Report from MEMRI
In a July 15, 2022 episode of “Pioneers of Tomorrow,” a children’s show aired on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza, a man dressed in a puppet costume spoke about Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque with children. A little girl said that the Jews must not be allowed to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. A young boy also said that if the Muslims adhere to shari’a law, Palestine will surely be liberated. The man said that the Muslims must also wage Jihad, and the boy responded that Jihad for the sake of Allah is the “pinnacle of Islam”.
And there’s a transcript, translated into English
Man: “What do you know about the Al-Aqsa Mosque?”
Girl: “It is the capital city of Palestine. We must defend Jerusalem. We must not allow the Jews to destroy it.”
Man: “So we must fight the Jews? We must not let them enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque? Do you love the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or do you like your daddy more?” (How creepy is that??)
Girl: “I love the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Man: “Smart girl. But you [love] daddy as well.”
(The little girls are replaced by more boys. Jihad is manly stuff.)
Man: “Of course. Firstly, we must obey Allah and we must pray in the mosque. And we must return to Allah and pray, right?”
Man: “And we must wage Jihad.”
Boy: “Jihad for the sake of Allah is the pinnacle of Islam.”
Man: “What do they want to do? The children want to know. What is the Zionist entity plotting?”
Boy: “They want to build the false Solomon’s Temple, as you said. I want to stress that this is not true. It never existed, and it will never be built, as long as we, Palestine, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are here.
Man: “It is beautiful, it is wonderful, that we are going to defend it with our blood and our bare chests, Allah willing.