Saturday, August 26, 2006

Beit Jalla: From Free Fire Zone to Prison

Kids Play Soccer with Israeli Settlement of Gilo in Background on opposite hill. Note ongoing construction (illegal under peace agreements and international law). Note also the shell-damaged Palestinian home in the immediate background. In 2001-02, Palestinians fired small arms toward Gilo. Israel responded with tank and helicopter fire, killing and injuring scores of civilians (see complete post below).

The child on the left is wearing a t-shirt showing the other child's father holding weapons. They explained to me that the father is a martyr. I don't know the circumstances of his death.

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