The Yesha Council has published a new booklet titled "Occupation Shmuccupation," starting to teach its dogma to children living in the West Bank at a younger age.
The illustrated booklet is filled with messages such as: "There is no such thing as the State of Palestine," "vandalizing Palestinian property is a criminal offense - but sometimes Arabs do it to other Arabs," "there is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," and more.
The booklet will be distributed in community centers, universities across the country and among professionals working with teenagers. The council is also considering distributing the booklets in kindergartens, schools, and youth groups in order to reach all of the children in the area.
The production of the booklet has been long in the making, and it was released at the beginning of the school year.The booklet includes data on different settlements in the West Bank, discusses "price tag" attacks, and explains what policy needs to be taken about the conflict. Next to each message, there is an illustration done by Shlomi Charka, meant to help explain it to the child or teenager.
Another page talks about the recent series of grave "price tag" attacks against Arabs. The booklet states that a small, radical and criminal minority sometimes vandalizes olive trees and Arabs' property, but often the damage is caused as a result of "internal conflicts between the Arabs over land."
"We're looking at the future generation. Our generation won't achieve calm with the Palestinians, so it's important to us that the younger generation knows the right facts and doesn't rely on stigmas left-wing organizations are trying to disseminate," he said.