The neat thing about these summer camps is that they don’t just brainwash Palestinian kids into really, really hating Jews. They brainwash Palesitnian kids into really, really hating Jews and they show them how they can do something about it:
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. An Islamic Jihad operative told Ynet that the students were not exposed to real rockets but to ones made of plastic. “In the camps we emphasize the need to unite and put an end to the internal struggles. We called them ‘unity and principle maintaining camps.’”
I’m inclined to make this just another generic “Palestinian child abuse” post, but that little bit at the end about unity is just too precious. Question: would it be unfair to speculate whether the Palestinians picked up the unity theme while they were phone-banking for that most Unifying of all Unifiers?
Answer: totally unfair. The Arab world has been obsessed with uniting to destroy Israel for decades. But I missed that video when it was going around originally. Regardless, here’s an article about how the IDF is starting to use defensive lasers along Gaza:
Called the Laser Air Defense System (LADS), the platform is under development by Raytheon in the US and was put on display earlier this month at the Farnborough defense expo in England. Israeli defense officials said that the Defense Ministry’s Research and Development Directorate was closely tracking the development of the system and that if it was operational before the Iron Dome – currently under development by Rafael Defense Systems – it was possible that Israel would purchase it to help defend against mortars and Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.
Because apparently the next generation of Palestinians is not going to be confused about how to launch Qassams at Israeli schools and hospitals.
* IDF To Palestinians: "Please Don’t Let Your Kids Play With The Rocket Launchers Shooting Qassams At Our Schools And Hospitals"
* Reminder: Palestinians Hide Behind Children, Morbidly Embrace Death Porn (Plus: The Media Lies)
* 9 Out Of 10 Palestinian Kids Suffer Literal Child Abuse (Plus: Naturally, It’s Israel’s Fault)