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Children in training in the Gaza Strip; Islamic Jihad stages parade

Posted by emmalazarus on September 1, 2008

An article appeared in Israel National News, which highlights the latest in the military build up that is going on in Gaza, particularly amongst the young. The article written by Ze’ev Ben-Yechiel of Israel National News quotes an 11 year old boy as saying “I am learning how to fight the Jews and kill Jewish children,” he goes on to say that: “The parents of the Jewish children are the soldiers and officers who kill us here. I want these parents to get a taste of what it’s like to have your children killed, just as the Palestinians experience every day.” (IsraelNN)

It is reported that this young boy along with many others, has undergone “live firearms training, including pistols and rifles, from the Salah al-Din Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees reports”. (IsraelNN)

On the same token, Islamic Jihad over the weekend held a military parade in the South of the Gaza Strip to show their force. Abu Hamzeh, the group’s military chief threatened to “unleash the fires of hell… We’re getting ready for the next round” he said (AFP) claiming that there are “hundreds of rockets” ready to fire on Israel.

Click here to see the full article that appeared in Israel National News

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