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A children's puppet show in which a Palestinian boy stabs George W Bush to death has been broadcast on a Hamas-owned television station in the Gaza Strip.
The boy declares "I place my trust in Allah. I need to kill you", before stabbing the US president in the chest, in the programme on the al-Aqsa station.
The clip, which was broadcast on Sunday, will increase concerns that the isolated Hamas regime is using modern propaganda techniques to encourage children to launch terrorist attacks.
The puppet show - an amateurish production filmed in front of a beige cloth - shows the Palestinian boy entering the White House to confront Mr Bush over the deaths of his father and mother during recent wars in Iraq and the Lebanon.
"You and the criminal Zionists also killed my younger and older brothers in the Gaza holocaust. I'm an orphan, you criminal!" he says.
"I have come to take revenge with this sword revenge for my mother and my sisters," he continues.
advertisement"You took everything from me, Bush! I must take revenge on you, with this sword of Islam, the Prophet's Al-Battar sword."
The quaking Bush puppet - which bears little physical resemblance to the US president - begs for his life to be spared, offering the boy "food and toys" for all his friends at the White House if he is allowed to live.
But the Palestinian child informs him that the White House has already been taken over by Muslims and has been turned into a "great mosque" which Mr Bush is too "impure" to inhabit.
"I will kill you just like Mu'az killed Abu Lahab. I will kill you, Bush, because that is your fate," the child exclaims, before stabbing the puppet repeatedly.
The clip - translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri), an independent monitoring organisation - ends with the boy's words: "Ahhh, I killed him".
Last year al-Aqsa prompted a similar controversy by broadcasting a show featuring a Mickey Mouse-like character who urges Palestinian children to support armed resistance.
The Israeli foreign ministry denounced the programme and issued a lengthy statement accusing the programme-makers of using seeking to "indoctrinate Palestinian children to violence, hatred and murder".
The issue of what children are exposed to in Israel and the occupied territories is highly sensitive. History books in Israeli schools contain maps that do not mark the so-called "Green Line" surrounding Gaza and the West Bank and which, critics say, suggest Israeli children are being taught that the occupied territories are Israeli.View clip: HERE