The founding father of Israel, David Ben Gurion, once said of the Palestinians: “The old will die and the young will forget.” I was wrong. At the start of the second intifada in 2000, the image of Mohammed al-Dura, a 12-year-old Palestinian whose father was trying to protect the Israeli fire, asking the soldiers to cease fire, became an icon. The bullets continued to whistle and Mohammed died of his injuries. Almost a month later, another image of a Palestinian child caught in the middle of the conflict went viral.

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