Tourists In Israel Can Now Pretend To Kill "Terrorist" Palestinians For Only $115

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in Weird


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An excerpt from Carbonated: Holidays are all about having fun, exploring new places and relaxing in the sun. However, the latest tourist attraction in Israel seems to be the complete opposite of that.

Apparently, half a dozen of fantasy terror camps have popped up throughout Israel and the West Bank, offering tourists from across the globe a chance to pretend-kill terrorists, who look suspiciously like Palestinian Arabs, only for $115 per person.

These facilities allow visitors to train like IDF soldiers and act in a variety of stimulated situations — including an explosion at a Jerusalem marketplace, a stabbing attack, a sniper tournament and a live demonstration with attack dogs. 

Caliber 3 in the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the West Bank is reportedly the most popular of all these “anti-terror” camps.


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Male 2,056
Something tells me that if Al Sharpton started a simliar camp, where people could live fantasies about killing people in KKK outfits (all the while dressing it up like self defense/national pride like the israelis do), it wouldn't be looked with such approval by the folks on the right.
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Male 3,781
That sounds like fun it sounds like all the war games here in the states. In Utah $100 you can pretend to kill zombies. At Disneyland in Anaheim you can pretend to shoot ghost.
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Male 59
So lets have some fun.
This camp is a new program, apparently for older teenagers and adults (poster says 16+)
It is run by a professional company that specializes in counter terror, military, police, and professional security training. The instructors are all veterans (10+ years of service according to their site), who have seen combat.

Hamas has been running summer camps for children since at least 2002, seeming to start at about age 5. These camps are run by Ahmed al-Mudallal, a member of the Islamic jihad. 50,000-80,000 children attend annually. They are given military training, including fire arms training for the teenagers, including in how to kidnap IDF soldiers. Some of these children are used to help dig tunnels into Israel. In 2002, a group of teenagers was killed after trying to use the skills they learned in this camp to perform a "martyrdom operation against a settlement"

So why is it so much more upsetting that 15+ years after Hamas starts terrorist summer camps for their children, a group of Israelis start a counter terrorism summer camp for tourists?

Edit: after posting, just wanted to ask people to think for a minute and do some looking on their own before indulging in their gut feelings. It took me maybe 10 minutes to find a shit ton of sources for the stuff i wrote about, and while the majority of them are very pro-Israel (mostly due to the content), there were enough neutral and pro-Palestinian sources to verify the material. The damn world is polarized enough, if you cant stop for a minute to think and engage in a reasoned argument, humanity is going to hit a point where we're killing each other over how you load your toilet paper (of course people who do the roll under should obviously be shot).
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Male 39,145
I-Am-Annoyed Because lots of people are:
- duped by the constant lies of the MSM and liberal-left
- anti-Semitic

One doesn't need to be an anti-Semite to dislike Israel, it's true. But it sure makes the task a lot easier!
The IDF is unique in the world in just how far they go to NOT harm civilians. The US army is close to that (except for the drones) but I cannot think of others, certainly not France! Not even Canada.

Hamas and the rest of the terror groups? The exact opposite. They use human shields regularly, most are willing! But many are not. They deliberately target civilians, especially children, and make no apologies for doing so.

How anyone can "equate" these two forces and claim they are equally to blame is mind-boggling... but many IAB Liberals do exactly that.
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Male 59
5cats I guess part of it is that if people don't start to take some sort of responsibility for themselves, rather than saying it was X's fault, we are screwed. 

One thing to keep in mind is the differences between individuals and governments. Every population has its share of saints and shit heads. We tend to notice the shit heads more often due to how our brains work, and frankly the fact that it sells more articles. Think about the differences both in mentality and morality of an average murderer vs the actions of the Third Reich, the Stalinist Soviet purges, The Cultural Revolution, Hundred Flowers, and The Great Leap Forward. One is an atrocity, the other is an industry.

Look both at what the official policies are as well as what is actually being done. Call out the hypocrisy on each side. Don't assume that because one side is doing something you don't agree with, that the other deserves your wholehearted support. Support the actions you think are just, protest the ones you think are not. Make sure you're sure which are which. Place the blame where it belongs. 

Slightly rambling. may be a bit disjointed since I kept changing what I wanted to focus on, my apologies for any parts that aren't clear.
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Male 39,145
I-Am-Annoyed No worries!
I'm just always shocked at just how capable the 'liberal left' is at embracing known mass killers in order to attack Jews. The mental gymnastics they go through! It really is amazing...
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Male 238
These camps are probably a lot more fun than the ones where they teach you to build suicide bomber vests.
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Male 5,123
Barbarians, they are the real seed of the terrorism.
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Male 14,959
Meanwhile, in Palestine, they'll give you a rock to hurl for free.
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Male 641
Bit more of a balanced write up here


It’s important for Gat that his clients know why he decided to open his academy to tourists. “One day, I sat there wondering whether a Jew in the death camp of Auschwitz could have ever dreamed that an academy like this would ever exist in Israel and that it would train members of the German army,” he tells them. “And then I said to myself that I am going to open this place to the public to show what a long way the Jewish people have come in 75 years.”



