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May 30, 2016
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Terror Show at a Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony; Islamic Jihad Leader to Israelis: We Are Not Terrorists, Don't Force Us to Kill You

#5491 | 06:52
Source: Online Platforms

A graduation ceremony at a Gaza kindergarten featured a theatrical show of terrorist skills presented by the graduating children of the 2016 Al-Quds class of the Islamic Al-Hoda kindergarten. The children, clad in Islamic Jihad fatigues, demonstrated the planting of anti-tank mines, the killing and kidnapping of enemy soldiers, the launching of mortars, and more. Videos documenting the event were posted on the kindergarten's YouTube account and Facebook page on May 30. Sheikh Khadr Habib, an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, delivered a speech during the ceremony, and said that the children send a "message of love" to the world and that their message to the Israelis is: We are not terrorists, don't force us to kill you. The Al-Hoda kindergarten is located in the Zaytun Quarter in Gaza, and is run by Maha Ashour.

Following are excerpts:

Gazan teen-aged boy: And now for the number you have long been waiting for, the military training show, directed by brother Bilal Majed Ashour. We salute his enormous effort.


Kindergarten students come on stage wearing Islamic Jihad military uniforms and are handed mock up assault rifles. They perform a series of military-like drills.


Kindergarten students dressed in commando uniform and gear stage an attack on an "Israeli tank", involving a "bomb" and "mortar shells".


The children stage and an attack that kills the "Israeli sentry".

Scenes filmed on a helmet held camera are incorporated in the clip of the on-stage performance.

The children enter what seems to be an "Israeli army base" and stage an attack against it. They emerge from the base with an "Israeli soldier" as prisoner.


Gazan teen-aged boy: Stab! Kill the occupier with stones and knives. Use any available weapon. From the edge of fire, when the blood calls to arms, the morning rises.


Allow me to welcome the great [Islamic Jihad] leader, Khodhr Habib.


Khodhr Habib: The message of the children of Palestine today is a message of love to the whole world. Indeed, the spokesman for these children is saying today: "The love that we bear in our hearts is enough to be distributed among all the people of Earth. However, it is this Zionist enemy that kills the children, the women, and the elderly, and is occupying the land. It is this enemy that forces us to bear arms, and protect our mothers and fathers, our elderly, and the honor of our womenfolk."


The message that these children send the Zionist enemy today is: "We do not want to kill anyone. We are not terrorists or murderers. We do not want to kill you. Get out of our land. Palestine has its owners. Do not force us to kill you. Indeed, if you continue with your aggression, with the plundering of our land, and with the defiling of our Jerusalem, we shall bear arms. We shall be the soldiers of the future, God willing.

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