Gaza kids play soldier“Gaza kids play ‘kidnap Israeli soldier’ in 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 – Elior Levy – Published: 06.12.13

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.

An AFP correspondent listed some of the activities the Islamic Jihad summer camp offers its enrollees: Weapons use, jumping over fire and crawling under barbed wire, all performed to the tune of exploding charges.

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

Several photographs released on Wednesday show a young khaki-clad vacationer, his face colored in camouflage, dragged by two gun-toting tykes from an “outpost” adorned with an Israeli flag, in what appeared to be a reenactment of the Gilad Shalit kidnapping.

AFP reported that the summer camp organizers expect the participation of thousands between the ages of six and 16.,7340,L-4391533,00.html

VIDEO [AFP]: “Islamic Jihad’s military “summer camp” for boys”

Video BFM TV : “Palestine: des camps d’été pour se former au jihad” – Publiée le 13 juin 2013

A Rafah, le Jihad islamique propose pour l’été des camps de vacances d’une nature un peu particulière. Maniement des armes, techniques de combat… Pendant deux semaines, des jeunes Palestiens âgés de 6 à 16 ans suivent un véritable entraînement militaire. L’organismation islamiste espère ainsi former 10.000 enfants à la guerre d’ici la fin de l’été.

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Updated 21/06/2013 – 14:43: “Motto Of Hamas’s Summer Camps In Gaza This Year: ‘The Generation Of Return’ ”

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