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Hezbollah Posts New Games Aimed At Youth

In a con­tin­u­a­tion of its effort to pro­mote its hate­ful mes­sages to chil­dren and cul­ti­vate the next gen­er­a­tion of ter­ror­ists, Hezbol­lah has updated the video game web­site it orig­i­nally cre­ated a month ago to include newer, more cartoon-like games geared toward even younger audiences.hezbollah-kids-games

The orig­i­nal games, released last month and still avail­able on the site, enabled play­ers to sim­u­late Hezbol­lah oper­a­tives as they reen­act var­i­ous bat­tles against Israeli forces. Since then, five games have been added:

  • Invaders Grave­yard, fea­tur­ing South Park-like car­toon fig­ures, pro­vides Angry Birds-style tar­get prac­tice against car­toons of Israeli sol­diers attempt­ing to enter Lebanon.
  • In the Heart of the Enemy has play­ers aim missile-shaped darts at a Jewish-star shaped dart board.
  • House of Spi­der, described on the web­site as teach­ing that, “The Zion­ist enemy is weaker than the house of the spi­der,” involves aim­ing a soc­cer ball with a Jew­ish star on it at a spi­der web and at var­i­ous prizes on the web.

The other two games, Lib­er­a­tion of Pris­on­ers and Destroy­ing the Enemy, were posted but not oper­a­tional as of this writing.

This new set of games may not be the last. The front page of Hezbollah’s games’ web­site encour­ages user inter­ac­tion, ask­ing play­ers to “join us” by email­ing “if you have an idea for a game.”

Hezbol­lah has cre­ated a num­ber of games geared at chil­dren through­out its his­tory. In 2003, it began sell­ing a game called “Spe­cial Force,” which was fol­lowed in 2007 by “Spe­cial Force 2.”  The cur­rent web­site is the first to fea­ture games for free online, and is specif­i­cally geared to “strengthen the cul­ture of resis­tance” among chil­dren “ages 11 and above.”

  • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

    Some­thing inter­est­ing about this: pre­vi­ously, Hezbol­lah pub­lished 3-D First-Person Shoot­ers. Those showed decent graph­ics, ade­quate fram­er­ate and other small details. There is a lot of tech­ni­cal work put into these.

  • James Koss

    One day far away two semitic peo­ples will stop fight­ing and coop­er­ate. I find it dif­fi­cult to be accused of anti-Semitism when I am desirous of a solu­tion equi­table for both sides! This is not a one sided vic­tim­iza­tion. Both sides har­bor good and evil. No one side has the right to harm nor oppress the other. Both do! For very dif­fer­ent rea­sons. In my very Jew­ish part of Detroit my Jew­ish friends always said one needs to see the view­point of the poor and dis­en­fran­chised, not the pow­er­ful and wealthy, to under­stand why things are as they are. My Christ­mas visit to Israel, Beth­le­hem, Camp Aida and the Occu­pied Ter­ri­to­ries was an eye opener. Peo­ple on both sides of the wall were angry at their respec­tive gov­ern­ments. Both claimed their lead­ers, Arab AND Jew were pros­per­ing form the con­tin­u­ous con­flict. Weaponry, money and out­right gifts went to the top, the poor got lit­tle or none, on both sides. Both sides are guilty of the present sit­u­a­tion. It cer­tainly is not one sided. Arabs throw stones and mis­siles, set­tlers tote machine guns! Jets bomb Gaza and raze houses. Ancient olive trees are bull­dozed, Pales­tine shrinks as water sources are built on and occu­pied, annexed to Israel. No one I met voiced hatred of the other but did hate the dif­fi­cul­ties liv­ing in the con­flict­ual set­ting. Israelis were happy with­out bomb­ing s, Pales­tini­ans not so about elec­tric­ity and water stop­pages, and hours long searches at bor­ders. I expe­ri­enced this myself because I asked a ques­tion about poor road sig­nage It was an enlight­en­ing expe­ri­ence to be treated like a Pales­tin­ian! No tour group expe­ri­ences this. It was not nice. Worse than any cross­ing I ever expe­ri­enced into and through the old East Ger­man bor­der cross­ings! It needs to be fixed which means both sides need to hear each other and their own peo­ple. Oth­er­wise this will con­tinue for ever, or at least until the dis­as­trous end it tot­ters towards now.

  • San­dra

    do you have the link to the web­site men­tioned? Thanks