American parents wrestle with the issue of allowing their kids to play with toy guns–which is an irony in a nation steeped in militarism & gun culture. But it’s the parental way of shielding kids, hoping they won’t be caught up in it.
These are Kashmiri kids who grow up in “the most militarized region in the world.” They can’t be shielded since they are the targets.
How unspeakable it is that children in places like Kashmir & Palestine are deprived of the carefree days of childhood & forced to face the gruesome barbarisms of occupation.
Long live Kashmiri Intifada! Long live Palestinian Intifada!
(Photo from Aabi Malik)