The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) continues its efforts not only to incite violence against Israel, but to indoctrinate Palestinian children with a murderous and hateful ideology at an early age. Arutz Sheva reports that in a recent report, the P.A. urged Palestinian children to strive for "excellence and greatness" by murdering Israelis:
The article stated that though graduating high school is important, shahada [death by martyrdom] is even greater, and is actually greater than life itself. So reports Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors incitement in the PA press and government organs.
This latest PMW analysis was of an article concerning the publication of high school matriculation scores. The report highlighted those whose high school education was interrupted, permanently, by their deaths while in the process of attempting to carry out terrorism against Israelis. The official news agency's report did not condemn these students and attempts, as several countries have asked the PA to do, but rather praised them magnanimously.
The PA article states:
"The day on which the matriculation scores are published is known as a day of great anticipation… Some students are disappointed that they did not receive the mark they hoped for, or that did not pass; others see this day as their new birthday and the beginning of their way in life, work, and building; but the families of the shahidim [martyrs] and their relatives find themselves proud of the shahada [a play on words, also meaning 'report card'] that their sons achieved with the Creator and the homeland…
"16 high school students succeeded in achieving 'homeland shahada' and in the difficult tests connected with it – for a martyr's death is the way to excellence and greatness, and the way of those who know the way to the great victory."