can find you many, many photos like this," she told DPA. "Many kids imitate
adults and wear toy masks and guns, especially during marches. It's not strange
at all. She added that she had seen children as young as the one in the photograph wearing similar costumes. "In our society it happens a lot. It's a kind of phenomenon," she said.
I shook my head in disbelief. Do I need to note that one and two year olds
can't dress themselves this elaborately? Maybe I'm focusing too much on this
little symptom and not the medium sized picture, the culture of death that
has enveloped Palestine -- or the larger picture, that Israel and the Arab
world have locked themselves into this high-noon showdown, with neither side
willing or able to backdown. I guess I just don't like seeing children used
and abused this way.