Good news: 100,000 kids spend summer in Hamas 'training camps'The IDF reports on its website that 100,000 children spent their summer in 700 Hamas 'training camps' this year. The camps operated under the theme "A victory in Gaza - the glory of Jerusalem." Their only competition in Gaza were camps run by UNRWA, which as we know is not a whole lot better.
According to Arab and Palestinian media, 100 thousand children and teenagers participated in Hamas camps this year. The budget of these camps is estimated to be 2 Million Dollars. The youths were guided by 1,500 counselors that went through special training courses. A marketing campaign of the Al-Aqsa channel of the Hamas and a special internet site encouraged participation of children in these camps.Peace is at hand.
The children and teenagers in the summer camps undergo semi military training. The pictures and commercials published this year and last summer showed that part of the curriculum included firearm practices and grenades dismantling as well as military drills for the children, while holding life-like weapons.
In addition to that, the camp participants undergo an intense process of political and Islamic indoctrination by counselors and Hamas operatives, which visit the camps. The camp goal is to train the movement’s next generation. According to Mahmud Abu Aeed, the purpose of the camps is to prepare the children for leadership of the organization through "Victory and Freedom".
According to Hamas commercials the camp goal is to “Experience a soldier's life, serving Islam, locating excelling student groups that can operate in the preaching of Allah and Islam, in schools and central mosques." Moreover, the children are taught about the lives of martyrs and carry pictures of them during processions.
The picture at the top is some of the kids' training. Looks just like your kids' summer camp, right?