Over 10,000 Palestinian teens have graduated from a Hamas run military training camp, held at the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades training compound in Gaza. The graduation ceremony was attended by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Youth as young as 15 participated in the camp, dubbed "Pioneers of Resistance"
The youth were trained to fire sniper rifles and practiced simulated attacks on Israeli targets.
The use of child soldiers among the Palestinians is nothing new. It was documented in Life magazine in June 1970