In Pictures - Summer camp: Hamas-style

 
Young Palestinians swing across monkey bars over fire during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017.  (photo credit: REUTERS)
Young Palestinians swing across monkey bars over fire during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017.
(photo credit: REUTERS)

There were no marshmallows or bonfires at this summer camp.

When school is out for summer, parents endlessly search for ways to keep their children busy over the long break. Summer camps are considered one of the best solutions.
Sleeping in tents, canoeing, lighting bonfires - or, in the Gaza Strip, military-style training led by Hamas summer camp counselors - are just some of the exciting experiences that await young campers.
Here are a selection of photos from this week's Hamas summer camp 'experience'.
Young Palestinians crawl under an obstacle during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)Young Palestinians crawl under an obstacle during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)
 A young Palestinian crawls under an obstacle during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters) A young Palestinian crawls under an obstacle during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)
Young Palestinians swing across monkey bars over fire during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)Young Palestinians swing across monkey bars over fire during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)
Young Palestinians take part in a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)Young Palestinians take part in a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)
Young Palestinians crawl during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)Young Palestinians crawl during a military-style exercise at a Hamas summer camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2017. (Reuters)