A Visit to Gaza

Boys and Girls in Gaza


This is a picture from a children’s story at a website called Al-Fateh, which, despite its name, is actually operated by Hamas. OK, let’s see – a boy in short pants is riding a rocket painted with Amiga colors. A happy-looking girl is chasing him; she’s not dressed too modestly and could be Swedish for all i care. There are two boys on the ground holding the PA flag, one of them wears religious clothes. In the background there’s a bustling city and the title of the story is “A Visit to Gaza”. And by a total coincidence there’s also a crescent in the sky.

Brotherhood of boys and girls, and religious and secular (and maybe also Christian) Arabs. The picture of a city doesn’t look quite like the usual pictures of Gaza.

I am not making any claims – these are just thoughts.


4 Responses to “A Visit to Gaza”

  1. 1 In Exile 2006-09-27 at 23:40

    what instrument do you play

    p.s. i like the last line of this post !

  2. 3 Anonymous 2006-09-28 at 08:35

    The boy on the rocket looks a little like Kofiko, the Israeli Curious George, dontcha think?

    Apparently, they even rip off their caricatures…


  3. 4 aharoni 2006-09-28 at 08:40

    Now that you said it, he really does look a little like a monkey. Maybe he’s not supposed to be an Arab, but he actually is a visitor from abroad. For the sake of political correctness i won’t make any guesses about his native country.

    The saddest part is that they didn’t do one damn thing since the destruction of Gush Katif to make Gaza look like it does in this picture. It really drives me nuts.

    (I heard that they did try to modernize it before 2000 and even had some business successes, but since then everything is stalled. Blame anyone you want to – it doesn’t matter.)


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