That could explain these  companies' tendency to describe their mission in more idealistic terms; as they put it, showing the world that all the awful things said about the IDF abroad have no basis whatsoever and that this is the most wonderful and moral army that exists.


As his instructors like to point out, it’s not only Israeli soldiers who operate according to the army’s “purity of arms” doctrine, which stipulates that soldiers will maintain their humanity even in combat. So do their attack dogs. At a live demonstration, the visitors watch as Zeus lunges at a “terrorist” wielding a knife, forcing him to the ground while tearing into his padded coverall. But once that knife is dropped and the threat is eliminated, Zeus backs off. “Even the dogs in the IDF value human life,” the instructor says.


His wife, who made all the arrangements based on recommendations from friends, describes the visit to Caliber 3 as “a highlight of our trip.” It was the idea of shooting a gun for the first time that initially sold her boys, says Susan, a manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses. “But it’s been so much more than that,” she notes. “Our boys now have a better understanding of what it takes to defend Israel and to keep Israel a Jewish state.”


Sounds like many boot camps people can join. Just focusing on IDF and counter terrorism.

Doesnt sound like the write up made it appear, Israel lets people dehumanise and pretend kill palestinians....

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Male 39,145
That poster says it costs a lot more than $115 per person... lolz! Maybe those are discount or cheap ones?

At least these are voluntary, for adults and not at all run by the government. Of course IAB Liberals will ignore all those facts...
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Male 498
Man what the hellz Israel... 
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If the Palestinians did something similar, they would be classed as terrorist training camps and get bombed to oblivion....

But Israel does it and its classed a fucking holiday retreat....
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Male 39,145
layla_wilson Um, Palestinians DO hold those sorts of camps... FOR CHILDREN. It has been on IAB before.
And yes, the Palestinian government(s) run the camps for children, often with donations from overseas. This is private enterprise, with adult patrons, voluntary.
I had no idea you were such an anti-Semite :/ Doesn't surprise me tho.
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Just because i disagree with the actions of Israel and Zionists in no way make me an anti-Semite. 

I Disagree with the actions of Saudi Arabia and it doesn't make me anti-islamic.....
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Male 39,145
layla_wilson You turn a blind eye to the actions of terrorism (the PLO) and hold Israel to account for imaginary things...

Sure, the IDF has done bad things, almost always by mistake. The enemy (Hamas, PA, Hezbollah & all the rest) do them 100X as much and 100% on purpose...

A Jew murders an Arab? He is punished and jailed. A Palestinian murders a Jew? He is a hero, showered with praise and money, given a sweet job & his family looked after (if he failed to survive). There's all the difference one needs to know...
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5cats none of that makes me an anti-semite...

You of all people on here shouldn't be throwing around false accusations considering how much you say it happens to you.

I don't turn a blind eye to terrorism, i despise it. But i also despise irresponsible actions that lead to the deaths of hundereds of thousands of innocent civilians that then in turn leads to the amount of terrorism we see now a days.
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Male 39,145
layla_wilson See? Revisionist history is the hallmark of the 'anti-Zionist' (I'll use the polite term for you, since you've been polite).
The terrorism and murder began loooong before the modern nation of Israel began. The terrorists are dedicated to destroying ALL of Israel and driving out ALL the Jews. They need no further incentive, just excuses their apologists will buy into to continue their support of terrorism.
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Male 3,510
layla_wilson How often do you hear about radical Jewish terrorism? Not too often.
How often do you hear about radicl Islamic terrorism? Pretty much every month.

Israel makes it a point to not kill Palestinian civilians.
Palestine makes it a point to kill everyone within the Israeli borders.

Israel has tried to make peace many times.
Palestine has been quoted that there can be no peace until Israel is destroyed.

Are these camps distasteful? Yeah, maybe.
But I really see it no different than popping in the latest Call of Duty/Battlefield game and going to town.
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DuckBoy87 "How often do you hear about radical Jewish terrorism? Not too often.
How often do you hear about radicl Islamic terrorism? Pretty much every month."

Bias Media

"Israel makes it a point to not kill Palestinian civilians.
Palestine makes it a point to kill everyone within the Israeli borders."

Israel has been oppressing and persecuting Palestinians and others since its formation.

"Israel has tried to make peace many times.
Palestine has been quoted that there can be no peace until Israel is destroyed."

Because Israels "Peace deals" would result in the end of Palestine.






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Male 39,145
layla_wilson Because Jews run the US Government! Media bias my ass... the ultra leftist and highly anti-Semitic MSM does handsprings to promote and provide propaganda FOR the PLO and its ilk... bias?

