This Week In History: 12-year-old Palestinian boy Muhammad al-Durrah is shot to death in his father’s arms by Israeli troops
On September 30, 2000, the second day of the second intifada, the father and son were caught in a cross fire and hid behind a concrete cylinder. For 45 minutes Jamal al-Durrah shielded his son from Israeli fire as several bullets narrowly missed them. He desperately waved and shouted: “Don’t shoot!” but to no avail.
Muhammad al-Durrah was shot four times and eventually slumped across his father’s legs, who was also shot and lost consciousness.
An ambulance driver who tried to rescue the boy and his father was also killed, along with a jeep driver, and a second ambulance driver was wounded. Muhammad lay bleeding for at least 17 minutes before an ambulance was able to pick them up.
Members of the Palestinian security forces take part in a training session in the West Bank city of Jericho. (Reuters)
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Thomas Haugersveen: Parkour in Gaza (2014)
Young Gazan are defying the limits of their body and a constant state of political tensions by practicing “Parkour” amongst the demolished buildings and cemeteries of the Gaza Strip.
First developed in Paris’ suburbs in the early 90’s, “Parkour” is an extreme sport that combines running, acrobatics and climbing in a urban environemnt.
"Parkour" made its way to Gaza via the internet. Even though “Parkour” isn’t well accepted by their families, neighbours and local police, it allows the youth to meet in a friendly atmosphere and to share their common passion to go beyond their own limits. The experienced ones teach the youngest ones the basic moves, and this emerging « tradition » is transmitted from one generation to the next.
q: What were your thoughts as you lay in the hospital recuperating from the gun shots?
Tupac: They shot me! Straight up, like I just kept thinking “They really did shoot me”. I really did believe at one point, up until I got shot, that no black person would ever shoot me. I was their representative. I believe that, um, you know I didn’t have to fear in my own community. You know, I was like, I represented them. I’m the ambassador to the world. They would never harm me, they would never rob me, they would never do me wrong -that’s not true, I’m just one man.