Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Military-Style Summer Camp For Kids Features Lively Game Of Kidnap A Jew
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.
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|AFP reported that the summer camp organizers expect the participation |
of thousands between the ages of six and 16.
|Youths wearing war paint and black uniforms assemble their weapons.|
|Cover fire? (Photo: AFP)|
|Kids 'kidnap Jewish soldier' (Photo: AFP)|