End of Palestine? Gaza is still there, Jordan (the actual homeland of Palestinians) is still there. The West Bank can and should be annexed into Israel. The sooner the better.
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Male 3,510
layla_wilson Better start posting some articles then. I'm more than intrigued!

(I don't consume the typical media, so unless every single media source is biased in favor of Israel, which I highly doubt it is, then absolutely no one is reporting it.)

All of Palestine's "Peace deals" would result in the end of Israel.
Israel wants nothing but peace. Palestine is the aggressor. -Period-
Should Palestine stop attacking Israel, the war would be over.
You can't expect Israel to just take attack after attack until nothing remains.

As far as lands go, "To the victor goes the spoils."
That is, unless, you also think America should give back its land to England; Georgia and Ukraine should become part of Russia; etc.
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Male 58
DuckBoy87 If you think "To the victor goes the spoils", then the war against Israel must go on.
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Male 3,510
abetterworld How so? Total annihilation of an opponent is not the only way to win a war. Israel has given lands back to Palestine and Palestine reciprocates by attacking Israel. So obviously, as history has shown us, giving lands back to Palestine will not ensue peace. It certainly would be a nice gesture, ala WWII, where the Allies gave Germany back the lands they conquered, but to force Israel to do so is foolhardy. 
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Male 58
DuckBoy87 They only gave back the land because it wouldn't of made them look too good on the world stage.  Running the West Bank with a military regime or forcing Arabs out is a little too close to what the WW2 bad dudes would do.
 At any rate the creation of Israel where it is now was the worst place in the world, surrounded by arabs.  They were at war immediately in 1948 and have been in conflict since.
 The war is still on and Israel is winning by the death of a thousand cuts tactic with constant new settlements and a far superior army.  
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Male 3,510
abetterworld So they made themselves look better in the eyes of the world. Doesn't everybody try to do that to some extent? That doesn't inherently make them bad.

The difference between what Germany did to the Jewish people and what Israel is doing to the Arab people is that the Arab people are actively trying to kill them, and the Israelis aren't gassing the Arabs.

I agree. That was a bad placement of their country. But the problem isn't that they're there. The problem lies with the Arab population not liking Israel and actively trying to destroy them.
What I hear you saying is "Israel wouldn't be at war if they didn't exist." That's like saying a woman got raped because she was wearing a miniskirt.

Again, the war would end as soon as the Palestine stops attacking. Should Palestine stop attacking, they could take the money they spend trying to destroy Israel, and build themselves up.


Palestine is the North Korea of the Middle East.
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Male 58
DuckBoy87 Just saying that giving the West Bank back was not a gift, wasn't really a choice, more like the least worst option for them. Now that you have 20/20 hindsight DuckBoy87, what would you have done?
 Your rape analogy is bad.  More like setting up a Crips homebase  surrounded by 360 degrees of Bloods.  Shit's gonna go down. They just don't get along as a rule.
  Money? Here's a nifty quote from wiki:

According to the World Bank, the main reason for economic depression is the Israeli occupation.[121]


According to a 2007 World Bank report, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has destroyed the Palestinian economy, in violation of the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access. All major roads (with a total length of 700 km) are basically off-limits to Palestinians, making it impossible to do normal business. Economic recovery would reduce Palestinian dependence on international aid by one billion dollars per year.[122]

North Korea? another bad analogy.  I don't even know where to start with that one.  Closer to former East Germany if I squint, but with much less hope of harmony.
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Male 39,145
DuckBoy87 Correct: it was the PLO who rejected the Oslo Accord, the nation of Israel passed it. It gave the 'Palestinian People' over 90% of their demands (by almost every account, maybe 95%) and put an end to a lot of things they object to... but they refused it.
Nothing stops those Arabic, Muslim nations from accepting the Palestinians into their society. Hell, Jordan IS their homeland! 
Why are WE (North America, Europe) expected to accept millions, but they cannot even resettle Palestinians who've lived there in camps for generations?

Answer: cheap labour and an ongoing grievance against Israel. If the camps ended they'd have less to get angry about :p
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Male 58
5cats I find this answer to the Oslo accord failure pretty fair blaming both sides.
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-Oslo-accords-fail-to-bring-peace-to-the-Israeli-Palestinian-conflict
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Male 5,926
layla_wilson I'm Jewish. I've been to Israel. I think this is awful. On the other hand, though, Israeli's don't generally carry out terrorist attacks in the surrounding Arab nations but Arab people do show up in Israel for the purpose of murdering civilians often enough that counter-terrorism training is an important process. Making it into a camp for tourist fun is inappropriate.
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broizfam They dont neccisarily commit terrorist attacks, but the IDF do commit war crimes :/
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Male 3,510
layla_wilson Can you elaborate on these war crimes?
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Male 5,926
layla_wilson I agree. I don't like the direction Israel has often taken in recent years. It must be hard to stay appropriate, though, when you know that everyone around you wants to kill you.
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