Hezbollah Releases Anti-Israel War Game
Posted: August 17, 2007
The terrorist group Hezbollah has announced the release of its latest video game designed for children, in which players destroy Israeli military vehicles and kill Israeli soldiers.
"Special Force 2: The Story of the True Promise," released by Hezbollah's "Internet Division" on August 16, 2007, recreates its 34-day conflict with Israel last year, which began when Hezbollah militants entered Israeli sovereign territory and killed eight Israeli soldiers and kidnapped two others.
Players, taking the role of a Hezbollah terrorist, can launch Katyusha rockets at Israeli civilians and capture and kill Israeli soldiers.
The game was released at Hezbollah's "Spider's Web" museum in Beirut, which opened last month to commemorate what Hezbollah calls its "Divine Victory" over Israel after the war.
Hezbollah media official Sheikh Ali Daher said the game "presents the culture of the resistance to children: that occupation must be resisted and that land and the nation must be guarded," According to Hezbollah, the game can be played in Arabic, English, French and Farsi.
The release of the video game coincides with week-long celebrations in Lebanon commemorating the anniversary of the end of the war. Earlier in the week, in a speech broadcast on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, "If you, the Zionists, are considering attacking Lebanon, I am reserving a surprise for you that will change the fate of the war and the region."
The first edition of "Special Forces," created with the open-source Genesis 3D game engine, was launched in 2003. The software used to create the game is the same that the National Alliance, a West Virginia-based neo-Nazi group, used to make their racist video games, Ethnic Cleansing and White Law.