Fatah on Facebook: “Teach your children… there is a seed in the soil if you water it with blood, it will sprout a revolution”

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Fatah actively teaches children that death is needed for what it calls the “revolution.” It wrote on its Facebook “Main Page”: “There is a seed in the soil; if you water it with blood, it will sprout a revolution.” The statement was accompanied by a photo of a man in military uniform holding a rifle and standing next to the Palestinian flag, overlooking a large gathering:

“Teach your children to love the soil.
Teach them that we live in misery.
Teach them that there is a seed in the soil;
if you water it with blood,
it will sprout a revolution.”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” Jan. 6, 2014, accessed Feb. 5, 2014]

Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has posted similar statements in the past, promoting murder and Martyrdom:

“Machine gun, wake up the sleeping and tell them
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” Aug. 11, 2013, accessed Feb. 5, 2014]
“My homeland taught me that it is the blood of Martyrs (Shahids)
that draws the borders of the homeland.”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” Aug. 26, 2013, accessed Feb. 5, 2014]
Recently, Palestinian Media Watch exposed that the PA-associated educational youth magazine Zayzafuna published a poem glorifying Martyrdom death for Allah (Shahada) in three different issues of the magazine. Part of the poem spoke of watering “the tree of the homeland with your free blood“:
“If you have watered the tree of the homeland
with your free blood, with love,
and have offered the remnants of your bodily parts
as a bridge for those who are yet to come
– Then you’re a Palestinian!”
[Zayzafuna, September 2013, accessed Feb. 2, 2014]
The advisory board of the magazine includes PA Deputy Minister of Education Jihad Zakarneh and the Head of the Media Department of the PA Ministry of Education, Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous.

PMW has documented that the PA and Fatah have expressed the ideal of children dying for Palestine in the past. At a celebration attended by PA and Fatah officials in 2012, young children sang the following:

“My pure land,
I shall saturate you with my blood…
redeem you with my life.”
[Official PA TV, Jan. 5, 2012]
“Our children… were created to be fertilizer
for the land of Palestine and to saturate our pure land with their blood.”                                       [Official PA TV, Jan. 24, 2012]
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