On November 2, 2021, the Portage Kindergarten for the Development of Intelligence and the Senses in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza, uploaded to its YouTube channel and Facebook account a video of its students doing a choreographed dance that involved waving Palestinian flags, thumping their chests, and raising their fists in the air to a song with the lyrics: "We have a generation of children who will protect the pledge [and] end the memory of [the Balfour Declaration]... We are your owners, oh Palestine... Since the days of the Canaanites." The video then showed kindergarteners saying to the camera slogans such as "Down with the Balfour Declaration," "Palestine is ours," "We shall return," and "Palestine, free and proud." According to online sources, the Portage Program provides care for children with special needs.
To view the clip of the Gaza kindergarten performance on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"We Are Your Owners, Oh Palestine; We Are Planted In This Land Since The Days Of The Canaanites"
Teacher: "We have a generation of children who will protect the pledge, today, tomorrow, and the following day. No matter how much time shall pass, we will end the memory of that [Balfour Declaration] promise.
"Listen, Balfour, the rights of my country shall be restored. We shall bow down to no one but Allah. We are the Palestinians.
"We are your owners, oh Palestine. We are planted in this land since the days of the Canaanites. We have our own [Palestinian] identity."
"Palestine, Free And Proud... Down With The Balfour Declaration"
Girls: "Palestine, free and proud."
Boys: "We shall return."
Girl 1: "Palestine is ours."
Boys: "Down with the Balfour Declaration."
Girl 2: "Palestine is ours."
Girls: "No to the Balfour Declaration."
Girl 3: "Palestine is ours."
Girl and boy: "Palestine is ours."