In a July 15, 2022 episode of "Pioneers of Tomorrow," a children's show aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza, a man dressed in a puppet costume spoke about Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque with children. A little girl said that the Jews must not be allowed to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. A young boy also said that if the Muslims adhere to shari'a law, Palestine will surely be liberated. The man said that the Muslims must also wage Jihad, and the boy responded that Jihad for the sake of Allah is the "pinnacle of Islam". In addition, the man said that the "criminal Jews" have a plot, explaining: "They are digging tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to... I forgot, what do they want to build?... They want to replace the Dome of the Rock with the Tem... the Tem... What is it called?" In response, the boy said that the Jews want to build the "false Solomon's Temple", but that this will never happen as long as the Palestinians defend Jerusalem. The boy then declared that the Palestinians will fight to their last drop of blood, and the man agreed and praised the martyrs, the wounded, the prisoners, and the exiles who have sacrificed for the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For more information on the "Pioneers of Tomorrow," see MEMRITV clips Nos. 4286, 4265, 4065, 2468, 2991, 2028, 2000, 1814, 1766, 1693, 1679, 1639, 1532, 1510, 1497, 1442, and 1446.
Man: "What do you know about the Al-Aqsa Mosque?"
Girl: "It is the capital city of Palestine. We must defend Jerusalem. We must not allow the Jews to destroy it."
Man: "So we must fight the Jews? We must not let them enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque? Do you love the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or do you like your daddy more?"
Girl: "I love the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Man: "Smart girl. But you [love] daddy as well."
Boy: "If we would abide by the shari'a and adhere to Islam, and if we would be one nation and we would pray the fajr [dawn] prayers in the mosque, then Palestine would surely be liberated, right?"
Man: "Of course. Firstly, we must obey Allah and we must pray in the mosque. And we must return to Allah and pray, right?"
Man: "And we must wage Jihad."
Boy: "Jihad for the sake of Allah is the pinnacle of Islam."
Man: "Dear children, we must also know that the criminal Jews are plotting, and they are digging tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to... I forgot, what do they want to build? The Tem... the Tem... They want to replace the Dome of the Rock with the Tem... the Tem... What is it called?"
Boy: "The false Temple."
Boy: "With all the digging under the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one day nothing is going to remain under the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it will..."
Man: "What do they want to do? The children want to know. What is the Zionist entity plotting?"
Boy: "They want to build the false Solomon's Temple, as you said. I want to stress that this is not true. It never existed, and it will never be built, as long as we, Palestine, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are here.
"We are going to stay in ribat to our last drop of blood."
Man: "It is beautiful, it is wonderful, that we are going to defend it with our blood and our bare chests, Allah willing. And let's not forget, that we have been fighting for years for the sake of defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Martyrs sacrificed themselves for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and for Palestine. Right?"
Man: "Martyrs, as well as the wounded, right?"
Boy: "Right. And prisoners as well."
Man: "Right, people were sent to prison or exiled."