Islamic Jihad's Terrorist Training for Kids
The Islamic Jihad invests heavily in the next generation of terrorists. Over the years the Islamic Jihad has run “summer camps'' for children which draw as many as 10,000 participants per session in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria. The camps’ activities include wielding AK-47s, planting landmines, and mock operations to kidnap Israeli soldiers. Suicide bombers who massacred Israeli civilians are also glorified as heroes in the camps.
An Islamic Jihad official said about the educational content in the summer camps: “We teach the children the truth. How the Jews persecuted the prophets and tortured them. We stress that the Jews killed and slaughtered Arabs and Palestinians every chance they got... As long as Jews remain here, between the [Jordan] river and the sea, they will be our enemy and we will continue to pursue and kill them”.