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Jan 01, 2015
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Thousands of Gaza Youth Train at Hamas Military Wing Camp

#4757 | 07:31
Source: The InternetAl-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

This video-clip shows footage from a youth camp organized by 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in which young cadets demonstrate military skills, such as use of weapons, and simulate the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. Thousands of youth are reported to have attended the camp. The footage is from the Hamas Al-Aqsa TV and from various Internet channels.


Following are excerpts:


Footage from Hamas youth military training camp


Song: If you ever return, we will be here, whether you like it or not.


If you ever return, we will be here, whether you like it or not.


Allah has made a promise to us.


Allah has made a promise to us.


Oh Zionist, do not be so arrogant. You Fascist, you will be vanquished.


Oh Zionist, do not be so arrogant. You Fascist, you will be vanquished.


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Scenes of weapons training


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Simulation of attack on Israeli watch-post, including the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier


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Scenes of military drill including weapons


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Scenes of rope military drills, including rappelling and zip lines


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Scenes of military drills including fire


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Announcer: And now, the heroes of the special unit of the "Pioneers of Liberation," the descendents of Abu Dujana, will now storm the enemy posts, and will fight the enemy soldiers face to face, with their knives, and we will kill them. Allah Akbar. These are the heroes of the liberation, who will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Allah willing.


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Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: Today, they are training for the sake of Allah in keeping with His command: "Prepare for them whatever strength and steeds of war you can." You can see the strength of the body, and the strength of the weapons in their hands: AK-47s, submachine guns, and soon enough, perhaps tomorrow, they will be standing behind the rockets, firing them at every inch of Palestine in the war of Judgment Day – the war for the liberation of Palestine. They have embraced the verse: "Kill them wherever you may find them," and they have abandoned the slogans about the 1967 borders, the 1948 borders, the Oslo borders, and the Camp David borders… They have fought, they are fighting, and they are preparing themselves for all of Palestine.


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We pledge not to spare anything from you – not our weapons, not our money, not our efforts, and not our sweat. Generation by generation – and I don't mean every decade… One class after another, one year after the other, whenever there is a school holiday, you will be on the military training grounds, until we accomplish our goal.


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