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The killing of a child

Mohammed Al-Dourah

M.durrah.jpg (27068 bytes)Gamal is an ordinary worker living in Gaza.He had nine children - until September 30th, 2000.That day, Gamal went out with his son Mohammed to buy a car. On their way, and without any warning, The Israeli occupation army post started firing in their direction.Gamal clutched his son and took cover behind a large cement block. When the firing ceased, Gamal waved his arms to point out to the soldiers that he was unarmed. He pointed to the terrified child holding him.The firing continued. Every time Gamal attempted to move, a hail of bullets came flying around him.Meanwhile, a French TV crew was filming what was happening. Then, two Palestinian paramedics attempted to snatch the father and son. They were shot.One died on the spot, the other was injured seriously. If there was any hope of escape in Gamal's mind, it no longer existed. He tried to hide his son behind him, he held him close to him while Mohammed was crying and clutching his tormented father's T-shirt.After an hour of their ordeal, Mohammed was finally hit by a bullet and died.He was 12 years old.He lay there facing the earth, while his father Gamal was leaning on the wall as bullets continued to rain down on him.His father survived. He is paralysed.

We will win, Allah Akbar
God is great

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