Gaza kids say they aspire to ‘blow up the Jews’

WATCH: Hamas-run TV station interviews two young boys who want to wage jihad against Israel when they grow up

Palestinian children in Gaza recently participated in a kids’ TV show and expressed their desire to join the military wing of the Hamas organization in order to wage jihad and “blow up the Jews.”

The September 4 segment, aired on the Hamas-owned al-Aqsa TV channel, showed two young boys dressed in military fatigues who were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.

One of the children, Zakariya, said that he wanted to be an engineer, “so that I can blow up the Jews.”

The teenage host of the show quickly corrected Zakariya’s answer saying, “No, we want to blow up the Zionists. You mean the occupation, right?”

The other young host, Wissam, encouraged the boy’s ambition, saying, “Keep waging Jihad, and Allah willing, when you grow up, you will wage resistance against the Jews.”

The female host then interrupted her co-host in an effort to clarify the intended target of a future jihad waged against Israel.

“Bomb the occupation,” Wissam said, correcting his original response, so that the “al-Aqsa mosque will be liberated.”

“Allah willing,” she replied.

The other boy, Muhammad, told the hosts that he aspires to be a member of the the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, and recited a poem about the Palestinian liberation of Jerusalem that he said he had learned from his mother.

“O Jerusalem, I shall redeem you with my soul and my blood. I shall liberate you from the Jews by means of the al-Qassam Brigades, of course. I bring glad tidings to our prisoners: Salvation is near,” he said.

The segment was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, a US-based media watchdog group, and uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday.

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