Ten years ago today a Palestinian child, aged 12 was killed by Israeli sniper fire. Literally adding insult to injury, the zionists claimed that this incident was ‘staged’ by the Palestinians as a publicity stunt. One often wonders how low the zionist can sink, this was truly one of the lowest levels ever.
Mohamed al-Durrah would have been 22 years old now, perhaps entering his second or third year at university or preparing for marriage, but he was murdered at 12…
Mohamed is not the only one…. From the start of the second Intifada in September 2000 until the end of this September, Israel has killed 1859 – one thousand eight hundred fifty nine – children under the age of 18.
Mohamed al-Durrah: In Memoriam
By Agustin Velloso
September 30th, 2010 was the tenth anniversary of Muhammad al-Durrah’s killing by an Israeli army sniper
There have been thousands of Palestinian victims at the hands of Zionists like this little boy, martyred at the age of 12, some younger (even in their mothers’ wombs), some older (even while in bed), and all of them deserve to be remembered.
However, Muhammad al-Durrah’s murder took place on the second day of the 2nd Intifada and can be seen, during these days of yes/no peace talks and no more Intifadas, as the crux of the Palestinian plight ten years later.
No matter how many peace talks are held, no matter what the international community “contribution” is, or what the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah says and promises, Zionism keeps on killing, maiming, stealing… in short, practicing slow motion genocide in Gaza and ethnic cleansing in the West Bank.
How many more Muhammad al-Durrahs will face his fate in the next ten years?
From the start of the second Intifada in September 2000 until the end of this September, Israel has killed 1859 – one thousand eight hundred fifty nine – children under the age of 18.
Even if they number in the thousands more in the future, they will only be missed by their families and friends.
The rest of the world, if the news manages to reach them, will only know what the wikipedias and other Imperialist/pro-Zionist media tell them:
What they are calling the “Muhammad al-Durrah’s incident”, i.e., “being caught in a crossfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian security forces”, excuses the IDF: “An IDF investigation in October 2000 concluded the IDF had probably not shot the al-Durrahs”, or better yet: “the scene had been staged by Palestinian protesters”, not to mention that “for the Israeli and Jewish communities the Palestinian allegations were a modern day blood libel, the ancient anti-Semitic association of Jews with child sacrifice”.
Thanks to U.S. friendship, Israel continues to pour salt on the wound.
Let us hope that resistance turns the tables before this continues another ten years.