I suspect that's true, and that the editorial thinking ran along the lines of 'how can we introduce children to some of the basic principles of science in a way that is fun and relevant to them' maybe relating to something they've seen themselves fairly recently'. If it was an article on how to stockpile petrol bombs safely yet at the same time make them easily available for distribution then it would be a different matter, though in that case the magazine could use the defence that they were instructing children in the principal of the supply chain so vital in servicing the global economy.
A popular Tunisian children's magazine is to be prosecuted for telling its young readers how to make a petrol bomb, officials said on Tuesday.
The latest edition of "Qaws Quzah", Arabic for "Rainbow", featured a piece about the history of petrol bombs in its "Knowledge Corner", including detailed instructions and a diagram.
"It is an improvised weapon that is often used in riots and acts of sabotage because it is easy to make and use," the article read.
The magazine, read for decades in Tunisia by boys and girls aged 5 to 15, has no political orientation.