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In Gaza Video, Kids Urge Martyrdom, Blowing Up Enemies

While Israel mourns its lost soldiers and terror victims and celebrates its independence, different pageantry is occurring across the border in Gaza. The Times of Israel reports on a children's festival that promoted and celebrated terrorism:

A video of the events, part of the eighth annual “Childhood Festival” by the Islamic Association in Khan Younis in April, was uploaded to the internet this week, and was made available by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

During one segment, a young girl calls on her “child” to “join the battle! Die as a martyr, and blow up the enemies.”

Others show young boys clasping toy assault rifles as they strike poses in formation and run through what appears to be a tunnel.

Children are also shown “capturing” an Israeli soldier and throwing rocks at Israeli policemen. The setting appears to be Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, with boys dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews seen praying the background.

Two young girls then declare that “the young people of Jerusalem are staging a knife revolution.”

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