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Thursday, July 31, 2008

How Hamas is spending its summer vacation - Part 3

I don't know how things are in your part of the world, but finding summer camps for your kids really stretches the budget here. For starters, we pay school tuition twelve months out of the year (so that we don't feel how expensive it really is all year long), which means that paying for camp during the summer months means paying two sets of tuition. And try finding a summer camp that actually goes somewhere and does things. Most camps here are day camps, and parents put a premium on the camps that provide swimming most often. There are no beaches in Jerusalem (we're inland) and very few pools in the area.

But in Hamastan they don't have those problems. All you have to do to find a summer camp for your children in Hamastan is to choose your favorite terror organization. Hamas runs summer camps. So does Islamic Jihad. They run hundreds of them. And they're all free paid for by the 'international commuity's aid money. So come have a look at what your foreign aid money is buying this summer in Hamastan....
Hamas alone is currently conducting no less than 300 summer camps for tens of thousands of children, and the focus is on familiarizing kids with the Palestinian towns and cities destroyed in 1948, as well as instilling religious fervor in them. The camps also feature sports and military-type trainings such as crawling under barbed-wire.

Islamic Jihad has also launched its own summer camps, offering some 10,000 children activities similar to those of Hamas. The kids study passages from the Koran and participate in quizzes on religious matters, with emphasis on the required commitment to political prisoners and Palestinian land. They also learn how to hold a Qassam rocket-launcher.
Now I want to show you a picture from Al-AP that went with this article and tell you that Islamic Jihad, from whose 'camp' it was apparently taken told YNet that it's 'only' plastic:

Does that look like plastic to you? By the way, UNRWA is also running 'summer camps' in Gaza this summer, but the 'moderate' Fatah party is not because of its 'meager' resources (I guess $7.4 billion isn't enough money to run summer camps) and because of the 'limitations' that Hamas puts on it in Gaza.

As to the lettering on the rocket, I think it's supposed to say "Quds - 4" (Kuf-Vav-Daled-Samech-4) in Hebrew, but the top line of the Hebrew Vav was made too long and instead it says "Cards-4" (Kuf-Resh-Daled-Samech), which doesn't mean anything in Hebrew. Here's a Hebrew alphabet for those who aren't familiar with it:

One thing is certain: By the end of this summer, Hamas and Islamic Jihad will have hundreds more indoctrinated child warriors in the Gaza Strip. Just what we don't need.


At 9:41 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Are you sure the vav isn't resh?

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


That's exactly the point. They meant to put a vav and they made a resh instead.

At 2:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After laying all their cards on the table, one can see they are not playing with a full deck - as if we didn't already know that.

(sorry so late, but didn't see this until now)


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