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July 18, 2012 9:09 am

IDF Hosts Summer Camp for Palestinian Children With Cancer

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Palestinian children diagnosed with cancer visited Israel's only ski resort located in Mt. Hermon in 2011. Photo: wiki commons.

Fatah named a summer camp after a terrorist who led an attack that killed 37 Israelis, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

Among the victims of Dalal Mughrabi, namesake of the new “Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi” camp, were 12 children. Speaking to summer camp participants, the Governor of the Jericho district called Mughrabi “a beacon for us in our activities.”

Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Civil Administration hosted a three-day summer camp this month for children with cancer living in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of the West Bank and Gaza. Activities included horseback riding and music, Israel National News reported.

Palestinian summer camps are often a “transparent effort” by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to raise more money, Middle East Forum Founder Daniel Pipes told JNS.org. UNRWA is “putting the burden on the outside world, that you and I should be ponying up the funds to keep Gazan children occupied in the summer,” he said.

“I don’t know about you, but no one is paying for my children’s summer camp,” Pipes said.

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