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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 10:53 PM
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Gaza horrors sow seeds for future violence
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Story Highlights:
-Boy on Hamas TV: "When we will grow up, we will bomb them back"
-Tearful girl: "Maybe my sister could die some day, I don't know. I am afraid"
-Psychiatrists say seeing destruction firsthand can create violence in the future
-One psychiatrist said earlier children witnessing violence grew into extremists

SDEROT, Israel -- Mohammed Abu Hassanin may be a young boy, but he's old enough to know he's scared of the attacks being launched by Israel in Gaza.

"When the Jews bomb us when we are asleep, says 'We get scared,' " a translator says.

Hassanin is one boy from Gaza speaking frankly to an anchor on Hamas TV about the attacks, which have gone on for 10 days.

Children like him have accounted for one-third of the casualties at Gaza's main hospital, foreign doctors say. And now Hamas and their media are making them the face of the attacks.

The children have seen terrible images of tragedy: their friends injured or killed and bloodied bodies in the streets.

They are images Hassanin says he will never forget. He'll keep them stored away until he's old enough to do something about it.

"When we will grow up, we will bomb them back," a CNN translator quoted the boy saying on Hamas TV.

It's a sentiment psychiatrists in Gaza say could be responsible a frightening future --* that the violence children are witnessing will sow the seeds for future violence
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