When will this stop? Using children as human guinea pigs to do their dirty work? It is a war crime! Where are these children’s human rights not be slaves and exist? This is Sharia law and Islam at work (peaceful?).
Hamas’s New Army of Children in the Gaza Strip
by Khaled Abu Toameh • February 18, 2015
If Hamas has the resources to fund and arm a new “Liberation Army” consisting of 17,000 fighters, why does it continue to demand that the international community allocate billions of dollars for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip? (The International community should not give these people any money because it is used to continue to engage in war and not to rebuild the Gaza strip. The Gaza strip destruction was of Hamas’ own making and they should be the ones to restore it to its prior shape.)
Hamas has turned the Gaza Strip into a huge training camp for jihadis and militiamen affiliated not only with it, but also with the Islamic State.
Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar declared that some of the boys would be recruited to fire mortars and rockets at Israel. And of course, he reiterated Hamas’s true goal, namely the destruction of Israel. When Hamas talks about “liberation,” it means it wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and replace it with an Islamic state.
Obviously, the Palestinian Authority and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, do not see Hamas’s cynical exploitation and abuse of Palestinian children as a war crime.
If and when the International Criminal Court convenes to consider “war crimes” in the Middle East, the first thing the judges should consider is how Hamas sent thousands of Palestinian teenagers to their deaths, and, as this was happening, how Abbas and the Palestinian Authority looked the other way.
Young Palestinians train with assault rifles at one of Hamas’s 18 new “Vanguards of Liberation” military training camps in Gaza, in January 2015. For the past several months, Hamas leaders have been complaining that they do not have enough money to rebuild the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of the last war with Israel.
However, it appears that Hamas does have enough funds to train, arm and indoctrinate thousands of young Palestinian men and boys.
While thousands of Palestinian families who lost their houses during the war continue to live in public shelters throughout the Gaza Strip, Hamas recently established 18 camps for military training.
The Hamas military training camps, under the motto “Vanguards of Liberation,” have attracted some 17,000 Palestinian males aged 15-21. The young recruits were trained how to use various types of weapons, including pistols, rifles and mortars. They were also “educated” about the need to eliminate Israel and “restore Palestinian rights.”