Following is an excerpt from the Hamas children’s show, “Pioneers of Tomorrow,” featuring the debut of a new character – the teddy bear Nassur. The program aired on Al-Aqsa TV on February 13, 2009.
Teddy bear Nassur: I have come today to the Gaza Strip. Saraa, Allah willing, I will be one of the mujahideen, one of the fighters. I will join the ranks of the ‘Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and I will wage Jihad among them and carry a gun. Do you know why?
Child host Saraa: Why?
Nassur: To defend the children of Palestine.