In a recent segment on Palestinian television about the future ambitions of young children, two Palestinian boys revealed that their most prominent desire was to kill Jews.
The Palestinian woman who hosted the show began by asking a young boy, decked out in military fatigues, to recite a poem that he was particularly passionate about. The boy, named Muhammad, revealed that his mother had taught him the poem.
“May Allah grant long life to such a mother, Muhammad. Okay, Muhammad let’s hear the poem,” the host began.
Muhammad then recited his poem, stating: “Oh Jerusalem, I shall redeem you with my soul and my blood. I shall liberate you from the Jews by means of the Al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas), of course. I bring glad tidings to our prisoners: Salvation is near.”
The host then asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up, Muhammad?”
Muhammad responded that he wanted to be a member of the militant wing of Hamas. Zakariya, another young boy, said that he wishes to become an engineer, “so that I can blow up the Jews.”
“You want to blow up the Jews? No, we want to blow up the Zionists,” the host corrected him.
At this point, young Muhammad and Zakariya remained silent.
“You mean the occupation, right?” the host asked. “Okay, so that is why you want to become an engineer?”
After the boy remained unabashed about his engineering prospects, the host turned her attention to a young Palestinian named Wissam, who was acting as a mentor for the two boys dressed in military fatigues.
She asked Wissam, “what you like to say to these two children.”
“Keep waging Jihad, and Allah willing, when you grow up, you will wage resistance against the Jews.”
The interviews ran on Palestinian terror group Hamas’s Al-Aqsa television, and the clip was translated and posted to YouTube by the Middle East Media Research Institute.