A teen camper of the Islamic Jihad "Sword of Jerusalem" summer camp, said: "We did not come here to enjoy ourselves or play," rather, he said, campers came to sacrifice themselves for the sake of Palestine and their people. He made these remarks in a news report about the camp that aired on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Islamic Jihad – Gaza) on June 29, 2021. The teen boy said that Hitler left some Jews alive to show how wicked they are. He threatened that the PIJ will tear the Jews' bodies apart with their rockets, and said: "Scram into the shelters, you mice, you sons of Jews!"
Ahmad Al-Ra'I, spokesman for the "The Sword of Jerusalem" summer camps, said that the camps are run by trainers and commanders with the Al-Quds Brigades and that they instill military knowledge and skills in the boys, which will enable them to confront the enemy in the "next stage." "Abu Omar," a PIJ commander in charge of training at the "Sword of Jerusalem" summer camp said that the commanders are training the campers so they can follow in the footsteps of their fathers. He said that the children will sacrifice their blood and their body parts on behalf of the Arab and Islamic nations, "who stay silent regarding our cause." For more about indoctrination and military training in Palestinian summer camps, see MEMRI TV clips nos. 8947, 8940, 8934, 7333, 6151, 6145, 5577, and 5025.
Ahmad Al-Ra'i: "Regarding the military programs, as you can see behind me... The brothers who are responsible for these programs are the trainers and commanders of the Al-Quds Brigades, so they can instil military knowledge in these boys, teach them how to complete missions, as well as military skills like shooting positions, camouflage, shooting in motion, and urban warfare, so that in the next phase, Allah willing, these boys will be able to confront the plundering enemy and disfigure its face in the next war."
Teen Camper: "We did not come here to enjoy ourselves, or to play, or anything like that. We came with our souls, our blood, our martyrs, and our wounded to sacrifice ourselves for Palestine and for our people.
"We asked Hitler why he left some of you alive. He did so in order to show us how wicked you are. We will come to you from under the ground and hammer fear into your hearts, and above the ground we will tear your bodies apart with our rockets. Scram into the shelters, you mice, you sons of a Jewish women!"
Abu Omar: "We, in the Islamic Jihad and in the Al-Quds Brigades, teach the fighters, these lion cubs, the power of the heart, the power of faith, and bravery. We teach them the art of fighting the enemy that plundered our land. We teach them the tactics and skills of using weapons, as well as security measures. We say to the enemy: These children picked up these weapons, and we trained them how to use them, as well as how to take security measures, so that they follow in the footsteps of their fathers and take up arms, Allah willing.
"Today, we say to t he Arab and Islamic nation: Allah willing, the children of Palestine will sacrifice their blood and their body parts, just like they did during the [Battle of the] 'Sword of Jerusalem.' On behalf of the nations, who stay silent regarding our cause."