The Hamas-affiliated Shihab news agency posted a video on March 26 entitled “The Palestinian Alphabet,” showing a class of young Palestinian children being indoctrinated with “the fundamental Palestinian national principles.”
The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reports that they learn that the Arabic letter alif is for Asra [prisoners]; the letter ayn is for Awda [the return of the refugees]; the letter mim is for muqawama [“resistance,” i.e., terrorism], while in the background there are pictures of armed terrorists.
The teacher praises the child and writes on the board, “This is how we first learn our fundamental national principles even before [we learn] the alphabet.”
The school in the video is apparently in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
The material clearly reflects the anti-Israel indoctrination received by the younger generation of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria, starting with kindergarten and continuing through university. The students are brainwashed with an extreme anti-Israel narrative in both formal and informal educational frameworks. The younger Palestinian generation is educated in an atmosphere of hatred for Israel, adherence to the so-called “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees to Israel, support for “the armed struggle” and violence as the way to liberate Palestine and for turning shaheeds and prisoners into role models.