German-funded school teaches military training

German-funded school in central Gaza indoctrinates pupils with hatred towards Israel, and provides them with military training.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Children training in Gaza (Archive)
Children training in Gaza (Archive)
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A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training

At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it.

The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read.

The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center indicated that the video was taken from inside the Rudolf Walther School in Deir al-Balah, which was constructed with money from a German donor.

The school complex is made up of an elementary school for boys, an elementary school for girls, and a high school for boys. All fall under the jurisdiction of the ministry of education in Gaza, which is a branch of the Palestinian Authority (PA) ministry of education.

According to reports, the boys' elementary school promotes its objectives to educate "correct values and to inculcate the awareness and concept of a flourishing Islamic homeland" on its Facebook page.

Additionally, the school produced a video in 2013 showing students training for fitness, drilling, shooting, and dismantling and assembling weapons.