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    Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

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    Two dozen masked men vandalized a U.N. summer camp for children in Gaza early Monday, burning and slashing tents, toys and a plastic swimming pool. It was the second such attack in a month.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Islamic extremists have accused the main U.N. aid agency here of corrupting Gaza's youth with its summer program of games, sports and human rights lessons for 250,000 children.
    Masked men attack Gaza summer camp - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

    The article goes on to note that Hamas is the main competitor in running such camps. While it remains to be seen whether Hamas actually carried out the attack, it should be noted that Hamas has looted UN supply offices and stolen gasoline from deliveries in the past. More importantly, it should be noted that there has been a slow but unmistakable trend toward Islamization in the Gaza Strip since Hamas violently seized control of the territory in June 2007.

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    Re: Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

    I think Hamas is stupid for hurting organizations trying to help Palestinians.
    It seems the blockade is starving Gaza of development and common sense.
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    Re: Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I think Hamas is stupid for hurting organizations trying to help Palestinians.
    It seems the blockade is starving Gaza of development and common sense.
    Common sense was lacking well before the blockade.
    They did elect Hamas after all.

    As to the OP, it's saddening to hear about those incidents since those UN summer camps are usually the escape of the Gazan children from the indoctrination of Hamas and the other Islamic militias.
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    Re: Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I think Hamas is stupid for hurting organizations trying to help Palestinians.
    It seems the blockade is starving Gaza of development and common sense.
    Where is the common sense linking this action by Hamas or their supporters with a blockade to keep rockets out of Gaza?

    People may remember a U.S. UN representative complain about the " blame America first" crowd. Not it seems like there are many on this site who are in the " blame Israel first" camp.

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    Re: Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

    Even if one is to condemn Israel for what's going on in Gaza, it's obvious that Hamas is doing nothing to help their situation and making it far worse for Palestinians if they didn't cause most of Gaza's current woes to begin with.
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    Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

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    Quote(Masked gunmen in the Gaza Strip have set fire to a United Nations-run summer camp for children.

    This follows a similar attack in May on another UN-run summer camp.

    Some militants view the UN as a symbol of the West and claim that the summer camps allow boys and girls to mix freely - something that the UN denies.

    The attackers tied up the guard at the camp in central Gaza before setting fire to chairs, tables, easels and other equipment.

    The UN says about 25 armed men attacked the beach camp in the middle of Sunday night.

    Nobody was hurt, and nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. )

    Now why would anyone want to deprive children of some respite from the hardships of life?

    Quote(But in a similar incident last month a previously unknown Islamist group said its had attacked a UN summer camp in Gaza city.

    The head in Gaza of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees condemned the attack as "cowardly and despicable".)

    Seems to be par for the course within Gaza.

    Quote(Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza, condemned the previous attack on 23 May.

    Some in Gaza though believe that such attacks involving so many men could not be carried out with at least the complicit support of Hamas, BBC Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison reports.)

    Seems a reasonable assumption!

    Quote(Hamas also runs rival summer camps.)

    Especially as Hamas run their own albeit more militia based summer camps.

    Quote(A spokesman for the Interior ministry in Gaza said it would catch whoever carried out last night's raid and that they would be jailed.)

    Yeah right!
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    Last edited by jujuman13; 06-28-10 at 04:12 PM.

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    Re: Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Now why would anyone want to deprive children of some respite from the hardships of life?
    Cause they're a bunch of ****s, I hope they find whoever did this... and give em a little Middle Eastern Justice. I hate to be reactionary on this, but there is no excuse for these jackasses to do what they did!

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    Re: Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

    Extreme nut cases, attacking anything to do with the UN is no new thing. I think, they think of anybody receiving help from the UN as a traitor to Hamas(or whichever Islamic pack of nutters they belong to) and supporter of the west.

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    Re: Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

    You do realize that Hamas exercises almost dictatorial rule over Gaza and that very little happens in Gaza without either their knowledge and or complicity.

    Whether their type of behaviour will change after President Obama has gifted them $400,000,000 of US Tax payer money is another story.
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    Re: Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

    This is utterly disgusting and horrific.

    Shame on these freedom fighters for hurting children.
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