Palestinian children wear mock suicide belts in large celebration

Palestinian children wear mock suicide belts in large celebration
Credit: Ma’an

Palestinian children holding axes, either real or fake guns and wearing mock suicide belts joined a large rally adjacent to Bethlehem last week, celebrating the 51st anniversary of the first terrorist attack by Fatah, the party led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The reception of the all-out festivity stood in marked contrast to the request issued to Christians just a month earlier by the Palestinian Authority asking them to tone down their Christmas celebrations in the town of Jesus’ birth.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Ofir Gendelman on Tuesday described the violent display as yet another example of the “glorification of terrorism” by the Palestinian Authority.

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