Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer camp in Gaza with the religion of peace

From the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI):

In June, the Islamic Jihad held the "Generation of Faith" summer camp in Rafah for boys aged 6-16. The camp activities included various military exercises, such as "kidnapping soldiers," firing guns using live ammunition, and crossing obstacle courses. The campers also heard lectures on religion, and were trained in various other fields, such as first aid, scouting, civil defense, martial arts, and behavior during emergencies (, June 13, 2013; Al-Watan, Egypt, June 12, 2013).

Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shihab explained that "the organization is preparing a 'generation of resistance' that will defend itself and the [Palestinian] people against an invasion by the occupation" (, June 13, 2013). The camp director explained that its purpose is "to raise an outstanding generation of believing [Muslims] that are well aware of their goals in the conflict with the Zionist enemy and who adhere to the honorable Koran and to the Prophet's sunna, as [Islamic Jihad founder] Dr. Fathi Al-Shqaqi ordered us to do."

A model camper, 12-year-old Baraa, said: "I am overjoyed to belong to Islamic Jihad…My aspiration in the future is to receive official military missions, Allah willing, and I will be an outstanding [fighter] like the honorable martyrs Muhammad Al-Sheikh halil, Mahmoud Al-Zatma, and Yasser Abu Al-'Aish [senior commanders of the military wing of Islamic Jihad responsible for many attacks against Israel]. The Zionist enemy will not be able to defeat a people that was raised upon the Koran and upon the values of yearning for martyrdom and asceticism in this world in return for Allah's pleasure and the attaining of Paradise. I am sure that the blood of my father was not spilled in vain. As I fire the first shot of my life, my blood boils in my veins, and I will not rest until I am on the battlefield, burning the enemy with the volcano of my vengeance" (, June 12,2013).



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