The children of 5767
Twilight Zone / The children of 5767, by self-hating Jewish writer Gideon Levy (Published in Haaretz, Israeli newspaper Sept 2007)
From Mohammed al-Zakh, a 14-year-old who was buried twice - half a body each time, to Bushra Bargis, shot while studying for an exam, to Mahmoud al-Qarinawi, 10, killed on the fig tree. 92 children killed. The annual report.
It was a pretty quiet year, relatively speaking. Only 457 Palestinians and 10 Israelis were killed, according to the B'Tselem human rights organization, including the victims of Qassam rockets. Fewer casualties than in many previous years. However, it was still a terrible year: 92 Palestinian children were killed (fortunately, not a single Israeli child was killed by Palestinians, despite the Qassams). One-fifth of the Palestinians killed were children and teens - a disproportionate, almost unprecedented number. The Jewish year of 5767. Almost 100 children, who were alive and playing last New Year, didn't survive to see this one.