Palestinian boy takes part in military training organized by the Hamas
education ministry in Gaza City. AP Photo/Adel Hana.|
Hamas Schools Teaching Children How to Kill Israelis–with Real Guns. By Evelyn Gordon. Commentary, May 1, 2013.
Hamas teaches Palestinian schoolboys how to fire Kalashnikovs. By Phoebe Greenwood. The Telegraph, April 28, 2013.
Hamas military demonstration at a Gaza school. Video. gaza alan, April 10, 2013. YouTube.
Posted on April 5, the video shows a mock Israeli military post erected in a school playground, where Palestinian militants enact a mock battle during which a faux Israeli soldier is killed and another captured. A shoulder-held rocket launcher is then fired at the military post, the force of the blast leaving only a smoking metal frame and a billowing Israeli flag.
This is the reality journalists and diplomats consistently ignore, because it disrupts their comfortable theory that Israeli-Palestinian peace could be made tomorrow if Israel would just cede a little more territory. But the truth is that Israeli-Palestinian peace will never be made until Palestinian leaders do two things: stop teaching their children that killing Israelis is life’s greatest glory, and start providing their people with a decent life instead.
Fear and fundamentalism as the “modesty police” patrol Gaza. By Phoebe Greenwood. The Telegraph, April 29, 2013. Also at Jewish Ideas Daily.
How Today’s Events Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. By Seth Mandel. Commentary, April 30, 2013.
Is the Arab Peace Plan Really About Peace? By Jonathan S. Tobin. Commentary, May 1, 2013.
Palestinians poll highest among world’s Muslims favoring suicide bombings. Israel Hayom, May 1, 2013.