grandfather with grandson dancing
Boys of Gaza
The grandfather especially came to me and said: “Do not be afraid, the guns are not loaded“, and he opened the magazine of one of the guns. “Do not think we are gung-ho people, we do not educate our children to become fighters“. He realised there was surprise in my eyes. “the guns are a tradition“ ( he had a revolver fixed to his belt. Maybe he was a policeman during worktime). “It gives a feeling of strenght to the boys.“ I asked if the boys could replace the gun with another toy. He did not answer.