Palestinian School Magazine Calls for ‘Armed Struggle’ against ‘Israeli Monster’
Demonization of Israel and incitement to violence are rampant in Waed, a magazine published by Fatah’s youth movement and distributed in Palestinian Authority schools, a new study by Palestinian Media Watch found.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reviewed 17 issues of Waed published in December 2014-September 2021, and found that the magazine glorifies terrorists who murdered Israelis as heroes and anticipates a Palestinian state that will replace all of Israel, including the removal of Israelis from the land.
PMW distributed its report to Norwegian lawmakers on Wednesday, November 17, as the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for funding to the PA met in Oslo. The magazines include references to “the giant Israeli murder machine” and “the Israeli monster,” and accuses Israel of behaving like Nazis.
Waed claims Palestinians have a “right to wage an armed struggle to take back its stolen homeland,” and “the liberation of Palestine will only be achieved through armed struggle.”
Waed is a publication of Lion Cubs and Flowers, the youth movement of the PA’s ruling party Fatah. The movement is for Palestinian children aged 6-15, and its magazine is distributed at summer camps, schools and activities. (JPost / VFI News)