The organization, called Al-Quds Brigedes, posted numerous photos of the Gaza Strip ceremony, along with quotes from children and teachers who were interviewed by a media correspondent.
“At every kindergarten graduation ceremony we focus on the children to represent the role of struggling and resistance in the way of Allah so they will grow up to love the resistance and serve the cause of Palestine and holy Jihad, as well as to make them leaders and fighters to defend the holy soil of Palestine,” one teacher stated.
The children are dressed in military fatigues, wear face paint and hold fake wooden machine guns. Some play the roles of Jews, and others are Palestinian fighters. Several photos show the children reenacting hostage situations, placing their classmates behind wooden bars. One photo shows a child acting as an Israeli waterboarding a prisoner.
The article, further explains that the teachers find it their duty to “infus[e] the culture of resistance in the hearts and minds of the children in the Gaza Strip,” and states that the children are “men of the future and will carry the banner of Jihad and liberation.”
“When I grow up, I’ll join Islamic Jihad and the al-Quds Brigades. I’ll fight the Zionist enemy and fire missiles at it until I die as a marytr and join my father in heaven,” stated one kindergartner, identified in the article as Hamza. “I love the resistance and the martyrs and Palestine, and I want to blow myself up on Zionists and kill them on a bus in a suicide bombing.”
Parents looked on as their children acted out terrorist techniques in the fashion of a school play.
“Just as many families and states worldwide educate their children and people in line with the value of tolerance, for example, other people and nations prefer to encourage their sons and daughters to choose the path of murder and terror,” stated Yigal Walt of YNet News. “Indeed, after long years of such ‘education’ in kindergartens, schools, on television and in prayer houses, there is no wonder that many members of these peoples take the path of terror and turn this murderousness into a prevalent way of life.”
The Arab-Israeli conflict has been ongoing for decades, and is partially a territorial war, while also serving as a religious battle between Jews and Muslims. It is reported as escalating during the turn of the 20th century due to the rise of Zionism and Arab Nationalism. However, others may view the struggle as dating back to the Biblical times of Isaac and Ishmael, the sons of Abraham, who later became the fathers of Israel and Palestine.