Hamas to establish military academy for schoolkids

Haniyeh says inaugural Gaza school will prepare kids as young as 12 to establish Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.”By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Hamas plans to establish a military academy in the Gaza Strip to train and educate schoolchildren.

 

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday that the military academy, the first of its kind in the Gaza Strip, would prepare the children for the “phase of liberating Palestine.”

He said that children in grades 7-9 could join the school and graduate with a diploma or a BA in military affairs.

Haniyeh made this announcement during a ceremony in the Gaza Strip marking the birth of the prophet Muhammad. More than 10,000 schoolchildren attended the ceremony, which included a “military parade” by some of the teenagers.

The prime minister said he has instructed the Hamas-run Education Ministry to draw up plans for the establishment of the military academy. Haniyeh said that the new academy would educate and prepare children for the establishment of a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.”kidterr2

The decision to establish a military academy follows Hamas’s announcement that it would create its own “defense ministry” in the Gaza Strip. That announcement was made shortly after the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza in November.

About these ads

Please consider clicking +1, Tweet, Like or linking to this article on your blog or website. The default comment login for visitors in the comment form is their WordPress.com account. To enable social media logins, click anywhere in the comment form on a post, then click on “Change” (next to the “Log Out” prompt).This article is only effective if it reaches a large readership, especially through the Google search engine.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s