Shocking footage broadcast on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV last week showed Palestinian kindergarten children dressed like terrorists and chanting sinister slogans during their graduation ceremony.
Five-year-old boys dressed in fatigues and green Hamas headbands and carrying fake guns were seen marching in formation and performing other military training maneuvers.
When the children were asked “What is your most lofty aspiration?”, they replied in unison: “Death for the sake of Allah!”
The kindergarten where the chilling ceremony took place is run by the Islamic Association of Gaza, an organization closely affiliated with the ruling Hamas faction.
When Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary election last year, many pointed out that in addition to its “military” wing, the group also operates a vast network of orphanages, schools and other social outreaches. These latest video clips, which were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), appear to show just what those schools and orphanages are being used for: the indoctrination of future generations of Palestinians to continue blowing themselves up on the streets of Israel.