Witness the intrepid muhajedin, keeping the world safe from “fitness” and “dancing.” “Islamists torch summer camp in Gaza,” from the Jerusalem Post, May 23:
Masked gunmen from an Islamist group torched a UN-run summer camp for children and teens in Gaza on Sunday, Army Radio reported, the top UN aid official in Gaza said.
John Ging says the assailants tied up the guard early Sunday, burned tents and vandalized bathrooms. UN officials say the attackers left behind three bullets and a note threatening to kill Ging and others unless the UN cancels its activities for some 250,000 Gaza children.
Two days before the incident, the previously unknown “The Free of the Homeland” group issued a statement criticizing the camp’s organizer, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), for “teaching schoolgirls fitness, dancing and immorality.”
UNRWA responded to the destruction, saying Gazan youths suffer from heightened stress, and need opportunities like this summer camp, calling the perpetrators of the act, “people who hate life and children.”
Gaza’s Hamas rulers have set up rival camps. Some Hamas leaders have also railed against UN camps….
And it’s not the first time these schools have come under attack. In 2007, protesters in Gaza accused the UN of “turning schools into nightclubs, and a children’s festival was attacked.