Hamas’ Summer Camps: Teaching Children to Hate
July 23, 2012
Every year since Hamas violently seized power in the Gaza Strip in 2007, the terrorist group has been running summer camps for the area’s children. Hamas’ summer camps are nothing like a stereotypical summer camp. In Hamas camps, children are indoctrinated with Hamas’ violent and hateful ideology.
Children crawl in Hamas’ summer camps
Child Psychologist Fadel Abu Hein: “This is a great loss for children”
This year, the summer camps revolve around the theme of “the suffering of the Palestinian prisoners”, giving the children a “first-hand experience” of the daily lives of Palestinian prisoners in Israel.
The mock prison is divided into six rooms and contains an interrogation cell, a solitary confinement cell and a regular cell with handcuffed mannequins representing the prisoners. Other rooms represent the prison hospital and a torture chamber. There is even a small prison courtyard. A Palestinian child psychologist, Fadel Abu Hein, called the indoctrination camp “a great loss for children.”
One of the main heroes of the camp is Ibrahim Hamed, a senior commander in Hamas’ Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades in Judea and Samaria who was found guilty of killing 46 Israelis. The counselors tell the children of how Hamed, who was recently sentenced to 54 life sentences, continually refused to give his interrogators any information, including his name.
Children train in Hamas’ summer camp
Ahmad Rantisi, one of the organizers of the summer camp, said that its goal is to allow children to experience the suffering of Palestinian prisoners, and strengthen their belief in the protection of Palestinian land and the high price that must be paid.
Learning to “Liberate Palestine”
In Hamas camps, boys ride horses, play football and learn how to shoot at a target using a pellet gun. They are also taught about Islam and told to fight Israel to “liberate Palestine”.
Children practicing shooting in Hamas’ summer camps in 2011
Girls, however, don’t participate in sports because Hamas considers such activity to be improper. Instead, girls learn cooking and embroidery.
For more advanced military training, there are special camps for specially selected boys over the age of 14. Aisha Nahal, a 14-year-old camper, said that her cousin Saher went to a regular Hamas-run summer camp in June. Then counselors asked him to join a “scout” camp.
Children walk on boards with rusty nails in Hamas’ summer camps
For a week, alongside two dozen other youths, Saher learned to slide over thorns using his elbows for propulsion. He practiced running and jumping through flaming hoops. In addition to the mock prison, the children participated in different activities, including military training, religious studies and walking on boards with rusty nails and knife blades.
Read more about Hamas’ indoctrination of children:
- Hamas’ Summer Camps-Training to Kill
- Hamas Teaches Kids – “Slaughter Jews”
- Hamas Propaganda
- Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV
- Al-Fateh Children’s Magazine
Hamas Reinforces Connections With Iran
May 22, 2012
Hamas’ foreign minister, Mohammed Awad, visited Tehran last week and thanked the Iranian leadership “for its practical support” for the Palestinian cause.
“The liberation of Palestine has been promised by Allah, and we must make new initiatives and lead efforts to realise that promise,” the Hamas leader said.
Iran provides Hamas with weapons, money and training.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Khaled Meshaal
Hamas MP Al-Masri: “Our women will pave the road with their body parts”
March 29, 2012
Voice of Terror: Mushir al -Masri – Our Women’s Blood is a Sacrifice for Al-Aqsa Mosque
Throughout his speech, Al-Masri stated that the women of Gaza’s blood will be sacrificed in an effort to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem and all of Palestine. He stressed that all of this land and property belongs to the Palestinian people and the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades.
Towards the end of his speech, Al-Masri turned his focus to the GMJ, emphasizing that the march is part of the revolution in ousting the “Zionist regime” from Palestine.
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