Mohammed al-Dura Memorial

One of the most enduring and evocative images to emerge from the al-Aqsa Intifada has been rendered in stone in Bamako, Mali:

Image by Bint Battuta @ Twitter

When I used the original image during a lecture on the Intifada one of my students complained that it was too traumatising.

Perhaps the term ‘realistic’ is more apt.

War is not tidy and should not be protrayed as so, for either side.

For further details on the murder of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Dura, click here.

Via The Arabist. Image by Bint Battuta at Twitter.

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This entry was posted on July 30, 2009 by in Africa, Conflict Zones, Israel, Middle East, Palestine and tagged , , , , .
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