Rob Hoey
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Gaza Kindergarten terror-tactics graduation event

“Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us”–Golda Meir

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A kindergarten graduation, like any school graduation, is a time when children should feel a sense of accomplishment, even when it’s an accomplishment of them simply learning to raise their hand to go to the bathroom. It ought to be a time of joy and an expression of parental love and affection. A kindergarten celebration certainly isn’t a time or place to display hatred and hostility.

But that is exactly what the graduation ceremony was at the Dar al Huda school in Gaza, a school that is internationally funded and has been exposed according to an NGO monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institute, as reported in United with Israel.

“Ironically, international donors work with this same kindergarten on projects aimed at protecting children from violence and exploitation,” the NGO monitor said,  adding, “On May 26, 2018, the Dar al Huda kindergarten in Gaza held a graduation ceremony that included the mock killing and kidnapping of Israelis by children dressed as combatants. “The simulation included sophisticated equipment such as drones, body cameras, military fatigues, body armor, and sniper camouflage. Children wore headbands representing Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S., EU, and others.”

On May 18, 2018, just eight days prior to the graduation terrorist attack simulation, “the Swedish government, together with Save the Children and the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR), sponsored a workshop at the Dar al Huda kindergarten titled ‘Training of Teachers on Positive Discipline in Everyday Teaching.’”

It turns out the discipline for the children that was deemed more important to the school and parents was more of the military variety.

NGO Monitor further reports:

 “[a]ccording to the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the Swedish government committed approximately $2 million to Save the Children for a 2017-2019 West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza project designed to ‘address the systemic nature of violence (corporal punishment/physical and humiliating behaviors, physical and sexual abuse) against children’ and to ensure that ‘such violations are reported, documented, and addressed, and violators are held accountable, and by supporting positive discipline approaches within society.’”

Funding over recent years has also come from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Canada and Norway, but it’s unclear if these countries know that their money is funding the next generation of Hamas terrorists.

The video from last year showing these little ones in combat maneuvers is heartbreaking and simultaneously frightening.

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A retired New York City psychotherapist having practiced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because it actually works. Relocated to Ottawa to be close to our daughter, son-in-law and our grandchildren. I blog about U.S. politics, terrorism, satire and the culture wars. Currently working on my third novel, a suspense spy thriller in the same order as Brad Thor but with more humor. My personal blog is Brain Flushings at:
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