Hamas, a member of the Palestinian Unity Government, has published photo proof of the terrorist organization committing war crimes by training thousands of teenagers in “military youth camps.”The Hamas version of the Boy Scouts dresses the children in military uniforms, preaches sermons of hate against Israel and for the “love of death,” and teaches skills they will need to lead them there, such as using assault weapons
The United Nations Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC) specifically prohibits soldiers under the age of 18.
The Palestinian Authority has signed the Protocol, but it also has signed a bunch of other agreements, such as the Oslo Accords, that are as meaningful as pledges by its terrorists who signed on the dotted line on Israeli documents that they would not return to terror after being released.
Hamas does not have money to build homes for Gazans but there is plenty of cash to help the younger generation learn how to throw grenades and use Kalashnikov rifles.
A Hamas officer told The Washington Post the camps help keep the children off the streets..
“The camps are designed to answer the demands of the youth — to do something.” like training to annihilate Israel.
Hamas allowed one of the newspaper’s reporter into the camp for the graduation ceremonies.
Ahmed Ismail, 16, was quoted as saying:
I have received training on using weapons, especially rifles, and climbing on ropes, marching, shooting, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. We also had practical training and got to shoot the Kalashnikovs.
I wish I could join Qassam Brigades now. I want to fight Israel. I want to kick them out of our land. I am ready now.
An Israeli officer briefed the reporter in Israel and said, “Hamas is making plenty of rockets” and will be armed to the teeth in a few months. staffed in a few months.
“On the military side, they’re ready to go today,” he added.
Hamas youth and Israel face the same future — war, unless the new generation one day realizes their real enemies are the preachers of hate.