Palestinian Authority TV (Fatah), January 15, 2002.
Arafat publicly encourages Palestinian children to seek Shahada (death as Martyrs for Allah), stating that Palestinian children who die as Martyrs are the greatest message that can be sent to the world. He glorifies child Martyrs, saying that they are heroes and that he is proud of them.
Interviewer: “Mr. President, what message would you like to send to the Palestinian people in general, and to the Palestinian children in particular?”
Arafat: “This child who is grasping a stone, facing a tank – is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a Shahid (Martyr)? We are proud of them.”