Playing politics: summer camps in Gaza

In The Guardian, Harriet Sherwood reviews the provision of children’s summer camps in Gaza, summarising:

Islamic Jihad

10,000 children

51 camps

Themes: resistance; freedom for Palestinian prisoners; loyalty to the land and Jerusalem

Hamas

100,000 children

500 camps

Themes: Jerusalem, prisoners, occupation, commitment to prayer

UNRWA

250,000 children

1,200 camps

Theme: fun

Children having fun, particularly in mixed groups of boys and girls, is a threat to some interests. There have been arson attacks on two UNRWA camps, one involving a death threat to the organisation’s head, John Ging.

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