1. Every Monday afternoon Al-Aqsa TV, the most important medium in Hamas’ media empire, broadcasts a children’s program called “ Brilliant Children ,” on which child experts in various fields are interviewed. The September 3 episode, a special for the beginning of the school year , featured a child named “Ahmad” (a name symbolizing all Palestinian children), whose field of expertise was defined as jihad (holy war).
2. The “brilliant child,” a jihad warrior, was seen in a short movie wearing a camouflage suit, holding a rifle and miming military actions. In the background comments could be heard such as “The homeland is dear to us,” “… with our bravery and steadfastness…” and “We will restore it with our strength, with our childhood.”