July 18, 2017 11:18 IST

Tourists train at Israeli 'counter-terrorism boot camp'

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A group of tourists take part in a two hour "boot camp" experience, at "Caliber 3 Israeli Counter Terror and Security Academy " in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. It is part of a counter-terrorism "boot camp" organised by Caliber 3, a company set up by a colonel in the Israeli army reserves. Credit: Reuters
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A tourist takes part in a two hour "boot camp" experience, at "Caliber 3 Israeli Counter Terror and Security Academy" in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. Entrance to the gated compound in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc - built on land the Palestinians want for their own state - costs $115 for adults and $85 for children. Credit: Reuters
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An Israeli instructor guides a tourist as she fires a rifle. The man in charge, Colonel Sharon Gat, said staff stressed the importance of vigilance and caution. Credit: Reuters
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A tourist takes part in a two hour "boot camp" experience. While most of those signing up are American visitors, there have also been tourists from China, Japan, India and South America, keen to experience Israeli-style security training in an attraction condemned by the Palestinian mayor of the nearby town and an anti-settlement group. Credit: Reuters
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A tourist carries a poster as he takes part in a two hour "boot camp". The aim of the mock scenario is to teach foreign visitors how to deal with an attack on a market. Credit: Reuters