Friday, July 31, 2009
The Two-State Solution
GAZA CHILDREN STAGE MOCK ABDUCTION OF ISRAELI SOLDIER In a further sign of radicalization in the Gaza Strip, children in Hamas-run summer camps recently reenacted the abduction of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit in the presence of top Hamas officials, The Jerusalem Post reported. "This sends a message," one Israeli defense official said. "This is Hamas's way of showing Palestinian children that kidnapping soldiers is the correct way of life." Shalit was seized more than three years ago when Palestinian terrorists tunneled into Israel, abducted him and killed two other soldiers. In the past, Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups have used summer camps to train children to fire rockets, rally praise for Palestinian "martyrs" and preach an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish worldview.