In the Eye of the Beholder
Sitting on the few cushions remaining in the small hilltop house [Hammad's] mother Samya, 42, complied with photographers who clamoured for her to pose with a poster but the house was unadorned with militant propaganda.Why would 'photographers' want to portray an image that doesn't reflect reality? to demonstrate cold glorification of senseless murder?
“He was a hero and I am proud of Samir but I have suffered from his loss,” she said of her eldest son.The woman is in pain - just like the pain Israelis or Americans feel at the loss of their sons. Or, is that too in the eye of the beholder?
“I have seen their soldiers killing our children and destroying our home, making everything bad, so how can I see them sympathetically or kindly?”