Hamas police official:
Israel smuggles "sexual stimulants"
to destroy Palestinian youth
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Hamas has accused Israel of supplying "sexual stimulants" and other drugs to destroy Palestinian youth.
Hamas police spokesman Islam Shahwan said recently that Israeli
intelligence officers are behind the smuggling of sexually stimulating
drops and chewing gum into Gaza to "weaken and destroy" Palestinian
youth and the social structure, according to Palestinian news agency
FPNP ("Firas- Palestine News Press)
Shahwan claimed that a parent had complained to police that his
daughter had chewed the Israeli gum and suffered "side effects." He
said that Hamas police had subsequently arrested the distributors,
confiscated the aphrodisiacs and confirmed that the drugs had been
supplied by Israeli intelligence.
This accusation is one more example of the continuing PA campaign
by both Fatah and Hamas to demonize Israel based on libels by
officials, who accuse Israel of trying to poison or corrupt Palestinian
youth. For the last 10 years, the Palestinian Authority Fatah leaders
have been disseminating the libel that Israel spreads AIDS and
sexually-transmitted diseases among Palestinian youth, turns them into
drug addicts and has a special intelligence unit devoted to
distributing drugs to Palestinian teenagers.
One PA official even accused Israel of distributing sports shoes
that cause the wearer to become paralyzed, and perfumes that cause drug
This multi-faceted campaign presents Israel as a
serious threat to the health and lives of Palestinians, thereby
generating hatred and encouraging Palestinian terror.
Following is the transcript of the aphrodisiac libel:
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"Police Spokesman of the Hamas
government, Islam Shahwan, said that the commercial crossings with
Israel are the primary source for smuggling drugs and sexual stimulants
which were recently seized in the Gaza Strip... Shahwan said that these
stimulants are [produced] in the form of chewing gum or as a liquid
that is taken in the form of drops. One parent complained to the police
that his daughter had taken one of these stimulants and told her father
about it after suffering side-effects. Shahwan added that the police
had traced the source of the 'chewing gum' and arrested its
distributors, and had confiscated all the substances serving as sexual
stimulants. Following investigation it became apparent that these
enhancers had come from the border crossings with Israel.
Concerning the major source of these
stimulants, Shahwan said that following the admission by the detainees,
it turned out that the Israeli Intelligence was supplying
psychologically weak [Palestinians] with drugs and with enhancers of
this type, in order to distribute them amongst the greatest possible
number of inhabitants, and to sell them for free (sic).
Shahwan emphasized that Israel's goal
in distributing these drugs is to destroy our people's social
structure, and to destroy the youth by distributing drugs and sexual
stimulants that will weaken and destroy them...
Shahwan said that large quantities of
drugs and sexual stimulants smuggled via the Zionist border crossings
with the Gaza Strip had been seized in the past... It turned out from
the investigation of the last group that had been caught... that it had
a direct connection with Zionist Intelligence officers."
Firas- Palestine News Press