Israel Defense Forces bulletin, November 25, 2002.
Note of Likud of Holland: for anyone wondering why Palestinian children
A report published by the Hizbollah’s weekly journal has uncovered new
evidence of Palestinian children’s active involvement in terrorist
activity earlier this year in the Jenin refugee camp.
The children were
questioned by a reporter from the Hizbollah’s journal and confessed to him
that they had been involved in the manufacturing of weapons and
ammunition, and that they had actively participated in the fighting
alongside armed terrorists.
“We traded rocks and stones for hand grenades”
Palestinian terrorists in the Jenin refugee camp seemed to have studied
the IDF’s operational strategies, and taught the young children in the
camp how to counterattack. The children of Jenin refugee camp had been
taught at a very young age to throw stones at IDF soldiers but they had
begun to replace their stones and rocks with hand grenades and small
“We traded stones and rocks for hand grenades because
the impact is so much stronger” explained Rami, a young child in Jenin
As time went on, the children began to get more and more involved in
terrorist activities, even participating in the manufacture of explosives,
weapons, and ammunition.
A system was developed whereby one group of
children would assist in the manufacturing of weapons and a second group
of children would strategically place them around the area specified to
them by a senior terrorist operative. A third group of children was
instructed to set up ambushes in street corners and carried bags filled to
the brim with explosives.
“The child threw 50 explosive charges at IDF soldiers”
Reporter Sami Magnin said that he had seen children being trained to use
explosive charges for the purpose of attacking the ‘Israeli enemy’.
Fadi – a
young resident of the camp said: “the explosives are designed to blow
their heads off, the next time they dare enter our camp will be over our
During the battle in Jenin, earlier this year, sounds of explosions could
be heard throughout the camp. The residents, upon hearing these
explosions, ran out of their homes fearing that the IDF was firing
grenades in the camp when, in fact, these explosions were charges planted
and detonated by militant Palestinian children.
Muatsin – age 16, used to kiss the grenades he carried on his back before
throwing them at IDF soldiers: “Allah, make this explosive as powerful as
a ball of fire so that it burns the hearts of the Jews” he would say.
Witnesses said that the young 16 year old “threw at least 50 grenades
IDF soldiers. Other children fought alongside him, defending the camp.
They succeeded in damaging five tanks and destroying one”.
Ala Sabadge, a senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (The Fatah’s
military wing, headed by Yasser Arafat ) emphasized that “Time and time
again we have succeeded in overcoming the enemy. Men, women and children
alike stand at the gates of the camp, armed and ready for battle. We will
send a clear message to Sharon (Israel PM) and his troops that any attempt
to enter the camp will result in their death”.
This was the strategy agreed on by the Palestinian militant leaders of the
Jenin refugee camp before the anticipated battle in Jenin.
organizations involved in the planning were: The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades-
the military wing of the Fatah; The Jerusalem companies-terror wing of the
Islamic Jihad; The Az Al-din Al- Qassam brigades-terror wing of Hamas; Abu
Ali Mustafah, terror wing of the Popular front for the Liberation of
Palestine; The National Resistance Brigades and the Democratic Front for
the Liberation of Palestine.
These terrorist organizations assembled (the night of the IDF’s incursion,
April 2002) in the camp’s main square. They paraded through the streets,
and hundreds of children who joined them in their march, chanted “our
stance, our fight to victory or to death, for the will of Allah”.