Close to 120,000 Palestinian children will attend camps this summer run by Hamas, which gained control of the Gaza Strip 10 years ago, reported Breitbart, citing figures from the terrorist organization. In addition, tens of thousands more will participate in other camps run by jihadi groups.
The children will receive weapons and military training – including live shooting exercises — in addition to indoctrination against Jews and Israelis.
As in previous years, graduation ceremonies where the children show off their “skills” will be held in front of Hamas officials.
Openly stating their goals to train the next generation of militants, Usama Almuzeyni, a Hamas official, said, “The movement strives, through the summer camps, to train an entire generation to work for the liberation of Palestine.”
The theme of this year’s camps is “To Jerusalem We Come.” Almuzeyni said this was “to make it clear that Hamas faces one direction, and that is Jerusalem and occupied Palestine.”
Meanwhile, a recently-released U.N. report noted that under Hamas’ leadership, the Gaza Strip has become unliveable for its two-million residents — between lack of healthcare, education, electricity and fresh water and declining incomes, reported Reuters.
“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” said Robert Piper, a U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development activities in Gaza.