Gaza boy remembers Israeli drone strike that maimed him and killed his cousin

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

18th November 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Charlie Andreasson | Gaza, Occupied Palestine

Muhamad al-Zaza. (Photo by Charlie Andreasson)Muhamad al-Zaza. (Photo by Charlie Andreasson)

An hour before dusk, an armed drones flies low over the rooftops, taking its time, seeking. A few miles away, someone sits, perhaps a young man, perhaps a woman, in front of a screen, secure in a command center. Soon this faceless person will find a target and fire the drone’s deadly cargo.

Two boys, cousins​​, 14 and 15 years old, were playing as boys in that age often do, kicking a ball between them. Adulthood had not yet begun, the future was still made of dreams, and neither was aware of what was just about to befall them.

Meanwhile the man or woman in the command prepared to fly the drone back to its base, make a neat landing, and perhaps get for a pat on the back for a successful…

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