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"Thousands of Palestinian Children Commemorate Murder of ..."
Published: Al-Jazeerah, 2005-10-01
Author: IPC + Agencies


ABSTRACT: Islamic Jihad organized a demonstration of three thousand Palestinian children on the fifth anniversary of the "Al-Aqsa Intifada and the commemoration of Mohammad Al-Dura's killing."

QUOTE: "One of the children delivered a speech on behalf of the participants, calling the world to stop the Israeli terrorism against them, their fathers and schools, saying, "we are the children of Palestine came to say to the world that Israel assassinated peace and welfare in our country and our childhood, and deprived us from smiling and burnt our toys which we play with.""

KEYWORDS: J Paradigm, Palestinian Suffering, Martyrology.


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Thousands of Palestinian Children Commemorate Murder of Mohammed Al Dura

Three thousand Palestinian children took part yesterday in a massive demonstration staged by the Islamic Jihad movement on the fifth anniversary of Al-Aqsa Intifada and the commemoration of Mohammad Al-Dura's killing.

The demonstration started from the former Israeli settlement 'Netzarim', south of Gaza City, where Al-Dura was executed in a cold blood in 2000.

The children carried Palestinian flags and black banners, in addition to posters with the names of the three Palestinian children who were killed by the Israeli occupation forces (Eman Hejo, Faris Auda and Mohammad Al-Dura).

One of the children delivered a speech on behalf of the participants, calling the world to stop the Israeli terrorism against them, their fathers and schools, saying, "we are the children of Palestine came to say to the world that Israel assassinated peace and welfare in our country and our childhood, and deprived us from smiling and burnt our toys which we play with."

The child addressed also the egalitarians and noble people of the world as saying, "what guilt did the Palestinian children commit to be killed for? What was the guilt of Mohammad Al-Dura who was killed within the sight of the whole world? What was the guilt of Eman Hejo to have her tender body penetrated by the malignant bullets of the Israel occupation?"

"What a diabolic terrorism you keep reticent about? We appeal, but no body responds, and then some leaders of the world come right out with designating the Palestinians as terrorists, and concoct pretexts in an effort to help the continuation of the organized state-terror," the child went further to say.

He also called the peoples of the world to stand by the Palestinian people. "We ask you for the sake of God not to let us down, or stab us in the back, and if you are weaker than supporting us do not, at least, follow the Israeli dictation in a breathless obsequiousness."

On his part, Khaled Al-Batsh, a leader of the Islamic Jihad, said that those children came in response to the call of the Islamic Jihad movement in the commemoration of the Al-Dura's killing.

He added that those children came to convey a message to the world that they have the right to sleep safely.

In addition, the father of Mohammad Al-Dura said that his son was killed in cold blood by the Zionist terrorism, calling for continuing the strife and struggle until Palestine is liberated.

Also the mother of Faris Auda, the child who was killed while throwing stones at one of the Israeli tanks, called for stopping the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian women, children and the aged.

On September 30, 2000 Mohammad Al-Dura was heading with his father from Gaza back home in Al Bureij refugee camp, when they passed through Netzarim crossing where they came under random Israeli gunfire. The father took a small concrete block as a shelter, but the Israeli military continued shooting for 45 minutes without cessation in an attempt to kill the child. The father of Mohammad shouted at the Israeli troops to stop shooting, but for all they care, finally the Israeli troops stopped shooting after they had gotten sure that Mohammad passed away.

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