[QODLink]
Middle East

Hamas takes military training to schools

Government says army training will only prepare youth to defend themselves against any future Israeli invasion.

Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013 12:05
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The Hamas government in Gaza is giving boys in state schools military-style training once a week.

It starts with drills, and eventually they graduate to training using guns.

Not everyone is happy about this development, with some critics saying that Gazan youth are exposed to enough violence without being trained for it in school.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza City.

62

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Report on child sex abuse in British Asian community highlights issues that may affect the entire nation.
Taliban makes quick gains in Afghanistan with little opposition from Afghan army as US withdrawal begins.
Analysts say China moving back toward 1950s-era public trials aimed at shaming and intimidation.
Record numbers of migrants have made harrowing sea journeys to Italy and Greece this year.
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
join our mailing list