Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Throwing Stones at Kids

Children from the villages of Tuba and Maghaer Al-Abeed are usually escorted to school by the IDF. WHY? Because settlers chase, insult, and attack the kids without an escort (and sometimes this happens with an IDF escort). Sometimes the IDF refuses to come, such as this day, when the IDF refused to escort the children despite the fact that there was a summer school festival.

These Palestinian children walked the long way around the settlment of Ma'on and outpost of Havat Ma'on. They did not take the direct path, along the road, but instead traversed the hillsides because it is a safer route. But as you can see, the route was not safe enough. And frankly, it will never be safe enough until Havat Ma'on is evacuated.

This video makes me extremely concerned about the cycles of violence, hatred, and racism that are so evidently being passed onto the next generation.

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