Hamas and its ongoing attacks against Israel.

The question reads: "The mujahideen in Gaza destroyed 32 enemy tanks. In each tank are six [Israeli] operatives. How many of the enemy did they kill?"

Next to the question was an image of Hamas military spokesman Abu Ubaida.

According to the image, the test was administrated on November 19 at a "Quranic school" for fifth graders.

Jihadis such as the Islamic State (ISIS) often use children's textbooks to indoctrinate jihadi ideologies and incite hatred against Jews.[2]

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