What is the Palestinian Arab model for children? Hitler’s “Children’s Army” at the end of World War II.
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 masterminded Israel’s most lethal terror attack (killing 37 people, 12 of them children), has been hailed again as a hero and role model by the Palestinian Authority, which has found another way to honor the terrorist's memory by naming a children’s camp in Jericho after her.
It is the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi camp in Jericho, funded by Fatah and revealed by Palestinian Media Watch.
It's amazing that nobody, not the media, the White House, Bruxelles or the United Nations, protested against this diabolic incitement to infanticide and most horrible form of childhood molestation. There is no precedent in the history of humanity for this child sacrifice.
Like the Palestinian Arab willing “martyrs”, Hitler’s Children, “the Jungvolk”, were as young as 10, yet fought in the Third Reich. As the famous Palestinian Arab infant dressed in the outfit of a suicide bomber, with a scarf around the head and a belt of fake explosives around the waist, Hitler's Children looked pathetic standing in full sized uniforms and wearing helmets that were too large.
In the Palestinian Arab camp of Balata, overlooking the Jewish town of Itamar, the youngsters have replaced their Pokemon cards with necklaces with photos of suicide bombers.
“These children are convinced that martyrdom is a holy thing, something worthy of the ultimate respect”, Munir Jabal, head of a Balata teachers association, declared a few years ago to the Toronto Star. “They worship these pictures. I think it will lead them in the future to go out and do the same thing”.
This madness has become a plague in Palestinian Arab society.
In other parts of the world, children wish to become football players. In Palestinian Authority areas, they want to blow themselves up to destroy the Jews.
In the PA areas today there are at least 100 dormitories, schools, roads, sports arenas and events named after 50 different terrorists.
Children learn that "martyrdom is a beautiful thing" and that "nothing could be better than going to paradise". A poem in a sixth-grade reading book says, "I see my death, but I hasten my steps toward it".
Just as today in the Mughrabi-named camps, Hitler's Jungvolk had hikes and rallies, camping expeditions and singsongs. The Jungvolk was magnetic with its marching and singing, its martyrdom indoctrination, its ideological pomp, its jubilant Teutonic renaissance and religious mysticism.
Like the Palestinian Arab "martyrs", the Jungvolk was most naively fanatical. The imagery of martyrdom that Hitler unleashed became epidemic.
Hitler's Children's Army and Palestinian Authority Children's Camps both live to die.
The Jungvolk has been immortalized in the Hitler’s last photograph: the Führer has the coat collar turned up, one arm shaking as a result of Parkinson’s disease, mumbling words of encouragement to his Children's Army.
Hitler's Jungvolk was ordered to hold Berlin's Pichelsdorf Bridge over the River Havel. Today's Palestinian Arab youth is taught that they must ensure that no Jews will walk between Jerusalem and Afula.
The goal is the same: to expunge an entire people - the Jews - from the face of earth.
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, is a columnist for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.