View Full Version : Hamas: 100,000 children to enroll in summer camps

06-19-2013, 02:17 PM

Trainings includes use of live ammunition, simulated kidnappings of IDF soldiers

As has become customary in recent years, this summer will see hundreds of thousands of small children in Gaza enroll in summer camps organized by terrorist groups. Social activities, religious studies and sport competitions aside, the children will engage in what is the undisputed crowning centerpiece of those camps: the semi-military training that includes use of live ammunition and simulated kidnappings of IDF soldiers.

Each year the military wings of various Gazan organizations vie for the hearts of the young recruits, eager to ready themselves for fighting Israel. Thus, this year Gazans will be able to send their children to the summer programs offered by Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees.

The terror groups take the summer camps very seriously, regarding them both as the ultimate tool of recruitment of future generations of fighters and as means to raise public support for their activities.

The summer camps afford children their first encounters with neither live weaponry nor the ideology of resistance, inculcated zealously through Hamas' education system. The camps are rather an extension of that education, where learning to shoot a firearm is part of the curriculum.

Senior Hamas officials say some 100,000 children are expected to take part in the various summer camps. The Islamic group's leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said the goal of the summertime activities is to instill children with values, strengthen their moral core and spread the spirit of Jihad.

However, busy Gazan parents have non-militant alternatives this summer. UNHCR, UN's refugee agency, offers a summer camp centered on sports.

The agency said it expects some 150,000 children to attend its camps spread all along the coastal enclave. In previous years UNRWA's camp facilities were vandalized in protest for their instilling values incompatible with those of terror groups.

Chris Gunness UNRWA spokesman said "Our summer fun weeks give a sense of normality, free from politics, to 150,000 kids still recovering from the November bombardments and trying to survive under the longest blockade in modern history."

06-19-2013, 02:22 PM
I think the real questions is who hasn't simulated kidnapping IDF soldiers at summer camp?

Fire Haley
06-19-2013, 02:25 PM
just fun and games

Gaza kids play 'kidnap IDF soldier' in Islamic Jihad summer camp

Islamic Jihad invites thousands of children to pick up AK-47, fight summer ennui in activities ranging from shooting practice, fire jumping, and IDF outpost attack -

In a somewhat unorthodox summer camp in the Gaza Strip, children aged between six and 16 picked up AK-47s and engaged in a series of quasi-military drills, including a lively game of "kidnap an Israeli soldier" in the sand dunes of Rafah.

Aside from technical skills, camp organizers also promise religious lessons.

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06-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Caliphate: Its whats for dinner.

Fire Haley
06-19-2013, 06:53 PM
it's so fresh and clean in here without all the Muslim jihadi apologists, isn't it?

06-19-2013, 07:57 PM
it's so fresh and clean in here without all the Muslim jihadi apologists, isn't it?

Just for you.

"what has made him so jaded"


Atlanta Dan
06-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Will they be making s'mores and learning to sing Kumbaya?