This is a 9-year-old Palestinian kid expressing his feelings just after the 2008-2009 Israel war on Gaza.
Background to the Gaza Conflict:
The small strip of land between Egypt and Israel known as the Gaza Strip, has been a battleground in the ongoing Arab-Israeli Conflict since the 1940s. After the 1st Arab-Israeli War ended in 1949, Egypt annexed Gaza. In the 1956 and 1967 wars between Israel and Egypt, Israeli forces conquered the crowded urban Gaza area, returning it to Egyptian control after the 1956 war, but keeping it after the 1967 war. The peace treaty between Egypt and Israel effectively ceded control of Gaza to Israel, but Gaza became a battleground in the Palestinian uprising against Israel known as The Intifada in the late 1980s. This uprising led to the peace agreement known as the Oslo Accords. Under this treaty, the Palestinian Authority (Palestinian government dominated by the Fatah movement), took over the administrative authority of the Gaza Strip (other than the established Israeli settlements and military areas) in 1994. - History Guy reports.
According to the BBC, the Israel-Gaza Conflict started on 27 December 2008 when Israel launched Operation Cast Lead into the Gaza Strip . While media coverage has been biased in only focusing on the disproportionality of Israel’s military action in the Gaza Strip, it is important to note that things were already brewing in the background. Since 2006, Hamas has fired at least 1,700 rockets into Israel despite Israel’s easing of the blockade on the Gaza Strip. Hamas continued to smuggle ammunitions, firearms and rockets despite its assurance to Israel on its commitment to peace. Worse still, Hamas accused Israel of violating the ceasefire first when Israeli agents raided a weapons smuggling tunnel in Gaza, despite that weapons smuggling de-facto breaks the ceasefire agreement. When the 6-month truce between Israel and Hamas expired on 18 December 2008, Hamas refused to extend the truce and renewed rocket attacks against Israel on 19 December 2008. -
From December 27 2008 to January 17 2009 more than 1200 Palestinians were killed and more than 5000 injured. Most sources say that more then half of them was civilians, women and children. 4,000 residential buildings has been bombed to rubble and 16,000 other houses has been damaged during the conflict. The Palestinian economy has lost at least $1.6 billion.
The targets for the Israeli army has been schools, university buildings, hospitals, mosques, roads, bridges, power lines, water pipes and the sewage system.
After the war Israeli-imposed blockade which bans all but essential supplies from entering the enclave. The stated aim of the blockade is to weaken Hamas’s leadership but aid agencies say it serves only to punish the civilian population.
Civilians like the 9 year old you are about to see, expresses his anger during the blockade. You can read the frustrations of his face, Very compelling, people don’t realize there are others with bigger issues. So sad to see a child speaks this way at such a young age.