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  7/15/2008, Tammuz 12, 5768

Former Gush Katif Synagogue Now Hamas Training Base


What was once the synagogue of the Gaza Jewish community of Atzmona is now a Hamas training center, says a Ynet report.   

The Israeli news service received several videos, filmed and produced by various terror organizations, that show gunmen training in the remains of public buildings that were once a part of Jewish Gaza. The buildings include synagogues and schools.

One of these buildings can be clearly identified as the Atzmona synagogue, in a short film which shows Hamas terrorists training on combat tactics with live ammunition. The Israeli government's decision to expell the Jewish residents of Gaza and to leave Jewish buildings intact has resulted in many of those buildings captured by PA terrorists in their continuing assault on Israeli targets. In addition to terrorist training centers, many such buildings are now used to launch the very Kassam rockets that constantly pound Jewish communities near Gaza.