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Whether or not a particular 12-year-old boy died at the hands of Israeli soldiers, the image of Mohammed al-Dura is an authentic symbol of the Israeli occupation. Avoiding this harsh truth does a disservice to Israel and the Jewish people, as well as to the Palestinians, hinders the quest for peace, and endangers everyone if the wrong lessons are drawn from the al-Dura incident.
This essay has elicited a range of favorable and unfavorable responses, some of which are available on the Internet. It was also:
- Cited in The Israeli-Palestinian War: Escalating to Nowhere (2005) by Anthony H. Cordesman and Jennifer Moravitz [Amazon; Google Books]; and,
- Cited in Hegemony in the Digital Age: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Online (2008) by Stephen M. E. Marmura [Amazon; Google Books].
- The Truth of Muhammad al-Dura: A Response to James Fallows [PDF]
This essay was originally published at www.SupportSanity.org.
FINISHED: MAY 2003 | PUBLISHED: 2003