"To Be The Best - Come Train With The Best," the most popular Israeli camp promoting "anti-terrorism" training, Caliber 3, flashes on its website's front page.
Apparently, this tourists' activity is growing in fame and number.
Several Israeli firms are promoting fantasy, "anti-terror" camps that offer tourists from all over the world training by former Israeli army commandos.
There, tourists are given a made-real war environment at "counter-terrorism" boot camp where they are trained to kill "terrorists" who happen to look a lot like Palestinian Arabs.
Implemented across the regime’s occupied territories, tourists are charged $115 for adults and $85 for children.
The two-hour simulation includes a suicide bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace, a stabbing attack, a live demonstration with attack dogs, and a sniper tournament. And of course, all your targets are Palestinians.
“Part-propaganda and part-morbid amusement,” is how the Israeli daily Haaretz described these camps.
Tourists are allowed to use actual guns and rifles and are encouraged to shoot a few rounds of bullets at their "attackers."
The simulation mimics real Israeli style security training and is meant to give tourists a chance to play the role of Israeli soldiers in combat.
“Esh. Esh” - the Hebrew word for 'fire' or 'shoot,' is what you'll hear tourists shout out repeatedly after their trainer as they fire at their targets.
The most popular of these camps is reportedly Caliber 3, situated in the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the West Bank. It's claimed to attract approximately 15,000 to 25,000 tourists each year.
Israeli army Colonel Sharon Gat, first established the camp in 2003, which later inspired the spread of half a dozen of fantasy terror camps across the country.
“People who do our programs come out with a much better understanding of this country. They become ambassadors for the State of Israel,” Sharon Gat, founder and CEO of Caliber 3 Academy, says.
While the majority of visitors are American Jews, there has been a noticeable increase in demand from tourists coming from Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Russia, and China.
In addition, the facility provides a three-month summer camp for teenage boys.
Professional training is also offered to security personnel and hard-core military equipment, along with T-shirts and other merchandise.
Apart from the thrill, these terror camps endorse Zionism and aim at legitimizing the Zionist state.
Shooting and killing are normalized and promoted as a fun activity. Kids are taught to appreciate how the Israeli military fight every day to protect the Jewish state.
These adrenaline-pumped camps are observed by many as yet another Israeli attempt to promote its propaganda: An Israeli version of terrorism and counter terrorism in which the Israeli occupier is a hero and the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims are the targeted terrorists.