to the New York Times article
of May 18, 2018, entitled “A heart wrenching Gaza symbol”
I would like to provide the perspective of a film maker who just completed six weeks of producing a documentary on the Gaza border.
It was shocking to witness how demonstrators brought pregnant wives, little children and babies to languish in makeshift tents on the front lines of disturbances near the Gaza fence, where pollution abounded, as hundreds of tires were burnt as teargas filled the air. This is context of how a hundreds women, children and babes became ill and how a baby died. The enclose final frame of our film shows a small toddler wandering out of his family’s ‘border tent” during the height of the smoke-filled demonstrations.
What is more shocking is that the article, “A heart wrenching Gaza symbol” does not mention that such crass use of children on the front lines amounts to the worst kind of lethal child abuse