In Gaza, Islamic Jihad is running camps for kids featuring lessons on how to shoot an AK-47 and how to kidnap an Israeli soldier. In an Agence France Presse YouTube video, the commander of the children's camp says, "We have full confidence that they [the children] will be able to carry weapons and open fire against the enemy because we have planted hatred of the enemy in their hearts." Tens of thousands of young boys ages 6 to 16 will be indoctrinated into this mindset this summer.
When the UN
partitioned Palestine, the Jews, tempered by a couple of thousand years
in the diaspora and influenced by the European enlightenment, decided to
compromise and accept part of what they considered their rightful
homeland. The Arabs couldn't relate to the concept of compromise at all.
They have never given up on their certainty that Israel's very presence
in Palestine is unjust, and they have never given up their desire to
drive the Jews into the sea. But without the ability and will to
compromise, whether they know it or not, they have no hope.