Friday, August 21, 2009

Children in Gaza Talk of Defending Themselves from Israel

Children seek to learn to defend themselves from Israel
Shell-shocked Gaza kids flock to martial arts

Salih al-Masri, a skinny nine-year-old in a red martial arts uniform, grits his teeth as he stands barefoot on shards of broken glass and recalls his family's plight during the war in Gaza."This sport makes me strong so I can defend myself, my family and my country from the Jews," he says, without betraying the slightest wince of pain.

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