For a summer that will last your child a lifetime; albeit a very short one.
“Gazans pull kids from Hamas camp,” by Khaled Abu Toameh for The Jerusalem Post:
Some Palestinian parents in the Gaza Strip are up in arms over Hamas summer camps which are being used to train children on the use of weapons and other military equipment.
The families on Tuesday also accused Hamas of inciting their children against Israel and Fatah. Some of the families decided to pull their children out of the camps after discovering the goals of the camp. Most of the children who are participating in the current Hamas summer camps are between the ages of eight and 17.
In the past, Fatah also used summer camps for teaching schoolchildren how to use weapons and for inciting against Israel and the US.
I wonder if US Lt. General Dayton is a guest instructor at the Fatah Summer Camp. I understand he is scheduled to give a course in weapons maintenance”¦right after the afternoon milk and cookies break.
The Fatah-affiliated Palestine Press Agency reported that the Hamas camps had been established in closed areas in various parts of the Gaza Strip so that the families would not see what’s happening inside them.
The agency quoted eyewitnesses as saying that children were being taught how to fire automatic rifles and handle hand grenades.
“The military training is taking place in the early hours; children are being taught how to use Kalashnikov assault rifles and other weapons,” said one eyewitness.
When pictures of African children holding AK-47’s hit the evening news, everyone is up in arms. When the children in question are being trained to kill Jews, the story does not even get a mention.
“The Hamas supervisors are also giving lectures to the children accusing Fatah of collaboration with Israel and betraying the Palestinians. They are also quoting phrases from the Quran that encourage the children to kill the ‘traitors.”
And still the West refuses to address the real issue; Islam. It’s not the occupation or the poverty. It’s the Qur’an. It’s Islam.
The children are recruited through advertisements in mosques that only promise to teach children about Islam.
Apparently, that is exactly what they are doing.
A statement issued by Fatah accused Hamas of “kidnapping” and “brainwashing” the children.
“Hamas is helping create a culture of hatred and vengeance,” the statement charged. “They are killing the innocence of children by forcing them to undergo military training and teaching them hatred. They want to use these children to fight their own people in the future.
The Fatah pot calls the Hamas kettle black. Easy to do when you’re a “moderate.”
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.