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PA Security Forces/Fatah Summer Camp Turns Children Into Soldiers

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Illustrative: Palestinian children compelled to participate in a Hamas military parade. Photo: Twitter.

Another glimpse into a Palestinian summer camp proves that there is an organized Palestinian Authority (PA) effort to teach Palestinian children to fight Israel with violence and terror.

In a report by the Fatah Party’s Awdah TV, young boys are seen performing drills with assault rifles in a PA Security Forces and Fatah summer camp.

A PA Security Force member explains that there is “extensive cooperation” between the PA Security Forces and Fatah to “establish [summer] camps,” the goal of which is to teach youth “to deal with” Israel in different ways, including “in struggle” — the PA euphemism for fighting Israel, including with violence and terror.

Member of the PA Security Forces: “The role of the [PA] National Security [Forces], on the instructions of Gen. Nidal Abu Doukhan — National Security Forces Commander — is … to serve the national movement and our people. He directed extensive cooperation between us and [Fatah’s] district branches, and specifically the Central Hebron district, so that we would establish [summer] camps that serve the national unity and make the civilians feel safe…

We are under occupation and the occupation ([i.e., Israel] is always lying in ambush for us, and we need to deal with it intellectually, culturally, mentally, and in struggle, in every field.”

[Fatah-run Awdah TV, Facebook page, Aug. 3, 2023]

Palestinian Media Watch exposed similar drills with weapons and combat training taking place in other Palestinian camps to turn teens into terrorists:

Palestinian children participating in a Fatah summer camp. Photo: screenshot, provided by PMW.

The author is a senior analyst at Palestinian Media Watch, where a version of this article was originally published.

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