Aug 4, 2009 Palestinian Media Watch
High school graduates at official Fatah ceremony:
Haifa and Jaffa are "Palestine
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
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Palestinian school books and educational television routinely teach children
to envision a world without Israel. One of the results can be seen in this
graduation ceremony sponsored by Fatah in which high school graduates in a
speech identify the Israeli cities Haifa, Acre, Jaffa and Jerusalem as part
Click here to view the PA TV broadcast of the speech
The following is an excerpt from the speech by the high school graduates:
Sign on stage: "Tribute to high school graduates under the auspices of
Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah."
Male graduate: "In the name of the Shahids (Martyrs), in the name of the
prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle."
Female graduate: "In the name of Fatah, the school that taught us the
meaning of nationalism."
Male graduate: "in the name of Palestine: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and our Arab
Female graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Gaza, the West Bank and the flag
of national unity."
Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not
rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets."
[Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah), July 28, 2009]