Monday, August 15, 2016
PMW: Kids play "Zionist jailers" executing Palestinian "heroic prisoners" in Fatah summer camp named after terrorist stabber
Nan Jacques Zilberdik
As part of the closing ceremony of a summer camp for Palestinian children organized by the Palestinian National Committee of Summer Camps and the Fatah Movement, Palestinian children performed a play showing the alleged "cruel attitude of the Zionist jailer towards our [Palestinian] heroic prisoners." [Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 12, 2016]
Photos from the play at the summer camp show children apparently playing the role of Palestinian prisoners, kneeling blindfolded and handcuffed in a row on the floor, while other children portraying Israeli prison guards stand aiming guns at them. In one photo, three children are lying on the floor, after having been "executed" by the children playing "Zionist jailers." (See photo above).
The summer camp was named after terrorist Muhammad Al-Shubaki, who stabbed and wounded an Israel soldier at the entrance to the Al-Fawwar refugee camp on Nov. 25, 2015. The terrorist's father spoke at the closing ceremony of the summer camp, expressing his "pride and thanks for the gesture of memorializing the heroic Martyrs."
The children's play repeated the PA libel that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners and kills them in cold blood, often documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Other educational activities for Palestinian children have repeated additional libels. Just a few months ago, PMW reported on a high school play showing Israeli soldiers planting knives on innocent Palestinians and then murdering them in cold blood. In an elementary school play, Palestinian children enacted the "execution" of an Israeli soldier.
The website of the National Committee of Summer Camps states that the committee is under the PA Ministry of Youth and Sports. PMW proved this connection when documenting previous summer camps named after terrorists. However, this ministry does not exist in the current PA government. PMW has been unable to verify under what authority the National Committee of Summer Camps is currently operating. Its Chairman is still Musa Abu Zaid,who also served as Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports when the PA ministry still existed (until 2014). Possibly the National Committee of Summer Camps now operates under the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.
The following are two reports on the summer camp honoring the terrorist stabber during which Palestinian children enacted the PA libel that Israeli prison guards abuse and kill Palestinian prisoners:
Headline: "The closing ceremony of the Martyr Muhammad Al-Shubaki Summer Camp of the Lion Cubs and Flowers in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp"
"The events of the Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Shubaki [Summer] Camp, organized by the National Committee for Summer Camps and the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution (i.e., Fatah youth institution for young boys and girls) of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission, have concluded...
The ceremony began with a reading from the Quran, and then a special performance of the Aedoun (i.e., We Will Return Again) scout troop was held. Then the national Palestinian anthem was played, the Aedoun troop saluted the flag, and then the other various parts of the ceremony took place. Distinguished educator Ismail Al-Shubaki - after whose son the summer camp is named, heroic Martyr Muhammad Al-Shubaki, who carried out the heroic stabbing operation at the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp on Nov. 25, 2015 - gave a speech as part of the ceremony. Al-Shubaki expressed pride and thanks for the gesture of memorializing the heroic Martyrs...
Lion cub (i.e., member of the Fatah children's movement) Bassel Amjad Al-Najjar presented ashort play about our brave prisoners. He presented his friends, the lion cubs, in a play about the suffering of our brave prisoners and the cruel attitude of the Zionist jailer towards our heroic prisoners."
[Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 12, 2016]
Muhammad Al-Shubaki - Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, next to Kiryat Arba, on Nov. 25, 2015. Al-Shubaki was wounded and treated in an Israeli hospital, where he later died of his wounds.
Headline: "Hebron district scout movement news"
"The Aedoun (i.e., We Will Return Again) scout troop participated in a special performance of the scouts, as part of the closing events of the Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Shubaki Summer Camp of the Lion Cubs and Flowers [Institution] (i.e., Fatah youth institution for young boys and girls) in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp. The summer camp was organized by the local branch of the Fatah Movement in Al-Fawwar, together with the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida,]