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“Gaza is not the most beautiful city.

Gaza is not the richest city.

It is not the most elegant or the biggest, but it equals the history of an entire homeland, because it is more ugly, impoverished, miserable, and vicious in the eyes of enemies. Because it is the most capable, among us, of disturbing the enemy’s mood and his comfort. Because it is his nightmare. Because it is mined oranges, children without a childhood, old men without old age and women without desires. Because of all this it is the most beautiful, the purest and richest among us and the one most worthy of love.”

– Mahmoud Darwish

In Picture: A Palestinian boy doing his homework in a graveyard in Gaza. 

This photograph was taken during the first Intifada (1987-1993), it shows a Palestinian boy shot in the heart by Israeli occupation forces. Most of the Palestinians killed during the Intifada were either shot in the heart or the head. via Younes Arar.

Edit: This is a still from ‘Kingdom of Ants’, still a very accurate depiction of reality.

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Israeli soldiers dragged an 8-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron forcing him to help them arrest others 

On 19 March 2017 at midday, a force of more (than) 15 soldiers grabbed 8-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah, who was out on the street barefoot, looking for a toy he had lost. Two soldiers dragged him to the al-Harika neighborhood and took him into several homes to identify children who had thrown stones. More than an hour later, several women managed to extricate the boy and return him to his mother.

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A Palestinian boy defies the Israeli forces on friday after they prevented him from praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque so he prayed in front of them on the asphalt.

طفل فلسطيني يغيظ جنود الإحتلال ويصلي أمامهم على الإسفلت بعد أن قاموا بمنعه من الصلاة داخل المسجد الأقصى 

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Running for their lives: July 4, 2014

On this day Israel slaughtered 4 Palestinian children from the same family,  they were named as Ahed Bakr, aged 10, Zakaria, 10, and two other boys from the Bakr family, both named Mohammad, aged 11 and nine.

  Just after 4pm, an offshore Israeli naval vessel fired two rounds into a beachfront area in Gaza City’s harbour. The port was closed that day, after Israel had prohibited fisherman from venturing out to sea. The four close-knit friends had gone to the beach to play in a cooler area, and met some journalists there, one of whom played some soccer with them.
The first shell hit a fishermen’s jetty. Several boys were playing in the area at the time. On the explosion at the jetty, they all fled but were unable to outrun the second shell, which landed in their midst and 4 boys aged between 9 and 11 and, all cousins in a family group forming part of the extensive Bakr clan, were killed, bringing the Palestinian death toll through a week of hostilities to 213, among whom 43 were children, and 1,600 had been wounded.
 According to one survivor Hamad Bakr, the boys were playing hide-and-seek at the time. NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin testified on his Twitter account that just a few minutes before the shelling, he came across the boys while returning to his hotel from the office, playing in a sidestreet and kicked a soccer ball with the children, who then went down to the beach to continue playing.

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House arrest: Israeli court refuses to jail brutally beaten 15yo Palestinian-American

via rtamerica 

The brutally beaten, 15-year-old US-Palestinian cousin of murdered teen Mohammad Abu Khdeir has been placed under house arrest, despite police demands to keep him in custody. Tarek Abu Khdeir was accused of attacking police officers at a protest.

An Israeli court ruled that Tarek Abu Khdeir should be subject to house arrest in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Sunday. Court spokeswoman Luba Samri said that police had asked the judge to extend the remand of the teenager, claiming that he attacked police officers during violent protests over the death of his cousin, 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Khdeir.

Tarek’s parents maintained his innocence and claim Israeli police officers committed an unprovoked attack on their son while he was handcuffed. On Saturday a video, showing how two officers violently beat Abu Khdeir while he was lying on the floor, appeared on local television, provoking outrage and condemnation on social media.

Following the uproar, the US government released a statement expressing deep concern over the incident.

“We can confirm that Tarek Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem. [Tarek Abu Khdeir] was visited by an official from the US Consulate General in Jerusalem today,” US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, adding that the US was profoundly troubled by the reports.

Members of the Israeli police force claim the video was “edited and tendentious” and was not an accurate reflection of events. They say Tarek was detained during the arrest of six other masked men, some of whom were armed with knives. The police are conducting an inquiry into the incident.

Tensions have been building over the past week in the area after the abduction and murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir who was found dead in the woods on Wednesday. Israeli officials suspect Jewish nationalists may have committed the crime as a reprisal for the kidnapping and murders of three Israeli teenagers on June 12. The Israeli authorities have arrested six people in connection with Mohammad’s murder, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday.

Mohammad Abu Khdeir’s death sparked fury in Palestinian neighborhoods with violent protests erupting in East Jerusalem. The Arab teen was buried on Friday after it was revealed in an autopsy that he had been burned to death by his captors.

His funeral drew thousands of mourners, but quickly descended into a full-blown rally with participants turning their anger on police, burning tires and throwing stones. Israeli police deployed stun grenades and tear gas to bring the crowds under control.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the death of Mohammad Abu Khdeir and said he would act calmly and responsibly in the light of growing Israeli-Palestinian hostilities.

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Trump and Ryan celebrate passing of health care bill and more: May 4 in photos

President Trump, joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan, applauds in the Rose Garden after the House pushed through a health care bill; tourists take photos of Russian jets flying over the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow; demonstrators protest along the West Side Highway in New York ahead of Trump’s arrival in the city for the first time since taking office; a Star Wars AT-ST replica is displayed during activities to mark “May the 4th” Star Wars Day at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore;  Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth leave Buckingham Palace in London; Indian fishermen stand behind bars after being arrested by the Pakistani authorities, in Karachi, Pakistan; Palestinian boys raise up their hands with chains, during a protest to show their solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, who have been on an open-ended hunger strike for the past 18 days, in Beirut, Lebanon. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma)

Photo credits: Evan Vucci/AP, Pavel Golovkin/AP, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Edgar Su/Reuters, Neil Hall/Reuters, Shahzaib Akber/EPA, Hussein Malla/AP

See more photos of the day and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

ِA rare photo of a Palestinian boy getting sniped in the heart back in 1987.

First Intifada 1987.

Apparently this picture is from a movie called “The Kingdom of the Ants”, thanks to whom ever made me see the error of my ways.

Never the less; this movie is about the Palestinian struggle.