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Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers

Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers [Caliber3range.com]

Ever wanted to try and shoot a Palestinian? Israel has set up a military simulator which allows tourists to do just that.

Controversial fantasy “anti-terrorism” camps set up in the occupied West Bank provide visitors with the opportunity to play the role of Israeli forces in a variety of situations, ranging from an explosion at a Jerusalem marketplace, to a stabbing attack and sniper tournament, Haaretz reported.

The industry has seen a boom in recent years, with six such facilities opening across the country, all of which use live ammunition. Former high ranking officers in the army teach tourists combat skills.

Caliber 3, a camp set up in an illegal settlement, also includes a live demonstration of an attacker being taken down by police dogs, all for just $115 per person.

Read: Israel gives settler children firearms training

Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers [Caliber3range.com]

Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers [Caliber3range.com]

Sharon Gat, the founder and CEO of the camp estimates that 15,000 to 25,000 visitors come to Caliber 3 each year. Most visitors are from the United States, but increasingly tourists from Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Russia and China, are showing interest in the experience.

Gat, who commanded 10,000 troops during his time in the army, said the inspiration behind opening the academy to tourists was to show the capabilities of the Israeli state: “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.”

The tourism camps also serve in promoting the idea of the Israeli army as a moral force that is facing a real threat, primarily from Palestinians.

Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers [Caliber3range.com]

Israel offers tourists the chance to be soldiers [Caliber3range.com]

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  • NORBIT da BLOG

    They are cursed

  • George Bilios

    What is privately owned?

    • Seoigh

      Look it up yourself…,

      • George Bilios

        how is israel on privately owned land?
        where you get this information from?

        • Seoigh

          Never said it was…. comprehension must not be your strong point…

          • George Bilios

            explain what you meant by this – “What kind of sick society is this that offers “tourists” the chance to
            be soldiers in the belligerently occupied West Bank in an illegal
            settlement most likely built on privately owned Palestinian land? Sick,
            sick, so very sick….”

          • George Bilios

            you kinda did & reading your comment earlier how you described israel as a belligerently occupied West Bank in an illegal settlement most likely built on privately owned Palestinian land. and how is israel a belligerent occupying force? arabs got more than their share of the land than israel and it is the arabs that are belligerent. israel is barely one tenth of the land mass compared to rest.

          • Seoigh

            There is no “kinda” here, there is only kinda confused for the easily confused.
            The WB is not in Israel.
            The WB is not internationally recognized as part of the state of Israel.
            The settlements are illegal according to international law, the UN, EU, USA and the Geneva Conventions.
            The illegal settlements are all built on some privately owned Palestinian land, depending on which illegal settlement would differ on the percentage of land that is not owned by the illegal settlers.
            Arabs got “more than their fair share of the land” ??
            Oh please don’t even go there with the poor small Israel.
            Jews only owned six per cent of the land when Israel was established.

  • George Bilios

    who is killing people on the streets with their cars? it aint israel. who is demanding convert or die? it’s not israel. who blows up school buses & cut the heads off christians?? not israel. who have training camps all over the world? muslims.

  • George Bilios

    you are correct. who is killing people with their cars? muslims. who deliberately crashes planes? muslims. who is demanding convert or die? muslims.

  • George Bilios

    unfortunately talk is useless. the problem is the quran and islam as a religion. the quran speaks about annihilation of the jewish nation and subjugating all non muslims – if not they die. i asked Seoigh to prove israel is a belligerent occupying force.

  • George Bilios

    during ww2 german civilian casualties were in the several millions. american civilian casualties were in the several thousands. does this mean germany was right?

    • Seoigh

      Three months to come up with that ?

  • George Bilios

    arafat admitted muslim palestine never existed. the land occupied by muslims belong to israel.

  • George Bilios

    simply because arabs don’t recognize israel as a nation.

  • George Bilios

    you need to do some research. israel has no borders because arab countries don’t recognize israel. every war that israel has fought the muslims, ISRAEL WON.

    • Seoigh

      Your ignorance is almost amusing.
      In order to be recognized as a country, one has to have borders.
      You are pathetically ignorant, bigoted and biased….

  • George Bilios

    do arab palestinians have a distinct langauge? no. their language is arabic. where are they from? egypt and southern syria. how much land mass compared to israel?

  • George Bilios

    where is the ethnic cleansing?

  • George Bilios

    all over the world muslims kill innocent people. alahu akbar in the name of allah and muhammad their prophet. scores of people run down on the streets – beheadings – abductions. the one thing that stands out is that we have to convert to islam or die. what part of die don’t you get? israel admits killing civilians in battle. IDF soldiers guilty are prosecuted. how many muslim courts condemn killings of non muslims? NONE.